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

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

Heather

Instructor Dancing since before she could walk, Heather is absolutely passionate about dancing, choreographing and performing! She started ballet at age 3, creating her first memory of performing on the stage at the Jubilee Auditorium. Over the years, she has s ... 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 ... 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

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

Lisa

Intern Instructor Lisa Malo-Smith discovered dance at the age of 3 when she began her first ballet class and has carried a love for performing ever since. She spent much of her childhood and teenage years experimenting with ... Read Bio

Martin

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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

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

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

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 and studied in various disciplines of Ballet, Irish dance, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Modern dance. With a focus and passion for ballet, Tegan has rece ... 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