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Anthony Carr September 29, 2014

Born and raised in the Bronx, the birth place of hip hop, internationally accredited dancer/choreographer/actor, Anthony “Kanec” Carr, has shared his talent through various mediums including television, film, and stage.

He trained vigorously at New York City’s prestigious School of American Ballet, while simultaneously attending the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS). At the age of 18, Kanec began training in hip-hop at Broadway Dance Center. Soon thereafter, he became a member of an elite group of entertainers, The Amount Boyz. His raw talent and intense technical training, in combination with his natural knack for performing and the inspiration from his fellow group members, Kanec soon found himself on pop-star, JoJo’s, European and American Tours. Several movies soon followed including Step Up and Hairspray, in which he played a detention kid (“Dwayne”). From there, Kanec had the opportunity to dance for Disney star Corbin Bleu, Omarion at the Soul Train Music Awards, and Gnarls Barkley’s Video “RUN” which he co-choreographed with Michael Rooney.

Kanec can be seen working with multi-platinum selling recording artists Missy Elliott, & Justin Bieber, with whom he’s toured with for Justin’s “My World” Tour  over the past year. He is also featured in his most recent movie ” Never Say Never 3D.”

After working on the movie “Dance Flick,” a Wayans Brothers spoof on recent dance films, as well as the movie FAME, Kanec received the opportunity to work with FAME’s choreographer, Marguerite Derricks, on the 81st Annual Academy Awards, where he performed the opening number with the show’s Master of Ceremonies for the night, Hugh Jackman.

Kanec is bi-coastal and currently teaches at Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles.

Val MacDonald September 24, 2014

Mark Fitzgerald

Kevin Reinhart

Tanis Nicholls September 4, 2014

Tanis was born and raised in Calgary and began dancing at a very young age. She has trained with renowned instructors and choreographers across Canada and the United States. Tanis received numerous scholarships and awards throughout her years of training, as well as, completing the ADAPT jazz and tap syllabus and The Royal Academy of Dancing ballet syllabus.

Tanis graduated from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Dance/Theatre Performance. She is certified in Dance, Voice and Acting from The Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, British Columbia. Tanis has performed on stages in both Canada and the United States. Some of her theater credits include, The Shoji Tabuchi Show, The Wonders of Christmas, Magic N’ Miracles Canadian Tour, Break The Floor, New York City Dance Alliance Summer Showcase, The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede, and The Nutcracker Ballet. Other credits include the Bollywood movie, I’ve Found Someone” and multiple national commercials and television appearances. Tanis was also a member of the Canadian National Tap Team, competing in Berlin, Germany at the World Tap Championship, taking home a silver medal. Tanis lived in the United States for ten years and during this time she performed professionally and taught & choreographed at two local studios in Missouri and Oklahoma. During her time in Oklahoma, Tanis’ students won several scholarships, overall awards, and titles at regional and national competitions. Tanis is excited to be back in Calgary and enjoys sharing her passion, technical ability and love for dance with the students in the dance program at Edge School.

Sharron Hall September 3, 2014

Kym Fawcette

Shelley Heinz

Jackie Doucette

Shelley Osberg