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 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 around ... Read Bio

Jillian

Instructor Jillian has been passionate about dance from a young age and began her dance training at the Edmonton School of Ballet at the age of 5. At the age of 13 she transferred into the Vimy Ridge preprofessional training program, where she gained 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

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

Michelle

Instructor Michelle was introduced to dancing by her mother at the age of 3 in a community dance program. She moved into competitive dance at the age of 8, participating in tap, jazz, ballet and musical theatre. In her teens she was introduced to modern 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 trained by Ms. Heather, Ms. Annie, Ms. Jenna, M ... 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, For the Love of Dance, and at J’Adore ... 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 though. Ever since she could remember her c ... 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 jazz, ballet, hip hop, and tap. She likes ... 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 Arts, and of course J’Adore Dance. Throu ... 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 to be a great ballerina.  Now Regan wa ... Read Bio