Meet the Faculty

Ana Miladinova (Associate Professor)

Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance - Athletics

Biography

Ana Miladinova has worked as a fitness/dance associate professor at Cañada College since 2007. Her dance education and experience is extensive. At an early age, she performed in the Macedonian National Ballet Theater and competed in ballroom dancing on the national and international level. She won many awards including the Macedonian Ballroom Dance Championship.

She has also studied dance in Slovenia where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and Dance Training. Currently she owns a Master’s degree in Kinesiology.

She has taught the following classes at Cañada College: Personal Trainer, Step Aerobics, Dance Conditioning, Yoga, Pilates, Ballet, Social Dance.

Linda Breen (Assistant Professor)

Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance - Athletics

Biography

Linda (Breen) Manuel has been teaching dance/fitness at Cañada College for 14 years. She also is a personal trainer/instructor at Stanford University.

She has been involved in dance since she was 5 years old & loves teaching. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, hiking & walking her dogs. Just married this summer & enjoying car shows with her husband.

Vera Quijano (Assistant Professor)

Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance - Athletics

Annie Roake (Assistant Professor)

Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance - Athletics

Biography

Annie Roake is an instructor of Dance and Physical Education and is currently teaching Hip-Hop at Cañada College. She holds a BA Dance/PE from San Francisco State University and an MA in PE/Dance from California State Dominguez Hills. She is currently instructing Hip-Hop, Jazz Dance, Dance Production, Yoga, Stretching and Flexibility, Fitness Training and Water Aerobics at City College of San Francisco, and Chabot College.

Past instruction at San Jose State, University of California Berkeley, El Camino College, College of San Mateo, Evergreen College, Merritt College and L.A. Harbor College.