FACULTY

539539_284216471679853_1652594510_nOur mission is to give students of all ages and abilities a love of the art, knowledge of the technique, commitment, self-discipline and memories that will last a lifetime. We strive to provide professional dance training that is  developmentally and physically appropriate for students ages two through adult in a positive learning environment.

Supporting the individual growth and bringing out the personal uniqueness in every dancer!

  • Follow Connectivity Dance on Instagram – @connectivitydance

JANA HAMILTON, BFA    

Owner, Director

  • Follow Miss Jana on Instagram – @missjana_cdl

 Modern, Ballet, Acro, Pre AcroDance, Tap, Jump Rope, Conditioning, Zumbini, CDLCompany-Modern

Jana began her dance training in the small town of Tilbury, Ontario. She continued on to achieve a BFA (hon) specialized in Dance from York University in Toronto. While in Toronto, Jana studied with the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Kaeja d’Dance, and Ballet Creole. She also had 
the opportunity to tour with the York Dance Ensemble working with choreographers such as Holly Small, Darcey
 Callison, Alex Cilic, and Peter Chin.Jana Headshot 2017

Upon receiving her BFA, Jana relocated to Alberta and now calls Leduc home.  Since moving to Alberta in 2000, Jana has trained
 with a variety of instructors from Mile Zero, Vibe Tribe, Isis Dance and the Edmonton School of Ballet. She has
 choreographed and performed solo work, groups and musicals, choreographing parts of Sleeping Beauty with the Leduc Drama Society and and the Alberta Summer Games in Leduc.   Jana also spent 7 years with the Leduc Figure Skating Club as the Off-Ice Training Co-ordinator.

Jana is passionate about dance and full body integration, continuing to build on her training and knowledge. She has completed training in all 11 levels of the Junior Preparatory Ballet and Progressions Ballet Syllabi. Jana has studied in New York and maintains a Level 2 in the Bill Evans Technique of Contemporary Dance, which is based in Laban Theory and Bartenieff Fundamental Movement Patterns. Mentored under the guidance of dance icon William Evans and master instructors Don Halquist, Debra Knapp & Suzie Lundgren.

With the influence of such diverse instructors, Jana has experienced many genres of dance such as ballet, modern in the styles of
 Graham, Limon, Cunningham, Duncan, Horton, and Evans, tap, jazz, classical East Indian, hip-hop, ballroom, tribal belly dance and 
National dance.

  • M3Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hon) ~ York University, Ontario
  • Edmonton School of Ballet – Junior Grades and Progressions Certified Instructor
  • Bill Evan Contemporary Technique – Level 2
  • GrowUp SmART ~ BrainDance Method Certified
  • Al Gilbert Tap Syllabus Qualified Instructor
  • Alixa Flexibility Level 3
  • Acrobatic Arts Module 1 Certified
  • Acrobatic Arts AcroDance Preschool Certified
  • Zumbini Certified  Instructor
  • Triple P Parenting
  • Mind-Up
  • RSA  & RSC Registered Skipping Coach
  • NCCP Certified Coach ~ Coach Initiation in Sport, Making Ethical Decisions
  • Red Cross First Aid CPR C & AED certified

HALEY MYHRE

  • Follow Miss Haley on Instagram – misshaley_cdl

Instructor: Hip Hop, Jazz, CDLCompany- HipHopHaley #3

Connectivity is excited to have Haley Myhre back this year instructing in our Hip Hop & Jazz Programs.  Haley has been assisting and teaching in the Edmonton and Sherwood Park areas for the past nine years. Haley has training in Ballet, Jazz and Lyrical & Hip Hop. Haley has also travelled various places for her training, participating in Disney’s Magic Parade as well as competing at World of Dance where she received a 3rd place standing.  Haley is a former Edmonton Eskimos Cheerleader and was part of the first Edmonton Eskimos “Esks Force Hype Team”.  Miss Haley is once again leading  our Connectivity Crew community performance team!  Haley is currently attending the U of A and continuing her passion for learning the art and various styles of Hip Hop.

  • Red Cross First Aid CPR C & AED certified

SARAH BROWN

  • Follow Miss Sarah on Instagram – @misssarahdancing

Instructor: Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, CDLCompany-JazzHeadShot - Sarah Brown

Connectivity Dance is excited to have Miss Sarah back to our faculty for the 2020/21 dance season! Sarah has been dancing her way through life since the age of three.  She became a student teacher in her teen years and found joy in helping and teaching younger dancers. She is experienced in tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, contemporary, and hip hop and has received many awards within each of those genres throughout her life. Notably, the Harbour Dance Centre scholarship, and the Rocky Mountain Dance Project scholarship. Also, Miss Sarah  has won 1st place with local professional hip hop group, NXG Company at World of Dance Edmonton in 2017. Sarah continues to strive for growth not only as a teacher but as a dancer as well.

  • Red Cross First Aid CPR C & AED certified
  • Al Gilbert Tap Syllabus Qualified Instructor
  • RAD Intermediate

KATIE DUNCAN

  • Follow Miss Katie on Instagram – @nodunc

Instructor: Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Pointe, CDLCompany-BalletScreen Shot 2019-06-18 at 9.52.04 PM

We are pleased to have Miss Katie return to our CDL instructor team for the 2020/21 dance season!  Miss Katie brings a wealth of dance knowledge and creative ideas to our dancers.  Miss Katie has completed the teacher training programs at both the Edmonton School of Ballet and the National Ballet School of Canada in Toronto.  Miss Katie is widely versed in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical , Modern, Hip Hop, Acro and National Dance.  Katie also provides bilingual instruction with fluency in French.

  • Cecchetti Association Diploma
  • National Ballet School – Certificate of Dance Teaching
  • RAD Intermediate
  • ISTD National Dance Intermediate & Advanced 1
  • Edmonton School of Ballet – Junior Grades and Progressions Certified Instructor
  • Zumba Certified Instructor
  • Red Cross First Aid CPR C & AED certified

 

 

PHEDRA MILLER

Instructor: Acro, Tap, CDLCompany-Acro

  • Follow Miss Phedra on Instagram – @missphedra_dance

Connectivity Dance is excited to welcome back Miss Phedra for another season.

  • Acrobatic Arts Module 2 Certified
  • Red Cross First Aid CPR C & AED certified

 

VALLEENA LITTLE

Apprentice: Ballet, Jazz, Modern, CDLCompany-Rehearsal Assistant

  • Follow Miss Valleena on Instagram – missvalleena

We are fortunate to have Miss Valleena back for another season as our Studio Apprentice and Junior Teacher.  Miss Valleena has been accepted to the National Ballet School Teacher Training program in Toronto for Fall of 2021! A bit of a postponed plan, but very lucky for our studio as we continue to support her goal toward teaching. A definite role model for our younger students as we watch her grow.

  • Edmonton School of Ballet – Junior Grades and Progressions Certified Instructor
  • Red Cross First Aid CPR C & AED certified

 

AUTUMN NESDOLY

Jump Rope ~ Head Coach 

  • Follow Coach Autumn on Instagram – @coachautumn_skips
  • Former Victoria Island Hopper
  • NCCP certified Coach ~ Coach Initiation in Sport, Making Ethical Decisions
  • RSC certified Coach
  • Red Cross First Aid CPR C & AED certified

Jeff Fox

Jump Rope ~ Assistant Coach 

  • Follow Coach Jeff on Instagram – @coach_jeff00
  • Former Bonnyville Skipperoo
  • NCCP certified Coach ~ Coach Initiation in Sport, Making Ethical Decisions
  • RSC certified Coach
  • Standard First Aid/CPR C
  • Rope Skipping Alberta National Record holder

 

CLASS ASSISTANTS & LEADS 2020/21

Trey Hamilton –  Junior Skipping Coach

Aurora Michaud

Violet Michaud

Dancers Junior 2 level and above interested in assisting for the up-coming season, please contact Miss Jana.

 

 

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