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BDC INSTRUCTOR BIO'S

Miss Lauren

As an experienced dancer for over 20 years, Lauren brings experience in multiple styles of dance including Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap, Acro and Ballet. As a qualified dance teacher/director/ choreographer for 15 years, obtaining training under the ADAPT syllabus as well as Acrobatic Arts.

Lauren has been successful in receiving several special awards for her choreography through the years.

Through her choreography, she takes pride in being able to highlight her dancers strengths and qualities while also challenging their growth and development.

Lauren spends a large amount of time dedicated to teaching dance, but is also a Registered Practical Nurse at Chatham Kent Health Alliance.

Lauren believes in putting emphasis on building dancers who are prepared and confident will help define and build their character in any aspects of their life. She feels it is important for her students to be motivated and inspired at all times in an environment they are comfortable in. She serves as a mentor, providing the tools, guidance, support and feedback required to draw talent, and ability out of her dancers.

Lauren is excited to be able to continue her teaching career in the community.


Miss Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn began her dancing career with Debbie McGonigle School of Dance (DMSD) at the young age of 3. When Debbie retired and closed her studio Kaitlyn transferred to new studios to continue her dance training in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Modern.

Kaitlyn has been teaching for just over 4 years, starting at 13 years of age.
She has completed training in the ADAPT syllabus and is continually looking for new learning opportunities to better herself as a dancer and instructor.

Kaitlyn is attending school in the Sports and Recreation Program & is looking forward to transferring her skills between the two platforms.

Kaitlyn's strong community ties are important to her and she enjoys being involved in local events & volunteers for our very own Blenheim Blades Jr C Hockey Team.

Kaitlyn is excited to be continuing her teaching career to share her passion for dance in the coming years with our dancers at BDC!

Miss Avery

Avery is no stranger to the stage, with her dance career beginning at the young age of 3. She has had the opportunity to train with several different choreographers and teachers throughout her dance career in multiple styles such as Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary and Acro.

Avery has been recognized by multiple judges at several competitions for her performances, her emotional connection with the music and audience as well as her passion for the art of dance. Avery has been sought after by protégée companies and has been invited to workshops to share this passion.

Avery began as an assistant teacher 5 years ago and quickly progressed to her own classroom. The connection she has with her students and peers is evident inside and outside of the studio. When teaching new skills and technique her positive encouragement and commitment to seeing her dancers succeed is of the utmost of importance.

Avery is pursuing a post secondary education in the Social Work Services Program where her goal is to help her community by providing counselling and support.

Avery's love of dance is evident. She is beyond excited to be a part of BDC's faculty and to continue to help her students find passion in dance through hard work and dedication.

Miss Aislynn

Aislynn's dance career began at the age of 3. Starting recreationally then transitioning to competitive the first chance she got! She has been recognized for her hip hop technique and groove at multiple competitions throughout her dance career.

Hip hop has always come naturally to Aislynn, however she has trained in many styles including: jazz, contemporary, ballet and tap.

Aislynn is a student at St Clair College and is obtaining her Sports and Recreation Management Degree. Courses of study include sport event planning, sales and marketing, facility management, and business administrative positions within professional sport. Aislynn is excited to combine the world of dance and the world of sport's management together.

Aislynn is excited to be joining BDC's team of instructors and can't wait to get in the studio with all of our dancers!

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