Liana Bellissimo

Liana Bellissimo is a professional dance artist based out of Toronto. She began her training with The Society of Russian Ballet and the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre. In 2014, Liana graduated with honours from Ryerson University earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Dance. Since graduating, she has gone on to perform professionally with the Canadian Opera Company, ProArteDanza Contemporary Ballet, Ballet Creole, Alysa Pires Dance Projects and Creativiva. She was also a cast dancer in Season 3 and 4 of the hit TV series Reign and in the Hallmark Channel film A Nutcracker Christmas. She has appeared in music videos for artists such as Feist, Scott Helman and Andrew Briol. Most recently, Liana co-founded ACE Dance Theatre- a professional contemporary dance company based out of Toronto and The Ballet Lab- a comprehensive summer training program devoted to technical excellence. Furthermore, Liana is a certified teacher of the ballet fitness program The Extension Method, as well as JOGA- a yoga program designed specifically for professional athletes. She also holds her teaching certification with The Society of Russian Ballet and is an in demand ballet teacher throughout the GTA. Liana has taught, choreographed and adjudicated at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, St. Elizabeth Catholic High School’s Regional Arts Dance Program, Young Dancers of Canada and The Woodbridge School of Dance