Chantel

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF FULL YEAR PROGRAMMING

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way. ~Wayne Dyer

Chantel Sampson has been dancing since the age of three. A lifelong passion for dance has continued to fuel her ... Read Bio

Jenna

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF SESSIONAL PROGRAMMING

You may know Ms. Jenna as Mrs. MacDonald from the Preschool Recital or Baloo from our Senior Jungle Book recital. Jenna brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our J’Adore Dance staff. Jenna has been enjoying dance since the age of 4. Sh ... Read Bio

Amanda

Instructor

Amanda has been teaching fitness for the last five years, but her passion for health and wellness stems from her involvement in the dance community. Growing up, Amanda was passionate about her Ukrainian heritage and dance. Her parents enrolled her in ... Read Bio

Annie

Instructor

Annie has danced since she could walk and it has always been her true passion. Having had the privilege of training in many dance styles including finishing her Grade 6 RAD and Checchetti ballet, ISTD Jazz and Tap, she furthered her education, studi ... Read Bio

Aphra

Instructor

Aphra has been dancing throughout her whole life. Through the Professional Division at the School of Alberta Ballet in Calgary, she received several years of professional level training and instruction in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Character, and others. ... Read Bio

Ashley

Instructor

Ashley started dancing at the age of 3 at her local community league. She then continued her love for dance at Sandra Gray School of Dance all the way until she was 18 years old. Ashley’s dance background includes Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary an ... Read Bio

Bridget

Instructor

Bridget was introduced to dance in junior high when she began attending Victoria School of Visual and Performing Arts. She quickly fell in love and has continued to pursue dance as a career ever since. She has extensive knowledge in choreography and ... Read Bio

Courtney

Instructor

After being involved in the Alberta dance community for over 25 years, Courtney Woods has had the amazing opportunity to not only train under some of the most influential individuals in the diverse dance industry, but also all over Canada and the U ... Read Bio

Hanna

Instructor

Hanna has been dancing since the young age of three and has loved every moment of it. She has trained with many different studios including Sherwood Park School of Dance, the Vimy Ridge Pre-Professional Dance Program and Edmonton School of Ballet whe ... Read Bio

Jason

Instructor

Jason is fairly new to the world of dance as he has discovered his passion for dance while in his last year of university; but he is no stranger to the teaching and performing worlds. You might have seen Jason on stage while working towards his Bache ... Read Bio

Jeannie

Instructor

Jeannie Vandekerkhove is a teacher, choreographer and dancer who trained classically in her youth, furthering her studies at Arts Umbrella and Ballet British Columbia’s Mentorship Program. She has taught professionally at Arts Umbrella, MareMac Da ... Read Bio

Jodie

Instructor

Jodie Vandekerkhove is a professional artist with extensive training and education in the field of dance, holding a BFA, and a MA all with focuses on dance. She has danced professionally for various choreographers and has performed for the Jen Mesch ... Read Bio

Katherine S.

Instructor

Katherine began her early dance training at the age of 5 at a local dance studio, training and performing in ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary. For High School, she enrolled at Victoria School of the Arts where she earned her International Baccalau ... Read Bio

Lela

Instructor

Lela began developing a passion for dance at the age of 3, learning Polynesian dance from family members. Growing up she performed at the Servus Heritage Festival exploring her cultural roots with Samoan siva, Hawaiian hula and Tahitian dance from 20 ... Read Bio

Liesa

Instructor

Liesa began dancing at the age of 3 at her mother’s studio. It was here that she first discovered her love of movement and dance. Liesa’s sister Vanessa and her niece Kiana also began dancing at the same young age, making three generations of dan ... Read Bio

Martin

Instructor

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Masani

Instructor

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Meg

Instructor

Meg grew up in a household steeped in dance and music. She started highland dancing at the age of 3 and competed until the age of 24. Bagpiping went hand-in-hand with her dance career, and from the age of 7 she lived, breathed, and worked for dance a ... Read Bio

Melanie

Instructor

Melanie Smith-Doderai holds a B.A, B.Ed and M.Ed. Melanie is an active member of the Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association, holds an Advanced Specialist Certification from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada and has written / published ... Read Bio

Nelson Arsenault

Instructor

Nelson Arsenault is a Fusion, Zumba, dance and the SOUNDCAMP founder and instructor. Nelson hails from Montreal, Quebec and started performing professionally since 1994. His passion lies in dance and he was not only a performer, but a teacher and a ... Read Bio

Pamela

Instructor

From an early age, Pamela has always been actively involved with music and dance. Her enthusiasm for both eventually led her to a B.A. in Music Therapy from Eastern Michigan University. She practiced music therapy with adults and children for over 10 ... Read Bio

Raena

Instructor

Fascinated with the human body communicating through movement, Raena has built a 15 year career as a dancer, choreographer and movement instructor after graduating Grant MacEwan’s Dance Program in 2000. She has premiered 10 of her own choreorgraph ... Read Bio

Rebecca

Instructor

Rebecca recently moved to Edmonton from the capital city of Alaska. She grew up learning classical ballet and started a teaching internship when she was 14. Over the years Rebecca has choreographed 4 full-length ballet productions, starred as the pri ... Read Bio

Sarisa

Instructor

Sarisa began her formal dance training in classical ballet at the age of seven and graduated from the Edmonton School of Ballet’s Professional Program in 1993. She joined Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD) of Calgary, a professional jazz dance company ... Read Bio

Shara

Instructor

Shara has been dancing since the age of 6 and has been tapping her feet ever since! She grew up dancing at Sandra Gray School of Dance here in Edmonton. She trained in tap, jazz, ballet and musical theatre for 14 years and is where she met Ms Jenna. ... Read Bio

Tegan

Instructor

Tegan has been passionate about movement and dance from a very young age. She has trained in various Edmonton dance studios in the disciplines of Ballet, Irish dance, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Modern dance. With a focus and passion for ballet, ... Read Bio

Tessa

Instructor

Tessa may be new to the J'Adore family, but she is not new to teaching or dance. A graduate from the University of Alberta Education program, she was an elementary school teacher for seven years and dancer for many more. Receiving her Bachelor of Edu ... Read Bio