Dandelions represent Strength, Expression & Change
Dandelions of Courage
Performing Arts & Entertainment Group
Wanda Ryan is the Founder & Managing Director of Dandelions of Courage Performing Arts & Entertainment Group which evolved in December 2018. Our head office is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Dandelions of Courage Performing Arts & Entertainment Group is an exclusive management, marketing and booking agency for exceptionally dynamic and artistically creative artists in music, dance and performing arts.
We work with highly gifted and talented artists internationally within all entertainment platforms. In addition, we work with upcoming and rising new talent where our main focus is on artist development, branding and marketing strategies.
Our objective is to incorporate the power of music and entertainment internationally within all significant platforms which include: stage, theatre, film, charitable fundraisers, cultural and diversity forums, educational and environmental campaigns.
Our mandate is to inspire and unite people from all walks of life in harmony.
We must use our voice and creative expression to ignite positive change through the language of music and entertainment.
With determination dedication, hard work and the courage to believe in yourself, anything is possible.
ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS THROUGHOUT HISTORY
Within ethnic cultures, traditions and personal values have always impacted the way we live and how we think. Music provides us with the poetic voice to express feelings. Dance gives us the rhythm to speak without a voice, allowing our imagination and creativity to be expressed through artistry and design.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER WANDA RYAN
Wanda's interest in the arts began at the early age of 10 when she started to follow in her father's footsteps. He was a highly respected and talented artist. Wanda developed a fascination with creative art and design, focussing specifically on charcoal drawings and paint on canvas. Grateful that her work was recognized by her teachers throughout her schooling, it gave her the courage to launch a career within the arts.
In the early 90's, Wanda performed as a backup singer for Toronto local bands, modelled for local magazines and was cast in late night commercials. Wanda was also hired to work in various trade shows.
In her early 20's Wanda expanded her horizons to include the writing of songs and short stories. Storytelling has continued to play a significant role in her life. Eager to learn the art of film and photography from behind the scenes, Wanda expanded her career to include photography.
Along the path in her career Wanda developed a passion for marketing and went on to graduate from Centennial College with diplomas in Marketing, Sales and Small Business Management. Wanda worked for a direct marketing and advertising firm for 15 years as an account manager with tier1 accounts in Canada and the United States. The range of clients included Enbridge Gas, National Geographic, Publishers Clearing House and Chrysler Canada.
In her early 30's Wanda decided to start her own business and became the founder and CEO of MusicWRKS Entertainment and MusicWRKS for the Healing Heart Inc. (non-for profit) talent agencies. Wanda managed both companies from 2005-2013.
It was a very proud moment to receive an honorarium for sponsoring the entertainment at the Mississauga Credit Valley Hospital Annual Gala in support of its Lifetime of Care campaign in 2009.
Wanda has been working in the entertainment industry for over 15 years covering event planning (weddings, corporate and special events), public relations, media relations, advertising and marketing, promotions, corporate relations, artist development and management, agency booking, charitable work and fundraising. Most recently, she has co-produced The Chocolate Ball Gala on 2019 with Joey Cee. www.TheChocolateball.com
Maple Music Café www.maplemusiccafe.com
Maple Music Café is an all Canadian Radio & History online music station.
Wanda is the Talent Scout, Sales & Production Coordinator.
Wanda's passion is music and her sole purpose is to unite people together and help artists reach their full potential.
“With determination dedication, hard work and the courage to believe, Anything is possible''
Wanda Ryan, Founder & Managing Director of
Dandelions of Courage Performing Arts & Entertainment Group