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Chimira Andres

Chimira started dancing at the young age of 4 years old at Body Pointe Ballet Centre in the Philippines and continued her professional dance training at The School of Cadence Ballet where she graduated as a senior principal member of the youth company. Coming from an arts high school background as a graduate from the Iona Secondary School Arts Program as well as a professional training program, Chimira is trained in the genres of Vaganova and RAD Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, Improvisation, and both Classical and Contemporary Ballet Pointe repertoire. Chimira has been lucky enough to have worked with and assisted mentors/choreographers in the dance industry. 


In 2020, she committed to 1-year work term in the Netherlands working for the European Space Agency (ESA), while training with the DansBlok collective. She is a free lance dancer, choreographer who was also the captain and president of MAC Dance: McMaster University Varsity Competitive Dance Team in 2016 to 2018 and has performed and choreographed at various events with the Parahumans Dance Company, Dance Ontario, Cadence Bridges Ballet, Scholarship Dance Toronto, and more. Chimira is now a PhD Student in Earth and Space Science at York University in Toronto, ON.  While constantly juggling academia and dance, Chimira believes that having the two, sets a good balance and motivation towards continuing a passion for teaching/mentoring in dance!

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