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Instructors

Dance Instructors

Anna Pratch

 Anna Pratch began dancing at 4 years old here in St Paul. At the age of 11, she began training with the best professional schools across North America, including School of Alberta Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Canada’s National Ballet, and l’École Supérieure de Ballet. Anna is professionally trained in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary/Lyrical, and Pilates, and is highly qualified to teach acro and hip-hop. Anna has performed Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker, as well as multiple 5 star and holdover Fringe performances with companies such as Toy Guns Dance Theatre, Small Matters Productions, and Soul Pancakes. Anna is also certified to Stage Fight through Fight Directors Canada, and certified to teach Pilates through Body Works Pilates Studio. In her spare time, Anna can also be found attending theatre performances in Edmonton.

Lynda Young

 Lynda holds a Post-Graduation Diploma in Education and a double degree in BA and BSc. She first joined a performance dance company in 2009 and has since been performing Salsa, Bachata, Cha-Cha, Brazilian Samba, Afro Peruvian, and other dance styles at corporate and private events as well as Salsa congresses in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Toronto. Lynda has also performed contemporary and jazz choreographies in musical and dance theatrical productions and has taught dance and theatrical performance to various age groups, in addition to her teaching students aged 17-19 in a formal school setting as a profession for 5 years. Lynda also teaches the Theatre program at the St. Paul & District Arts Foundation.

Ashley Murray

 Ashley is an award-winning Ballroom Instructor who travels from Edmonton to deliver Ballroom dance classes. She is trained in Brazilian Zouk, standard and latin ballroom, and ballet, lyrical, modern, tap, jazz, and hip hop. Ashley taught at ZoukEd from 2017 – 2018 and has travelled to Toronto, Calgary, and the U.S. to train in Brazilian Zouk. She instructed standard and latin ballroom at the University of Alberta Dance Club from 2010 – 2011 where she adjusted the ballroom curriculum for over 1000 club members while she was a member of the Instruction Board and Executive.  She also instructed at the Kitscoty Dance Academy from 2007  – 2009 in ballet, tap and creative movement. Ashley won 1st place at the Alberta Winter Classic and 2nd place at the Canadian Championships in Pre-championship level latin ballroom. She also won 1st place in multiple competitions, including the Canadian Championships in Silver and Gold levels of latin ballroom. She teaches waltz, tango, Viennese waltz, foxtrot, quickstep, samba, cha cha, rumba, Paso doble, jive, and Brazilian Zouk.