The Prestige Team

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?

Business Director

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Miss Amanda Hunsley

Miss Amanda is the Business Director of Prestige Dance Academy. She founded Prestige Dance Academy in 2002 because she loved dance and had a passion to share her love of dance with her... read more

Artistic Director

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Miss Lisette Stein

Miss Lisette, an ADAPT and Acrobatic Arts certified dance educator, is the co-owner and Artistic Director of Prestige Dance Academy. She is well known for her insightful, innovative, and masterful choreography which has... read more

Intensive Director

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Miss Jen McGowan

Miss Jen is the Co-Director of the Intensive Dance Program at Prestige Dance Academy Inc. Miss Jen has an extensive dance background in classical ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical /contemporary, hip hop, and musical... read more

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Miss Laura Klatzel

Miss Laura began her dance training in Calgary at the age of eight and went on to compete in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, hip hop, and musical theatre. She successfully completed her... read more

Ballet Director

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Miss Gemma Smith

Miss Gemma Smith has Registered Teacher Status with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD RTS) and is an Associate member (ARAD) having achieved her Advanced 2 through the Royal Academy of Dance, London,... read more

Early Childhood Programming Manager

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Miss Lindsay Oehlerking

Miss Lindsay began her dance training in Lacombe, Alberta, studying various disciplines including jazz, tap, ballet, musical theatre, hip hop, acro, and contemporary, before moving to Calgary to further her dance education.  In... read more

Executive Admin Manager

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Miss Jamie Eddy

Miss Jamie is excited to share her enthusiasm for learning with the students in the Fine Arts Academy as the Lead Teacher at the West location. A born and raised Calgarian, Miss Jamie... read more

South and West Studio Manager

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Miss Tammy Smith

Miss Tammy is looking forward to working with the students in the Fine Arts Academy as the Lead Teacher at the South location. Miss Tammy danced from the age of three until her... read more

Private Lesson Lead

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Miss Heather Columbus

Miss Heather has an extensive dance background in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, tap, and acro. She has been studying under the RAD for the past two years and is excited to... read more

Fine Arts Academy Lead

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Miss Tammy Smith

Miss Tammy is looking forward to working with the students in the Fine Arts Academy as the Lead Teacher at the South location. Miss Tammy danced from the age of three until her... read more

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Miss Jamie Eddy

Miss Jamie is excited to share her enthusiasm for learning with the students in the Fine Arts Academy as the Lead Teacher at the West location. A born and raised Calgarian, Miss Jamie... read more

Admin

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Miss Kayley Jalali

Miss Kayley has studied various forms of dance including Highland, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and Musical theatre. Her true love has always been ballet. She competed in many competitions across all four prairie... read more

Dance Educators

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Miss Hannah Bishop

My name is Miss Hannah! I have been pursuing dance since a very young age and through my years I have learnt and experienced so many great things through the dance art. I... read more

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Miss Brooke Floyd

Brooke Floyd has always felt drawn to tap dance as a vehicle for personal expression and enjoyment. Soon after joining Tasha Lawson’s Tri-Tone Rhythm Ensemble, Brooke began seeking out opportunities to study under... read more

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Miss Courtney Floyd

Miss Courtney just graduated from Foundations for the Future Charter School Academy and is currently in her first year at the University of Calgary. She is in a five year concurrent program to... read more

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Miss Cassidy Jellison

Miss Cassidy began dancing at the age of six in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. She trained and competed in many genres of dance. She completed Junior 1-Intermediate 2 ADAPT tap and jazz exams, as well... read more

Miss Hannah Peacock

Miss Hannah is a UK born dance educator, choreographer, adjudicator and Pilates instructor with over 18 years of teaching experience. She has resided in Alberta, Canada since 2009. After completing extensive dance training... read more

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Miss Jody Rose

Miss Jody’s journey began in Taber, Alberta with a love for gymnastics. She competed in gymnastics for 10 years and became a certified coach at age 14. She coached gymnastics for 12 years... read more

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Miss Ginny Rose

Miss Ginny began dancing with Prestige Dance Academy at the age of thirteen and has studied many styles of dance, her favourite of which was ballet. She participated in several RAD ballet exams... read more

Miss Kalie

Miss Kalie Morberg

Miss Kalie is originally from northern Manitoba and began her dance training at just three years old. She has trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, and more. This is... read more

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Miss Rachel Wolfson

Miss Rachel is from Calgary born and raised. She graduated from St. Mary’s high school and is currently in her first year of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. Miss Rachel aspires to... read more

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Mr. Kurtis Grimaldi

Mr. Kurtis began his ballet training at the age of 18 at the Oakville School of Classical Ballet (OSCB). After a year of training at OSCB, Kurtis received a full scholarship to attend... read more

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Mr. Edgar Reyes

Born in Calgary, Alberta, Mr. Edgar has traveled internationally working with such choreographers as Luther Brown, Sabrina Matthews, and Mia Michaels. He has performed for artists such a Keisha Chante, Eva Avila, and... read more

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Martin, a native of Montreal, started dancing at the age of nine and competed extensively in both Ballroom and Latin. His amateur accolades include: Two time Quebec Latin Champion, two time Canadian Latin... read more

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Miss Josie Colborne

At the age of 3 years old I was put in my first ballet class in Calgary and never looked back. I added jazz, tap, lyrical, hiphop, musical theatre, contemporary and pointe and... read more

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Miss Madi Murphy

Miss Madi is entering her fifth year of being a member of the Prestige community. She has been dancing since the age of four and competing since the age of six! She participated... read more

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Miss Harlee Crisp

Miss Harlee has been a part of the Prestige Dance Academy Family for over 10 years. She has grown up within the studios and halls of Prestige. Miss Harlee is currently a student... read more

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Miss Gabby Gaudet

Miss Gabby attended Prestige Dance Academy during her final year of high school and is starting her third year as a member of the Prestige Faculty. Miss Gabby has been dancing since the... read more

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Mr Paul Otterbein

Paul is an internationally known hip-hop Choreographer, originally from BC but has resided in Alberta (Edmonton for the past 4 years) working with DTA Tigers Academy and now lives in Calgary. Paul loves... read more

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Miss Daniela Erewa

Miss Daniela Erewa was born and raised in the beautiful city of Monterrey, Mexico. Where she began her passion for dance at a very young age. Her beginnings in dance were established in... read more

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Miss Andrea Tarbay

Miss Andrea has had a passion for dance since the beginning at three years old. Training and competing in various styles with a focus in ballet, contemporary, jazz, and lyrical she trained at... read more

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Miss Jasmine Goulet

Miss Jasmine began her dancing career in her hometown of Banff, AB at the age of four. She began training in ballet and quickly expanded into other disciplines including jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical,... read more

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Miss Abby Wennberg

Miss Abby is thrilled to be joining the Prestige staff this season. Having spent four years as part of the Prestige Intensive program, Miss Abby has gained extensive experience in many genres of... read more

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Miss Breanne Catolico

Miss Breanne was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She started dancing when she was 7 years old. She has trained in jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, musical theatre, acro, and... read more

Client Care Team

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Miss Taylor Read

Miss Taylor is an intensive Prestige student who trains in HipHop. Although Miss Taylor has tried other disciplines, HipHop is what she is truly passionate for. Along with dancing competitively herself, Miss Taylor... read more

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Miss Izzy Rizzuto

Miss Izzy has been dancing at Prestige since she was four years old and began competing at eight. Miss Izzy currently trains in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, and Hip hop, but has also... read more

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Miss Claire Weisgerber

Miss Claire was born in Calgary and has lived here all her life. She is in grade 11 at St. Mary’s High School. She has a passion for mountains and enjoys hiking up... read more

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Miss Alia Anderchek

Miss Alia started dancing with Prestige Dance Academy at the age of 7. Throughout the years she has trained in styles such as Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Tap and completed many dance exams... read more

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Miss Ashley Wolfson

Miss Ashley was born in Calgary and has lived here her whole life. She goes to St. Mary’s High School and is in her Senior Year of Grade 12. Miss Ashley is a... read more

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Miss Courtney Floyd

Miss Courtney just graduated from Foundations for the Future Charter School Academy and is currently in her first year at the University of Calgary. She is in a five year concurrent program to... read more

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Miss Ema Nikolic

Miss Ema is excited to join the Prestige staff this year. This will be her 5th year in the Prestige Intensive program, and her 7th year with Prestige overall. Miss Ema loves all... read more

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Miss CJ Sapad

Miss CJ started dancing when she was just two years old at Generation Dance Studio in Fort McMurray, Alberta. She has competed all over North America and on international waters. She performed in... read more

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Miss Ava Huber

Miss Ava has been dancing at Prestige Dance Academy for 8 years and has been a part of the Intensive Program for 7 years. In addition to this, she has also been a... read more

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Miss Sydney Slauko

Miss Sydney is so excited to be joining the Prestige Dane Academy staff this season. She has spent the past nine years dancing at Prestige as part of the Intensive program as well... read more

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Miss Savannah Helper

Miss Savannah has been a part of Prestige Dance Academy for four years, and this will be her fifth. As well as being a dancer in the Intensive program, Miss Savannah has been... read more

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Miss Kaya Morris

Miss Kaya grew up in Okotoks and first started out as a soccer player. Miss Kaya's interest in dance peaked when she would watch the next step show on repeat at home, that's... read more