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. 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 Hendry enjoys studying many dance forms such as Acro, Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, West African, and Musical Theatre. She received her …

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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 Alberta Dance Academy is one of…

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COURTNEY NIEBERGALL
COURTNEY NIEBERGALLBallet Director, Instructor, Company Choreographer
Courtney Niebergall ARAD RTS, has been a part of the ADA instructor team since 2003. Courtney is a Registered Teacher of…

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CHARLI ATKINS
CHARLI ATKINSCompany Coordinator, Tap Director, Instructor, Company Choreographer
Charli Atkins began her dance training at the age of three at The Dance Factory in Calgary. She grew up competing in multiple disciplines and has successfully completed a number of ADAPT Tap and Jazz examinations, Gilbert Tap…

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ALEX KRICH
ALEX KRICHStudio Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator
Alex Krich first started dancing at The Alberta Dance Academy in 2000. Throughout her years as a student she had the opportunity to train in a variety of styles…

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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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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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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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SEAN BUTLER
SEAN BUTLERInstructor, Company Choreographer
Sean is the creator of VibeTribeYYC (est. 2013), and a founding member of The Tomorrows dance crew (est. 2012). His knowledge of music and movement is…

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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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MEGAN DANIELS
MEGAN DANIELSInstructor
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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BRI ZUBICK
BRI ZUBICK Instructor, Company Choreographer
Bri began her dance training with a small competitive studio in British Columbia. Her love of dance grew from there bringing her to Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles…

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CHARLOTTE ROBINSON
CHARLOTTE ROBINSONInstructor
Charlotte is both a dance teacher and senior competitive dancer. They started dancing in 2009 and have loved it ever since! Since moving to the Alberta Dance Academy (ADA) in 2011, they have studied ballet, jazz, tap…

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EMILY FENTON
EMILY FENTONInstructor
Emily was introduced to dance at 2 years old at a small studio in Calgary before she started dancing at the Alberta Dance Academy at age 3. In 2011, Emily began….

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CHRIS WHALEY
CHRIS WHALEYInstructor, Company Choreographer
Chris is an ADA alumni who is heading into his first year as part of the ADA teaching team. He began dancing with ADA at the age of 7 and trained in jazz, ballet….

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SHELBY SNOW
SHELBY SNOWInstructor
Shelby has been dancing since the age of 5, beginning in tap, and branching out later into jazz, ballet, and acro Shelby began her teaching career as a student teacher….

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KELSEY SAUNDERS
KELSEY SAUNDERSInstructor
Kelsey is a senior ADA Company dancer who is heading into her 2nd year as part of the ADA teaching team. She began dancing in Calgary at the age of 4 and later came….

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