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Anneke is an instructor in the Department of Theatre at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. Anneke Jans is the clothing label which Anneke designs under, Anneke established the label in Toronto in 1985. Her studio on St. Joseph Street was frequented by clients from New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Anneke Henderson

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Clothing Design






Anneke Jans Henderson is an Assistant Professor at NSCAD University in Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada. Anneke Jans Henderson is a clothing designer, and designs under the Anneke Jans label. Anneke is also an accomplished textile artist. Anneke Henderson works and lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Anneke Henderson BA MFA Anneke has been involved in clothing design since 1985. After she received her undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University, Anneke moved to Toronto where she acquired further design training at Ryerson and George Brown. Anneke's interest in tailoring led her to open her first retail studio on St. Joseph Street, featuring men's & women's clothing. Anneke owned successful tailoring and clothing design businesses in Toronto and Halifax, designing under the Anneke Jans label. Anneke has experience in most aspects of fashion design, including retail, wholesale, custom and couture. During this period her clothing appeared in stores, on the fashion runway, in magazines and newspapers, on the stage, in classrooms and in television and film. In 2003, Anneke put her clothing design business, and her design teaching on hold to pursue her graduate studies at NSCAD University, Halifax. While at NSCAD, her focus moved away from clothing in the context of fashion, towards the sculptural aspects of textile and the relationship of cloth to the body, and cloth on body. Her thesis focused on the fibre layer that exists next to the flesh, engaging in a material, historical, and metaphorical exploration of cloth and clothing. Anneke works and lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia with her husband and two daughters.

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Anneke Henderson (Anneke Jans Henderson) is a descendant of Anneke Jans Bogardus. Anneke Jans Henderson researched her family tree over thirty years ago while she was in high school. It was at this when she found out in more detail the facts of the Anneke Jans Bogardus family's history. Anneke Jans Henderson's mother's name is Anneke Jans Lucretia Wilson. Anneke Jans Lucretia Wilson's descendants moved from the United States in the 1700's to Canada. Some of Anneke Jans Henderson's and Anneke Jans Lucretia Wilson's family still reside in the United States. In September of 2005 Anneke Jans Henderson and her family visited New York, and saw many great attractions including The Trinity Church property. After the death of Anneke Jans, her children assigned the property to The Trinity Church. However, one of the children reportedly did not sign off on the deal so there was not a clear title. So the story goes! Anneke Jans Henderson rocks.

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