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Tammy Dance Instructor SaskatoonMiss Tammy Tropeau Tammy Tropeau began her professional dance training at the age of nine at The National Ballet School in Toronto. After six years of study in both the Vagonova and Cecchetti methods with such teachers as Ms. Oliphant, Mr. Luc Amyot, and Karen Kain, Tammy graduated in 1992. After a short professional training program in Philadelphia Tammy realized that her feet were failing and under went reconstructive surgery on both feet. She then returned to The National Ballet School for an additional two years for their Professional Teacher Training Program. Tammy graduated in 1994 and holds her Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Cecchetti certificates as well as her Associate Imperial Society Teachers of Dancing certificate allowing her to place students into examinations. At the age of 19 Tammy returned to Saskatoon to open her own studio - Studio One RP Dance. Since then she has been invited to Spain to study Flamenco dance, traveled to New York, LA, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Boston and Arizona to study new dance techniques. She also returns to Toronto annually for Cecchetti seminars to continue her training. This summer she is excited to be travelling to Orlando with Studio One to perform in the Disney Parade. Along with being a studio owner, Tammy stays involved in the busy lives of her family of 4 children and husband. She is looking forward to share her passion of dance with the students and instructors of Studio One for the 24th year, and is excited to see what the 2018/2019 season will bring!
 
Jena Dance Instructor SaskatoonMiss Jena Bennetto Jena grew up in Saskatoon where she began her dance training at the age of 5 studying at Studio One. Jena danced competively for 13 years, attended workshops and master classes across Canada and the US. For 8 years Jena attended the ballet schools; Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Quinte Ballet and National Ballet School for their professional summer training programs. Upon graduating grade 12 she was accepted to George Brown College in the Dance Performance Study Program. While in Toronto Jena danced alongside Ballet Jorgen and worked with choreographers such as Darryl Tracy, Cynthia Macedo and Derek Sangster. After completing the program and receiving her diploma, Jena moved back home where she began her teaching career under the direction of Tammy Tropeau. Jena looks forward to watching the students continue to grow as they explore their passion for dance.
 
Jacqueline Dance Instructor SaskatoonMiss Jacqueline Conway Jacqueline has taught with Studio One since 2003. Starting out as an assistant, she now focuses solely in the jazz discipline for dancer's 12 and up. Her journey with dance began at age three with Sitter's School of Dance, completing exams through advanced levels in CDTA tap and jazz, and RAD ballet. She is certified with ADAPT and follows their syllabus within her jazz training. Also, in recent years she has taken Pilates training with Kathy Bond to further her understanding of body mechanics, core strengthening and injury prevention. Over the years, Jacqueline has received awards and accolades for choreography and teaching. And on occasion she's found herself in the adjudicators seat for dance, and also for other professional artists in the province through Creative Saskatchewan. She has worked with the province's largest music festival (SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival) and produced large fashion events providing opportunities for Studio One dancers to perform in the off-season. Dance is Jacqueline's true passion. She loves to share creative movement with her students, bringing out each dancer's unique talents, gifts, and personality. No matter if she's working in a group setting or one-on-one she facilitates strong technique, musicality and visual harmony to her pieces. She believes, "by capturing the essence of my groups and soloists, highlighting their strengths and aptitudes, every dancer has the opportunity to shine!"
 
Shauna Dance Instructor SaskatoonMiss Shauna Engdahl Shauna has been part of the teaching staff at Studio One since 1999. Shauna began dancing at the age of 3 and quickly realized that dancing was her passion. Over the years she studied a variety of styles of dance and enjoyed competing and showcasing her abilities for which she received numerous awards. She has enjoyed traveling throughout North America over the years to train with various choreographers and industry leaders in dance. She went on to achieve her BCOMM degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is now the co-owner of The Performer - A large dance competition here in Saskatoon. These days she focuses on teaching ballet to preschool aged children. She feels so lucky to be able to share her love of dance with so many tiny dancers.
 
Andrea Dance Instructor SaskatoonMiss Andrea Fontaine Andrea has had a passion for the arts for the majority of her life. She began dancing at the age of 3 and is trained in a variety of styles. Her main focus however, is contemporary and acrodance. She has completed exams in ADAPT, RAD and is a certified teacher for Acrobatic Arts. Andrea has been a member of the Abiding Lines Dance Company for 5 years and with them has completed 4 full length shows. While dancing with Abiding Lines, she has had the opportunity to perform at numerous events such as WE Day, Sabex Awards, Media Awards, Swinging with the Stars, Hotel Saskatchewan Reopening, Glitter Gala and a mini show in Vancouver, B.C. titled "Kaleidoscope Tales" alongside the Source Dance Company. In the summer of 2015 Andrea, alongside with fellow Abiding Lines company members, attended “Camp Kate” in Chicago and won the choreography review that was hosted there. From that Andrea was invited to assist with choreographer Kate Jablonski in Liverpool, England. She currently teaches at Studio One in Saskatoon and Lanigan Dance Dynamics and has received multiple awards for her choreography.
 
Erica Dance Instructor SaskatoonMiss Erica Gilmour Born and raised in Saskatoon, Erica began her dance training at the age of 2 at Kathleen Eckroth’s School of Dance. At the age of 6 Erica moved to continue her dance training under the teachers of Studio One, where she danced competitively until the age of 18. Erica has attended competitions and conventions throughout Saskatchewan, Alberta and Las Vegas. Erica has worked as the office manager and as a teacher for Studio One since 2011 along with working to complete her degree in Social Work. Erica is grateful to be going into her 19th year of being part of the Studio One family and is excited to continue watching the dancers experience their joy and passion for dance!
 
Sasha Dance Instructor SaskatoonMr. Sasha Kozak Sasha began dancing at age 5 with the Svoboda Ukrainian dancers. From there he went on to receive training at the Dance Connection in North Battleford. Upon graduation he moved to Vancouver where his professional career began. For the past 17 years Sasha has been working professionally in the dance industry. During his time he has worked on movies(Another Cinderella Story, Spectacular!, etc), tv shows, live performances and teaching across the world. His credits include working with Selena Gomez, Serena Ryder, Carly Rae Jepson, and Kristen Bell to name a few. Sasha is an accomplished dancer/choreographer and teacher who has worked in many genres including jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop and tap. Sasha is very excited to become part of the Studio One family!
 
Nicole Dance Instructor SaskatoonMiss Nicole Romanoff Nicole is excited to be part of the Studio One faculty for her 18th year! She took her first tap and ballet class at Sitter’s School of Dance in Saskatoon at age three, and from that point she was hooked! Nicole continued her dance education in Jazz, Tap, and Ballet and completed C.D.T.A. tap and jazz exams, and also completed RAD Ballet exams with marks of Distinction. Most recently Nicole completed both her C.D.T.A. Associates, and Full Member certification exams with marks of Distinction. She is passionate about teaching proper dance technique from a young age, and continues to learn new and innovative combinations for which she has received several choreography awards.
 
Nic Dance Instructor SaskatoonMr. Nicholas Turuk Nic was born and raised outside of North Battleford and began dancing at the age of 12 at the Dance Connection. Staring with Hip Hop, he continued to explore different styles of dance and eventually graduated with experience in Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary and Musical Theatre. Nic has completed his CDTA advanced tap exam and RAD Advanced 1 Ballet exam. Nic is currently studying at the Edwards School of Business where he is hoping to major in Finance. This is Nic's second year teaching at Studio One. With Hip Hop being his specialty, he has a passion for teaching rhythm and style to boys of all ages. He is excited that the Boys Hip Hop program has grown into two groups this year and is looking forward to sharing his love for Hip Hop.
 
Kelly Dance Instructor SaskatoonMr. Kelly Woodley Kelly began his training at the age of 5 at Diane Will Dance Studio and hasn’t looked back since. He then trained at Brenda’s School of Baton and Dance where he completed exams in C.D.T.A tap, A.D.A.P.T Jazz, and R.A.D Ballet, and trained in multiple disciplines. He has taken classes from a variety of local instructors as well as national and internationally recognized choreographers. Recently Kelly was a member of the Abiding Lines Dance Company for 5 years, where he was given the opportunity to perform across the province as well as in Vancouver and Chicago, IL. Kelly has been teaching around the province for 9 years and has loved passing on his passion and love for dance to his students. He has been teaching at Studio One for 3 years and looks forward to another season.