Off-Ice Curriculum Specialist
RAD - AD2 Completion
8 Years Coaching Experience
Nevena was raised in Vancouver and started her dance career at the age of 5 at the Richmond Academy of Dance under the masterful teachings of Annette Jakubowski. Throughout her competitive career, Nevena received numerous awards, scholarships, trophies, and medals for her performances. Although ballet was her main forte, Nevena also studied and excelled in other forms of dance such as: modern, contemporary, jazz, and musical theatre. By 2008, Nevena’s professional dance career took her to New York, Chicago, and Europe where she had the privilege of working with world renowned choreographers and coaches.
Nevena completed all of the Royal Academy of Dance examinations with honours, is a registered SportMedBC representative, and is currently studying at the University of British Columbia within the Kinesiology/Sports Medicine branch. Her ballet repertoire includes: Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote, Esmeralda, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo & Juliet, Paquita, and many more. She has been coaching athletes of all ages for the last 8 years.
Nevena understands the importance of philosophy, psychology, and perfection of technique that is vital for elite athletic development in sport. Figure skating has always been a close passion of Nevena and she is thrilled to be implementing her balletic expertise of poise, strength, and technical execution, on the talented skaters of Connaught.