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Megan Chalifoux June 8, 2016

Megan began her successful dance career at the young age of eleven, where she was educated extensively in the Professional Divisions of both The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and The National Ballet School. Megan completed her training at The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School with her Russian and Cecchetti styles of classical ballet exams. Throughout Megan’s ballet training, she was chosen to perform at numerous charitable events. She continued to thrive in her dance career with challenging yet rewarding performances, such as The Nut Cracker (as Claire) and Swan Lake, to name a few. Megan has been teaching the R.A.D Syllabus throughout Alberta for twelve years. Within these years she has choreographed for numerous competitions, where she takes great pride in her students’ accomplishments in their hard work and awards. Many of these students have won not only awards, but scholarships to perform their numbers choreographed by Megan, throughout North America.

Ian Eddy May 19, 2016

Chelanne Murphy April 22, 2016

Kathy Works

Trish Upper

Rolanda Bernard-Docker

Lori Fouracres

Joanna Low

Kelly Donlevy-Lee

Stephanie Hoogveld September 16, 2015

Completed Secondary Schooling or additional training:

  • Sc Mathematics, University of Calgary
  • Ed Secondary Education, University of Calgary
  • Professional Artist: stephaniehoogveld.com

Top 3 career related and/or volunteer experiences you are most proud of:

  • Working at the Edge!
  • Co-Founder of The Sky Painters, a charity created in memory of my mom. Our mission is to paint “Skies of Hope” to help those impacted by cancer. All donations will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. theskypainters.com
  • Selected as “Best New Artist” in the Calgary Stampede Western Art Showcase
  • Selected to complete the artwork for the 2014 Calgary Stampede Lottery Dream Home
  • Donating artwork to support organizations that aim to create positive change. (The Edge School for Athletes, The Michaelle Jean Foundation, The Alberta Cancer Foundation, Soccer4Hope)

Why did you choose this career?

My greatest mentors include my parents, coaches and teachers.  These individuals helped me develop my core values, and most importantly they taught me how to respect people and the environment around me. My goal as a teacher and an artist is to inspire and motivate others to; make positive changes in their communities, to think independently and creatively, to appreciate the simple things in life, to always stay young at heart and to be open to the new and unknown.  I became a teacher because working with youth is fun, challenging and always rewarding. I want to make the same impact that my mentors made on me.

Special Achievements/Jobs in your field:  Launching an Art Program at Edge

What athletics did you participate in/are you participating in (player/coach/volunteer/other):

  • Currently play for the Calgary Foothills WFC Soccer team.
  • Completed 5 years with the University of Calgary Dinos Women’s Soccer program
  • Played Semi-Professional Soccer in Sweden
  • Captained the Alberta Provincial Soccer Team for 4 years

Favourite Sport: Soccer

Favourite book:  Life of Pi

What’s on you ipod? Absolutely Everything! But I have a soft spot for country!

Favourite Quote:

All who enter your life, find one good thing. For one good thing will bring life to all.” Unknown

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” Albert Einstein

“Enter ye in at the straight gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and any there be which go in thereat. Because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14