I started dancing when I was 5 years old with RAD & Cecchetti Method. From 13 years old to 18 I was trained by Professional Ballerina Masha Stom. This is where she gave me to opportunity to teach while being a part of her Dance Company, and this is where I fell in love with teaching. At 18 , I was accepted to the National Ballet School’s 3 year intensive teachers training program, where I received my Associate status with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Not only becoming a Ballet Director upon graduation- with continued hard work and attending several courses with the National Ballet School and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, I had passed my Licentiate Examination with the ISTD.
With a desire to always bring the BEST and give the BEST to your children, I have (July 2014) received my Modern Certification with CDTA, as well as in (November 2012) through an intensive examination my FULL MEMBERSHIP STATUS with the Canadian Dance Teachers Association. This is an elite group of Dance teachers striving to bring the highest quality of dancing to your children. As well, ( November 2012) became a member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance. This is a group of professional dance teachers who are striving to increase the caliber of Competitive Dance.
Having well over 30 years experience in the Art of teaching and Directing at various schools from Recreational to Professional, and having students compete in Competitions and always successfully pass with Top marks in Examinations, the NIAGARA DANCE & FITNESS STUDIO is the studio for you!