Instructors

CarmenCarmen Munawych

Carmen enjoyed a competitive career for 25 years and has represented Alberta at the Canadian Championship Series and competed throughout Canada, the USA and Scotland.

Carmen is a member of the Scottish Dance Teachers’ Alliance (SDTA) and is a Scottish Official Board of Highland Dance (SOBHD) Judge.

Outside of Highland dance, Carmen has trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater & Figure Skating. Carmen has also completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Alberta and worked in Intensive Care at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for 10 years. She currently stays at home to raise her three children, homeschool and teach dance.

Carmen has a passion for dance that shows in each lesson, performance and competition experience she offers to her students. Having grown up in dance and a performance atmosphere, Carmen works hard to give dancers quality instruction & experience that will allow them to grow as dancers and as people. She strives to inspire determination, drive and a love of dance.

 

 

 

 

Kristin StolarzKristin

Kristin has over 20 years experience teaching highland, ballet, creative movement and kinderdance in the Edmonton area and in Texas. Kristin competed for 13 years in Canada and the United States and represented the Southwest region at the United States Inter-Regional Championships.

Kristin has her Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Arts in dance from York University, where she focused on the history and origins of the highland dances. She is a Fellow of the Scottish Dance Teachers’ Alliance  (SDTA)  and the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD) and is a Scottish Official Board of Highland Dance (SOBHD) judge.

Kristin is an active member of the Edmonton Highland Dancing Association. Outside of dance, Kristin is also involved in Alberta’s Olympic Weightlifting community. She sits on the executive of the Alberta Weightlifting Association and trains to keep up her strength and speed in her spare time! In addition, Kristin works full time for the Government of Alberta and is a mom.

 

Sally PelletierSally

Sally began highland dancing at the age of six and competed in many competitions and championships across Canada.

Sally has been teaching Highland dancing for over 20 years.  She enjoys creating out-of-the-box choreography and loves sharing her passion for Highland with all dancers.

Sally is a member of the Scottish Dance Teachers’ Alliance (SDTA) and a life member of the Alberta Highland Dance Association (AHDA).

Outside of Highland dance, Sally has trained in ballet and tap dancing and is always looking for new and exciting opportunities.  Sally is a mother of three who have been involved in dance, figure skating, hockey, lacrosse and rugby.

 

 

Megan Melham

We are pleased to welcome Megan back for her 2nd year of teaching highland. An associate member of SDTA and a competitive dancer at the premier level, Megan is unique in that she started highland as an adult and fell in love with the technical aspect. A professional electrical engineer in the utility industry, Megan applies her very analytical mind in the study and teaching of highland as well as strength training and physical mobility in order to work on all the aspects required for our students to succeed while figuring out how to make it fun for everyone.

 

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