“Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse
Miss Elise took her first steps as a dancer at the age of three, and continued on to train in ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and pointe. Over the years, she’s been lucky to take classes all over North America with some of her favourite industry leading choreographers. She taught her first class at Royal Dance when she was 15 and now teaches lyrical, jazz, and the contemporary competitive team.
Providing opportunities for her students to take creative risks and push themselves to build their dance and leadership skills is very important to Miss Elise. Communication, self-reflection, and teamwork (alongside cardio, improvisation, and lots of pirouettes) are top priorities in her classes. She aims to help her students understand that dancing feels good, and it feels even better when surrounded by a supportive team.
Miss Elise is also a high school English and Dance teacher. When she’s not in the studio or marking projects, she enjoys traveling, reading, and trying to keep her house plants alive.