Mentorship Program

Navigating the world of AcroDance can seem daunting at first, especially if you are building an acro program from the ground up, or are transitioning to acro from a strictly dance or gymnastics background. That’s why we give all Acrobatique certifying teachers FREE access to our Colleague Mentorship Program, where you are paired up with an experienced and certified Acrobatique Instructor. You can ask your Mentor any questions that come up as you work with your acro students in your studio.

Learn more about the Acrobatique mentors below!
  • Allie
    Morris

    Allie Morris

    Allie has been competitively dancing since the age of 6 and had completed exams in ADAPT Jazz & R.A.D. Ballet. She has had the opportunity to attend many dance festivals and competitions performing in various styles of dance. She is an Associate Member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association, earning her designation in the Stage Division (Jazz).

    Allie holds the honour of being Junior Acrobatique Certified and is currently working to complete her Intermediate Acrobatique Certification.

    She has been teaching for over 8 years and is currently in her fifth year with Leap Studios located in Calgary, AB, Canada. Allie teaches both recreation and competition levels of dance in all styles and has prepared and put dancers through Acrobatique exams.

    Allie’s overall goal as a dance teacher is to share “the love and passion of dance” by reaching all the students she can and igniting the passion within them while providing the safest and highest level of dance training possible. She values that Acrobatique shares this same passion and she has seen tremendous growth in her dancer’s strength and technique from the structure of the Acrobatique curriculum.

    Allie is very honored to be part of Acrobatique’s Colleague Mentorship Program as a Mentor.

  • Deanna
    Cormier

    Deanna Cormier

    Deanna has trained extensively in Tap, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Acro, and Ballet. She has completed her Advanced 2 and Grade 8 Ballet Examination (RAD), and Pre-Advanced Jazz and Tap Examinations (ADAPT). She is a certified teacher in RAD Ballet, ADAPT Jazz and Tap, and Acrobatique. She teaches dance for the musical theatre program at St. Lawrene College in Brockville. She has also taught at various studios and schools in Ottawa providing exceptional dance training to students of all ages and abilities. Deanna has travelled to New Hampshire and Arizona to teach summer intensive programs. Her choreography at dance competitions has received various high score and special awards. She has received numerous personal awards at competitions across North America, including Miss Teen CanDance, Footloose Dancer of the Year and ADA Dancer of the Year. Over the course of her training she has performed with Ballet Jorgens “The Nutcracker” and was a member of the Ottawa Renegades Dance Team. Dance is a passion that Deanna loves to share with aspiring students in an encouraging and educational way!

  • Jenna
    Ashby

    Jenna Ashby

    My Name is Jenna Ashby, I was born in Bengough, Sk and have been a part of Giselle's ShowTyme Dance Studio since the age of 5. Once I graduated from high school I went to the University of Regina and graduated with my Bachelors of Kinesiology in 2013. I then moved to Assiniboia, Sk to teach with GSD Studio full time. Since then I have successfully completed my ADAPT TTS Certification, the Alixa Sutton Flexibility Module One, my Acrobatique Junior Certification, and am currently working towards my Acrobatique Intermediate Certification. I also applied and was accepted into the RAD CBTS program which I begin January 2018! I have always had an amazing mentor in my lifelong teacher Miss Giselle Wilson and I really love having the opportunity to be that for someone else through this program!

  • Allison
    San Martin-Feeney

    Allison San Martin-Feeney

    Miss Allison has been dancing since the age of seven and has trained at Edmonton Dance Factory, Edmonton School of Ballet, and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. She danced as a member of the ‘Edmonton Festival Ballet’, and ‘Edmonton Contemporary Dancers’ amateur dance companies as well as the ‘University of Alberta Dance Team’. Miss Allison has successfully completed the Advanced 1 Cecchetti ballet exam as well as the Intermediate RAD ballet exam. She has successfully completed teacher training for the ESB Junior Grades Ballet. Miss Allison has completed her ADAPT Jazz & Tap certification. She's also completed Junior level certification with Acrobatique AcroDance, with her Intermediate level certification in progress. Miss Allison began teaching at Flexpointe Dance Studios in 2010 while pursuing a bachelor of science in psychology at the University of Alberta. Miss Allison has had the opportunity to dance and perform internationally in many settings. She has taught both recreational and competitive levels of dance and has had students compete in festivals in and around Edmonton. Miss Allison is very grateful to be a part of Acrobatique’s Colleague Mentorship Program!

  • Giselle
    Wilson

    Giselle Wilson

    I started dancing at the age of three and began my examination process at the age of 7. I completed examinations in ADAPT Jazz and Tap to the Intermediate 3 level; RAD Ballet from Primary to the Advanced 1 level; CDTA Ballet, Tap, and Jazz, achieving Advanced levels in all three. I took multiple exams in Highlands SDTA, achieving my Scottish Award 4 level. I also took multiple exams in Baton Twirling.

    I continued my training with ADAPT, achieving my Teacher Certificate in 2004, as well with RAD Ballet CBTS, achieving my Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies in 2006. I have been an Associate Member (Stage Tap) with CDTA since 2003. In 2015 I completed my Junior Acrobatique Teaching Certification and am currently working on my Acrobatique Intermediate level Certification.

    I established Giselle’s ShowTyme Dance Studio in 1999 at the age of 14. My studio grew in 5 years to a travelling studio, teaching dance 7 days a week to multiple small towns surrounding Assiniboia, Sask. In the year 2006 I purchased a space in Assiniboia. My studio grew in 4 years to the point where I purchased our current studio in 2010. This enabled me to hire another teacher and offer more classes teaching out of two separate rooms. I am currently in my 18th year of teaching and continue to develop my education in Teaching Dance and maintaining my competencies. I am proud to say that our studio is a small yet strong examination studio achieving high standards in Ballet, Tap and Jazz.

  • Rebeccah
    Harder

    Rebeccah Harder

    Rebeccah discovered dancing later in life and quickly fell in love with the art form. She has trained at many studios throughout Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph and Toronto in a variety of styles including Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and most extensively in Ballet. Rebeccah is a member of the Royal Academy of Dance and has completed her RAD Intermediate (Vocational) level exam. She continues her professional development through RAD Syllabus Workshops, Exam Feedback sessions and attendance to a variety of conferences and workshops.
    Rebeccah has successfully completed her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies with the Royal Academy of Dance, providing her with Registered Teacher Status. Rebeccah has also completed her Junior and Intermediate level Certification with Acrobatique.
    Rebeccah has completed her Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology from the University of Guelph and her Masters in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University. Outside of the dance industry, Rebeccah enjoys a rewarding Social Work career working with children, adolescents and families.
    Rebeccah is extremely excited to be a mentor for Junior certifying teachers within Acrobatique’s Mentorship Program!

  • Abby
    Prebble

    Abby Prebble

    Abby Prebble is the Director of Aspire Acrobatics. She trained in competitive gymnastics for seven years before transitioning into dance. She possesses over 10 years of training in acrobatics, jazz, ballet and hip hop with The British Association of Teachers of Dancing (B.A.T.D.) exam certificates in Acrobatics, Jazz and Ballet. Abby has also trained in aerial acrobatics since 2008 to current, specializing in aerial hoop, aerial straps, silks and loop silks. Abby has a professional performance certificate in Commercial Dance Studies from George Brown College and continues to study hoop, silks, loop silks, straps and acrobatics in the Toronto area. Abby has achieved her Acrobatique Instructor Certification at the Junior and Intermediate levels. In September 2016 Abby, was accepted to the National Circus School in Montreal for their Circus Instructor Training program and graduated in June 2017. Abby continues to broaden her knowledge and experiences with continuous training and education through related courses.

  • Lesley
    Scott

    Lesley Scott

    Lesley is the Principal of the Dance Encore Performing Arts Studio in Sydney, Australia, and is a registered ADA Ballet, Tap and Jazz teacher and Examiner. She holds a Diploma of Musical Theatre, and a Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management.

    She is also the Managing Director of Dance Encore Productions …and has over 40 years experience as a Professional Producer, Director and Choreographer.

    Her professional career spans 40 years including Australian / New Zealand Tours of “Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs”, “The Flintstones”, “Peter Pan”, “My Fair Lady” and “Irene”(Australian tour/ West End-London UK),and Principal Dancer in “The Merry Widow” with the Australian Opera.

    She formed an adagio/acrobatic act with her husband Bruce, and toured the world performing in some of the most famous Theatres, Nightclubs and Cabarets including the Silver Jubilee Royal Command Performance in London, followed by starring roles in “1001 Nights” Hong Kong Palace Casino,” “Soir De Gala”-Wrest Pt. Casino, Tasmania.

    Dance Encore Productions began in 1979, supplying professional entertainment to Australia, New Zealand, S.E. Asia, Japan and Sth. Korea. Through her expertise as a teacher and choreographer, Lesley has given many singers and dancers the opportunity to pursue professional careers both within Australia and overseas.

    In 2004, the Dance Encore Performing Arts Studio opened in Sydney, and during the past 13 years, Lesley has adjudicated Scholarships and Eisteddfods as well as incorporated teaching at The McDonald College (Musical Theatre, Dance, and Gymnastics). Lesley was proud to be associated with “Billy Elliot” the musical as acrobatic coach to the “Billy’s."

  • Kelly Ann
    Aarts

    Kelly Ann Aarts

    Kelly Ann is a graduate of the dance program at Ryerson University and has over thirty years of experience in the dance world. Kelly has trained in many dance forms with well-renowned master teachers in the industry. Mrs. Aarts was the owner and artistic director of a successful dance studio in Stratford, Ontario for 18 years. Her students have won many overall high score awards and her award-winning choreography has been recognized by many competitions across North America. After recently closing her studio, Kelly has begun the journey to further her career as an examiner.

    Kelly has been trained and certified by the Royal Academy of Dance & Society of Russian Ballet, British Association of Teachers of Dance and Acrobatique. Ms. Aarts has also been certified by the International Academy of Dance Adjudicators and looks forward to giving constructive and positive critiques.

    Kelly Ann continues to explore her love for dance and her passion for the stage with being the lead choreographer for the Stratford Community Players. Some of her credits include: Guys and Dolls, Grease, Annie Get Your Gun, Seussical, How To Succeed in Business, Cinderella, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Annie & Beauty & The Beast.

    It is her belief that education is vital to our industry and therefore continues to expand her knowledge and training each year by taking part in seminars and conventions across North America, that help her to maintain her high standards.

  • Lexy
    Cox

    Lexy Cox

    Lexy is a diverse performer, choreographer and instructor specializing in a variety of dance styles. She is a graduate of Ryerson University’s BFA program, majoring in Theatre Performance and Dance. Her additional dance certifications include, the Canadian Dance Teachers' Association, the Performing Arts Educators of Canada, Alixa Flexibility, and Acrobatic Arts Canada. Lexy is also a qualified dance adjudicator with the Professional Adjudicators Alliance.

    As a choreographer Lexy has worked across Canada and the US on projects such as Mini Pop Kids, Mirvish’s Matilda (Travelling Stage Artist Educator), Mirvish Musical Theatre Summer Intensive, Shrek The Musical (Rainbow Stage), Dance Attack, One Night Only Musical (Dora Award Winner- Now Audience Choice), Port Hope Capitol Theatre Company, New York City's Theatre Arts Centre, City Dance Corps, CNE Rising Star Talent Competition, Illuminite Toronto, Bravo Academy, The Players Company, and Google Learning Mini Series.

    Her performance credits include; Bound For Broadway (NYC Theatre Arts Center), A Chorus Line (Rose Theatre), Cory Lee’s Cruel Intentions Music Video, ET Canada, Much Music’s Best Dance Crew Commercial (New Music Live), Madonna Bazaar (Opera House), High School Musical 2 live on Stage (Jonathan Randall Productions), Peter Pan (Royal City Musical Theatre Vancouver), as Velma Kelly in Chicago (Treehouse Theatre), and as Bombalurina in Cats (Stanley Theatre Vancouver).

    Currently Lexy is the Artistic Director of Full Out Dance, the Acro Coordinator for Dance Attack Acro Workshops, Coordinating World Performers Canada National Dance Team, working in association with Acrobatique, and adjudicating competitions/ guest teaching for dance companies across Canada.

  • Courtney
    Odelein

    Courtney Odelein

    Courtney began dancing at the age of three in her hometown of Quill Lake, Saskatchewan studying under RAD, ADAPT, CDTA, and NHDA.

    She has had the honour of being apart of Annie Wood’s jazz/contemporary company Dare to Dance: Instincts, as well as, living in Vancouver and dancing with Harbour Dance Centre’s Intensive Training Program. Since moving to Toronto she has trained with Army of Sass and BOSS Dance Company. Her guest teaching spots include Dark Dance Company, Broadway Bound International and Fayez1 Productions. Through teaching and performing, Courtney has been able to travel all across North America.

    You can see her in videos for artists such as; V Sevani, Wanting Q, Diana Viselli, Ain’t No Love, and Sonder Collective: Human Diaries, and rIVerse. She has appeared in numerous shows, events and productions all over Canada, such as, Vancity Project, Urban Alchemy, Tapistry, The GREAT Campaign, Julia Tynes, Toronto Pride, Duality, Wayne Gretzky and Army of Sass Shows. Her T.V. credits include; Canada Summer Games ceremonies, Extra, TSN, Coors Light, the Marilyn Denis Show, CP24 and CTV.

    Courtney is the Licensee and Co-Director of Army of Sass -Toronto, which is one of the largest heels dance training program in Canada.

    Miss Odelein is now a certified instructor with ADAPT, Junior and Intermediate Acrobatique (with her Advanced Level in progress), Acrobatic Arts Module 1, Army of Sass, and is a developer of Heels 101.

Vision Behind Acrobatique