April has enjoyed dance since the age of 3 and has studied all genres. She graduated from the Grant MacEwan Dance Program and has taught in the community for over 30 years.
She enjoys seeing the love for dance in both students and staff. Currently specializing in Preschool, Ballet, Tap and Jazz, her students have always been her second family. For the first 10 years in business, April taught almost every class in the studio. She taught all genres including Tap, Jazz, Preschool, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Ballet. She appreciates all of the amazing staff that work at Image and knows that it takes a village to make magic happen. She loves meeting new families and seeing young dancers grow up within the studio. April recently started teaching her "Imagine the Possibilities" program to special needs children and also studied p/t Recreation Therapy. April is a proud mom to two teenage girls who are passionate about Volleyball.
Kim is a mom to two kids - one fully grown boy and one half grown girl who has loved dancing since she could stand up and twirl. Being a mom is probably Kim's favorite thing to do, to be honest. Aside from mom duties, Kim enjoy reading and watching her two miniature dachshunds - they are easily more entertaining than anything you could find on the television!
Kim's full-time career is in a law firm as a legal assistant but working at Image definitely adds some extra joy to her days. The kids, young preschoolers all the way up to the teenagers, are so enjoyable to watch and she is very thankful for the opportunity to work with all of them in my position at the front desk.
Katherine started dancing at the age of 3. She trained in ballet, jazz and lyrical for many years. She began as an assistant teacher when she was 11 and is now going into her third year of teaching. Currently she is going to school at MacEwan University and is studying to become an elementary school teacher.
Linsay recently moved to Spruce Grove with her husband and two children from Yellowknife, NWT, where she spent the last 8 years teaching ballet to students of various ages and abilities. In 2018, Linsay was certified as an Acro teacher by the Acrobatic Arts Program and opened the first Acro program in the Territories.
Linsay has danced since the age of two, and since 6 studied ballet in Calgary in the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus achieving an intermediate level. Linsay furthered her study of dance at the University of Calgary and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Linsay worked in an elementary school for many years along with teaching dance. She enjoys working with students and sharing her love of dance.
Amanda started dance lessons when she was four, beginning with tap and ballet in her hometown of Stettler, AB. She progressed into learning various other styles; jazz, contemporary, lyrical, acrobatics, pointe, and musical theatre. She most enjoys tap, loving to make rhythms and beats with her feet. She danced competitively most of her dancing career, taking time in High School and College to perform on the Polar Express in Stettler. She looks forward to sharing her love of dance with her students.
Since the age of 10, Lily knew dance would be a part of her life forever. She has had the great opportunity to attend numerous prestigious schools across Canada including The National Ballet School, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, and the Alberta Ballet School. It was at the Alberta Ballet School, where she attended on scholarship for 5 years, that she developed a strong passion for both ballet and modern/contemporary dance. Lily then attended post-graduate training at The Ailey School on full scholarship, this prestigious school falls under the company of The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (AAADT) in New York City and is where she further developed her talents. While attending The Ailey School, Lily had the opportunity to perform in the Macy’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2019, perform on stage with the AAADT’s company, participate in choreographic works done by students and teachers, as well as choreograph her own pieces on peers for shows and auditions.
Lily is very excited to bring her love of ballet and contemporary to Image School of Dance! Not only is she excited to bring her love of technique but cannot wait to create pieces for her students due to her long-time desire to choreograph.
Lily is currently attending the University of Alberta to receive her Bachelor in Kinesiology to eventually receive her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy. Lily hopes to remain in the dance world by aiding its current and future dancers with injuries/issues that should arise throughout their training.
Lovi Bretania is a dancer who has been training in open styles inspired by hip hop from an early age. She has competed with notable teams such as FI Crew (Advance Team at The Kore Dance Studio), Hey Sis! (Pro Team at Amanda’s Academy of Dance/Mantra Movement Studio), and Sonador Activity (Advance Team at The Stu). On top of competing, she has shared own artistry through the Quill Collective Program (based in Vancouver) and has taught her own choreography at the University of Alberta Open Styles Dance Club drop-ins along with several other studios. Outside of competitions and classes, Lovi was involved in live performances like the JunoFest presented by CBC Music (with Alicia Lov), the Main Event in Vancouver (with Sonador), and many more video projects! She hopes to inspire people and play a part in building the next generation of dancers/artists.
Rachel Campbell began teaching at the age of 15 and has taught a variety of styles and ages since. She has completed her Pre-Advanced Adapt jazz and tap exams, as well as her Advanced 1 Cecchetti ballet exam. She has also received her Classical Ballet Progressions of Canada teacher certification. Rachel is currently studying psychology at Concordia University and hopes to become a speech-language pathologist.
Deejay loves to share their knowledge and passion for dance with students of all ages, and holds the philosophy that dance class is about expressing the love of music and movement – we dance because it is fun! Their goal is to help students build strength and confidence both inside and outside the studio.
Deejay specializes in animation and robotics, but trains in many different Hip Hop styles including Old School, New School, Popping, Locking, House, Krump, Lite Feet, and Melbourne Shuffle. Their training has allowed them to compete in World of Dance Edmonton, Vancouver, Seattle and Arizona; represent Canada at the 2016 IDO Street Dance Championships in Austria and they performed with the Edmonton Elks’ Hype Team.