Get to know our staff…

The Staff at the Alberta Dance Academy have all been selected based on their training, education, experience and passion for the arts and cheer. Decades of commitment have gone into making them who they are today and we are so lucky to have them all with us on our team. Their love and drive to inspire their students’ shows every day with the success and energy they all show.

ERICA HENDRY
ERICA HENDRYArtistic Director, Instructor, Company Choreographer
Erica attained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary: a Collaborative Degree in Contemporary Dance and Kinesiology. Addidtionally, Erica has …

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TASHA SHUKYS
TASHA SHUKYSStudio Manager
Tasha grew up dancing at the Alberta Dance Academy, and is proud to still have ADA in her life today. There are places and people that “feel like home” and the …

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ALEX KRICH
ALEX KRICHStudio Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator
Alex Krich started dancing at The Alberta Dance Academy as a child. Throughout her years as a student she had the opportunity to learn in a variety…

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BAILEY LANG
BAILEY LANGInstructor
Bailey has spent fourteen years studying ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary and lyrical at Alberta Dance Academy. She has completed several …

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CHANTELLE PIDHERNY
CHANTELLE PIDHERNYInstructor, Company Choreographer
Chantelle graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in dance. She has traveled to New York, Las Vegas & Los Angeles to …

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CHARLI ATKINS
CHARLI ATKINSCompany Coordinator, Tap Director, Instructor, Company Choreographer
This is Charli’s 12th season teaching with ADA and she is looking forward to another fun and inspiring year with all of her students! She continues to train in …

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LORRAINE BILLS
LORRAINE BILLSStudio Administrator
Lorraine is excited to be back working as a Studio Administrator for Alberta Dance Academy. She is a proud dance mom of a 15 year old dancer, and a mama…

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CHARLOTTE ROBINSON
CHARLOTTE ROBINSONInstructor
Miss Charlotte is a senior competitive dancer and now a dance teacher! She started Dancing at three in Calgary and moved to Okotoks in 2011…

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CHRISTAAH AH
CHRISTAAH AHStudio Administrator, Instructor and Company Choreographer
Born in Calgary, Christaah became captivated by the art of dance at a young age. She has studied a variety of dance styles and is the recipient of …

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COURTNEY NIEBERGALL
COURTNEY NIEBERGALLBallet Director, Instructor, Company Choreographer
Courtney Niebergall (ARAD RTS) began her dance training in Regina, and since that time dance has been a great passion, and an integral part of her life. Her …

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Megan Daniels
Megan Daniels Instructor
Megan Daniels was born in Saskatoon and came to Calgary 8 years ago to pursue a career as a professional contemporary and ballet dancer.

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NICOLE DIETRICH
NICOLE DIETRICHInstructor
Nicole has a Master’s of Public Administration and a BAH from Queen’s
University. She has been teaching recreational and competitive…

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ROBYN KING EDGAR
ROBYN KING EDGARInstructor
This is Robyn King Edgar’s third season teaching with Alberta Dance Academy and she is thrilled to be back in the classroom teaching dance …

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SAMANTHA BELL
SAMANTHA BELLDrama Director, Instructor
Theatre credits include Rumpelstiltskin Revisited for Goodger-Pink Production, Grey Metter for the Magic World Theatre, Titus Andronicus, Othello, The …

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SEAN BUTLER
SEAN BUTLERInstructor, Company Choreographer
Choreographer and Dancer based out of Calgary, AB, Canada. Sean is the creator of VibeTribeYYC, and a founding of the TOMORROWS dance crew. His knowledge …

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Bri Zubick
Bri ZubickInstructor and Company Choreographer
Bri Zubick began her dance journey with a competitive dance program in a small town in British Columbia. Upon graduating from high school she began her…

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Miss Heather
Miss HeatherInstructor and Company Choreographer
Heather is going on her third year teaching at the Alberta Dance Academy and is excited to be back for another year. She grew up taking both gymnastics and …

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