Miss Amanda is the Director of Prestige Dance Academy. She opened Prestige Dance Academy in 2002 because she loved dance and had a passion to share her love of dance with her students. Over the last 16 years she has worked hard to create an environment where positive learning and growth happens, with a high level focus on technique to properly training dancers while instilling the passion and art for the love of dance.
Miss Amanda has her teaching certification through Associated Dance Arts For Professional Teachers and is an active member in the Wild Rose Dance Arts Association Charity where she unites with other dance teachers to give back to the Calgary dance community.
Amanda completed her Applied Business and Entrepreneurship Degree from Mount Royal College and level two of the National Coaching Certification Program. In 2004 Amanda competed against other Canadian small businesses to win the title of 2004 CIBC Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
The mission of Prestige Dance Academy is to establish positive self-esteem and passion for the art of dance and she is committed to this goal. Miss Amanda is excited to see the growth of all students at the West and South locations and is especially proud of the great community that has developed over the 16 years - camaraderie, friendships and family are words that people use to describe the Prestige community
Miss Amanda Loves spending time with her family Scott, Brianna age 8, Emerson age 6 and she enjoys reading, yoga, skiing and surfing.
Miss Lisette Stein
Co-Owner, Dance Educator, Intensive Director
Miss Lisette Stein
Miss Lisette is the Intensive Director and Co-owner of Prestige Dance Academy Inc. The Prestige staff, students and families mean the world to her and continue to inspire her on a daily basis.
Miss Lisette grew up acting, singing and doing gymnastics. She has competed and performed internationally and won many awards as a dancer and performer. Miss Lisette, however, discovered her true passion to be for teaching and choreography.
Miss Lisette graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of fine arts degree with a major in theatre and minor in Dance, she also holds her post secondary business education from Mount Royal University. She has her teaching accreditation through Adapt (Association Dance Arts for Professional Teachers) in both Tap and Jazz as well as her advanced two accreditation for teaching Acro through acrobatic arts.
Miss Lisette has won countless awards for her Choreography including the Judy-shay memorial scholarship award which she won for the third time again last year for her contemporary/lyrical choreography.
Miss Lisette also sits on the board for the Wild Rose Dance Arts Association , which is a non profit Dance organization which gives back to the dance community. She is co-directing Team Canada alongside Shelley Tookey this year and is thrilled to be a part of this international organization representing Canada.
Miss Lisette loves spending time with her husband Keith and dog Toby when she is not at the studio. She is looking forward to a very exciting new year and cannot wait to celebrate our 16th season with you all.
Miss Jen Brown
Assistant Intensive Director, Dance Educator, Management Team Member, Office Manager
Miss Jen Brown
Miss Jen has an extensive dance background in classical ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, hip hop, and musical theatre. She has successfully completed various examinations up to and including her ADAPT Pre-Advanced tap exam, ADAPT Intermediate 3 jazz exam, as well as her RAD Advanced One ballet exam.
After graduating from the University of Calgary in 2014, she continued to expand her knowledge of dance and movement by becoming a certified Acrobatic Arts instructor as well as completing her first of a three year program through ADAPT.
While she is passionate about all disciplines, her heart has always been with tap. She has travelled to Vancouver on several occasions to attend the Vancouver International Tap Festival, where she has had the opportunity to work with tap masters from around the world.
This year will be Jen's seventh year teaching at Prestige, and she is excited to continue to share her passion for dance with her students!
Miss Masha Pashchuck
Dance Educator, Events Coordinator, Management Team Member, Office Staff
Miss Masha Pashchuck
Miss Masha has been dancing since the age of 4 and is trained in classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, tap, and modern.
At the age of 15, Masha auditioned for and was accepted into the Performing and Visual Arts program at Central Memorial High School, where she was introduced to African, hip hop, blues, and many more new styles of dance. Dance has always been a passion for her, and in 2009, Masha joined the student teacher education program at Prestige Dance Academy. In 2012, Masha became a part of the Prestige faculty, and has been teaching here ever since.
Masha is a strong believer in always growing both personally and professionally, so she is always eager to engage in various professional development opportunities!
Up to date, she has completed her ADAPT Teacher’s Training School, as well as her Module Two Acrobatic Arts certification. In addition to her dance teaching, Masha received a Bachelor of Education degree with a Physical Education minor from Mount Royal University. While studying at MRU, Masha was a part of the dance team on campus, and has taken on a coaching role in 2016.
In her spare time, Masha enjoys a reading, movies and walking her dog Lillie.
Miss Jade has been dancing since the age of 4 and trained in classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, lyrical and tap. At the age of 11, Miss Jade joined Prestige Dance Academy as a student, joined the Student Teach Education program in 2009 and continued her training with Prestige until the age of 18.
In the fall of 2013, Miss Jade moved to Antigonish, Nova Scotia to attend St. Francis Xavier University where she studied Business and majored in Finance. Dance has always been her first love and so Miss Jade continued dancing in University through attending drop in classes regularly and joining the Dance Team on campus. While away, Miss Jade also began teaching dance at a studio associated with the University. Miss Jade graduated from University in May 2017, has moved back to Calgary and is so excited to be teaching at Prestige!
For the last three summers, Miss Jade attended the ADAPT Teacher Training School (TTS) in Toronto and has recently completed the program in July 2017. Following this, Miss Jade completed her first module of Acrobatic Arts training this summer and looks forward to continuing this certification program in the years to come!
In her spare time, Jade enjoys spending time with her family and friends!
Miss Laura Klatzle
Miss Laura Klatzle
Miss Laura has 18 years of dance training in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and lyrical. She has successfully completed her ADAPT jazz and tap exams (Junior 1 – Intermediate 3), as well as her RAD ballet exams (Grade 1 – Advanced 1).
Miss Laura is on her 7th season teaching with Prestige Dance Academy and has developed amazing connections with her co-workers, her students and their families. She has loved learning and growing as a technical trainer and choreographer for the Intensive Program. She has completed her Acrobatic Arts Teaching Certification Courses and has completed level one of her ADAPT Teaching Certification this past summer.
In addition to her position at Prestige Dance Academy, Miss Laura graduated from the University of Calgary in 2014 with a BA Degree in Communication Studies and is now the National Accounts Service Coordinator at a Life & Fire Safety company.
Dance Educator, RTS, Yoga Instructor
Ms. Goessman, has been a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance for twenty three years and is excited to be entering in to her seventh year at Prestige Dance Academy.
Ms. Goessman began her early training in Kamloops, BC at the age of 5, and went on to study at Canadian Dance World in New Westminster and Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto. Ms Goessman studied ballet, jazz, modern and national dance and has continued to perform both locally and globally throughout most of her 28 year teaching career.
Her love of teaching dance has brought her from Vancouver to Prince Edward Island, where she has taught ballet and jazz at all levels as well as early childhood dance. Ms. Goessman continues to travel and guest teaches.
Her students have gone on to study and perform with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, the National Ballet School, Juilliard, Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Charlottetown Festival, and Confederation Centers Young Company.
Ms. Goessman cherishes sharing her love of dance and joy of movement with all of her students, helping to nurture them into young people with a sense of conviction, and an appreciation of what can be accomplished through hard work and determination - personal tools that will last a lifetime.
Ms. Goessman Strives to inspire each and every dancer to be the best dancer they can be.
Miss Adwoa Yamoah
Miss Adwoa Yamoah
Miss Adwoa has been dancing for most of her life. In 2012 Adwoa was picked to represent Canada at the Prestigeous Miss Universe Pageant. She was formerly a Cheerleader for the Calgary Stampeders Outriders. She has also choreographed and danced for local and international recording artists including choreographing for the opening artists of Nelly, Ice Cube and Warren G to name a few!
Adwoa loves teaching dance as everyday she meets new inspiring dancers that expand her creative mind, there is no better feeling than knowing that you have taught your students to be better versified dancers and to see them on stage bringing your vision to reality.
In her spare time Adwoa loves to hang out with friends, reading and of course dance!!
Miss Lindsay Oehlerking
Miss Lindsay Oehlerking
Lindsay Oehlerking began her dance training in Lacombe, Alberta, studying various disciplines including jazz, tap, ballet and contemporary, before moving to Calgary to further her dance education.
In 2014, she completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree (Dance Major, Choreography and Performance Concentration) at the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts. Lindsay continues to train in contemporary dance and has recently travelled to New York and Montreal to train with international dance artists. She has performed with local contemporary dance companies, La Caravan Dance Theatre, Sesol Dance and J-Sik Movements.
This summer Lindsay completed her third and final year at ADAPT teacher’s training school in Toronto. Lindsay also has her Module One Acrobatic Arts certification course.
Lindsay continues to perform with a variety of dance groups around Calgary.
Miss Angela-Rae Murdoch
Miss Angela-Rae Murdoch
Angela-Rae Murdoch is a graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts', Triple Threat Conservatory in Toronto ON. She has performed in Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Mexico and various North American cities as a Singer, Dancer, Actress and Comedienne.
Angela is a third generation Dancer/ Teacher and Choreographer taught by her grandmother and mother.
People often ask her what her favorite “Style of Dance” is, but after 30+ years of training in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and most recently her certification in the Acrobatic Arts Syllabus, she finds it impossible to decide.
Currently in her 22nd year as a dance educator Angela is consistently astounded by the effort and dedication put forth by all of the dancers she has the privilege of meeting.
She is so grateful to be a part of the Prestige family, and can’t wait to see what another exciting dance year has in store.
Miss Maya Savi
Dance Educator, Office Admin
Miss Maya Savi
Miss Maya Savi has been part of the Prestige Dance community since she was six years old. Starting as a young student, growing to be part of the STEP team and now a member of the faculty. Being at the studio is one of Miss Maya’s very favorite places to be.
Maya has trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, acro and tap. Miss Maya is passionate about tap from the hallways to the kitchen at home or at University she is always tapping! Miss Maya is studying Education at Mount Royal University.
Miss Maya attended the ADAPT Teacher Training School (TTS) in Toronto this summer, she also completed her first module of Acrobatic Arts training.
Miss Maya looks forward to sharing everything she learned, as well as her passion for dance with those around her this year at Prestige.
ADCSC-CICB, BA Dance, Dance Educator, Faculty of Creative and Performing Arts (2017), MRT (RAD)
Solveig Desilets (formerly Groenland) is a dance professional currently teaching and choreographing in Calgary. Solveig holds her Associate Diploma accreditation with the Cecchetti Society of Canada, and her Mutually Recognized Teacher’s accreditation with the Royal Academy of Dance. She is an honours graduate of the Dance program at Grant MacEwan University, and is currently completing her Bachelor of Arts in Dance at the University of Calgary.
Ms. Solveig held the title of Contemporary Choreographer for Edmonton, Alberta’s only professional ballet company, Citie Ballet, for over ten years. This gives her a unique perspective on the professional dance world, and permits her to prepare the serious student by giving them a real advantage in their upcoming dance events and career aspirations.
Ms. Solveig teaches because she believes that dance, and ballet in particular, can help young people to attain self confidence and teach organizational skills, dedication, discipline, courtesy, and goal setting. Dance also teaches students to love and be fascinated by their own bodies and how they work. Students of dance learn how to enjoy movement and exercise, which is a lifelong gift that many children and young adults are missing. She has experience teaching dance at the recreational, competitive, pre-professional and professional levels.
Ms. Solveig strives to teach ballet with a basis in science; a basis in anatomy and kinesiology. She believes in helping students to achieve the highest possible technique in their studies, so that they can perform according to their choreographers' needs and expectations. Her classes involve lessons on muscles and muscle groups, injury prevention, cross training exercises, and movement theory. She is passionate about passing her knowledge of physicality to her students, which invariably helps them to achieve their dancing goals, whatever they may be.
Main Office West (Glenbrook Plaza)
#134, 3715 51st Street S.W. Calgary, AB T3E 6V2
Prestige Dance Academy has two locations within Glenbrook Plaza, #128 (Studios 1 & 2)
and #134 (Studios 3 & 4) Call: 403-873-7228South (Auburn Bay Station) NEW!!
#616, 100 Auburn Meadows Drive SE Call: 587-350-2127