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Dance Teacher Bios at Aspire Dance School Saskatoon

** Not all of our teachers are listed here,
for more detailed information on our Classes,
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MANAGEMENT

Micheal Lander
 
Micheal Lander started the Aspire Dance School ten years ago after successfully starting another performing arts school focused on music education in 2008 called 12 String Studios12 String Studios has won the Consumers Choice Award for 2021 three years in a row for best Music School in Saskatoon. 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 12 has received in the community.  
 
 TEACHERS


Taylor - Ballet
 
Taylor was born and raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta where she fell in love with dancing and teaching. She is a recent graduate of the York University Dance Program specializing in performance and choreography. While at York, Taylor had the opportunity to be a member and perform with the York Dance Ensemble for two consecutive years. Taylor has extensive teaching experience that she gained from working at multiple dance facilities. In 2019 she earned a certificate in Creative Movement for Young Children hosted by Canadas National Ballet School. She is certified in Safe in Dance Practice International which lead her to becoming a program director while at York. 
 
In Taylor’s classes she uses positivity to create a fun, inclusive environment. She fosters optimal creativity in her classes by encouraging students to make their own artistic choices and explore their curiosity for dance. Students will learn technique, musicality, coordination and artistry. Taylor is excited to share her passion for dance with her students at Aspire Dance School. 
 
Brett - Jazz, hip Hop
 
Brett has trained in all forms of dance for over 12 years. He has always had a passion for teaching dance and for creating choreography. Brett has his tap exam certificates with the C.D.T.A. from Grade 2 to Advanced, and he has his Intermediate R.A.D Ballet exam. He has competed at numerous competitions around Saskatchewan, has trained at VIP Dance Events in Alberta and Tremaine Dance Convention in New York City. In 2018, Brett performed in Canada Ballet Jörgen’s tour of The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition as The Nutcracker Prince/Farm Boy. He toured Ontario as well as Saskatchewan. Brett is a graduate of George Brown College’s dance programs and he holds a certificate in Dance Performance as well as Commercial Dance.
 
In Brett’s classes, they 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. Brett is excited to share his love for dance and looks forward to being back for another great season as Aspire Dance School.