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Angela Miracle Gladue

Nêhiyaw (Cree) - Dance Artist

Summary

Angela is a dancer, choreographer, educator, and artist from amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta - Treaty 6 territory) and is a member of Frog Lake First Nation. She has over 15 years of professional dance experience as an entertainer and has taught in countless schools, Indigenous communities, youth centres and conferences throughout North America since 2004. Angela believes in a responsibility to share the knowledge she has gained and continues to pursue dance education while using her existing skills to mentor others so they can succeed. Currently, Angela tours with the Juno Award winning group A Tribe Called Red and is available for performance opportunities, teaching & speaking engagements.

Selected Work experience

2016Present

Dancer/Choreographer

A Tribe Called Red World Tour

Choreographer and dancer for A Tribe Called Red's world tour, performing: fancy shawl dance, jingle dress dance, hoop dance and hip-hop dance throughout North America, New Zealand, Mexico, and Europe.

20122019

Choeographer/Dancer

APTN Presents: Indigenous Day Live

Choreographed and performed on APTN's "Indigenous Day Live" for Indigenous artists: Conway K and the Red Power Squad (2012), A Tribe Called Red (2016), Skylar (2018) & Jacobus (2019).

00002017

Dancer/Coordinator

Juno Awards

Coordinated dancers for A Tribe Called Red's 2017 Juno Award show and performed as a fancy shawl dancer. 

20092016

Dancer/Instructor

Edmonton International Street Performer Festival

- Performed at the 10 day busker festival with Edmonton based dance crew "Rhythm Speaks" and created a 45 minute street show with a blend of choreography, comedy, culture and education. 

- Taught "Be Your Own Busker" dance workshops to children 5-12 with Rhythm Speaks dance crew.

20142015

Dancer/Choreographer

Something From Nothing - Theatre Production

- Mentored youth from G.W. Skene School in Calgary to perform alongside the lead cast dancers in a production called "Something From Nothing" - a Hip-hop based performance and story written by Tara Wilson, Johnny Quest, Jason Galeos, YNOT, and Bgirl Lynx. 

- Casted as a lead dancer, in the role of Bgirl Lynx.

20142015

Dancer/Choreographer

Calgary Stampede - Ghost Riders

Collaborated with Director Tara Wilson and fellow dance artists at Pulse Studios to create roving/street dance production "the Ghost Riders" and performed the show throughout the 2014 and 2015 Calgary Stampede.

20072015

Dancer/Choreographer

Indspire Awards

Performed and choreographed on the nationally televised "Indspire Awards" with artists Conway K and the Red Power Squad (2007), Hell N' Back & Drezus (2008), A Tribe Called Red (2013) and Pieter T feat. Lighting Cloud (2015).

20052009

Dancer

Spirit of the Planet Cultural Festival - Italy

Performed as a fancy shawl dancer at the international cultural festival "Spirit of the Planet" and did speaking engagements at schools and promotional venues throughout Italy.

2005

Dancer

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2005

Fancy shawl danced for the opening ceremonies of the internationally televised ski championships in Bormio, Italy.

2003

Dancer

Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards - CTV Toronto

Performed on nationally televised 2003 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards with Conway K  & Red Power Squad.

2007

Dancer/Choreographer

Canada Dance Festival

Performed at the Canada Dance Festival, by invitation, with Indigenous bboy/bgirl crew "Freshly Squeezed" as a part of Hip-Hop 360 at the National Performing Art Centre in Ottawa, Canada. 

Selected Teaching Experience

2019

Workshop Instructor/Resource Creator

Canada's National Ballet School

- Mentored aspiring female youth dancers during a training camp at the National Ballet School and taught them basics of powwow & hip-hop dance.

- Created online dance resources that can be accessed through the National Ballet's "Sharing Dance" platform for Indigenous communities throughout Canada.

2019

Guest Instructor

York University

Invited as a guest teacher to share hoop dance teachings
with youth from various Toronto schools who attended a specialized dance week hosted by York University.

2018

Guest Instructor

University of Calgary

Invited to the University of Calgary dance program to showcase and share Indigenous dance foundation, culture and history.

20132019

Artist Educator/Dance Instructor

Calgary Catholic & Public Schools

Invited to various schools throughout the City of Calgary to teach dance forms such as powwow, hiphop, breaking and choreography. 

20132016

Dance Instructor/Choreographer

Pulse Studios

Created and mentored youth and children dance crews for stage shows and competitions and taught numerous levels of classes for adults in hip-hop, house dance, locking and foundations of street dance. 

20132016

Powwow Instructor

YMCA - Calgary

Mentored children and youth-in-care, who were in weekly attendance for the YMCA powwow dance class, with various techniques, team dance routines and traditional protocols.

20102012

Dance Instructor

Braided Journeys - Edmonton

Taught powwow and hip-hop dance to Indigenous students in the Braided Journeys program throughout Edmonton Catholic Schools.

2004Present

Dance Instructor/Youth Mentor

Various Indigenous Communities & Conferences

Invited to First Nation, Inuit and Metis communities throughout Canada as a guest instructor on hip-hop and Indigenous dance for community members ages 4 and up.  

20042011

Dance Mentor

Sun & Moon Visionaries Indigenous Art Gallery/Studio - Edmonton

Taught classes and dance workshops to Indigenous youth and ran weekly dance practices.

20022008

Powwow Instructor

Canadian Native Friendship Center - Edmonton

Taught women and children basic powwow steps, footwork, techniques and routines every Wednesday, an hour before the weekly powwow practice. 

Music Videos/Film/Television

Indian City - A Tribe Called Red (Dancer/Dance Coordinator)

CBC Feature: A Tribe Called Red's Secret Weapon

House of Strombo Feature

The Creatives - Story Hive Documentary

Red Winter - Drezus (Dancer)

Picture Locking - by Brief Encounters/Cineworks

I’m Not saying, I’m Just Saying - Tom Jackson

That Flow- Conway K (Director/Dancer)

From the Get Go - Shawn Bernard (Dancer)

Portfolio

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