Every teacher at Le Studio is dedicated and passionate about dance and are held to the highest standards of creating positive and inclusive classroom environments for all their dancers. They strive for progress in every class, at every level!
Miss Liz has been teaching Dance for over 25 years, using her skill, passion, and humour to inspire young people to use movement for expression and creativity.
Her extensive training includes Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hawaiian, Modern, as well as Injury Prevention and Conditioning. She has earned many awards in exams, performances and choreograph and her professional development continues with master classes in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Toronto, Los Angeles and San Diego.
Miss Liz received a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from York University, was on the Board of Directors for, and worked extensively with, Dance Manitoba, has been a featured guest dancer on Much Music, toured Montreal and Ontario with the York Dance Ensemble, toured her professional Hawaiian Dance Troupe, taught with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Recreational Division, choreographed and performed Street Tap at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, choreographed and performed as a giant puppet for Phoenix Rising in Toronto, choreographed and performed in dinner theatre productions, and she's been a guest choreographer and master teacher in Injury Prevention and Conditioning dancing for many televised charity telethons. She has also adjudicated dance at the national, regional, and local competitive and festival levels.
Miss Madison is an all-styles dancer/teacher/choreographer focusing on urban styles since 2015. She had travelled across North America training at various workshops and camps in both contemporary and hip hop including Build a Beast(Willdabeast), Brotherhood Training Camp and the Dance Sessions(Sonya Tayah). This past fall she competed and placed 2nd in a hip hop battle among some of the city’s heaviest hitters! Apart from dance, she is a studying scenic and costume designer for theatre at the University of Winnipeg. Through her broad experience in many different art forms, she is continually experimenting with movement and form while paying homage to the originators of hip hop. She is so excited to join a new community of dancers and is looking forward to seeing growth in each student!
Miss Leisha began twirling at Crestview Community Club in Winnipeg at the age of five and continued for 18 years.She is a former Canadian Senior Freestyle Champion (1994), a Grand National Solo and 2-Baton Champion (1994), a CBTF Senior Athlete and Overall Athlete of the Year (1994), and a 7-time Canadian Contingent member competing in freestyle and pair events, and has earned two world bronze medals. She traveled to France, Japan, Holland, Italy, and Hawaii with the national team and is one of the founding coaches of Aerial Fusion Baton in Winnipeg.
Miss Leisha has been coaching at the local, national, and international level since 1995 and holds baton choreography and clinics in both Canada and abroad. In addition to being a CBTF Level 3 coach, she is also a certified M1, M2, M3, and Masters judge, as well as a Module 1 instructor for Acrobatic Arts. Outside of Acro and Baton, she is a professor at the University of Manitoba in the Faculty of Kinesiolgoy and Recreation Management, specializing in sport psychology and youth development.
Miss Jenny began baton twirling with Aerial Fusion when she was six years old (Miss Leisha was her very first teacher!). She represented Manitoba and Canada at national and international competitions throughout her 16 years of baton twirling, and earned 3 medals in individual and team events at the International Cup competitions in 2013 and 2015.
Miss Jenny is a level 2 certified baton coach, a module 1 certified acrobatic arts teacher, and will soon be judging baton twirling as well. She has been teaching baton twirling for 9 years, and acro for 3 years. She believes in hard work and dedication, and ensuring every athlete feels good about themselves and what they are doing, without comparing themselves to others. Helping to raise strong and confident young dancers is her number one goal when teaching.
Miss Jenny is friendly and loves making new connections, so never hesitate to say hello!
Miss Lianne trained at Marquis Dance Academy since she was two years old, including eight years in their intensive program in different styles of dance. She has also trained during some summers at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
Miss Lianne has been teaching dance since 2013 and it is truly her passion. Her favorite thing about teaching is watching the shyest students break out of their shell at the year-end show!
Miss Piper has been dancing for 11 years and has loved every second of it! She fell in love with dance because it was a fun and exciting way to express her emotions and make new friends. She loves to watch and help dancers develop new skills throughout the year.
Dance has impacted Miss Piper’s life in many amazing ways and she loves sharing her passion for it with the other dancers!
Miss Emma loves to dance and has been with Le Studio since she was 4. She’s been part of the performance team since she was 10, and has been assistant teaching classes for the past 3 years. She’s held an internship at MTYP (Manitoba theatre for young people) for 2 summers working as an assistant teacher for the theatre camps.
Miss Emma loves to be as positive as possible and is all-embracing! She loves to work with kids, is so grateful to be a teacher and is excited to be a bigger part of the Le Studio family!
Miss Ember started dancing when she was 3 and quickly realized it was her favorite thing to do. She joined Le Studio classes when she was 7 and has been part of the performance team since she was 10. She loves representing Le Studio at festivals, competitions, and at the Holiday Bowl in San Diego and the Orange Bowl in Miami. To say that the studio is her second home is an accurate assessment of how much time she spends there!
Miss Ember loves helping others learn and grow as dancers and is always anxious for the new dance season to start!