Describe your job in 3 words!
Creativity, Team, Fun
What do you do at DDA?
I teach our competitive ballet and level 2 musical theatre classes
What led you to work in this field?
I danced throughout my childhood and teenage years, completing Cecchetti ballet exams and taking part in musical theatre and jazz programming. I started working as a student teacher at DDA when I was 17 and then taught recreationally as I went through school to get a degree in Music. Teaching became something I wanted to pursue full time and I went on to train with some different training programs including The Classical Ballet Progressions of Canada graded syllabus and Lisa Howell’s teacher training and Pointe systems. I love teaching at DDA and it has been so rewarding to lead our programming for our Ballet Rec. and Comp. teams since 2016.
Did you have a favorite style of dance growing up?
Even though I teach ballet now, growing up I always looked forward to going to jazz class!
When did you join DDA?
Best thing of being part of the DDA team?
Everyone feels like family here! I look forward to spending time with my students and fellow teachers every night I work. It truly feels like home.
What is a fun fact about you?
I have been involved in planning over 30 weddings and been a bridesmaid 8 times.
Where do we find you when you are not working?
With my family & friends spending time outdoors, or singing along to a Broadway soundtrack at home.
Your advice to young dancers?
You can’t microwave technique! If you don’t get something on the first try, don’t give up. Proper technique develops over time so take your tech classes seriously and welcome corrections from your teachers, we are here to help you succeed. The end result is so rewarding!