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 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 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!
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 Experienced in Ballroom, Country dance, choreography… Questions? Please contact Elite Dance Studio to book your lessons!
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 in the amateur circuit for over 10 years, her and her dance partner Marc turned…Read More Here!
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!
Marc started his dance career later than most, joining dance as a teen. He fell into ballroom and latin and was hooked on the very first day. He made his way up the ranks competing in Canada and the US in the amateur circuit. In 2016 Marc turned professional. His biggest accomplishment was winning the…Read More Here!
Kevin and Sheena started dancing while studying at the University of Alberta. It didn’t take long for Kevin and Sheena to discover their passion for ballroom dancing. Under the tutelage of Dominic Lacroix, Delphine Romaire, Benoit Drolet, and Danny Quilliam, they’ve enjoyed a lot of success over the years. They currently compete at the Championship…Read More Here!
Originally from Ukraine, Elena began her dance training at her home country, performing with the kids’ folk dance group. She always had an interest in Ballroom dancing but only when she immigrated to Canada in 2002 she got the opportunity to immerse herself in a beautiful world of partner dancing at the University of Alberta…Read More Here!
Megan started dancing at the age of 3, with Ballet RAD and Tap. As she got older she became interested in other styles such as Ballet Cecchetti, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop, Variety and Musical Theatre. She trained with Beaumont Society School of Dance and Dance Fusion Academy of Dance. Megan found passion for…Read More Here!
Mara has been dancing since she was 3 years old. Beginning with the styles of Ballet and Ukrainian dance, she pursued her passion of dance into many other stage dance styles, including Ballroom, Latin and Martha Graham Modern dance. Mara has traveled all over the world for dance. Studying at the Alberta Ballet, the Royal…Read More Here!
Katie first discovered her love for dance at a Salseros McGill social in 2011. A few years later, Katie was introduced to ballroom dancing at the University of Alberta Dance Club (UADC) and there was no turning back! As she worked her way through the levels at UADC, Katie’s involvement in the dance world expanded;…Read More Here!
Miss Kyla started to dance at the young age of three in her home town of Stettler, and has loved every moment since. Learning the art form soon became her life as she started taking formal training in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Hip hop, Contemporary/modern, Lyrical, Tap, Acrobatics and Musical Theatre. This sparked an interest in…Read More Here!
Sandra attended her first ballet dance class at age 3 in her hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Throughout her childhood she studied and competed in many dance styles such as Tap, Jazz, Modern, and Hip Hop all in addition to Ballet. Sandra joined her first Ballroom group class at age 7. By 12 years old, she…Read More Here!
Building on the spark that fired her passion for performing, Abby has been recognized on the stage for 15 years. Successfully taking the Royal Academy of Dance Examinations at the end of each year has also allowed her to gain credentials in both Ballet and Tap (Al Gilbert Syllabus). In addition to these genres, she also…Read More Here!
Nadia Funaro is a 19-year-old University student who works to fulfill the highest expression as a human being and artist. Nadia has studied and competed in all genres of dance for 16 years. She loves the adrenaline rush of jazz, hip hop and acro, but feels prettiest in a contemporary class. She is known for…Read More Here!
Faith started dancing at the age of 3. Over the years she explored many different styles including Hip-Hop, Ballet, Contemporary/Lyrical and Jazz. Her passion grew which brought her to competitive dancing. After finishing her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology she used her love for dance and working with children to pursue a career in…Read More Here!
AJ has been training intensively and competitively for Hip Hop for nearly 7 years. Throughout her training, AJ was able to travel all over Canada and the US to compete in various Hip Hop dance competitions including Canadian Hip Hop championships and World Hip Hop International Championships. She is actively travelling between Edmonton and Los…Read More Here!
Kiera has been in the dance world since she was 10. Her first steps were made in jazz and from there, she was hooked! In her second year, she dove right in and added ballet jazz and lyrical to her training. Over the years, she gained heaps of experience in ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern…Read More Here!