Carol is celebrating over 30 years of Dance Instruction. She has taught for non-profit dance clubs, private studios, in her own studio as well as in other studios as a guest teacher. She is well versed in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, musical theatre, Ukrainian dance, a small amount of Highland and even belly dance. Carol loves to continue her training by taking classes and has traveled to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Las Vegas, Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles for training. Carol was examined by and internationally certified with the Dance Educators of America (DEA), and was also examined to become an associate member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA) Stage Division for tap & jazz.
Carol has taught classes with ADAPT, Al Gilbert, RAD and CDTA syllabi, she was lucky enough to have trained personally with Tap Masters such as Henry LeTang (Gregory Hines teacher) Maurice Hines, Al Gilbert, Gregg Russell and more. Her Hip Hop Training has led her to train from some of the original poppers & lockers like Popin Pete & Suga Pop along with some of the Groovaloos.
In addition to judging at various dance festivals, she has successfully ran Catch a Rising Star Dance Festivals in Alberta since 2001. She rebranded the company to Catch Dance Productions in 2021 to encompass new branches of the festival group. Carol has also done choreography for the Western Premiers’ Conference, Alberta Winter Games, West Side Story, The Boyfriend, California Adventure Park, Disneyland, along with hundreds of competition numbers. Carol has received many accolades and choreography awards for her work. Several of her former students now have professional careers in dance, theatre, television, film and teaching. Carol is a firm believer that it takes only the passion for dance and a dedicated teacher to create a professional level dancer, not just the size of the city. Rural Alberta has proven to have an excellent caliber of dance and Carol has continued to remain active in promoting dance in all areas of the province. Carol is excited to be still working with some of Alberta’s finest dance studios.