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 he ... Read Bio

Jenna

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF SESSIONAL PROGRAMMING

Jenna Brenan has been dancing since the age of four. Her background includes Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, and Irish. Jenna not only studied and trained locally here in Edmonton, but has also trained under a variety of professionals ... 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

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

Jason

Instructor Jason 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 Bachelor of Arts in Theatre at Concordia and other ... 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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Teighan

Instructor Teighan is a dancer, singer, and actress. She has performed with Edmonton Opera, Edmonton Symphony, the fringe festival, and edmonton contemporary dancers, to name a few. She is well versed in ballet, (RAD and Cecchetti), lyrical, modern, tap, contem ... Read Bio

Tessa

Instructor Tessa is a long time part of the J'Adore family. 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 Education degree with distinction ... Read Bio