Miss Corrissa Thompson | Teacher
I am fired up to be back on team DSI for my sixth season this year as a teacher! I have been dancing since the age of 3, and came to DSI at the age of 5. During the time that I have spent at DSI I have completed some of the most advanced exams in Tap, Jazz and Ballet, including my Advanced Two RAD ballet exam and my Advanced Adapt Jazz Exam. I have also studied in many styles such as Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Pointe. I was grateful to receive the award for Most Outstanding Ballet Dancer for the 2012-2013 season, and a scholarship for the Triple Threat Dance Convention in the 2011-2012 season. As well as dancing at DSI I have also been in Alberta Ballet’s production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream (2008) and Summerstock Calgary’s Musical Productions of Hairspray (2011) and Legally Blonde (2012). I’m happy to say that I danced competitively at DSI for 8 years achieving high score awards and receiving scholarships. I have also enjoyed having the opportunity to be an understudy and help young dancers explore the vast world of dance. I currently hold my Certificate of Ballet Teaching Studies through the Royal Academy of Dance, as well as Certification from Acrobatic Arts to train students from the Primary level to level 8. I am also excited to have completed the second year of a three year program to become certified in the ADAPT Jazz and Tap syllabus. These programs will allow me to become the best teacher I can be and I cannot wait to share all of the marvellous knowledge these programs have provided me so far with my students in the 2018/2019 season.