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Renée Renée is currently working towards a Degree in Education at Concordia University College. She has experience with a variety of dance styles, including Ukrainian Dance. She is pleased to have completed another year teaching performing arts programs for Strathcona County. Combining her passions, working with children and teaching performing arts, has been a dream come true for her! Renée loves helping children find their hidden talents through performing arts.

Rebecca Rebecca has been a competitive jazz and lyrical dancer for over six years. She has gained experience through formal dance training and workshops, in many different styles of dance. Her versatility as a dancer has enabled her to teach ballet, Broadway dance, hip hop, and musical theatre. Competing in her favourite style jazz, she has won the ‘Outstanding Award’ in the solo division at many competitions. Rebecca has found sharing her love of dance with families in the community a truly rewarding experience.

Nicole Nicole has been performing in the Edmonton area since the age of five. She hopes to continue to be a part of performing arts professionally for many years to come. In her final semester at Concordia University College of Alberta, Nicole is achieving a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Nicole is excited to bring her training and experience in drama, dance, musical theatre, and classical, choral and sacred music to a new generation of performers.


After spending a year abroad in Scotland Mhairi is excited to return and teach some of the performing arts programs at Festival Place. While living in the UK, she received a Master of Arts degree in Musical Theatre from the world renowned Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Mhairi is eager to share her knowledge and passion for performing arts with all of her students.

Cody has a passion for video production and technical theatre. He’s a graduate of the Red Deer College Motion Picture Arts program and Technical Theatre Production program. He’s been working for the past four years as part of the technical theatre crew at Festival Place. Cody is teaching the Video Production program offered at Festival Place, that focuses on creative expression through video.

Luay was born and raised in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He moved to Canada eleven years later and is currently in the BA/BEd program in Dramatic Arts at the University of Alberta. He has experiences in acting, improv, puppetry, directing, singing, designing film and drama related art forms. In 2010, his first directing project, The Insanity of Mary Girard, won a total of 10 regional and provincial awards including "Best Student Director" and "Best Student Directed Play". Luay is looking forward to teaching and working with all of the talented people in Strathcona County and surrounding area.


Adam Adam is a multi-talented performer, dancer, director and choreographer who has worked in Canadian theatre for over 15 years. His passion as an educator comes from seeing new and seasoned performers think outside the box and succeed. His energy is infectious and his passion unrivalled.

Allison Allison believes that there is a clown hidden inside all of us and that no one is too young or too old to be silly! A long time clown, Allison has an Education degree with a focus in Drama. She is excited to pass down her love of performing arts to the next generation.

Doreen Doreen has been dancing and entertaining since childhood. She started her ballet training at Sadler’s Wells Ballet, now known as Sadler Wells Theatre in England. Doreen further expanded her repetoire with other styles of dance such as tap and cabaret. Her passion for dance shone through her performances and now she brings this vibrant enthusiasm as an instructor. She shares her talents and methods with her students and believes a community is enriched when people learn to appreciate dance and performing arts.


Melissa Melissa has been working for Strathcona County as a performing arts instructor for the past three years, and she has loved every second of it! She is currently studying Education at the University of Alberta with a minor in Drama. She is passionate about instructing drama, her favourite part is seeing the participants cut loose and express themselves. Melissa believes that performing art programs are the perfect place for people to loosen up and get creative.

Lynne Lynne's career in movement and performing arts began in Thames Polytechnic England where she studied a teaching (honours) degree in Drama and Phys. Ed. It was there that she discovered a talent in dance and choreography. She holds a BA in Drama from Lethbridge University where she became enthralled with dramaturgy and creative theatre in education. Lynne's desire to merge and share these skills led her to teaching performing arts in Strathcona County. This amalgamation in a relaxed, fun filled ambience empowers students to tap into their personal strengths and abilities, giving them unique skills that will last a lifetime.

Taylor Taylor is graduating high school this year and completing twelve years of dance in various communities. She found the next step of her career teaching performing arts programs for Strathcona County. She is very excited to share her love of the arts with the children of the community. She loves to see the children fall in love with dance, and music the same way she did when she was little.


Chad Chad is the artistic director of Tales From the Improv Zone and course instructor for the performing arts program ‘The Improv Zone’. He is the writer animator of ‘How To Attract Girls With Magnets’, a half hour cartoon series on SHAW this fall.You can also see Chad on stage as part of the regular cast in the improvised ‘Dungeons and Dragons Adventures’ which plays at the paramount theatre in Edmonton.

Performing arts brings your imagination and creative spirit to life! Performing arts students gain life skills by tapping into their hidden creativity. Students of every age learn new ways of expressing their ideas and emotions though drama, dance, music and song. As students evolve in performing arts, they develop enhanced cognitive, motor, language, team work and social skills. By learning how to express their creativity, students improve their self esteem which can improve their overall quality of life.


Course Name

Number

Date

Time

Day

Instructor

Art in Motion (Gr 1-3)

84008

Apr 11 - Jun 13

4 - 5:30 pm

Thu

tba

Baby ballroom surpise (16M-23M) - parented

84255

Apr 9 - Jun 11

9:30 -10:15 am

Tue

Lynne

Classic tutus (K)

84110

Apr 6 - Jun 8

11:30 -12:15 pm

Sat

tba

Classic Tutus (K)

84108

Apr 11 - Jun 13

4 - 4:45 pm

Thu

Frances

Classic Tutus (Gr 1-4)

84109

Apr 11 - Jun 13

5 - 6 pm

Thu

Frances

Costumes and Characters - Homeschool (Gr 1-6)

84275

Apr 23

11:30 - 1:30 pm

Tue

Lynne

Creative Theatre Homeschool (Gr 1-6)

84115

Apr 22 - Jun 10

1:30 - 3:30 pm

Mon

Lynne

Dancing tutus (3-4Y)

84120

Apr 6 - Jun 8

9:30 - 10:15 am

Sat

Renee

Dancing tutus (3Y)

84117

Apr 8 - Jun 10

11:30 - 12:15 pm

Mon

Mhairi

Dancing tutus (4Y)

84118

Apr 9 - Jun 11

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Tue

Rebecca

Dancing tutus (3-4Y)

84119

Apr 10 - Jun 12

11:30 - 12:15 pm

Wed

Rebecca

From Time to Time - Imagination theatre (Gr 4-6)

84281

Apr 8 - Jun 10

6:30 - 7:45 pm

Mon

Nicole

Glee Theatre (Gr 7-12)

84121

Apr 9 - Jun 11

7:30 - 8:30 pm

Tue

Mhairi

Improv Arts - Homeschool (Gr 1-6)

84278

Apr 16

11:30 - 1:30 pm

Tue

Lynne

Mini moves (3Y-4Y)

84125

Apr 6 - Jun 8

10:30 - 11:15 am

Sat

Renee

Mini moves (3Y-4Y)

84130

Apr 6 - Jun 8

11:45 - 12:30 pm

Sat

Renee

Mini moves (3Y)

84122

Apr 8 - Jun 10

9:30 - 10:15 am

Mon

Mhairi

Mini moves (3Y-4Y)

84124

Apr 8 - Jun 10

12:30 - 1:15 pm

Mon

Mhairi

Mini moves (4Y)

84123

Apr 8 - Jun 10

10:30 - 11:15 am

Mon

Mhairi

Mini moves (3Y-4Y)

84126

Apr 9 - Jun 11

2:30 - 3:15 pm

Tue

Rebecca

Mini moves (3Y)

84129

Apr 10 - Jun 12

10:40 - 11:25 am

Wed

Rebecca

Mini moves (3-4Y)

84128

Apr 10 - Jun 12

4:50 - 5:15 pm

Wed

Mhairi

Mini Musical Theatre (K)

84313

Apr 6 - Jun 8

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Sat

Nicole

Mini Musical Theatre (K)

84312

Apr 8 - Jun 10

3:45 - 4:45 pm

Mon

Lynne

Musical theatre (Gr 1-3)

84314

Apr 9 - Jun 11

5 - 6 pm

Tue

Mhairi

Musical theatre (Gr 4-6)

84315

Apr 9 - Jun 11

6:15 - 7:15 pm

Tue

Mhairi

Rhythmic Roots (K)

84136

Apr 6 - Jun 8

12:30 - 1:15 pm

Sat

tba

Rhythmic Roots (K)

84137

Apr 6 - Jun 8

12:45 - 1:30 pm

Sat

Renee

Rhythmic Roots (K)

84135

Apr 9 - Jun 11

3:45 - 4:30 pm

Tue

Rebecca

Rhythmic Roots (Gr 1-3)

84132

Apr 9 - Jun 11

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Tue

Rebecca

Rhythmic Roots (Gr 4-6)

84133

Apr 9 - Jun 11

5:45 - 6:45 pm

Tue

Rebecca

Rhythmic Roots (Gr 1-3)

84134

Apr 11 - Jun 13

6:15 - 7:15 pm

Thu

tba - Frances

Stories in Motion - Video Production (Gr 4-7) - Homeschool

84279

Apr 30 - Jun 11

11:30 - 1:30 pm

Tue

Cody

Story Motion - Video Production (Gr 4-6)

84829

Apr 10 - Jun 12

4:30 - 6 pm

Wed

Cody

The Improv Zone (Gr 7-12)

84138

Apr 11 - Jun 13

7:15 - 8:45 pm

Thu

Chad

The Magical Garden - Imagination Theatre (Gr 1-3)

84280

Apr 8 - Jun 10

4:50 - 6:20 pm

Mon

Nicole

Tree Tales (8Y-12Y)

84241

Apr 16 - Jun 18

4:30 - 6 pm

Tue

tba

Two’s Groove (2Y) - parented

84273

Apr 9 - Jun 11

10:30 - 11:15 am

Tue

Lynne

Two’s Groove (2Y) - parented

84107

Apr 11 - Jun 13

10:30 - 11:15 am

Thu

Doreen

Video Waves - Video Production (Gr 7-12)

84830

Apr 10 - Jun 12

6 - 8 pm

Wed

Cody

Please note: instrutors are subject to change. For more details contact the perfoming arts programmer susan.mullen@strathcona.ca



Instructor profiles chart spring 2013