Vegreville School of Ballet
Vegreville School of Ballet 2021-2022 Instructors & Staff
Miss Laura has more than twenty-five years of teaching experience throughout BC and Alberta, in Vegreville since 2006. She has studied many disciplines including ballet, jazz, tap, modern, lyrical and swing. Miss Laura’s passion for dance has taken her to New York City where she studied at the Martha Graham Institute, Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Centre, Alvin Ailey and Peridance Centre. Laura has attended the Teacher Training Program at the Edmonton School of Ballet where she studied the RAD and Cecchetti methods of Ballet as well as anatomy, music theory and dance history.
Miss Laura completed Module 1 of Acrobatic Arts in 2017 and is a certifying member of Acro Dance Teachers Association. In 2019 Laura completed Module 1 of Alixa Flexibility as well as Progressing Ballet Technique. Over the summer she completed Module 2 and 3 of Alixa Flexibility as well as the Sugarfoot Therapy Teachers Course, which combines Physiotherapy exercises with athletic training designed to keep the dancers at optimal health and prevent injuries. She believes strongly in the importance of continuing her own education in this always-changing dance industry so that her students receive solid and broad training.
Hello VSB family! I am Acadia Rudyk. This will be my fifth year teaching at Vegreville School of Ballet. Currently I am enrolled as a full time student at Concordia University of Edmonton and I also instruct spin classes at Rge Rd Spin in Vegreville. As my first degree is almost completed I will next pursue an after-degree in Education to eventually become an elementary school teacher. My love for dance started when I began ballet with the studio when I was three. Today I am still inspired by the atmosphere and rhythm of Vegreville School of Ballet. I am very excited to start this season, especially after being away from all of you for so long.
Madi Smith began dancing at the age of 3 and has been dancing for 16 years now. She is trained in all technical styles of dance including Jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, and contemporary. Madi discovered an overwhelming passion for the genre of HipHop and has pursued this style and culture ever since.
Madi has won numerous awards from all over Canada and the
U.S. at competitions such as World of Dance, Monsters of HipHop, Radix, Artists Emerge and Represent. She represented Canada at the IDO World HipHop Championships in Austria. A few of her favourite dance experiences would be dancing in a commercial for Monster High, auditioning for World of Dance, and signing with DanceOn network in Los
Madi’s hard work and knowledge in dance has inspired a passion in teaching. She has been teaching dance for 4 years and hopes to continue for years to come. Her love and passion for working with kids in the studio has grown, and she is currently working towards her education degree to become an elementary school teacher.
Lisa discovered her love of dance at 8 years old when her mother enrolled her in Highland lessons. Soon after she branched out to tap, jazz and ballet, which became her focus and passion for many years. Lisa studied the Cechetti method at Edmonton Dance Centre and The Edmonton School of Ballet where she completed a Professional Level Ballet exam and her Junior Teaching Certificate.
Lisa teaches all genres and is certified in Acrobatic Arts, Alixa Flexibility and Progressing Ballet Technique. Lisa is excited to meet all of her students and get started this fall!!
Leann Strilchuk is returning to VSB as a member of our admin team handling accounts. With a degree in accounting from McEwan, Leann has years of experience as a bookkeeper and has volunteered her time as treasurer for countless organizations. We are very excited to have Leann on board with us again.