Online links

youtube: Amanda Imsland

Formal Education 

(things I paid the BIG bucks for…)


Part-time Textile Studio Arts Program at Kootenay School For The Arts, Nelson, BC. Focused on Construction/ Design/Technique/Mixed Media with Instructor Angelika Werth


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


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


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


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

Other Education/Experience/Awards


Art Shows

HeART for Health: Safety, Healing and Partnership, online gallery. Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), April 2021


Hosted “Drawing Dance“, virtual Visual Arts workshop with Manitoba Arts Council, Stay Safe Stay Home Series. February 18, 2021


Beginner and Beyond: Modern Fusion BellyDance with Saskia Aarts, 10 weeks


Virtual online end of class showcase for Bedoin Beats STudio, Edmonton, AB

Dancing outside resident windows at Vermilion Valley Lodge and Vermilion Long Term Care at Vermilion Health Centre, Vermilion, AB


Juried Art Shows

Manitoba Rural and Northern Juried Art Show (Virtual)September 2020 – January 2021

Art of Adornment Juried Art Show: Rossland, BC. March – April 2020. 


Art of Adornment Juried Art Show: Best in Show: “That’s Right!” 1st Place in Accessories category: “Had Worn Them About The Same”

Art Shows

The Pas Culture Days, “Had Worn Them Both The Same”. The Pas, MB. October 2021

Performance and Teaching

Lakeview Village, Nelson, BC: Performance and teaching/engaging in seniors dance movement



Mountain Lakes Seniors Community, Nelson, BC: Entertaining residents Bidgsbuy Place, Nelson, BC: Entertaining residents LakeView Village, Nelson, BC: Entertaining Residents

Front Street Dance Showcase: Classical Bellydance

Global Rhythmsdance showcase: Performances in Classical Bellydance, African Drum/Dance

Amy Ferguson Institute & Black Productions: Special Guest Performer in CHESS: The Musical”

Merry XXX-Mas Christmas Cabaret: Bellydance Comedy Routine

Dance/Movement Training

Bellydance choreography summer intensive

Kesavah Bellydance classes with Sarah MacGregor, Nelson. BC

Rhythm Dance Orchestra Performance Group with Marilyn Hatfield, Nelson, BC

Broadway Dance, Front Street Dance, Nelson, BC with Stelio Calagias (look him up too – he was in CATS with Lisa Malarz!)

Flash mob/outdoor performance with World Dance for Humanity, Santa Barbara, CA


Bellydance choreography summer intensive

Classical Bellydance Level 1

Classical Bellydance Level 2



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


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


 Summer Breeze Music and Art Party, Winlaw, BC:

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

Rhythm Dance Orchestra – African Drumming Dance Fusion



Kootenay School for the Arts (KSA), part time textile arts student

Textile construction with Angelika Werth

Fundamentals of drawing with Robert Inwood



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


Contemporary dance performances at Yasodhara Ashram,  Crawford Bay, BC, choreography collaboration with Lisa Malarz (look her up….shes amazing!)


 1 year – Karma Yogi at Yasodhara Ashram, Kootenay Bay, BC

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



Local CommunityArt show at the Sue McCharles Gallery, Sam Waller Museum, The Great Five: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether, The Pas, MB – photography and mixed media painting 


The Art of Bellydance – 6 week session

Thunderbird Yoga – 6 week session


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


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

Love Hoop Heal The Pas/OCN – performance and community engagement at local markets and events/parks


Freelance writer for Cottage North Magazine, The Pas, MB

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



Blog: www.iamloveinaction.orgcontent 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


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


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

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



Karma Yogi at Yasodhara Ashram, Kootenay Bay, BC

Aquatic Body Work

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


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


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



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


Dance/Movement Training

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

10+ Trainings 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, Edmonton, AB

“Body Hoops” Teacher Training Level 1

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

Alberta Fitness Leadership, Portable Equipment Specialty, Edmonton, AB


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

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