CV

Online links

youtube: Amanda Imsland

http://www.iamloveinaction.org

facebook: iamloveinactionhealingourselveshealstheworld

 

Formal Education

2017/2018

Part-time Textile Studio Arts Program: Focus on Construction/ Design/Technique/Mixed Media,  Kootenay School For The Arts, Nelson, BC

2002-2005

Bachelor Degree in the Science of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

2000-2002

Bachelor in Nursing Degree Program, Keewatin Community College, The Pas, MB

1999

Part-time Humanities Studies, Grant McEwan Community College, Edmonton, AB

1998

Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma Program, NAIT, Edmonton, AB (completed 1 semester)

 

 

2018

Education

Kootenay School for the Arts, part time textile arts student, pattern drafting and design with Angelika Werth

Exhibit

Touchstones Gallery, Nelson, BC – Textile Art:  “Had Worn Them About The Same” 

Touchstones Gallery, Nelson, BC  – “Personality Patterns”

Annette Kellerman Project: “Oh Yeah!” and “That’s Right!”

 

Dance/Movement Training

Tribal Bellydance level 2 session with Gemma Luna, Nelson, BC

Rhythm Dance Orchestra with Marilyn Hatfield, Nelson, BC

Ariel Silks with Joy Weick, Discover Circus, Nelson, BC

Kickboxing/Self Defence with Silk Edwards, Kootenay Physical Arts, Nelson, BC

 

Performance

 Summer Breeze Music and Art Party, Winlaw, BC:

       Performance Art: Spoken Word, Textile Art project titled “That’s Right!”

Rhythm Dance Orchestra

 

Coming July 27th: The Royal, Nelson, BC

Rhythm Dance Orchestra, opening act for …….

2017

Education

Kootenay School for the Arts (KSA), part time textile arts student – textile construction with Angelika Werth, and fundamentals of drawing with Robert Inwood

2016

Film

Creator/Videographer/performer/costume,“Rebirth” , underwater film/dance exploration, filmed at Centennial Wellness Centre, collaboration with Audrey Meuse (video). Available on youtube channel and blog

Dance

Contemporary dance performances at Yasodhara Ashram,  Crawford Bay, BC, choreography collaboration with Lisa Malarz

Yoga

Karma Yogi at Yasodhara Ashram, Kootenay Bay, BC

Hatha Hidden Language Teacher Training, Yasodhara Ashram, Kootenay Bay , BC

2015

Exhibits

Sue McCharles Gallery, Sam Waller Museum, The Pas, MB, local art exhibit – photography and mixed media painting 

 

Business

The Art of Bellydance – 6 week session

Thunderbird Yoga – 6 week session

2014

Performance Art/Dance

Thrill The World The Pas/OCN -host of event #8069, fundraising efforts to Inkondo Z’incamhigo in Rwanda and honorary donation from Inkondo Z’Incamhigo to Aurora Women’s Shelter in The Pas, MB

Multiple flashmobs of “Thriller” at local venues in The Pas, MB

Live performance art dance piece with video backdrop, promotion for Thrill The World The Pas/OCN, at Storytellers Film Festival, The Pas, MB. (Video editing credit to Andy Gordanier of The Pas, MB)

Film and Radio

Collaborative film project with Oscar Lathlin High School film students, created two short films engaging community and students for promotion of Thrill The World The Pas/OCN. See youtube channel

Board member of Storytellers Film Festival in The Pas, MB

Co-host/Facilitator/Content Creator of “Full Circle” on Norlite Radio in The Pas, MB, streaming through Spreaker.com

Business

Small business program through Employment Manitoba, created I Am Love In Action: Healing Ourselves Heals The World! enterprising non-profit

MBCI guest speaker for Lorraine McIntosh, high school English class

Thunderbird Yoga –  6 week session

MBCI drama class 4 day workshop: self exploration through Yoga, movement, drumming, drawing, reflection

Non-profit projects

The Pas Cultural Days – Bellydance, Yoga, “Thriller” workshops

Entertainment/Facilitator of Fun, Scott Bateman middle school fundraising event -extension of Love Hoop Heal

Love Hoop Heal The Pas/OCN – workshop at local centre for disabled. Hooping, drumming, dancing engagement, facilitating joy

 

Writing

Freelance writer for Cottage North Magazine, The Pas, MB

Freelance Reporter and Photographer at Opasquia Times, The Pas, MB

 

2013

Writing

Blog: www.iamloveinaction.org content creator, writer, photography, video

Foreign freelance writer/columnist – “Diary of a Spirited Yogini”, for the Opasquia Times, The Pas, MB while living in Kigali, Rwanda

 

Dance

World Dance for Humanity – dance performances throughout remote areas of Rwanda

Hosted fundraising dance workshops for World Dance for Humanity, Nelson, BC

Modern Dance session with Sarah E. Gould at City Arts Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda

Personal Practice: Cultural immersion in Rwandan night life!

Dance Choreography for music video, “Isuku Igira Isoko” sung by Peace, part of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer clean water initiative in Rwanda

Thrill The World Rwanda – host of global non-profit event #7054, adding onto this event to create a 20 min performance dance art piece with local street kids and families, at Papyrus, Kigali City 

Inema Art Centre and Le Sanitas – dance engagement with local children for Thrill The World Kigali

Independant non-profit project

Love Hoop Heal Rwanda“- performance/cultural and community engagement/healing art project, photographic and video presentation online

 

Painting/other

Ivuka Arts centre – 1 month – living, learning, painting, inspiration

Studio practice in Kigali, Rwanda – painting, hoop construction/design, clothing design

 

2012

Yoga

Karma Yogi at Yasodhara Ashram, Kootenay Bay, BC

 

Aquatic Body Work

WRT Water Release Therapy Provider training, Levels 1,2,3, Assistant at Healing Waters Spa, Santa Barbara, CA

 

Voice

Vocal exploration, using Seth Riggs method, with Lisa Beck, Santa Barbara, CA

 

Dance/Performance

West African “Sinte” Dance performance with Lisa Beck, Santa Barbara, CA ,Winter Solstice Celebration

West African Dance and Drum workshops with Lisa Beck, Santa Barbara, CA

World Dance for Humanity member – dance performances in and around Santa Barbara, CA, including flash mobs/events, retirement/senior/group homes, Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch

 

2010/2011

Yoga

Karma Yogi at Yasodhara Ashram, Kootenay Bay, BC (2 years)

600hr Yoga Development Course (YDC)

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

“Body Hoops” one on one private session – San Fransisco, CA

2007-2009

Dance/Movement Training

Tribal and Tribal Fusion Belly Dance training with Saskia Aarts, Edmonton, AB

Training and performances in Classical Egyptian, Tribal, Tribal Fusion 

Multiple speciality workshops and classes with various teachers throughout including veil technique, classical Egyptian, Tribal and Fusion

“Body Hoops” Teacher Training Level 1

Ariel Circus training session, Firefly Theatre and Circus, Edmonton, AB

Alberta Fitness Leadership, Portable Equipment Specialty, Edmonton, AB

 

Business

Hippy Hoops, custom hoola hoop design, Fitness Leadership, Edmonton, AB

 

 

Works in Progress/Ideas Brewing:

Love Hoop Heal Rwanda documentary video

Self Portrait performance art piece with “Had worn them about the same”

PTSD awareness textile art project

Video exploration with Annette Kellerman textile project