PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED & QUALIFIED STAFF

Faculty

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Studio Owner & Artistic Director- Jordan Fuller
Dance Educator Ballet, Preschool Dance & Contemporary
BFA- Performance Dance
Society of Russian Ballet Associate & Royal Academy of Dance RTS
Progressing Ballet Technique Certified

Artistic Director Jordan Fuller has worked with children and youth across Canada teaching in various cities throughout Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. She brings over 20 years of teaching experience to Calgary West Dance Academy with a passion for movement and education.

Jordan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Dance from Ryerson University. As a student she trained in Vaganova and Cecchetti Ballet Techniques and has completed her Elementary and Intermediate Ballet exams with the Society of Russian Ballet. She is currently an Associate Teacher with the Society of Russian Ballet and a Registered Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance. Her past training includes study in the styles of Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre, Voice and Drama. 

Jordan has had the opportunity to train under acclaimed dance professionals including Nadia Potts (former National Ballet of Canada Ballerina), Vicki St. Denys, Karen Duplisea, Kenny Pearl and Bakari Lindsay while in pursuit of a Performance Dance degree at Ryerson University's prestigious training program in Toronto. She has performed professionally and continues to further her training and expertise in this constantly evolving industry. 

 

Jordan is excited to bring the program at Calgary West Dance Academy to life and to share her experience, expertise and passion for dance with the next generation. Jordan believes that dance is a gift which when taught correctly becomes a beautiful form of expression. Dance is more than athleticism and grace it is an elite form of artistry and communication. 

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Miss Michelle- Dance Educator Ballet & Preschool Dance

Michelle has been passionate about dance from a very young age. She is trained in ballet, modern theatre, contemporary and jazz, and recently
began training in tap. Michelle began ballet at the tender age of three. At the age of ten, she added modern theatre to her dance studies, as well as jazz. She attended The School of Alberta Ballet where she completed annual examinations in both ballet and modern theatre. She has studied under the instruction of Shirley Agate-Proust, Lynette Fry-Abra, Aram Manukyan, Jennifer Mariani, Julie Coleman, Maria Crothers, and world renowned Nancy Kilgour.

Michelle has taken several workshops in dance both locally and internationally. She travelled to China in 2011 to perform in an international arts exchange. In 2013, Michelle attended ballet master classes in Saint Petersburg, Russia where she studied under world-renowned teachers in Vagonova ballet. Michelle also attendedclasses at ISTD2 Studios in London in 2016 to study Modern Theatre. Michelle has danced in Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker for five seasons as a member of the children’s cast. Michelle’s dance training has primarily been in ISTD but she is familiar with both RAD and Cecchetti methods as well. Michelle has her Associate Diploma in ISTD Ballet and is working towards her Licenciate Examination in ISTD Ballet and Associate Examination in ISTD Modern Theatre.

Michelle is excited to teach at Calgary West Dance Academy. With her fun-loving spirit and passion for dance, she hopes to pass on the same
level of excellence in training to her students that she received from her teachers.

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Miss Alena- Dance Educator Jazz, Tap & Acro

Alena grew up as a daughter of a dance studio director, and has therefore been immersed in the dance world from a young age. Alena is a graduated Occupational and Physical Therapy Assistant with a knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the body in relation to it's movement abilities and patterns. She continues to train and seek educational opportunities pertaining to both careers. Alena is a certified Acrobatic Arts Level 1 instructor, a Rhythm Works instructor, and Tap/Jazz ADAPT instructor. She has trained in all styles of dance, but is most passionate about tap, contemporary and musical theatre. Alena recently studied music theory, tap history and improvisation in "The Next Steps" professional development program. Over the years, she has had opportunity to travel to New York, L.A., and Arizona for additional conventions and workshops. Alena has also performed aboard Carnival Cruise Lines, and at resorts in both the Dominican Republic and Mexico. Alena enjoys working with all ages and abilities, and is a motivating mentor to her students. She continually encourages her students to reach their personal potential. Alena believes in supporting her students with proper technique and training all while using imagination, creativity and humour within the classroom. 

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Miss Sabina- Dance Educator Ballet & Progressing Ballet Technique

Sabina was born and raised in Kazakhstan and received most of her dance education there. Sabina began training in Vaganova Ballet at a young age and in her teen years expanded her dance training to include Folk dancing, Hip Hop and Irish dancing. Sabina took the time to complete her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in English Philology and Translation Theory. After completion of her Masters Degree she dedicated her time to teaching academics at a university and schools in Kazakhstan. After moving to Turkey she continued to dance in a contemporary company to maintain her dance training and performance career. In 2013 Sabina immigrated to Canada. Since coming to Canada Sabina has continued to develop her Ballet education by joining the Jeunesse Classique Ballet Society. She continues to train weekly and perform in productions with the company. Her Past performances include roles in The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty and Coppelia

Sabina has also completed her Yoga Teacher certification with Sunshine Yoga and shares her love of movement with the community by teaching Yoga throughout Calgary. Sabina is very excited to bring her expertise of Vaganova Ballet technique to CWDA and looks forward to sharing her love of Ballet with the children.