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Ann Aiko Bergeron

ann bergeron

Professional title

Professor, Dance and Acting/Directing


Ann Aiko Bergeron is a Morse-Alumni Distinguished Professor of Theatre at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She teaches courses in jazz and tap dance as well as movement for actors and acting, and directing courses. 

She has an MFA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine and an MFA in Drama/Directing from the University of Texas at Austin.

Ms. Bergeron is a two-time Fulbright-Hays Seminar awardee, representing American dance and theatre educators both in the People¹s Republic of China and later, in India. Her directing, choreographing, teaching, guest workshops, and performances, have taken her across the U.S.A. as well as to China, Australia, England, Finland, Hungary, India, Taiwan, Romania, Italy, Greece and Turkey.

In her career as a dance/theatre artist, Ann has choreographed over 35 concert dance works, and directed and/or choreographed over 60 plays and musicals, including LEGALLY BLONDE, FOOTLOOSE, SEUSSICAL, CRAZY FOR YOU, CABARET, INTO THE WOODS, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, DAMN YANKEES, CHICAGO, OKLAHOMA! A CHORUS LINE, SWEET CHARITY, and GUYS AND DOLLS.

Ms. Bergeron is recognized by the American Tap Dance Institute as a “Top Tap Teacher.” She is also certified as a level 2 TAG Teacher (Teaching with Acoustical Guidance).