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Here are the nuts and bolts of who I am and what I do professionally. I create magic. I build community. For my complete curriculum vitae or to book a dance performance, workshop or private lesson please email me at nancyhitzig [at] gmail [dot] com. I look forward to hearing from you!

With over 10 years dance experience and 6+ years as a professional performer and teacher, I perform and teach swing dance and lindy hop across London. I work primarily in London for Swing Patrol London at their Old Street and Homerton venues. In my capacity as a performer, I am an international award winning lindy hop dancer, instructor, singer and cabaret artist. I have performed in Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Munich, San Francisco, New York, Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa.

I am a recent graduate of the Master of International Marketing program at HULT International Business School in London, England and San Francisco, California. Upon completing my degree, I knew that London was the town for me! I moved back in September 2014 to work with City of London Sinfonia, the orchestra that promises to surprise and move you, as their Manager of Philanthropy and Enterprise. I am blessed to work alongside exceptional colleagues as I build out the Orchestra’s fundraising programme.

In 2011, I became the volunteer General Manager for Against the Grain (AtG), a cutting-edge Canadian theatre collective dedicated to presenting classical and contemporary musical repertoire in innovative ways and unconventional spaces. As a consultant, I have worked with Tapestry Opera, based in Toronto, Canada.

While working with AtG, I was the Development Officer for the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC), a national, non-profit organization that engages Canadians in citizenship through innovative programs, campaigns and partnerships. Holding a newly created position, I was responsible for managing fundraising initiatives directed at corporations and foundations as well as major gift fundraising, governance and administration. I also worked closely with the ICC’s communications manager, lending strategic event planning support and expertise.

Prior to joining the ICC team, I started my career working at Opera Atelier as its Manager of Education and Marketing. In this position, I oversaw a diverse portfolio encompassing marketing and promotions, artistic administration and education, as well as outreach and volunteer coordination. In addition to expanding the “Making of an Opera” program’s annual reach from 600 students to more than 1,200, I also managed special events such as opening and closing night receptions, and most notably, Opera Atelier’s highly publicized 2010 Versailles Gala which garnered national coverage in numerous media outlets.

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