Marlborough, New Zealand
Alyssa Hinz (B.Comm, MFA (2022), CDTA, IDTS 1&2, AA M1M2, ADA, ACA, ADTA, PBT, YPAD, CPR, First Aid, AED, Psychological First Aid, Respect in Sport)
Certified Competition Adjudicator: Jazz; Tap; Ballet; Pointe; Hip Hop; Contemporary; Lyrical; Musical Theatre; Acro Dance
Testing Day Evaluator: Junior; Intermediate; Advanced
Alyssa Hinz is a highly educated and experienced dancer, teacher, and choreographer. She trained under the CDTA Ballet, Tap, and Jazz syllabi and competed both nationally and internationally growing up.
Alyssa received her B.Comm in 2017 and is currently enrolled in her M.A. in Dance Education with an expected convocation date of summer 2022. Alyssa is certified in CDTA Tap & Jazz, AA M1 & M2, ADTA Junior & Intermediate, with her Advanced in progress. She also holds her PBT, YPAD, and IDTS certifications.
While in School for her bachelor’s degree, Alyssa was part of the University of Saskatchewan’s competitive cheerleading team. With this team, Alyssa obtained a national title against the other universities in Canada – there first, and only time the University of Saskatchewan has ever won the title.
Throughout her career as a dancer and a choreographer, Alyssa has won numerous awards, scholarships, and choreography awards. She has travelled all over North America to further her dance training and knowledge. Each year she travels to multiple locations such as Las Vegas, New York, Las Angeles, Miami, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and more to study from the industry’s leading professionals.
One of Alyssa’s passions is being the Artistic Director and Owner of A-List Dance & Acrobatics in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. Her students love coming to class each week and thrive in the studio environment that she has created for them. She is well versed and educated in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Song & Dance, Acro, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, Heels, Street Jazz, and Improv. She currently teaches all these genera’s weekly to multiple ages and abilities.
As she is experienced with all ages and abilities, Alyssa understands how to judge all levels and ages of dancers, from Recreational Dancers competing at their very first competition, to Advanced Dancers who are above and beyond their years. She prides herself on critiquing constructively and always scoring fairly in every level.
Alyssa’s goal as an adjudicator is to ensure a fun and encouraging atmosphere for all participants. She provides clear and constructive critiques to help dancers reach their full potential, as well as provides insight for the choreographer/teacher to help them grow in the process as well.