Trishya Perera (B.F.A, R.A.D, P.A.A) is a dancer, choreographer, teacher and judge who found her passion at a very young age. She has been trained in a range of different forms from classical to urban styles. Trishya graduated from York University in Toronto with a BFA honors in Dance. Trishya has choreographed for numerous plays, showcases and musicals with both her work and her self being represented in many industry showcases. Her musical theater experience continued as Consuela in “West Side Story” performed at The LOT in Toronto. She has had the opportunity to tour internationally with companies such as Creativiva & Echo Productions performing in “The Little Prince”, “Aladdin” & “Bonnie & Clyde”. Trishya is very grateful to have had the opportunity to produce and choreograph her own production, “All ApartTogether” in March of 2014. Her teaching experience took her to London, England where she taught Contemporary at Pineapple Dance Studio, which then opened doors to tour Western Canada teaching and performing contemporary dance. Trishya is honoured to have been on the judging panel for StarCatchers Dance Competition and Toronto International Youth Dance Festival. Her most recent move to Vancouver opened many doors to performing and teaching. Trishya recently landed contracts with Vancouver Opera in Vancouver and Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular on Vancouver Island. Her teaching goal will always be to create well rounded and confident dancers and will always encourage her students to follow their dreams. Trishya is excited and thrilled to be a part of Shift Dance Academy!