Owner | Director | Teacher
A.D.A.P.T. Certified Dance Teacher, Aerial Arts Certified, Acrobatic Arts Certified, PFIC Certified Instructor, currently studying Holistic Nutrition and Health Coaching
Ashley started dancing at three years old and has studied Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, AcroDance, Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre over the years. Ashley has been teaching since the age of 14 and has received many scholarships and awards across Ontario for her performance and choreography.
In July 2017, Ashley completed an extensive three year program to become an A.D.A.P.T. Certified Dance Teacher specializing in Jazz and Tap. She was extremely fortunate to train under the direction of Brian and Faye Foley, who are the founders of the A.D.A.P.T. (Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers) syllabus. Throughout the course of this program, Ashley started implementing this syllabus into her classes and saw a huge difference in her students. They started to develop a certain sharpness and technique that is not typically obtained. This syllabus is designed to push students of all ages and abilities to their full potential.
Ashley is a PFIC Certified Instructor in Aerial Yoga Fitness and Aerial Hoop. She has also studied under the direction of Meaghan Wegg, world renowned circus performer known for her performances in Cirque du Soleil, to obtain certification in Aerial Arts. Ashley is so excited to be able to offer a one-of-a-kind aerial arts program for Aerial Hammock and Hoop at the studio.
In Summer 2018, Ashley started training with Acrobatic Arts and obtained certification for Module 1. She is also in the process of completing the Acrobatique AcroDance Certification, the gold standard for AcroDance classes.
Ashley is currently studying holistic nutrition and health coaching to help dancers achieve their optimal performance and overall well-being.
“Thank you for being a part of the DancEnergy family. I can’t wait to have another amazing season of dance with all of you!”
Teacher | Aesthetician
Medical Aesthetics Diploma, A.D.A.P.T. Dance Teacher Certification in progress
Taylor discovered her love for dance at the age of three and has since studied in many styles including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern, and Musical Theatre. She has always been known for her love of performing and incredible ability to light up the stage! Over the years, Taylor has received many scholarships and awards all over Ontario for her own performances, as well as her choreography.
Taylor's journey with DancEnergy began right at the beginning in 2013, and she has been making everyone smile ever since. She just began her three year journey to obtain her A.D.A.P.T. Teaching Certificate for Jazz and Tap and will continue training over the summer months.
Miss Taylor is also the owner of our in-studio spa, Beauty Barre! For details and booking, please click here.
Teacher | Administrator
R.A.D. Registered Teacher, NCCP Level 2 Certified Gymnastics Coach, Acrobatic Arts Certified
Shea started dancing at the age of three. She has been extensively trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip hop. She has taken R.A.D. Ballet examinations from Primary to Advanced One passing mainly with Distinction. Shea has performed in many recitals, shows and has had great success competing in dance competitions across Canada.
After graduating high school, Shea was accepted into the Performance Dance Program at Ryerson and studied under the direction of Nadia Potts, Vicki St. Denys and Karen DuPlessis. She has since developed a love for teaching, choreographing and creating. Shea is an accomplished choreographer, receiving many awards from local, national and international competitions.
Shea has been teaching ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and acro to both recreational and competitive students for 9 years now. She is also an NCCP Level 2 certified gymnastics coach. Recently, Shea has obtained a Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies through the Royal Academy of Dance and is now a registered R.A.D. teacher.
Miss Shea will be implements the R.A.D. syllabus into all of our ballet classes at the studio, and also teaches recreational and competitive classes in Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Acro. She has a passion for learning and teaching and is very excited to be teaching at DancEnergy Studios. She hopes to encourage, inspire and share her love for dance with her future students!