Your Team

The Stageworks Team is made up of so many people; from staff, instructors, board members, volunteers and parents. Everyone becomes part of our Stageworks family to work towards "developing the performer within".

Darla

Darla

Artistic Director, Productions Director & Producer

Darla Lemay - Artistic Director

Years of Service - 28 years

Areas of Training - Administration, Directing, Teaching

Training Credentials - Reliance College of Business, Regina, Saskatchewan, Grant MacEwan University, Arts and Cultural Management, Theatre training for youth in New York City, Dance Administrative Training New Jersey, Virginia, Orlando, Phoenix, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Vancouver and Edmonton, Alberta

Educational Travel Opportunities - Disney World, L.A. Cruise, New York City,  UK London Trip

Career Highlights: - Designing & Lobbying for Stageworks Facility in the Cultural Village Site, Creating & Implementing a Theatre Empowerment Program for people with special needs, Project Manager for studio upgrades, Directing Broadway Musicals 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, Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia, and All Shook Up, The development of Accelerated & Intensive Dance Programs, The development and creation of the S.T.E.P. (Student Teaching Educational Program), Program Creations in the Edmonton International Airshow, Leduc's 100th Anniversary, Leduc's LRC Grand Opening, Fundraising Picks and Sticks with Gord Bamford, Alberta Special Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies, and the Alberta Winter Games Opening Ceremonies. The creation of S.W.A. LIVE - a virtual online school.

Candice Fiorentino - Productions Assistant, Theatre Arts Instructor and Travel Coordinator

Years of Service - 6 years

Areas of Training - Theatre Arts and Co-Founder of Poiema Productions, and Artistic Director of Fashion for Freedom

Training Credentials - Grant MacEwan University

Educational Travel Opportunities - L.A. Cruise, New York City,  UK London Trip

Career Highlights: - Stage Managing, Technical Directing, Props Building, Costuming, and Set Building.  Creating & Implementing many productions through Poiema Productions. Playwright for 5 shows.  Nominated for 2 Sterling Awards.  Performed to Sold out houses across Canada.  Assisted in raising funds for numerous charities.  Touring of her work to Winnipeg, Toronto and Vancouver.  Fringe worthy nominations for outstanding performances and outstanding work.

Candice

Candice

Teaches Theatre Arts, Production Assistant, Travel Coordinator

Gen

Gen

Teaches Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acro & Preschool, Preschool Coordinator, Office Administrator

Miss Gen - Instructor & Office Manager

Years of Service - 14 years dance instructor; 6 years office manager

Areas of Training - Dance Teacher & Performer

Training Credentials - Twinkle Stars Dance Program, University of Nevada - Dance Program, Royal Academy of Dance, ADAPT Teacher Training Program, Progressive Ballet Technique Program, Broadway Connection and Broadway Dance Centre in New York City and Acro Dance Program.

Educational Travel Opportunities - New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Virginia, Las Vegas, Edmonton, Crowsnest Pass, Calgary, New Orleans

Performance Training: Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Pointe, Contemporary, Irish and Musical Theatre

Career Highlights: - Danced and represented Stageworks in the Alberta Winter Games, Alberta Special Olympics Games, Stars at Sea dance cruise in Los Angeles, Downtown Disney parade in Orlando.  Award Winning choreographer and instructor. Commitment is to her students and their educational experience.  Office Manager & bookkeeping & Front of House Services.

Miss Brogan - Instructor, Intensive & Accelerated Coordinator, and Costume Coordinator

Years of Service - 7 years dance instructor; 3 years coordinator

Areas of Training - Dance Teacher & Performer

Training Credentials - Twinkle Stars Dance Program, and Acrobatic Arts Dance Program.

Educational Travel Opportunities - New Jersey, Los Angeles, and Orlando

Performance Training: Jazz, Ballet, African Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop, Tap, Pointe, Acro, and Irish

Career Highlights: - Danced and represented Stageworks in the Alberta Winter Games, Alberta Special Olympics Games, Stars at Sea dance cruise in Los Angeles, Downtown Disney parade in Orlando.  Award Winning choreographer and instructor. Commitment is to her students and their educational experience.  Intensive & Accelerated Coordinator ensures students are signed up, communicated too, and organized sessions.  Costume Coordinator ensuring students costumes are ordered and distributed.

Brogan

Brogan

Teaches Acro, Lyrical, Ballet, Jazz, & Preschool, Intensive-Accelerated Coordinator, Costume Coordinator

 

Andrea

Andrea

Teaches, Jazz, Tap, & Ballet

 

Miss Andrea - Instructor

Years of Service - 5 years coordinator

Areas of Training - Dance Teacher & Performer

Training Credentials - Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education

Educational Travel Opportunities - Las Vegas, New York, Calgary and Kelowna at numerous workshops and classes.

Performance Training: Jazz, Ballet,  Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, and Pointe

Career Highlights: - Danced Alberta Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' and "Mid-Summers Dream" .represented  Award Winning choreographer and instructor. Commitment is to her students and their educational experience and sharing her passion for dance.

Miss Asha - Instructor

Years of Service - 3 years

Areas of Training - Dance Teacher & Performer

Training Credentials - Created her own Hiphop Syllabus

Educational Travel Opportunities - Asha has done choreography, taught, trained and performed in and around Alberta, throughout Canada, United States, China and Spain.

Performance Training: Jazz, Ballet,  Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, and Pointe

Career Highlights: - Danced since the age of 3 years old.  Taught for 17 years.  Award Winning choreographer and instructor. Commitment is to help her students get their groove on.

Asha

Asha

Teaches Hiphop

 

Krista

Krista

Teaches Contemporary, Acro, Ballet & Preschool

Miss Krista - Instructor

Years of Service - 4 years

Areas of Training - Dance Teacher & Performer

Training Credentials - 3 years as a dance instructor and 14 years professional dancer, 30 years training

Educational Travel Opportunities - Toronto, Taiwan, and Edmonton

Performance Training: Contemporary & Clowning

Career Highlights: - Edmonton-based dance artist, instructor, producer, and choreographer. She has created and performed work for the independent stage, Fringe, musicals, and unconventional spaces. Krista has taken training throughout the world including from The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, GAGA Intensive (Israel), EDAM Intensive (Vancouver), daCi Conference (Taiwan), Clown with Mike Kennard, Various Voice Workshops (Richard Armstong; Lee Su-Feh), Arts and Culture Management Diploma (MacEwan University), Learning Through the Arts (Royal Conservatory, Toronto). Award winning choreographer.

Taylor

Taylor

Teaches Ballet & Preschool

 

Miss Taylor - Instructor

Years of Service - 3 years

Areas of Training - Dance Teacher & Performer

Training CredentialsBallet, Pointe, & Jazz

Educational Travel Opportunities - Europe, Los Angeles,

Career Highlights: - Trained with Travis Wall, Mia Michaels, and notable choreographers Sonya Tayeh, Stacey Tookie and Jackie Royal. Award winning performer and has received several scholarships to Los Angeles.

"The great array of backgrounds and skills in the team never ceases to impress me"

-Dance Mom-

"My daughter LOVED Miss Andreas tap class!"

-Dance Mom-

“Lisa is a brilliant choreographer for us. She is always looking for new music and dance styles that will help us grow. I always know that when Lisa gives us a dance that she will see to it from the beginning to the end . . . giving us support throughout.”

-Dancer-

"The staff has been super helpful and great. My daughter loves her twinkle class and my son is really excited for his musical theatre class. I can't wait to see what they can accomplish this year!"

-Dance Mom-

"Love stageworks they are a great dance studio! They make my boys feel welcome and support them in learning to become amazing dancer!"

-Dance Mom-

"My daughter has be attending Stageworks for 7 years, it’s an amazing place with great instructors!"

-Dance Dad-

"Love the way that my daughter is treated more than just another student to be taught."

-Dance Dad-