05 Nov Marinna McDougall
Marinna joined Dancers’ Studio West’s board in 2017 and became Board Chair in 2019. She is currently an investment banker at a global financial institution, working a team to advise clients in the oil and gas and infrastructure sectors on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising solutions. Marinna graduated from The University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance (with distinction) and was awarded the F.E.I. Silver Medallion. It was through the University that Marinna was introduced to the not-for-profit arts world, where she completed a directed study in arts management for The Rozsa Foundation. In addition to her educational background in governance and strategic planning, Marinna has also completed the Next Step Board Governance Training program through the Government of Alberta.
A member of Calgary’s dance community for nearly two decades, Marinna competed in and studied various dance forms for most of her young life and through university. She is a certified dance instructor and has trained with a number of reputable dancers and choreographers throughout Canada. Marinna is excited by the opportunity to marry her two passions, dance and business, and to be a part of Calgary’s ever evolving dance landscape.