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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 from Nanyang Technological University and a double degree in BA and BSc from the National University of Singapore. As an undergraduate, Lynda trained in modern dance and performed in musical and dance theatrical productions. She also taught dance and theatrical performance to various age groups and worked freelance as a lyricist. After graduation, in addition to being a full-time teacher, Lynda joined a Latin dance performance company, and has since performed at corporate and private events as well as Salsa congresses in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Toronto. Currently a registered substitute teacher with the local school boards, a member of Reconciliation St. Paul, and founding member of Pride St. Paul and St. Paul Multicultural Circle, Lynda teaches Latin Beats, Tot & Me Dance and Devised Musical Theatre at the St. Paul & District Arts Foundation. She also sings with the Elk Point Community Choir.

Celtic Jewel Irish Dance

Our instructor has been dancing since 2008. In that time they have taken Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Lyrical, Tap and Irish. They have found that they love many different styles of dance, but their passion led them to their roots and to focus more of their attention on Irish dancing. They have been choreographing their own dances since 2014 and teaching Irish since 2016. They are still currently competing and have completed their first six syllabus grades. They love sharing their passion for Irish dancing and they are still working their way toward her TCRG teaching certificate.