MScPT, NBS-TTP dip, AISTD (Cecchetti and National Branches)
Ballet, Stretching & Flexibility
Amy is a graduate of the three year Teacher Training Program at Canada’s National Ballet School. She received her diploma with Distinction and was recognized with the Carol Chadwick Student Teacher’s Award for promising teacher. She received Associate status with the ISTD Cecchetti and National Branches and was awarded distinction in her Cecchetti Advanced 2 exam.
Amy is also a graduate of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and has performed in many productions with the RWB such as: Swan Lake, La Bayadere, Giselle, Mozartiana, Sleeping Beauty to name a few. She furthered her career in London, England where she had the opportunity to tour and perform while working with world renowned choreographers such as Matthew Bourne, Harold King and Geoffrey Cauley.
Following her experiences teaching ballet and creative dance at the National Ballet School and Sean Boutilier Academy of Dance, she pursued a degree in Kinesiology from York University. Her keen interest in anatomy and movement science led her to become a certified Pilates Instructor and complete a Master’s of Physiotherapy from Queen’s.
Amy currently works as Physiotherapist in Kingston at the Movement Disorders Clinic. In 2016, Amy developed a local Dancing with Parkinson’s Class, and is continuing to share her love of dance with seniors both with and without disabilities in long term care through an initiative she helped develop at the H’ART Centre called: HAAP! (Hart’s Accessible Arts Program). In 2015, she attended an Adapted dance course for individuals with Autism and Down Syndrome through the Boston Ballet School and more recently attended the week long intensive training for teaching dance to individuals with Demenitia through Canada’s National Ballet School.
Amy’s passion for ballet and love of creative movement, along with her deep understanding of anatomy allows her to safely teach students with detail and precision. Her ultimate goal however, is to inspire students to dance from their heart and to experience the joy of dance.