Here Is Our Awesome Team
Shawna began her dance training in Ottawa at The Greta Leeming Studio. From that moment on, she fell in love with the dance world. She has been teaching for over 20 years
Laurie-Ann Matthews has been a leader in dance education in Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. She is certified as a Fellow, Life Member and Examiner in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Free Style, Stage and Modern with the B.A.T.D., holds a Teaching Diploma with the R.A.D, and has completed her Advanced I.S.T.D.
Holleigh has been dancing since the age of 4. She has trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and modern. She has loved dance since the day she started and has always dreamed of teaching young children to love dance as well.
Lee “Lethal” Pham is an Artist and Producer. Known in the b-boy community as Lethal, he is a fifth generation member of world-renowned b-boy crew The SuperNaturalz. He is also a part of Toronto-based contemporary company, The Chimera Project.
Lee “Lethal” Pham
Michelle has been a fitness and dance instructor/choreographer for 30 years for adults, teens and children and is a long time youth dance instructor with the Boys & Girls Club of London and City of London Recreation Department.
Kelly has been dancing for most of her life. She has dance recreationally since the age of 6 and competitively since the age of 8. She has trained in many different styles such as Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, and Lyrical. In 2017 Kelly also joined the Administrative team at Elan Dance Arts.
Tiffany Kriter has been a dance teacher and choreographer in London, Ontario for the past seven years. She began her dance training at the early age of five and has trained extensively in many dance styles including Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, and Contemporary.
Raquel has danced since the age of 10. She trains in genres such as Hip Hop, Acro, Contemporary, Breakin’, and Ballet. Meanwhile she excels in Contemporary, Acrobatics, and Break. Whilst being a competitive Dancer, Raquel previously danced for the NBL team London Lightning and was cast in London Fringe Festival’s “A Life Within” performance.
Jailin has been dancing for almost his whole life. He’s a self-taught Hip Hop dancer and started to dance competitively at age 15 and started teaching professionally at age 16. He’s trained in Breakdancing, bollywood, krumping, tutting and urban contemporary. He is also an actor and has done a plethora of commercials such as an ad for RBC, Cineplex Scene, Wonderland and more.
Lacey began dancing at a very young age when she fell in love with movement and performance! She trained and performed in numerous dance styles and venues across Canada and the USA for nearly 20 years, certifying as an Acrobatic Arts, Aerial Arts and TADA Hand Balanacing instructor. More recently Lacey attended the National Circus school in Montréal - Ècole Nationale De Cirque, receiving a Diploma in the Teachings of Circus and Acrobatics.
Lilee loves to dance. She has been dancing since she was 5 years old. She trained in her hometown of Woodstock, Ontario at Artistic Movement for 13 years, studying Ballet, Acro and many others. She took a brief break to study child and youth care at Loyalist College. She is happy to be back doing what she loves and is beyond excited to be working with all of the Shooting Stars.
Emma has been dancing since the age of three in all styles. She has danced competitively at several high caliber studios in London, Ontario where she grew up and is currently training under Reet Roy, including an international dance mentorship program. Emma is also a member of Footnotes Academy in Toronto and teaches hip-hop at two dance studios in London, Ontario.
Aydia has been dancing for over 10 years, and is a graduate of the George Brown College Dance program. She has trained in many genres of dance including ballet, jazz, acro, lyrical, and hip-hop. While being a competitive dancer at EDA, she danced for the NBL London Lightning team. Aydia now focuses primarily on teaching and is happy to be teaching EDA’s pre-school classes!