DIRECTOR & LEAD INSTRUCTOR
Erin grew up in Kenora and has studied dance for over twenty years. She has trained at a number of studios, including the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School in Winnipeg and Free House Dance in Calgary. Her training covers many styles including ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical, and tap.
After high school Erin attended Wilfrid Laurier University and graduated with her Bachelor of Business Administration. She then moved to Calgary where she worked in sports administration and market research before deciding to move home to Kenora in 2014.
During her time at the RWB, she did ADAPT Jazz and Tap examinations and Cecchetti ballet exams. Erin was also a member of Ember Dance Company in Calgary in 2012/2013.
Her recent dance teacher education includes:
- ADAPT Jazz & Tap Teacher Training School (2020 & 2021)
- Intellidance Babies, Tykes, Tots, & Kids (2021)
- NDEO Online Professional Development Courses (2018-2021)
- RWB Teachers’ Summer Workshop (2014, 2016 to 2019)
- Progressing Ballet Technique (2019)
- En Avant Dance Teacher Conference (2016)
As the owner and lead instructor at DanceWorks Kenora, Erin looks forward to sharing her love of dance with others in Kenora while continuing to enrich her skills as a dance teacher through workshops and education events.
HIP HOP INSTRUCTOR
Lena started dancing in 2000 in Ukraine. She saw her future instructors performing and that was it, she signed up and never missed a class!
Lena loves seeing results when she teaches. She absolutely loves performing and wants her students to experience that as well.
Her dance group in Ukraine was called New Wave Dance Project, so when she first started teaching classes here in Kenora that was the name she chose for her group – New Wave Dance Project Canada. Over the years they performed at different events in Kenora, including Relay for Life, Home Show, Canada Day Celebrations, Olympic Torch Relay, Kenora Aerialettes Year-End Show and once at Kenora All Star Cheerleader Pre-Season shows.
Lena began teaching Hip Hop for DanceWorks Kenora in 2014.
- Ara Kakis
- Emelia MacInnis
- Ireland Roulston
- Isabella Everett
- Jaycie Holmstrom
- Kamryn Lava