Andrea Pass :: Artistic Producer
Andrea Pass is a graduate of Calgary’s Young Canadians and the University of Calgary Program of Dance. Working as a choreographer and professional arts programmer over the last 25 years, Andrea has a diverse arts background in professional and educational arts. She has developed and managed dance education programs for the Wildflower Arts Centre, St Margaret’s School, and Ballet Victoria. Her choreographic work has varied from musicals to traditional ballets to contemporary dance on both film and stage. A classically trained dancer, Andrea’s film CEA was part of the Cultural program at the Canadian Cultural Pavilion, Expo 2010 in Shanghai.
Nicole Pemberton :: Artistic Director
Nicole Pemberton is a dance artist and director of the new dance collective J’ouvert Playhouse currently residing in Calgary, AB. Her extensive training in Caribbean, hip hop, contemporary, African, Afro-Cuban, jazz, funk, ballet ,and house dance has taken her around the globe. Nicole holds a diploma in dance from Grant McEwan University and a BA in Dance from the University of Calgary. Her professional performance experience includes work for Ballet Creole, Canboulay Dance Theatre, and she was featured in BravoFact. Nicole is a well-known dance educator and choreographer in demand across North America. Watch Nicole dance in the ‘ASC Highlight Series’.
Lori Goods :: Instructor
A native Calgarian, Lori Goods dance training includes R.A.D, ADAPT, as well as the Al Gilbert tap syllabus along with training in early childhood education. At a young age Lori joined Calgary Dance Theatre, performing throughout Alberta, Australia and Europe; her biggest thrill was performing with Mickey and Minnie at Euro Disneyland. Lori has been involved in the competitive dance community winning her several scholarships throughout her performance career. Lori’s passion for tap dance continues to flourish on local stages. Lori has been teaching for the past 20 years inspiring hundreds of dancers to work to their fullest potential in the hopes that they fall in love with dance and pursue their highest dreams.
Karen Berry :: Instructor
Karen earned her BA in Recreation Management from Malaspina in 2002. She has been teaching, performing, choreographing in dance for over 20 years, for various organizations in Canada and abroad. She specializes in hip hop, ballet, jazz, fusions, Latin and African. Her choreography was part of the Western Canada Summer Games Opening Ceremonies in July 2007. A certified fitness leader she is also the founder of BassBurn.
Jessica was born and raised in the UK. She started her dance education in Ballet and Jazz, later discovering Musical Theatre, Tap and Bollywood. Since moving to Canada, she completed her degree in Theatre Performance and Creation. Jessica has continued to train in Stage Combat, Mask/Clowning, TYA and Improvised Theatre. She recently completed her Acrobatic Arts, IDTS 1, ACA LEVEL 1&2, and is now a fully certified ADAPT Instructor.
For the last 7 years, Jessica has been teaching and choreographing for several studios and theatre companies internationally as well as locally with StoryBook Theatre, Bert Church LIVE Theatre and SoundKreations. Jessica is currently performing with ‘SPARQ Productions’.
Cailyn is dance instructor from Calgary, AB. She has been dancing for over 16 years with backgrounds in all different dance genres.
She fell in love with and chose to focus on hip hop for the last 8 years. Cailyn has trained in various hip hop styles including Commercial Hip hop, Popping, Locking, House, Party Grooves and even more specialized areas like Vogue and Waacking.
Joe Kelly :: Media Arts Instructor
Joe Kelly is a seasoned professional filmmaker living and working in Calgary, Alberta.
Joe creates content for diverse human-centric clients and partners in the areas of education, research, media art, culture, and community. Work is created with strong ties and associations to the Calgary cultural community, accessing a broad network of media professionals.
Juanita Patterson Price :: Dance Researcher
Juanita is a former anatomy instructor at Mount Royal University and dance instructor for the Wildflower Arts Centre. Having spent several years competing internationally in highland dance she can now be found sharing her love of Latin dance, especially bachata. She has a specialty in adult education and a passion for connecting the biomechanics of movement with dance for all ages and abilities. Over the last three years she has been collaborating with the specialist dance team of Footprints Dance Project to develop teaching tools specifically focused on physical literacy. She is currently working on a PhD, with a research concentration in anatomy, at the University of South Florida.