Meet Our Team

The Faculty at Dance Theme Academy is passionate about sharing their love and knowledge of dance. They have trained with some of the best dance educators and choreographers, and more importantly continue to develop their skills by attending conventions and workshops.

 

The professional faculty at Dance Theme Academy has trained extensively not only regionally, but in London, New York, and Los Angeles. Bringing their unique style and personality to each class, Dance Theme Academy's faculty have one thing in common ... energy! They all exemplify the Dance Theme Academy mantra: INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE, EMBRACE! Along with an amazing in-house faculty, Dance Theme Academy brings in many guest choreographers and teachers to broaden the dance education of their students.

Shari VanderWoude

Owner

Artistic Director

Shari is proud to have shared in the lives of countless children, parents and teachers who have been a part of the Dance Theme family for over 40 years.

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Vince Akinyode

Hip Hop

Vince began teaching 15 years ago and has had outstanding results as both dancer and instructor.

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Stacey Bronsch

Jazz

Stacey commenced her training at a young age in Edmonton and surrounding areas, and has trained extensively in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater and hip hop. read more  

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Jayden Clarkson

Acro

Jayen's bio is coming soon!

Wendi Danbrook

Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary

Wendi has been involved in the dance and entertainment industry for over 25 years. read more...

Debbie England

Tap, Adult Tap

Debbie England began her dance training at private dance schools in Edmonton. read more...

Heather GagnierMA, BA (Hons), LRAD, ARAD, RAD RTS, ABT Certified Teacher

Ballet

Heather is a graduate of the prestigious Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Ballet Education degree program at the Royal Academy of Dance in London, England. read more...

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Kelsey Isaman

Acro

Kelsey has been involved in the dance industry for over twenty years. read more....

Katie MacEachern

Musical Theatre, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap

Katie started dancing at Dance Theme when she was three years old and was immediately drawn to the performing arts. read more....

Chelsea Maier

Ballet

Chelsea began her ballet training with the International School of Ballet at the age of three.  read more...

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Michelle McBride

CERTIFIED ADJUDICATOR & ACRODANCE PRESCHOOL

Acro, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary

Michelle started dancing at a young age and soon discovered her passion for it. read more...

Paul Otterbein

Hip Hop

Jane fell in love with dance because of her love of movement.

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Aurora Pachkowski

Ballet

Aurora began her dance training at the age of three and was inspired her mother who also danced. read more...

Bobbi Payne

Mini Stars, Jazz,

Musical Theatre

Bobbi is an energetic and passionate teacher who began her dance training at the age of three with Dance Theme. read more...

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Jane Porter

Early Childhood

Jane fell in love with dance because of her love of movement.

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Jade Radke

Hip Hop

Jade's bio coming soon....

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Kianna Kalyta Tran

Lyrical, Early Childhood

Kianna has been dancing at Dance Theme Academy since the age of three. read more...

Jolie Van

Tap, Jazz

Jolie trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Musical Theatre and Hip-Hop and has studied with many renowned teachers and choreographers. read more...

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Julia Zanon

Ballet

Julia began her dance training at Dance Theme Academy at the age of three up until graduation.

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