Artistic Director

Amelia Wanderlingh

Artistic Director Vancliffen Arts Foundation

A native New Yorker, Ms Wanderlingh began her Ballet studies with Madame Maria Nevelska (Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow). Later after only two years of study she was accepted as a student at the famed Harkness House for the Ballet Arts in New York, under the direction of Patricia Wilde and where she studied with members of the famed faculty most importantly Leon Fokine, former Ballet Master of the Harkness Ballet and nephew of the famed Mikhail Fokine. Her performing experience has brought her to perform extensively throughout the United States and in Europe.

For her many accomplishments as an Artist and Dance Educator, she was honored with entrance into the Constantinian Academy of Letters, Arts and Sciences, based in the North America. In Europe for her contribution to universal culture, honored with entrance into the Mozart Academic Society for the Arts an organization supported by the Presidency of the Italian Republic by virtue of her achievements, in particular as a Master Teacher and her outstanding artistic successes as Prima Ballerina around the world. A Member of American Guild of Musical Artsis (AGMA) and a member in good standing of Dance Masters of America.

In 2004, upon her arrival in Canada she expanded her horizons and along with Dr. Fernando Milelli founded the Vancliffen Arts Foundation in order to better help and support the dreams of young artists and to insure new generations of students and dancers a high standard in Dance Education.

From the 2008 to the beginning of 2009, she was Artistic Consultant and Acting Artistic Director for the Quinte Ballet School of Canada one of the five professional schools in Canada. From 2009 Ballet Mistress for the Balletto di Lombardia directed by Madame Svetlana Pavlova.

Director of the Ballet Faculty of the International University of Ballet Arts for North America.