Diane Thomson (Dyan) – Short bio
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Soprano Diane Thomson as a small child was encouraged by her late grandmother a respected church organist. She has sung in church services across Canada. She has performed leading and supporting roles in light opera and musical theater (including 'Hello Dolly', 'Stepping Out' - Mavis, 'My Fair Lady', Principal Performer at the Canada Pavilion, Expo 86 (Vancouver). Her Opera work includes work with Edmonton Opera and Vancouver Opera – ‘Peter Grimes’ under the Direction of Leon Majors. She has been a soprano soloist in such works as 'Handel's Messiah', 'The Atonement' and 'The Majesty of Christmas'.
Not only a singer Diane is a accomplished ballet dancer. Her Principal dance credits include the Imax 3D movie -"Wings Of Courage' – Directed by Jean Jacques Annard. Diane has enjoyed working on numerous films and television shows. Diane has performed with ballet companies including Royal City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Mobius Dance Company, Los Angles. She has represented the United Church of Canada at the televised Interfaith Conference.
A classical soprano with jazz studies Diane performs either as a guest performer, in concerts/recitals and special event settings throughout Canada, U.S., Japan, and Europe, both as a dancer and/or singer.
Sept 2002 Diane danced in N.Y.C. at the inaugural 9/11 Memorial Services at St. Marks In The Bowery and returns to N.Y. C. on a regular basis to perform.
With her entrepreneurial spirit Diane has successfully worked in almost every area possible within the dance realm. She has taken dance and bridged it with other industries, becoming a media pioneer.
She has participated in many commercial and fund raising events in a number of capacities. Some of her accomplishments include respected Nominations for Dance, Television and New Media.
Her work has been featured in numerous television shows, newspapers, periodicals and industry magazines.