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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

Carrie Hucal

Adam Loga

Adam, originally from Edmonton, advanced through playing youth soccer in the Alberta Major League, and with the Alberta Provincial Teams.  After leaving Edmonton, Adam trained with Professional Organizations in Chile, El Salvador, Canada and, the United States.  During this period, Adam obtained his “Provincial B License” under the Alberta Soccer Association.

“I’m excited to work with our Edge Student-Athletes, to help them achieve personal excellence in both the classroom and on the pitch,” said Adam.

Adam attended Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington and completed a Degree in Education.  During this time Adam Captained the Northwest University Soccer Team to their best season in school history, was named to the All-Academic Team, and the Conference Best Eleven.  At the completion of his final season, Loga declined an official invitation to attend the 2014 InfoSport: Pro Soccer Combine, one of two Major U.S. Professional Scouting Combines, instead deciding to pursue a career in teaching and coaching.

Diana Rhys-Brown

Position at Edge School: Sr. High Chemistry

Secondary Schooling:

  • BSc Chemistry- University of Lethbridge
  • BEd Science Education- University of Lethbridge

Career experiences she is most proud of:

I’ve just finished teaching in London, England at one of the UK’s top academic schools. There I taught university level Chemistry and I was Head of Wellbeing (Character Development). The school challenged me and stretched me to become a top educator and an expert in my fields. However, beyond the laboratory, curriculum development, policy setting and public speaking, I most enjoyed a recent school charity trip to Tanzania where we supported KidsForKids in their endeavours to build hope and a future through the medium of preschools, orphanages and medical assistance.

Why did she choose this career?

I love the fact that no two days are the same! I am constantly growing and learning both professionally and personally. In addition to this, I love being a part of a child’s life; to watch them grow, make decisions of their own, and become the adults of our future is a privilege.

Athletics she participated in:

Mainly, volleyball, white water kayaking and basketball.

Favourite Sport:

Volleyball – definitely

Favourite book:

I read a lot of non-fiction. Scientific American Mind is currently my favourite article magazine.

Electric Universe by David Bodanis is a very entertaining and captivating read on the history of scientific discoveries.

Favourite Quote:

“Keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.” Dinah Craik

Jon Cuneo

Coached: (2013) Foxboro Crusaders Junior ‘A’

(2010-2012) Attleboro High School Varsity Hockey – Massachusetts,

(2005-2012) Mansfield High School Varsity –  Massachusetts

(2005) Jack Sharp Hockey School

Coaching Certifications: USA Hockey Coaching Certification

Hockey Canada Coaching Cert

Secondary Schooling:  Bridgewater State University – Fire Science

Massasoit Community College

Special Achievements: Canadian Firefighters National Hockey Team Captain for 2015 World Police and Fire Championships