As a graduate of the Grant MacEwan Dance Teacher Training Program, and 20 years of teaching, performance and creation experience, I have developed a deep passion for quality education and am delighted to share my discoveries when possible. I feel it is our responsibility at educators to continue to grow and enhance our skill set and knowledge base. It is my hope that educators both young and experienced have an opportunity to come together in an exchange of ideas and methodologies that will maintain the highest of standards in dance education.
The information shared is a compilation of 20 Years experience. One of my greatest Mentor’s was the Late Charlene Tarver, the founder of the Grant MacEwan Dance Program. I was fortunate to study with her in the final years of the Teacher Training program at GMCC. She was a genius with children and creative dance. Her philosophies are the foundation of my work. In addition to my Practicum studies at GMCC, I was fortunate to work with Tap Masters who have had a great impact on how and what material I teach today.
I also trained extensively in Modern Dance, as a graduate of the Dance Performance Program at GMCC, and enjoyed a professional career as Modern dancer prior to my re introduction to the world of Tap. Rhythm Tap Masters, Dianne Walker, Heather Cornell, Brenda Bufalino, and Acia Gray were artists who opened my eyes to a lifelong musical journey, and set the stage for many years to come.