The Prestige Dance Faculty

 

We have large faculty of highly experienced, accredited and esteemed staff here at Prestige Dance Academy. We are passionate about providing the best possible training for the dancers at our studio and we believe that that starts with incredible teachers. Our widely talented staff have a multitude of backgrounds in all forms of dance and provide our students with well-rounded comprehensive training in all genres of dance. Most of our staff holds a long teaching history with our faculty and we are proud of their dedication to the growth of our studio. Our dance educators are continually pursuing professional development and teacher training to stay up to date with new techniques and trends being offered in the dance industry. Did you know that you will find many of our teachers at all three of our dance studio campuses? Learn more about our faculty here:

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Miss Amanda Hunsley

Business Director, Co-Owner, Dance Educator

The Prestige Faculty 2

Miss Lisette Stein

Artistic Director, Co-Owner

The Prestige Faculty 3

Miss Jade Vavra

Dance Educator, Operations Manager

Jody Rose

Miss Jody Rose

Dance Educator

Sarah Dolan

Miss Sarah Dolan

Dance Educator

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Miss Jen Brown

Co-Director of the Intensive Dance Program, Dance Educator

The Prestige Faculty 5

Miss Laura Klatzel

Co-Director of the Intensive Dance Program, Dance Educator

The Prestige Faculty 6

Miss Lindsay Oehlerking

Camp Coordinator, Dance Educator

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Miss Heather Columbus

Dance Educator

The Prestige Faculty 8

Miss Ginny Rose

Dance Educator, Office Admin

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Miss Breanne Catolico

Dance Educator

The Prestige Faculty 10

Mr. Brock Jellison

Dance Educator

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Miss Tali Glazer

Dance Educator

The Prestige Faculty 12

Miss Gemma Smith

Dance Educator

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Miss Madison Murphy

Administrative Team, Dance Educator

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Miss Sierra Oszust

Administrative Team, Dance Educator

Martin and Diana Lefebvre

Diana & Martin Lefebvre

Dance Educators

Miss Gabby Gaudet

Miss Gabby Gaudet

Administrative Team, Dance Educator

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Mr. Jack Dugdale

Administrative Team, Dance Educator

Jenna Martin

Miss Jenna Martin

Administrative Team, Dance Educator

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Miss Lexi Cook

Administrative Team, Dance Educator

Jenna Hassen Prestige Dance

Miss Jenna Hassen

Administrative Team, Dance Educator

Shaelene Standing

Miss Shaelene Standing

Dance Educator

Brianne Viznaugh

Miss Brianne Viznaugh

Administrative Team, Dance Educator

Chelsea Viznaugh

Miss Chelsea Viznaugh

Administrative Team

Edgar Reyes

Mr. Edgar Reyes

Dance Educator

Kurtis Grimaldi

Mr. Kurtis Grimaldi

Dance Educator

Grace Dugdale

Miss Grace Dugdale

Administrative Team, Teacher Apprentice

Rachel Wolfson

Miss Rachel Wolfson

Dance Educator, Teachers Apprentice

THE PRESTIGE DANCE TEACHER APPRENTICES

Tara Jackson

Miss Tara Jackson

Hi, dancers, my name is Miss Tara! I am 16 years old and I am a Grade 11 student at Ernest Manning High School.

I have been dancing since I was 3 years old and competing since I was 8. My favourite styles of dance are ballet, jazz, and contemporary.

When I’m not at the studio, I love travelling and spending time with my friends and family.

This is my 1st year as part of the Prestige Apprenticeship Program, and I could not be more excited to share my love for dance. I cannot wait to get to know everyone; if you see me at the studio, please stop and say hi!

Mckinna Gunderson

Miss McKinna Gunderson

Hi, my name is Miss McKinna! I am 17 years old and going into grade 12 at Central Memorial High School.

I have been dancing since I was two and have been at Prestige for 10 years. I love all disciplines of dance but my favourite is tap.

When I’m not dancing, I enjoy photography, volleyball, and spending time with friends and family.

This is my 2nd year as part of the Prestige Apprenticeship Program and I can’t wait to continue sharing my love of dance!

Catalina

Miss Catalina Osycka

Hello, my name is Catalina! I am 15 years old, and I am in Grade 10 at Western Canada High School. This is my third year at Prestige, and I’m really excited to be part of the Apprenticeship Program! My favourite dance styles are lyrical and jazz.

When I’m not dancing, I love hanging out with my friends and biking with my family. I enjoy going on adventures and traveling to new places. I also love working with children and volunteering at summer camps.

I can’t wait to continue sharing my passion for dance with others!

Harlee

Miss Harlee Crisp

My name is Harlee. I am in Grade 10 at Ernest Manning High School, and I am 15 years old.

I have been with Prestige since I was 5 years old and have danced my entire life. My favourite styles of dance are jazz, acro, and lyrical; I truly can not pick just one.

In my spare time I love getting together with my friends and family and traveling to places such as my cabin in BC.

This is my first year being a part of the Apprenticeship Program, and I can not wait to learn from this experience and share my love of dance!

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Miss Alia Anderchek

Hi, my name is Alia! I am 15 years old and in grade 10 at Western Canada High School. I have been dancing at Prestige for 8 years.

This is my first year as part of the Apprenticeship program.

Outside of dance, I enjoy reading, cooking, baking, and hanging out with my dog, Barley.

I am thrilled to be a part of this Apprenticeship Program and am looking forward to meeting each and everyone of you!

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Miss Keely Macijuk

Hi, my name is Keely! I am 15 and in Grade 11 at Central Memorial High School.

I started dancing at Prestige at the age of 8. I tried multiple different styles of dance but found jazz to be my favourite.

Outside of dance, I enjoy going horseback riding and spending time outside with my friends and family.

I have been a part of the STEP Team Program for two years, but this is my first year of the Prestige Apprenticeship Program. I’m looking forward to another great year of sharing my love of dance!

Courtney Floyd

Miss Courtney Floyd

Hi my name is Courtney. I am 16 years old, and I am in Grade 11 at Foundations for the Future Character Academy.

I began dancing at age four, and my favourite styles of dance are ballet and lyrical.

When I am not at the studio I enjoy baking and taking my dog on walks. I am excited to be a part of the Apprenticeship Program this year and to share my love of dance!

THE PRESTIGE DANCE STEP TEAM

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Miss Claire Weisgerber

Hi, my name is Claire. I’m 13 years old and I am in Grade 9 at St. Gregory Junior High.

I have been dancing at Prestige since I was 6 years old, and I am beyond excited to be a part of the STEP Team this year. My favourite styles of dance are contemporary, acro, and jazz.

Outside of dance I love to go on new adventures with my friends and family such as hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter.

I can’t wait to spend more time dancing and participating in new opportunities as well as sharing my love and passion for dance with you all this year.

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Miss Ema Nikolic

Hello! My name is Ema. I am 12 turning 13 in November. I am in grade 8 at Elboya school.

My favourite styles of dance are ballet and acro, although I love all the other disciplines such as hip hop, tap, jazz, etc. I started ballet and jazz around the age of 2. I started all the other styles around the age of 10.

When I’m not dancing or doing homework I like to hang out with friends, bake, penny board, or play board games with my sisters and cousins.

This is my first year as a part of the STEP Team, and I cannot wait to teach all of you in order to continue your journey as a dancer.

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Miss Sydney Slauko

Hi, my name is Sydney. I am 12 years old, and I am in grade 8 at Mount Royal Junior High School. I began doing Mommy and Me dance classes when I was 2 but started dancing at Prestige when I was 5 and started competitively dancing when I was 8 and have loved every second of it!

I am beyond excited to assist the teachers and continue to express my passion for dance around the studio in a new and different way. My favourite disciplines are jazz, contemporary, and acro. When I am not dancing I love to hang out with my friends and go to the lake at my cabin.

This will be my first year of STEP teaching, and I can not wait to get to know all of you better and to watch all of you do what you love!

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Miss Alexa Andrews

Hi, my name is Alexa! I am 13 years old, and I am in grade 8 at Mount Royal Junior High School. I have been dancing since I was 3, and my favourite styles are tap, musical theatre, and acro.

When I’m not dancing I love spending time with my friends and family by watching movies or playing games. I also enjoy walking my dog, Finnegan.

This is my 1st year on the Prestige STEP Team and I am ecstatic to share my love, passion, and joy of dance this upcoming year!

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Miss Savannah Helper

Hello! My name is Ema. I am 12 turning 13 in November. I am in grade 8 at Elboya school.

My favourite styles of dance are ballet and acro, although I love all the other disciplines such as hip hop, tap, jazz, etc. I started ballet and jazz around the age of 2. I started all the other styles around the age of 10.

When I’m not dancing or doing homework I like to hang out with friends, bake, penny board, or play board games with my sisters and cousins.

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Miss Lindsay Walsh

Hello, my name is Lindsay! I am in grade 7 at Vincent Massey.

My favourite discipline is ballet, and I have been dancing since I was 3.

I love going on my boat swimming, biking, and spending time with my family. I can’t wait to see what this year brings!

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Miss Madeline Bourque

Hello, my name is Miss Maddie! I am 14 years old, and in Grade 9 at Rundle College Junior High School.

I have been dancing since I was 6 years old and my favourite discipline is lyrical.

When I’m not dancing I enjoy spending time with my friends and traveling.

This is my fourth year at Prestige and my second year on the STEP Team. I am excited to share my love of dance as a STEP teacher!

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Miss Isabella Swan

Hi, my name is Isabella Swan! I am 14 years old, and I am in Grade 9 at Springbank High School. I have been dancing with Prestige since I was 3 years old, and my favourite part about it is the joy it brings me when I get to perform on stage.

I enjoy all styles of dance but my personal favourites would have to be jazz and contemporary. When I am not dancing, I love to spend time outside hiking, mountain biking, running, swimming, and paddleboarding. I also love to spend time with my family and friends.

This will be my second year on the Prestige STEP Team, and I am beyond excited to share my passion for dance!

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Mr. Lucas Macijuk

Hi, my name is Lucas, I am in Grade 8 at Bishop Pinkham Junior High.

I have been dancing since I was 7 years old and I practice hip hop and tap.

Outside of the studio I like to play rugby, go horseback riding, go camping, and do many more outdoor activities.

This is my first year a part of the STEP Program, and I am very excited to share my love of dance.

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Mr. Vincent Verwey

Hi my name is Vinny and I am 13 years old and heading into Grade 9.

I have been dancing in Hip Hop for 6 years.  I started competing in Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop 3 years ago and started Step Teaching at the same time.

This is my first year at Prestige and I am so excited to join the Prestige STEP team!

Outside of dance I like to ride my dirt bike and spend time with my Great Dane, Izzy.  I can’t wait to begin dancing at Prestige.

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Miss Ava Huber

Hello, My name is Ava! I am 14 years old and I am in Grade 9 at the Calgary Girls Charter School.

I have been dancing at Prestige for 6 years, and my favourite styles of dance are contemporary, jazz and ballet.

When I am not dancing I love hanging out with my friends, and spending time with my family. In the summer I love wake surfing, swimming and walking my dog Stevie.

This is my 2nd year as part of the Prestige Step Team and can’t wait to share my love of dance with everyone around me!

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Miss Ella Burry

Hello, My name is Ella! I am 14 years old and I am in Grade 9 at Prince Of Peace School.

I have been dancing at Prestige Dance Academy for 4 years and my favourite disciplines are tap, jazz, and lyrical.

Outside of dancing, I love to play volleyball, swim, and have fun with my friends! I also love to go for bike rides with my sister!

This is my 2nd year on the Prestige STEP Team and I am so excited to continue sharing my love of dance!