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Dance Teacher Bios at Aspire Dance School Saskatoon

MANAGEMENT

Micheal Lander
 
Micheal Lander started the Aspire Dance School seven years ago after successfully starting another performing arts school focused on music education in 2008 called 12 String Studios. His passion and love for the performing arts combined with both a certificate and diploma in Small Business has enabled him to create job opportunities for dozens of teachers in the performing arts and opportunities to learn for hundreds of students in Saskatoon. With much education and experience in business management and countless hours studying his own skills specializing in guitar and songwriting, he is humbled and appreciative of the support the parent company Studio XII has received in the community.  
 
 
TEACHERS
 
Bailey - Hip Hop 
 
Bailey began dancing at the age of three and started to compete in provincial dance competitions at the age of 8 in Saskatoon, Sk. She has performed in various events, competitions and recitals, as well as having taught classes at her elementary and secondary schools. Having trained in the disciplines of Jazz, Ballet, Point, Lyrical, and Hip Hop, her passion for Hip Hop was the strongest. She discovered her love for choreographing throughout her years of training. She wishes to further her training while continuing to perform.
 
She hopes that her love of dance will allow her students to grow and learn in a positive, fun, and hardworking environment. She looks forward to another great year at the Aspire Dance School!
 
Jae - Ballet
 
Miss Jae started her dancing career 16 years ago when she began taking creative movement and community dance classes. She discovered her true love of movement as she continued to strengthen her devotion to the art of dance. With a huge passion for ballet, Miss Jae has completed all of her Children's RAD as well as her Intermediate and Advanced Foundation exams. 
 
Along with ballet, Miss Jae has trained in the areas of jazz, lyrical and musical theatre. She enjoys competing in various styles of dance and since the age of 9 has been involved in competitions around the province. In addition to regular classes and competitions, Miss Jae has had the privilege of dancing with professional companies. She has performed in productions by the Moscow Ballet, Dance Saskatchewan as well the Wizard of Oz National Tour. Jae also auditioned and earned the opportunity to attend a 5-week summer intensive at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. 

Miss Jaes’ abilities allowed her passion to grow into teaching ballet classes. In the process she has learnt many things about the development of children through dance. She loves not only watching her students grow as dancers but also build self-esteem, social and communication skills. Miss Jae is very excited to be continuing her teaching career here at Aspire Dance Studio this year! 
 
Brett - Jazz/Tap
 
Brett has trained in all forms of dance for over 8 years. He has always had a passion for teaching dance and creating choreography. Brett has his tap certificates with the C.D.T.A. from Grade 2 to Elementary. He has also competed at numerous competitions around the province and has included New York in his training.
 
Brett’s Jazz classes will combine techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance. All of his classes will most importantly have emphasis on the importance of energy, rhythmical accuracy, and style. He will bring a warm heart to every class and his dedication to the art of dance will show. He will ensure all of his students improve their technical ability while still trying to communicate a fun and respectful atmosphere. The rhythm and movement of Tap, created by the metal taps on the heels and toes of a dancer’s shoes, transforms the dancer into a percussive musician. Brett’s tap dance classes will emphasize the flow of movement by teaching the dancer to find rhythms and beats not only in music but in their own bodies.
 
Rayne - Ballet/Jazz/Tap
 
For 16 years Rayne has been taking studies in Ballet(Pointe), Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, and Hip Hop. Miss Rayne has her Elementary level CDTA examinations in both Tap and Jazz, as well as her Intermediate level exam in RAD Ballet.
 
In Miss Rayne’s class, be sure to expect lots of fun with a focus on growth and development of technique.  Miss Rayne is beyond excited to be able to work with the talent at Aspire Dance School throughout the upcoming season!