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Artistic Director & Certified Head Coach
Candace has always had a true passion for the performing arts. She started as a gymnast, then became a dancer, and was competitive as both. Candace was fortunate to attend the Victoria School of Performing Arts. She studied Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap and Musical Theatre. Her passion for Acro Dance was a natural progression. The art allows her to combine her trainings while offering cutting edge opportunities to offer new and exciting opportunities to dancers and athletes in and around Edmonton, and Alberta With over a decade of experience as a dance and acrobatic educator, choreographer and coach in the community, Candace is driven to continue challenging herself to grow and develop her teaching methods through continuous education and training. Candace’s goal is to share her passion and knowledge with all athletes and offer them opportunities to achieve their own personal success.
Acrobatic Arts M2 | Acro Dance Teacher Association (ADTA) | ADA Hand Balancing M1 | Alixa Flexibility M4NCCP Artistic Gymnastics Foundations | Active Start Dance Cirque
Kathryn is a dancer born, raised and trained in Edmonton, Alberta. At the age of 3 Kathryn fell in love with dance. Starting at the Edmonton School of Ballet she trained in ballet (RAD and Cecchetti based), jazz and tap (Al Gilbert) as well as Ukrainian dance with the Shumka School of Dance. She later moved to Dance Alberta where she expanded her knowledge and added lyrical, contemporary and musical theatre to her training. Kathryn also had the amazing opportunity to train in London England at Pineapple dance studios and Trinity Laban Conservatory for Music and Dance where she expanded the knowledge that she now brings to her classes. Kathryn has been teaching dance for seven years in all genres and with all levels and takes her love of teaching into elementary classrooms.
Acrobatic Arts Preschool & M1
ADAPT Yr 1 & 2
Keira started dancing at the age of three and has never looked back. It has truly been their passion. They trained in acro, ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, lyrical, contemporary, pointe and hip hop. Acro has been their passion since they were introduced to it. Keira has done Cecchetti ballet exams to further their own knowledge and continually test their skills. Keira began assisting teaching all genres of dance at the age of 13, then a few years later, teaching her own classes. Keira loves to continue to learn and improve their own acro skills, and their teaching skills. They loves to teach and share their passion for acro with new and aspiring dancers. They loves to watch young danceers learn new skills and develop confidence in their abilities. Keira is excited to be teaching at Velocity and sharing their passion, for dance and acro.
Acrobatic Arts M2 | Alixa Flexibility M2
Avery has a passion for dance, acrobatics, and contortion. She's been dancing for 14 years. She is a performer with Firefly Circus
Acrobatic Arts M1
Alixa Flexibility M1
Julia started dancing at the age of 2 and instantly fell in love with the art. She has studied ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, tap, acro, hip hop, pointe, modern, and ballroom. She has participated in ballet exams and has received multiple scholarships throughout her dance career. Julia has been as assistant coach for 4 years. She is excited to share her passion for Acro with her students and give them confidence to succeed inside and outside of the studio.
ADTA (JR in progress)
Allison is an experienced dance educator and choreographer from Edmonton, AB. She grew up dancing at Edmonton Dance Factory, Edmonton School of Ballet, and spent time training at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. She has performed with Edmonton Festival Ballet, Edmonton Contemporary Dancers, and The U of A Dance Team before discovering her passion for teaching dance. Allison is a faculty member at the ADTA. Allison is proud to be an active member of the dance community in Canada and is passionate about sharing her expertise and experience. Allison’s teaching has a strong focus on building strength and flexibility in her dancers which allows them to succeed in dance while keeping their bodies safe. She believes in shaping dancers who have a love and understanding of their bodies, an appreciation of hard work, and a desire to continually push the boundaries of their art form.
ADTA (INT, ADV in progress) | Acrobatic Arts M2 Alixa Flexibility M4 | ADA Foundations, M1Dance Cirque B Sci
Devlin is a University of Alberta student. He is excited to work at Velocity, bring some innovative new ideas to the office, and get to know the athletes and families. He is an avid climber and is excited to practice fun tricks in the studio when he has the chance
Cheri is retired air traffic controller and mother of three active athletes. She has been a dance mom, soccer mom, hockey/goalie mom, wrestling mom, track and field mom, and more. She understands the demands on dedicated sport athletes and their families. She is familiar with sport specific training, the importance of cross training, nutrition, and the need for balance across all aspects of sport and life. Cheri looks forward to enhancing and supporting the vibrant dance and sport community in and around Edmonton, and helping acrobats, dancers and athletes of all ages and levels achieve their goals.
.Early Childhood Education Level 1