Anna Theodosakis is a Toronto based director and choreographer. This fall Anna will be directing Tears of the Knife/Hin und Zurück for the Glenn Gould Conservatory and choreographing the University of Toronto Opera’s Street Scene. She will also direct the Canadian Opera Company’s Opera for Young Audiences WOW Factor: A Cinderella story, a modern english adaptation of Rossini’s La Cenerentola.
Originally from Vancouver, Anna has a Bachelor and Masters of Music from the University of British Columbia in Opera Performance. In 2016 she received an Artist Diploma from the University of Toronto in Operatic Stage Direction where she had the honour of being the first student to direct a UofT Opera mainstage production with The Medium in 2015. After graduating Anna has continued to teach dance and movement for the Opera Division as well as choreographing their mainstage shows.
Anna teaches regularly as a dramatic coach for the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio and directed their Ensemble Showcase at the Four Seasons Centre last spring. She also often assistant directs for the COC mainstage operas including John Caird’s La bohème this spring. In 2017 Anna was faculty at the Centre for Opera Studies Italy (COSI) where she directed L’elisir d’amore and taught dance. She has also directed the students of Wilfrid Laurier University, the Glenn Gould Conservatory, and the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Anna was the resident director for the Indie T.O. company MYOpera from 2015-2018. With MYOpera she directed The Rape of Lucretia and L’italiana in Algeri. She was also the resident stage director for the Canadian Art Song Project which included staging a new commission with the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio by Ana Sokolovic: dawn always begins in the bones. In 2018 Anna co-founded the multi-disciplinary theatre company Muse 9 Productions with Hyejin Kwon upon receiving the 2017 Vancouver Opera Guild Career Development Grant. Muse 9’s acclaimed inaugural production From the Diary of Virginia Woolf will be remounted for the COC’s Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre Free Concert Series this November.
Anna has recently directed for the following companies: Canadian Opera Company, UofT Opera, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, the Banff Centre, MYOpera, COSI, Opera Laurier, Glenn Gould Conservatory, Canadian Art Song Project, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Manitoba Underground Opera, Muskoka Opera Festival, and the Toronto Summer Music Festival. She has been an assistant director for Tim Albery, Paul Curran, Joel Ivany, Robert Lepage/Marilyn Gronsdal, Michael Mori, Michael Albano, Michael Cavanagh, Nancy Hermiston, and Tim Nelson.