Tegan Richards

Intellidance®, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary

Tegan has been passionate about movement and dance from a very young age. She has trained and studied in various disciplines of Ballet, Irish dance, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Modern dance. With a focus and passion for ballet, Tegan has received training in RAD, ISTD, and Vaganova methods and examinations.

In addition to dance, Tegan grew up in musical theatre, taking workshops and classes from schools such as the Citadel Foote Theatre and MacEwan University, and performing in shows from the ages of 8 – 18. She spent many years studying voice, violin, and bass guitar, and played in multiple bands allowing for many exciting performance opportunities growing up.

Tegan has attended courses and workshops in child and adolescent development and learning, lesson planning, the choreographic process for contemporary dance, dance for preschool years, and the Intellidance® Method. Tegan has completed coursework with the NDEO in dance pedagogy, elements in dance, and ballet theory and composition. She has also studied in IDTS dance teaching method, and Progressing Ballet Technique, both of which have contributed to Tegan’s passion in teaching towards a solid understanding of dance anatomy, conditioning for dance, and safe development of technique.

Tegan believes in regular professional development and as such has attended teaching courses with Winnipeg Royal Ballet, Cecchetti Society of Canada, and Vaganova society, as well as workshops studying the work of Ann Gilbert’s creative movement and composition process. In the Summer of 2019, Tegan will be studying at the American Ballet Theater, learning their syllabus and dancing with fellow professionals in New York.
In addition to teaching dance, Tegan has had the opportunity to work as a teacher’s assistant in a specialized learning program with Edmonton Public School and has her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Psychology.