Our Instructors

Chantel

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF FULL YEAR PROGRAMMING - OWNER 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 spirit. ... 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

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

Camille

Instructor Camille Ensminger has trained and performed for many years in ballet, jazz, tap, flamenco and contemporary dance. She has performed for 10 years with Orchesis Dance Group at the University of Alberta. Camille is a company member of Synaethesis Dan ... 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 discovered his passion for dance while in university; but he is no stranger to the teaching and performing worlds. You might have seen Jason on stage while working towards his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre at Concordia and other performances arou ... Read Bio

Jillian

Instructor Jillian began her dance training at the Edmonton School of Ballet at the age of 5, focusing on Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Lyrical. She transferred into the Vimy Ridge preprofessional training program at the age of 13. Where she further developed an in- ... Read Bio

Katherine

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

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

Macha

Instructor Macha is a well-rounded dancer, specializing in hip hop and afro styles. She is the co-founder and creative Director of Raw Motion Dance Project and a recipient of various awards; such as, the 2010 Cultural Diversity Award, Edmonton’s Black Ach ... Read Bio

Masani

Instructor Dive into the culture of West Africa and take a spiritual, musical journey. These dances are full of joy and rhythm, and are sure to energize your week! Our West African class is taught by Masani St. Rose-Toth, a captivating and authentic instructor ... 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

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

Robyn

Intern Instructor Robyn has been dancing from an early age, training in ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, as well as musical theatre, through which she quickly discovered her passion for dance. Wishing to pursue this, she ... Read Bio

Tatiana

Instructor Tatiana Cheladyn holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Contemporary Dance from Simon Fraser University. She has been teaching dance and musical theatre in the Edmonton area for the past five years, and has choreographed over 15 community musicals f ... Read Bio

Our Junior Assistants

Alexander

Junior Assistant Alexander has been dancing since he was 6 years old. He has done creative dance and hip hop. Alexander has been taught at J’Adore Dance and Creative Dance at the University of Alberta. He has been traine ... Read Bio

Eve

Junior Assistant Eve has been dancing 8 years. She is super excited to be a Junior Assistant this year. Other than dancing, Eve enjoys doing art, singing, and musical theatre. She has danced with McKernan Community League, ... Read Bio

Hana

Junior Assistant Hana is 14 years old and starting her 6th year of dance. She couldn’t be more excited. When she’s not busy moving to the music, she enjoys reading, swimming, school, and creating. She has taken classes at J’Adore since age 9 and classes at ... Read Bio

Kaitlyn

Junior Assistant Kaitlyn has been doing ballet and jazz at J’Adore since she was 11. When she finished her first year of ballet, a passion for tap was quickly discovered. This wasn’t the beginning for her dance life th ... Read Bio

Macreena

Junior Assistant Macreena has be dancing for 8 years and has been dancing at J'adore dance for 4 years. She has dance at 2 other school the Art of Dance and at The Dance Theatre, Performing Arts Centre. Macreena have done ... Read Bio

Nicole

Junior Assistant Nicole has been dancing since she was 3 years old. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, knitting, and crocheting. She is trained in many places including the University Building, Victoria Schools of the A ... Read Bio

Regan

Junior Assistant Regan started dancing when she was 7 years old.  She danced at J’Adore Dance exploring the dance style of Jazz and Ballet.  Her teachers Ms Jeannie, Ms Jessica and Ms Chantel have taught her t ... Read Bio