About the Dancer

Tascheleia Marangoni, Cultural Dancer, Folk Artist

Tascheleia Marangoni is a Professional Dancer & Artist who resides in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
Her life long passion is for the Arts and Culture. With her Father born and raised in Northern Italy, and her Mother's family of Scottish decent, Tascheleia grew up with an eclectic ethnic mix, developing an interest in cultures of the world early on.

She began her studies in dance at the age of 3, and boasts over 35 years of training and experience as an instructor, choreographer, performer, and producer of dance from over twenty genres, including classical dance styles, and cultural dance, focusing on her passion for Dance Ethnology.

Tascheleia was also influenced by the arts early on in life as her Father had a life long passion for painting, his favourite medium - oils. To this day, the smell of oils, the feel of canvas, the perfection of a mere paint brush, puts a smile on her face. Tascheleia has taken a variety of classes over the years, including art history, sketching, oils, and acrylics. She has studied Calligraphy since she was a child, and does work as a professional Calligraphy. She has also done a wide variety of work as a Muralist, and continues to this day. Undoubtedly, as an artist however, her favourite activity is to paint! As a Mixed Media Artist, Tascheleia works with acrylics, oils, inks, charcoal, and various other materials. She also does some work as a writer, and enjoys playing with photography.

Bringing these passions together is very exciting for Tascheleia, which is why her focus as a Professional Dancer & Artist is almost always on dance & culture. Bringing these things together to create Worldbeat Dance, Arts & Wellness is her dream come true, and her life's work. To create a space for Dance, Arts, and Culture, and opportunities for others to participate in and benefit from this dream.

Tascheleia is also the Founding Director for PMDA: Perinatal Mood Disorder Awareness Ltd., a Non-profit organization that helps Canadian Moms & Families affected by Postpartum Depression and Perinatal Mood Disroders. Tascheleia runs this Organizaiton as a volunteer, and it has had wide reaching, positive affects across the country since 2010. In 2012 Tascheleia was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II DIamond Jubliee Medal, for her work as an Advocate for Mental Health.

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