Why Stageworks?

Developing the Performer Within!

At Stageworks we believe there is a performer within each and every one of us. Our goal is to teach children and adults to love the art of dance, theatre, acting and performing. At Stageworks Academy we strive to offer the best training we can for ALL of our students whether they choose a recreation program or intensive-accelerated program. We do this through teaching the principles of dance and theatrical production. We challenge and guide students to grow and develop through class instruction and performance using gentle, disciplined direction and a comprehensive curriculum. Classes are taught by uniquely qualified and caring instructors. It is an honour and priveledge to serve the Leduc community and surrounding area, and we hope you will join us a part of our Stageworks Family!

Stageworks Academy is Your School of Choice

Posted by Stageworks Academy on Thursday, September 7, 2017

Miss Gen

Office Manager | Acc Ballet Instr | Preschool Instr | Jazz Instr | Acc Tap Instr |



Gen was born and raised in Leduc and began her dance career at the age of 2. She has trained in Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Pointe, Contemporary, Irish and Musical Theatre.
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Gen has traveled all around the world to pursue the best training possible including New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Virginia, Las Vegas, Edmonton, Crowsnest Pass, Calgary, New Orleans and Orlando. She has had the opportunity to dance in the Alberta Winter Games, Alberta Special Olympics Games, Stars at Sea dance cruise in Los Angeles, Downtown Disney parade in Orlando, and has recently trained with Broadway Connection and Broadway Dance Centre in New York City.
Gen holds her Intermediate certificate with the Royal Academy of Dance and is in year 1 of the RAD Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies. Gen has also received her year 1 training through the University of Nevada for dance studies and holds a certificate in Progressing Ballet Technique. Gen has studied under many programs including Dance’M Preschool program, Twinkle Stars dance curriculum, Al Gilbert Tap Syllabus as well as the Royal Academy of Dance Ballet program.
She has accomplished many things throughout the years and her groups and students have received many awards in various competitions and festivals including adjudicators choice, most promising and most outstanding.
As a member of the CDTA - Canadian Dance Teachers Association, Gen is committed to the education of dance for her students to receive the very best training possible.

Miss Candice

Production Assistant | Travel Coordinator | Theatre Arts Inst |



This is Candice’s 5th season with Stageworks Academy and she is thrilled to be a part of the team once again! Candice is a graduate of the Theatre Arts Program at Grant MacEwan University and is a co founder of her production company, Poiema Productions.
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She is the Artistic Director of Fashion For Freedom, an annual fundraiser and awareness event that Poiema produces to showcase different charities. In the past 7 years Poiema has written 5 shows, been nominated for 2 Sterling Awards, has preformed to sold out houses across Canada and helped raise over $20,000 for different charities around the world. Candice has been touring her most recent work, Anatolia Speaks across Canada for the past 4 years and has received the “Pick Of The Fringe” award in Winnipeg and London, as well as a Sterling Award nomination for “Outstanding Performance In A Fringe Show” and “Outstanding New Work” in Edmonton. Anatolia Speaks also sold out it’s entire run at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. She was privileged to work alongside Canadian playwright, Kenneth Brown, the playwright and director of Anatolia Speaks, who created the show with her in mind.
As well as performing Candice works behind the scenes Stage Managing, Technical Directing, Props Building, Costuming and Set Building. She continues to grow her knowledge of all aspects of theatre and looks forward to the next year.

Darla Lemay

Artistic Director | 780-986-2884 | stgwrks@gmail.com
Darla has worked for Stageworks for 25 years. In those years Darla has placed herself in every part of the operation of Stageworks including taking dance classes, performing in Hairspray, Directing Shows, Choreography, Teaching, Productions Director, Executive Director, and Arts Director.
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Darla’s training includes two certificates through Reliance College of Business in Regina, Saskatchewan, and Arts and Cultural Management Program in Edmonton’s Grant MacEwan’s University which was achieved with High Honours. She has also travelled and trained in New York City, New Jersey, Virginia, Orlando, Phoenix, Las Vegas, New Orleans, and Edmonton, Alberta attending business conferences.
Darla has also directed many Broadway Productions such as; Annie, Annie Get Your Gun, Sound of Music, The King and I, High School Music, Oliver, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Coat, Hairspray, Grease, Beauty and the Beast and most recently Mary Poppins.
Darla has also created and taught in Theatre Arts, Preschool Dance and KinderTap, and the creation and implementation of a Theatre Empowerment Program for Adults with Special Needs, the Intensive and Accelerated Dance Programs, the Accelerated Production Company, and the S.T.E.P. (student teachers educational program).
Darla took on many capital projects involving Stageworks including overseeing the construction of a Student Lounge, a New Third Studio, and more importantly the design and lobbying of Stageworks Academy in the beautiful Cultural Village.
She has also been involved with community projects such as the Edmonton International Airshow, Leduc’s 100th Anniversary, Leduc’s LRC Opening, Alberta Winter Games Opening Ceremony as well as the Alberta Special Olympics Winter Games Opening Ceremony, and the Fundraiser Picks on Sticks.
Darla has dedicated her professional life to growing a performing arts school in the City of Leduc for all who wish to learn about the performing arts no matter their gender, their abilities, or their financial status. The performing arts are for everyone who has a desire to increase their self confidence, and improve their arts development as well as build relationships with fellow performers.
"I live in Leduc and am honoured to serve this great community." -Darla -


A huge part of our Stageworks Team and Stageworks family are our incredible volunteers. Volunteers are invaluable to our organization and we are thrilled again to offer a volunteer program that allows you to give to us; and we can give back to you. If you wish to help out in one of the areas listed below, please contact our volunteer coordinator Candice Fiorentino at stgwrks4@gmail.com. We would be happy to answer any questions you have about the volunteer benefits available.

There are many jobs throughout the year for our members to consider including:

  • Building sets
  • Painting sets
  • Building costumes
  • Gathering props
  • Distributing fliers and posters
  • Front of House show responsibilities
  • Purchasing
  • Organizing and labeling costumes
  • Organizing and prepping fundraiser purchases

Volunteer Benefits:  Each volunteer will receive a voucher for volunteering that they can use at the Stageworks Store (dance apparel/ merchandise) or use towards program tuition.  Each job will have an earned amount based on time and specific job.

Birthday Parties

Stageworks offers 2 hour themed birthday parties for up to 15 guests.

Party package includes a dance class (in ballet, jazz, creative or hiphop), cupcakes, craft, decorations, and special gift for the birthday guest. Simply book your date and let us do all the work.

Give us a call today at 780-986-2884 and ask to be connected to our Birthday Party Coordinator.

Party packages as listed above start at $275. Want to make some changes? Just ask, we are happy to try to accommodate.

Sponsor & Donors

A huge part of our Stageworks family includes our donors and sponsors. Are you looking for a great well established arts organization to partner with? Stageworks Academy of the Performing Arts is an arts organization that has served the City of Leduc and greater Capital Region for over 35 years.  Classes are taught in the performing arts including dance and theatre.  Arts education is provided through a classroom setting, community performance and annual productions.

Sponsorship: enables Stageworks to produce high quality learning opportunities to students of all ages and an exciting opportunity for students and members of the community to be involved in putting on high quality shows.

As a show sponsor and partner of Stageworks you will receive the following benefits:

  • $100.00 contribution - Powerpoint recognition at each and every performance, up to 15 performances.
  • $250.00 contribution - Website Sponsor and Powerpoint Recognition at every performance, up to 15 performances.
  • $500.00 contribution - Major specific show sponsor benefits of your choice including: Theatre Signage, Poster Signage, Website Notification, 8 complimentary tickets to opening night show, shoutout at each and every show, and Powerpoint recognition as a major sponsor at every performance, up to 15 performances.

For more information contact Darla Lemay at 780-986-2884 or email at stgwrks@gmail.com.

Donations: As a registered non-profit organization, Stageworks Academy appreciates the donations received from our members, service clubs, community organizations and individuals. Each year we conduct a charitable campaign for non-active members. By giving a donation of $50 or greater, you will receive a charitable taxation receipt.


If you would like to make an additional Charitable Donation to Stageworks Academy, please contact Darla Lemay, Arts Director at 780-986-2884.