“It is my intention for these classes to create a fun comfortable atmosphere. So students can let go of their inhibitions, get some exercise, have fun and learn to express themselves through dance.”
I have a serious passion for dance and am experienced in teaching Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, and Acro from ages 3 – 70; from beginner to advanced. I am committed to providing knowledge, positive reinforcement, and constructive criticism to students in order to strengthen their skills.
I danced competitively (Strictly Biz Dance Studio) throughout Ontario and the United States for 8 years achieving special recognition and winning various awards. Throughout that time I attended my first year of Dance Masters of America and assisted in various classes including Tap, Stretching & Conditioning, Jazz and Acro. In 2005 I was on the Canadian National Dance Team where I traveled to Germany, both numbers I participated in achieved Gold (1st Place) against the world.
My professional teaching career in 2011 at Creative Dance Company (St.Catharines). Two of the duets I choreographed received 1st & 2nd overall high scoring awards (Northern Stars Dance Competition/Bedazzled Dance Competition). The tap duet I choreographed that year also received Overall Best Choreography at Northern Stars Dance Competition.
Throughout 2016 I have focused my efforts on community and encouraging self expression through dance. In addition to my studio time I also worked with Turn Around Projects, Start Me Up Niagara, St.Catharines Collegiate and am a member of the St.Catharines Culture Plan Subcommittee.
I am currently teaching at 283 Performing Arts Company (Thorold), Thorold Community Activities Group, Cabar-EH Youth Theatre & Between Mothers. I am very excited to share my passion and love of dance with all who attend my classes.
Solos, Duets, Trios, Small Groups, Large Groups and Production Numbers.
For high schools, primary schools or dance studios. You decide how many styles and for how long.
Perfect for musicals and performances that require creative movements.