Jodi van den Heuval, AAC1
Miss Jodi started dancing at age 3 and it’s been a part of who she is ever since. Her favourite childhood dance memory was travelling to Kelowna for dance championships as a teenager. Miss Jodi is excited for the new season and for a new festival season! She loves the excitement and adrenaline the students have at festivals. Miss Jodi hopes to pass on a love of dance to her student and to teach them how to pull their emotions out and dance from within.
Miss Taryn - Tap InstructorMiss Taryn Beaupre is welcomed back to Dance Creations as our Tap instructor. She developed her love and talent for tap during her youth growing up in Spruce Grove. She further developed her love of teaching by completing university studies to become a school teacher and is an instructor with HPSD in Kinuso. Teaching dance allows her to blend both harmoniously.Taryn looks forward to teaching the children and adult classes at Dance Creations!
Kara has over 30 years experience in the dance and entertainment industry. Edmonton born and raised, she studied ballet (R.A.D.), tap (Al Gilbert), jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary, musical theatre and hip hop, and has trained in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Los Angeles and New York. Throughout her performance career, Kara has had the opportunity to perform across North America and was a featured performer for the Elvis Revival, Miss Canada Pageant, Miss Edmonton Universe Search Pageant, Totem Hoop Opening Ceremonies, IAVE Conference Opening & Closing Ceremonies, Vagonova’s Production of ‘ Tin Soldier’ and ‘1001 Nights’, Alberta Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’, Dance Spectacular – A Tribute to Al Gilbert and music videos for Anna Beaumont and Krystle Dos Santos. Kara made an appearance in the Canadian cult film, ‘Fubar II’ and was a featured model in the Celebrity Fashion Show for Western Canada’s Fashion Week. She has also appeared in numerous short films and commercials. Kara has a Bachelors degree from the University of Alberta where she studied Drama and Psychology. She’s currently a member of the teaching faculty at DanceCo Studio Ltd. in St. Albert, AB where she uses her passion for dance to push the envelope and inspire her students. She had the privilege of choreographing performances for the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure, the Calgary Stampede Talent Search and ‘A Night of Motown with Terrell Edwards and Friends’, to name a few. Kara is an accredited judge throughout western Canada and has received numerous accolades for her innovative and relevant choreography. Her students have been recognized with high score awards, scholarships and championship titles and some have gone on to successfully audition for cruise ships, dance companies and the Alvin Ailey School in NYC. Kara loves having the opportunity to work with other dancers in the community and is thrilled to bring this new and exciting event to the dancers of Alberta.
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." Miss Jen's favorite quote