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Instructors

 

Scotia has been teaching in the Edmonton area since 1988 and brings over 25 years experience teaching Ballet, Highland, Musical Theatre and Jazz to children just beginning their dance journey up to the pre-professional level.

 

Born in the United Kingdom, Scotia started her dance training at the age of 3 in Scotland and since then has trained and performed in England, Scotland, South Africa, Canada and Russia learning ISTD, RAD and Vaganova (Russian) ballet methods, Highland, jazz, tap, and modern dance.

 

A few teachers such as Florence Skinner, Marilyn Myers, Carol McNicoll, David Adams, Noel Platfoot (RAD examiner), Shirley Agate-Proust (ISTD examiner), and Maria Mitrache-Bokor made lasting impressions inspiring Scotia to pursue a teaching career.

 

In 1991, Scotia graduated from Grant MacEwan with a Theatre Arts Diploma, then, in 1995 she obtained her Associate Teaching Certificate in ISTD Ballet and Member SDTA Highland Teaching Certificate, and in 2000 received her Licentiate Teaching Certificate in ISTD Ballet.

Scotia Wolf    - Owner

                                           Ballet/Highland/Musical Theatre/Jazz/Leaping Little Ones/Adult

A natural performer - since the age of 12, Tisa was able to confirm that dance was one of her passions in life.  She also learned at the same time, she was a natural born teacher – and she wanted to share her love of dance with others!

 

With her many disciplines - Ballet/Tap/Modern (ISTD); Jazz; Hip Hop - throughout her career (which thanks to her parents, began at age 3), her strength and heart have always been energized by tap!  The musical rhythms and forever changing tempos of the world, kept her busy feet moving!  Tisa continues to tap her feet away today and if you watch her closely, you can sometimes catch her tapping her feet to a “silent” rhythm. 

 

Tisa has been fortunate to travel the country (British Columbia, Ontario, Edmonton and surrounding areas) to attended dance workshops exclusive to ISTD Instructors.  Tisa has also had the honor of working with many fabulous examiners (Shirley Agate-Proust; Pam Eddelston; Katie Morea; Charmaine Nobes; Jackie O’Kell) throughout her career!  Each of these fabulous women has given Tisa new knowledge, insight and inspiration to continue to spread the love of dance. 

 

Another dance adventure, which took Tisa on the road, was when she was invited to Stettler Festival as a dance adjudicator.  Tisa was able to view and adjudicate routines from various disciplines performed by different aged dancers, different levels in a positive and constructive manner.

 

Tisa is thrilled to be a part of the Quantum Leap crew and get her feet moving and making music with you!

Tisa Carr    Tap/Jazz

Cameron Wolf    Ballet/Jazz/Lyrical/Tap

 
 
Bio coming soon!

 

Dance has been Arlyssa’s passion since she took her first class at age three! She is trained in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, Tap, and Musical Theatre. Arlyssa holds ISTD Advanced 1 and RAD Intermediate exam certificates, as well as training in pas de deux, and ISTD Advanced 2, Vaganova Level 5, and Cecchetti Intermediate levels. Arlyssa has taught summer-school dance programs for both St. Albert Public Schools and Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools. She has also choreographed and taught dance for a junior high production of Aladdin.

 

Arlyssa has had the privilege to learn from many outstanding teachers and choreographers including Aram Manukyan (Alberta Ballet), Deborah Morgan (RAD Examiner), Francois Chevennement, Sherri Urkow, Shelley Tookey, Lauren Ritchie, Deane Marr and Scotia Wolf! She trained with Alberta Ballet as part of a successful audition for the School of Alberta Ballet. She has performed with Alberta Ballet in the Nutcracker for three seasons as a child cast member. In addition, she has attended Citie Ballet summer workshops and travelled to Disney World to perform and attend workshops with Stardust Dance Company. Arlyssa is always striving to grow as a dancer and performer, and is currently training with the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers.

 

Performing and competing has been a large part of Arlyssa's dancing. She has won numerous awards and scholarships most notably, The Edge Scholarship (Los Angeles), and Northern Star Talent Search Junior Division Winner.

 

Arlyssa is very excited to share her love of dance with her students at Quantum Leap Dance, and looks forward to learning and growing, and twirling and tapping with them!

 

Arlyssa McArthur    Ballet/Jazz/Tap

Courtney Clark-Smith   Ballet/Jazz/Contemporary/Lyrical

Courtney started dancing at the age of eight, and ever since then her obsession grew stronger and stronger. Having trained in several styles from Irish, musical theatre, and modern, to ballet, jazz, and contemporary, Courtney worked her way through recreational dancing into more competitive and performance based programs. During her competing years Courtney has worked and learned from choreographers such as Joey Matt, Lauren Ritchie, and Louise Hradsky, as well as attending Fresh Dance Intensive, and Disney Dancing workshops. In addition to this she has also travelled to Florida to perform on a cruise ship, and in Downtown Disney.

 

Having graduated from Victoria School of the Arts, Courtney was able to take classes that focused on the choreographic process, as well as performance abilities. She successfully auditioned for Leaps and Bounds, a student choreographed show, and the Dance Extreme ensemble. Through these groups she was in student choreographed pieces, worked with the Good Women dance collective for Next Fest, a local art festival, and had opportunities to take classes from several other dancers and performers. Most notably she was able to take master classes from Peggy Baker, and Cornelius Carter, and be in choreographed pieces from both of them. Courtney also took the Dance International Baccalaureate program, and has obtained her IB certificate through the program.

Brianda McArthur    Hip-Hop/Jazz/Ballet

Bio coming soon!

Nicole has 15 years of dance training in ballet, jazz and lyrical. This includes Vaganova, RAD and ISTD ballet methods attaining her Intermediate ISTD ballet examination. Nicole has many years competing and performing most notably 4kBk benefit concert for the Stollery Childrens Hospital.

A graduate from Victoria School of the Arts as an International Baccalaureate, the focus of her studies was on choreography and creative movement. Following graduation, Nicole entered the Dance Educator Internship at J'Adore Dance Studio. Here, she gained experience teaching creative movement to young dancers.

Nicole is eager to introduce dance and music to the new generation of Leaping Little Ones.

 

Nicole Pype    Leaping Little Ones/ Ballet/Jazz

Raymond Bulatao has been part of the Edmonton dance community since he was 16 years old. Beginning as a B-Boy, he slowly transitioned into Hip-hop and choreography years later through his schools dance club at Harry Ainlay High School. Raymond has consistently contributed to the dance community as a positive and energetic force. From performing for charity events (Little Hearts Big Dreams, Stand Up For Love, For Kids By Kids) with his dance teams, to teaching summer school hip-hop and weekly dance club classes at his old high school.

Raymond has been part of many Hip-hop teams within the city, such as @ttention (2009-2012) 3D Company (2009-2010), Menergy (2012-2013, and is currently a part of NXG Company (2010-present) who over the past year have taken many top placings throughout North America. (1st @ World Of Dance Hawaii 2013, 9th @ Hip Hop Internationals 2014, 1st @ World of Dance LA 2015, and 3rd @ World of Dance Finals 2015). Throughout his dance career, Ray has had the opportunity to train under many up-and-coming choreographers and dancers. He constantly travels out of his hometown to train in order to bring something new to share to his peers and students back home. Not only does Ray believe that good dance training is a must for a dancer, but also a teacher, as he wants to pass down as much knowledge and experience to the younger generation of dancers.

 

Raymond Bulatao’s style of dance involves intricate movements that follow the character and heart of the music that inspires him. He likes to challenge his fellow dancers to find their own style in the dances given to them, and continue to inspire students everywhere to maintain a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and passion for what they do.

 

Ray Bulatao    Hip-Hop - Day Program