At YYCDP we pride ourselves in our educated and motivated faculty. We have high expectations for our dancers as well as our faculty. Teachers are continually learning and adapting to the ever changing dance industry.
Tanja Rosner- Artistic Director - B.Ed Majoring in Dance
Weekly Teaching Faculty:
Lara VanBelleghen - YYC Dance Educator and Technique Specialist
Mary Armstrong- Contemporary , Jazz and Lyrical Educator and Choreographer
Serena Sandford- Head of YYC Ballet Program and YAGP Coach
Aram Manukyan - Ballet Educator and Private Coach
Mandy Yip- Acrobatic Arts
On top of our regular faculty we bring in many choreographers and choreographers to work with our dancers. Below are some of the master teachers we have brought in.
- Michelle Dawley, Misha Gabriel, Ricky Mallouf, Danny Lawn, Stacey Tookey, Gene Gabriel, Travis Wall, Teddy Forance, Molly Long, Jake Tribus, Lex Ishimoto, Taylor Sieve, Megan Lawson, Channing Cook, , Jen Stafford, Jessie Riley, Bree Wasylenko, Sarah Brinson, Amy Gardner, Chantel Aguirre, Jamie Goodwin, Adrian Lee, Andrew Winghart, Blake McGrath, Krista Miller, Kristen Carcone, Gillian Abbott, Thomas Colford, Scott McCabe, Alexa Moffett, Molly Long, Darren Lacey and many more!
Our faculty also extends with access to the School of Alberta Ballet expertise. Faculty of SAB are always willing to work with our dancers and teachers. Access to physiotherapists, massage therapy, acupuncture and the school dance store all create a professional and educational dance program.