Jan Garvey joined the Heliconian Club in 2011 and soon after became head of the Dance Section. A graduate of Ryerson Theatre School, Jan’s career as a teacher of classical ballet has spanned more than 35 years. In 1988 she was appointed National Director/Canada of the Royal Academy of Dance international professional association, and facilitated both Canada-wide and international dance events and activities within its mandate. She has collaborated with various organizations, companies and teaching institutions to establish the regulation of, as well as raise the profile of, professional teachers of classical ballet. She continues to teach classical ballet as well as ballroom dance on a part-time basis, and currently enjoys international travel and spending time with her grandchildren.