De-Ann Weekes

Afro Caribbean

Igniting the Rhythmic Soul of Afro Caribbean Dance born in the vibrant heart of Trinidad and steeped in the rich traditions of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. De-Ann Weekes carries a dance legacy as colorful as the islands that raised her. In 2003, she embarked on a journey that would set Calgary’s dance scene ablaze.

Driven by an unquenchable thirst for success, De-Ann ventured to Toronto, where she immersed herself in the world of movement at Ballet Creole. There, she devoured the essence of Afro Jazz, West African, and Afro Caribbean rhythms, crafting her body into an instrument of pure expression.

A shining star in the dance universe, De-Ann’s talents earned her a coveted scholarship to the renowned Jacob’s Pillow, where she became an integral part of the Dunham revisited intensive, pushing the boundaries of her craft. Her passion flows through every step, every note, and every movement, touching souls and inspiring lives. Through this mesmerizing art form, she continues to kindle the flames of Afro Caribbean dance, ensuring that its vibrant spirit thrives for generations to come.