Annette Bakala

Annette has been training and performing at Mission Dance Centre for 14 years. She attended the Ballet Jorgen Summer Intensive IV in Toronto for five weeks in 2018 and trained in ballet, pointe, repertoire, and contemporary. She also attended Ballet Kelowna’s Summer Intensive with Heather Myers in 2017 where she was taught ballet and contemporary technique as well as Heather’s repertoire. Annette has performed leading roles in productions such as: MDC’s “The Nutcracker” 2015 and 2016 as the Sugar Plum Fairy partnered by the former MDC student who graduated from The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Jera Wolfe. Annette also danced the role of Odette in MDC’s “Swan Lake” 2016 partnering with Jera Wolfe and Ballet Kelowna’s Valentine Chu, graduate of The Paris Opera.

She is dancing full time in MDC’s Pre-Professional Program in hopes of becoming a professional ballet dancer and wishes to continue her studies in Toronto, Ontario in the near future. Annette is a passionate teacher and loves to inspire and mentor the younger generation.

Annette Bakala

Annette Bakala

Ballet and Pointe Teacher