Faculty

Elizabeth Rieb | Director

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Elizabeth began dancing at the young age of 8 years old. Throughout her youth she studied ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, and lyrical.

Over the years, she participated in many competitions and master classes all over Alberta. Elizabeth went on to complete jazz and tap examinations with the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (A.D.A.P.T) and ballet examination through the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD).

After high school Elizabeth enrolled in classes at the Alberta Ballets University of Calgary’s Dance Program to further develop her knowledge of the art. Over the next two years, Elizabeth studied for her Advanced 2 ballet examination, achieving this designation in 2008.

After reaching one of the highest achievements in ballet, Elizabeth continued to immerse herself in to her ballet studies. Enrolling with the Royal Academy of Dance in London, England, she would spend two more years completing her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies.

With this certificate Elizabeth is a registered teacher, allowing her to put students through RAD examinations. Elizabeth looks forward to working with dancers of all ages where she can showcase her passion for teaching while spreading her love of dance!

Alyssa Perron | Instructor

Alyssa began dancing at a young age in Calgary, training in Jazz, Contemporary, and RAD Ballet.

Her passion for dance led her to the BA program at the University of Calgary, where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Dance with a double concentration in Choreography and Performance.

Alyssa has performed and choreographed for the Alberta Fluid Festival, Mob Hit Productions, Circus Orange (Alberta and Saskatchewan), and the IGNITE! Festival.

In 2016, Alyssa graduated with an MSc in Dance Science from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, UK, where she was awarded as a Trinity London College Scholar. Her research and practical training enable her to approach teaching with a strong consideration for proper alignment, injury prevention, and mental well-being.

As a teacher and lifelong student, Alyssa’s passion is to encourage, inspire, and create space for her students to see their amazing potential.

Sadie Rieb | Instructor

Sadie Rieb began dancing at the age of 3. Quickly after her first day in ballet, a passion started to grow! Her love for dance swiftly became all-consuming as she ventured into trying multiple disciplines within the art. She has training in ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical and musical theatre, and this was only the start!

Her passion took her to the stage where she spent 15 years competing all across North America! From Calgary to Edmonton, all the way to Las Vegas, Nevada! Winning scholarships that took her from Triple Threat Dance Convention here in Canada to the Edge Performing Arts school in Los Angeles. Where she has trained under choreographers Tyce Diorio, Megan Lawson, Luther Brown, Jillian Meyers and from So You Think You Can Dance, Nappytabs!

As her career as a competitive dancer came to an end, her passion was as strong as ever, and so she decided to inspire her love of dance into the next generation of young budding dancers.

Miss Sadie is currently enrolled at the University of Calgary in the Bachelor of Arts program, majoring in Contemporary Dance. With experience in Choreography, Technique, Safe Dance Practice and more, Miss Sadie has the drive to pass on her knowledge to shining new students.

As Miss Sadie continues to teach and choreograph for the competitive scene, she has been giving numerus choreography awards,overall placements and awards for her competitive pieces.

As a child at heart, Miss Sadie’s love of dance has surpassed what she thought was possible. Being able to inspire and bring joy to the little dancers makes every second worthwhile.

Heather Hearing | Instructor

Heather Herring grew up practising gymnastics at a national level with Calgary Acro. She later transitioned into dance at age 12, when and studied jazz, acro, lyrical, modern, ballet and hip-hop.

In 2013, Heather had the opportunity to train and perform with the Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede. She was also given the privilege to attend the National Circus School’s summer intensive in Montreal on three separate occasions. While training, Heather completed her ISTD Advanced I Ballet and ISTD Intermediate Modern exams.

Since 2015, Heather has worked alongside the owner and manager of Acrobatique Acro Dance as an assistant teacher, demonstrator, and syllabus model. She has also completed her ADTA (formerly known as Acrobatique) Junior teacher certification..

Heather is currently a member of the Calgary Roughnecks Drill Crew. She is also a second-year student at Mount Royal University pursuing a degree in health and physical education with a specialty in physical literacy.

Natasha Krochak | Instructor

Miss Natasha brings with her over 2 decades of dance experience. Since the age of 3, she has been training in ballet and Ukrainian dance. She has completed R.A.D ballet exams Primary to Grade 8, as well as vocational exams Intermediate Foundation to Advanced 2. She competed in Ukrainian and regular dance competitions since a young age, and is now a member of the Tryzub Ukrainian Dance Ensemble in Calgary.

Miss Natasha has been teaching ballet, Ukrainian and lyrical for the past 8 years, and has loved every moment. She is a University graduate with a Bachelors in Commerce in Operations Management at the University of Calgary, with a minor in dance. She also has her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies through the Royal Academy of Dance.