Ms. Bergeron is a certified Level III TAG teacher (Teaching with Acoustical Guidance) and has been using TAG Teach in the training of performing artists for over nine years. She is a Morse-Alumni Distinguished Professor of Theatre at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Ann received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of California, Irvine, and Master of Fine Arts in Directing from The University of Texas at Austin.
Ms. Bergeron was recognized as a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National Teaching Artist in 2009. She is a two-time Fulbright-Hays Seminar awardee, representing American dance and theatre educators both in the Peoples Republic of China and 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.
Ann has directed and/or choreographed over 70 musicals and plays. Ms. Bergeron is also recognized by the American Tap Dance Institute as a Top Tap Teacher.
Ann’s teaching career was greatly influenced by her first Border Terrier, Ninja. Ninja, and his brother, Banzai, have both earned their Versatility Excellent titles from the Border Terrier Club of America, having earned titles in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Earthdog, Barn Hunt, Lure Coursing, and Dock Diving. Most recently, Banzai was nationally recognized at the AKC Nationals in 2018 by his induction into the North American Diving Dogs Hall of Fame.