Meet Your Instructors

Elite Dance Studio has many accomplished and talented dancers to guide you on your journey of dance discovery. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced dancer, we have fun & friendly instructors who will help you grow. Check out the biographies of our current staff and feel free to send them any questions!

Dominic Lacroix

Dominic formed a partnership with Delphine in 1989 to train and compete in ballroom & latin dance. To advance their knowledge of dance, they trained with some of the best coaches in the world for 5 years in London, England. In 2002, they moved to Edmonton to start training dancers here and eventually retired from…Read More Here!

Delphine Romaire

Delphine formed a partnership with Dominic in 1989 to train and compete in ballroom & latin dance. To advance their knowledge of dance, they trained with some of the best coaches in the world for 5 years in London, England. In 2002, they moved to Edmonton to start training dancers here and eventually retired from…Read More Here!

Jim Deglau

Awards and Accomplishments: 4 time Canadian Latin champion 2 time Canadian 10 dance champion 6 time Canadian representative to the world championships 7th in world 10 dance 2011 Semi finalist in Latin at Blackpool 2011 Questions? Contact Jim Deglau Today!

Kyla Ramsay

Dance Bio 2014 Although Kyla grew up doing gymnastics and Highland dance, she did not begin ballroom dance until she was 22 years old. Kyla began dancing socially through the University of Alberta Dance Club, where she met her first and only dance partner Brian Lundell. In 2000 she competed in her first Newcomer competition…Read More Here!

Christiana Dizon

“Christiana’s dance training started in rhythmic gymnastics, ending when she was a teenager. She started ballroom dancing with the University of Alberta Dance Club in 2003 as a university student, becoming a teaching assistant with the club in 2004. In 2005, Christiana started competing, training under Dominic Lacroix, Delphine Romaire, and Benoit Drolet, before retiring…Read More Here!

Karen Lundell

Karen Lundell started dancing when she was 9 years old, beginning with jazz and ballet. She danced in group competitions through high school and worked as an assistant teacher for two years. Karen started dancing with the University of Alberta Ballroom Dance Club in 2006. She moved to Saskatoon in the fall of 2008 and…Read More Here!

Danielle Vandervlugt

Danielle has choreographed, taught and coached numerous age levels for over 20 years. Her dance training started when she was 3 years old and continued into a teaching role. Her background in cheerleading also allowed her the opportunity to coach professional dance teams, college cheer and dance teams in addition to schools with all grade…Read More Here!

Theresa Kearl

Theresa trained in the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus at Alberta Ballet under the direction of renowned founder and director of School of Alberta Ballet, Ruth Carse. She has choreographed ballet, jazz, musical theater and folk dance for amateur musical theater productions such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Aladdin, Nice Work if…Read More Here!

Michael Pabai

Michael Pabai is an Edmonton based hip-hop dancer and choreographer. The art of hip-hop has been a huge part of Michael’s life from a young age. Hip-hop music and culture have always inspired his creativity and continue to move him professionally, personally and artistically. Michael’s dance style is heavily influenced by his African heritage, as…Read More Here!

Grace Lau

Grace has been in dance since she was a child, but only entered the Ballroom & Latin world when she was in university. Once she started training and competing, she was hooked! Having competed all across Canada and the US for over 10 years, her and her dance partner Marc recently turned professional in 2016….Read More Here!

Tegan Richards

Tegan has been passionate about movement and dance from a very young age. She has trained in various Edmonton dance studios in the disciplines of Ballet, Irish dance, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Modern dance. With a focus and passion for ballet, Tegan has received training in RAD, ISTD, and Vaganova methods and examinations. In addition…Read More Here!

Jennifer Paz

Jennifer has been teaching hip-hop dance for over 8 years. She holds her Master of Arts in Physical Education and Recreation from the University of Alberta and is passionate about helping young people realize the positive impact that their own passions can have on not just their lives but on their community. Besides teaching dance,…Read More Here!

Samantha Gotlib

After watching dirty dancing a million times as a child and then having the immense pleasure of watching my grandparents dance together in my teens and into early adulthood, I fell deeply in love with partner dancing. I have been teaching American style ballroom, rhythm and country dance since 2003. Teaching new couples is my…Read More Here!

Melanie Der

Melanie has always been drawn to enabling individuals to reach their goals, no matter their abilities and situation (yes, that includes you!). Her teaching method draws from a range of knowledge and experience: over 10 years of dance involvement, being an occupational therapist (MScOT), and over 15 years of general teaching experience. She started dancing…Read More Here!

Anton Szabo

Anton began dancing as a graduate student at the University of Alberta, but it wasn’t until he visited the ballrooms of Vienna that he discovered a true passion for dance. Upon his return, he started studying dance intently and took up teaching in 2009. Owing to his diverse dancing background, he is familiar with many…Read More Here!