Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Certified Competition Adjudicator: Acro Dance; Aerial; Ballet; Contemporary; Contortion; Hip Hop; Jazz; Lyrical; Musical Theatre; Pointe; Tap
Lynn Ahmad is the co-owner and Director of Ballet at the Port Perry Dance Academy, in Port Perry Ontario. Lynn is an active teacher and choreographer for dance studios in and around the GTA since 1987. Lynn loves teaching children of all ages and genres of dance, with a speciality in ballet.
Lynn is an international Examiner and Tutor for the Royal Academy of Dance and is also a Certified Teacher for the American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT) National Training Curriculum in Primary through Level 7 & Partnering. (The ABT’s curriculum is based on both the Vaganova and Cecchetti Ballet Methods). Lynn’s qualifications, experience and passion allow her to bring the best elements of the world’s leading Ballet training methods to her students.
In addition, Lynn has prepared students for major dance competitions both locally and abroad. Her record includes numerous choreographic and overall awards. As an Adjudicator and Examiner, Lynn’s experience gives her an international perspective of dance having assessed and graded dancers from Canada, North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Many of Lynn’s students have garnered scholarships and awards moving on to further education at universities like the University of Toronto, the University of Ottawa, University of Waterloo York University, Ryerson University, Tisch University (NYC), George Brown College and Randolph College for the Performing Arts among many others. Her students have gained acceptance to the National Ballet School, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Quinte Ballet School. Still other students have become professional entertainers whose careers have taken them all over the world.
Lynn is also a certified member of both the International Adjudicators’ Alliance (IADA) and the Professional Adjudicators Alliance. Lynn is proud to share her knowledge and love of dance with her students and wishes all the competitors the best of luck.