Mrs. Lindsay Bailey
Studio Director & Instructor
Ms. Lindsay grew up in Kindersley, SK and started dancing at the age of five. She started with Hanson School of Dance and in her later years continued some training with Sitter School of Dance in Saskatoon. Growing up she took classes in all genres of dance including tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, pointe and musical theatre. During her dance training she completed her exams in ballet, tap and jazz through the Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA), Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT), and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). Upon graduation Lindsay continued dancing and completed her student dance exams and then in 2009 she received her Teachers Training Certificate through the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT).
Throughout her dance training and 30 years involved in this wonderful world of dance, Lindsay has competed in many competitions, conventions and master classes and continues to update her skills and knowledge through ongoing training. Over the past 15 years of her teaching career she has taught a wide variety of classes for all ages and styles including Acro, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Pointe, Stretch & Conditioning and Tap.
“I love to dance and love to teach! Seeing the student’s progress in dance, watching them grow as people, and seeing them smile brings so much joy. It’s such an honor and privilege getting to be part of their lives”
Miss. Shalyn Kennedy
Miss. Shalyn is homegrown from here in Kindersley. She started dancing at the age of three with Hanson School of Dance and has trained in many styles including tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, musical theatre, and contemporary. Miss. Shalyn has taken tap, ballet, and jazz exams through the CDTA and ADAPT syllabi and is currently in her 2nd year of her 3 year ADAPT Teachers Training Program.
“I love every style of dance because they all offer something unique and an opportunity to express yourself in a different way, but tap would be my favourite as it is a way to make music using just your feet! When I leave the studio at the end of the night, I feel so lucky to have this opportunity teaching kids dance. Nothing beats the look on a student’s face after they accomplish something they’ve been working so hard on!”
Ms. Richelle Ortman
Ms. Richelle grew up in Kindersley training under the direction of Carol Ann Hanson of Hanson School of Dance. After high school she went on to study dance and leadership at Hillsong College in Sydeny, Australia for four years and has been a dance instructor and choreographer for the past 10 years. She is also the owner and director of the creative/performing arts company Dahling Productions.
“I’m passionate about performance and creativity and am excited to share that with the students and team at Enlightened Dance!”
Ms. Heather Boisvert
Ms. Heather grew up in Leduc, AB where she danced and acted with Just for Fun Theatre School. She has always been creative and involved in the arts. In 2016 Heather became a RYT200 Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor. As well as a trained Pilates and Barre Instructor.
“I believe there are many benefits of yoga for our dancers. Not only will they increase flexibility, core strength and balance… yoga releases stress, tension and reduces anxiety. Something I feel is very beneficial and complimentary to competitive dance training.”
Samantha grew up in Kindersley and danced at Hanson School of Dance for 7 years. After graduating, Samantha attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon where she completed her Bachelors of Commerce with a focus on business management. Samantha, more often referred to as Sam, has the primarily role of assisting Ms. Lindsay behind the scenes with student registrations, costume orders, all accounting related aspects of the studio and other various tasks. Should you ever have questions about any billing or payments you can reach out to Samantha. She is also available to answer general questions you may have and if she isn’t sure she will make sure to find the answer or direct Ms. Lindsay towards you!
“I enjoy being part of the EDC team and seeing all the students and parents around the studio!”
Events Organizer & Lead of Parent Committee