EDGE SCHOOL
Show Related Pages

Dance Program Features

Workshops & Guest Teachers

Dance Workshop Series sees industry professionals put on master classes in a variety of genres with our dancers. Current and past guests have included:

  • Tina Pereira- First Soloist, The National Ballet of Canada
  • Rachel Porier- Master instructor/choreographer, Vancouver
  • Curtis Foley- Ballet Master, Ballet BC, and international guest ballet instructor
  • Victoria Lane Green- Leading Soloist, Ballet Kiel, Germany
  • Breanne Wilson- Dancer, Odyssey Dance Theatre
  • Beverley Bagg- Former Ballet Mistress, Alberta Ballet
  • Serena Sandford- Dancer, Alberta Ballet, former Soloist, Royal Winnipeg Ballet
  • Nicole Caron- Dancer, Alberta Ballet
  • Yukichi Hattori- Former Dancer, Alberta Ballet
  • Galien Johnston-Hattori- Former Ballet Mistress and Dancer, Alberta Ballet
  • Melodie McKee- Master Teacher (RAD accredited)
  • Kevin Kong- Former Dancer, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Alberta Ballet, National Ballet of Canada
  • Heather Thomas- Dancer, Alberta Ballet
  • Jean Marc Genereux – Ballroom Dance Champion and So You Think You Can Dance Judge
  • Nina Pavlova- Master Ballet Teacher
  • Dorrell Martin, Artistic Director of the Joffrey Contemporary Company

Faculty

The Edge Dance faculty brings passion, dedication and commitment to helping our dancers improve their individual technique. This drive enables our dancers to take full advantage of everything Edge School has to offer its student-athletes from academic support, on-site sport psychology and sport physiotherapy as well as high performance training – all under the guidance of master teachers and coaches.

Travel

Edge Dancers have the opportunity to take in world-class workshops and performances through optional annual dance trips. Past trips have included London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Florence, Rome, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Alaska and Chicago. These trips combine master classes with local companies, schools, and industry professionals, attending dance and theatre performances and taking in the local culture.

Next Steps

Our dancers aspire to great futures after Edge School, and we assist our dancers in preparing for that next big step.

Current and graduated Edge students have had acceptances, scholarships and placements to summer, post graduate programs and employment at the Royal Ballet School, The Paris Opera Ballet School, The English National Ballet School, Dutch National Ballet School,  The School of American Ballet, Houston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet School, Canada’s National Ballet School, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, The Harid Conservatory, L’Ecole Superieure de Ballet du Quebec, Cirque du Soleil, The University of Arizona Dance Program, the Joffrey Ballet School, Complexions, The Goh Ballet Academy, Arts Umbrella BFA Program, The Boston Ballet School, The Kirov Academy, The Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, The Rock School, The Gelsey Kirkland Academy, Ballet Arizona, Ballet Chicago, Ballet Tucson company, and The American Ballet Theatre. They have also placed within the top ten and top two at international ballet competitions such as the Youth America Grand Prix and the Elite Dance Tournament.

From an Edge Dance Alumni
“I am very grateful for all the great dance teachers that I have had in Calgary – I feel that I have been very fortunate to have had such great training. I have also been very lucky to attend a school such as Edge School which allowed me the flexibility to pursue my passion for dance”. — Gillian Abbott, Edge ’08, Cirque du Soleil, The Julliard School ’13