Toronto, Golden Horseshoe, Ontario, Canada
Mindy DeRose-Small (MBATD, PAEC, IADA, PAA, ADA)
Certified Competition Adjudicator: Acro Dance; Jazz; Lyrical; Contemporary; Tap
Mindy is an accomplished dancer, teacher and choreographer who has taken the dance world by storm. She received all of her dance training at Annemarie’s Dance Academy, and brings with her many years of experience specializing in Jazz, Tap, Acrobatics, Lyrical and Ballet. During her years of training Mindy has had the opportunity and the privilege to compete at regional and national levels of competition across Canada and the United States. Mindy has won many Special Awards and overalls including the opportunity of dancing on the nationally televised Showstopper Finals in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Mindy has been teaching in Ontario for over 20 years and is a member of Maple Leaf Dance Masters chapter 43 certified in Acrobatics, The British Association of Teachers in Dance certified in Jazz and Tap, as well as a committee member of the Performing Arts Educators of Canada certified in Acrobatics. Mindy is one of the proud owners of ADA Dance Co. in Orangeville Ontario. Mindy has had the privilege to travel to Los Angeles, New York City and Florida to have the opportunity to meet and participate in Master classes with some of the industry’s top choreographers.
Mindy has been recognized for her many talents with a number of Choreography Awards and Creative Concept Awards. She has had the privilege of choreographing a piece for the Dance Canada Show Dance Team as well as choreographing the Opening number for the British Columbia Annual Dance Competition Gala. Her past and present students have been honoured with the opportunity to dance and compete in the Showstopper National final top 10 dance off in 2006 and 2010, as well as the Hall of Fame Dance Challenge National Final top 10 dance off in 2008 and Starpower 2013, Dance Canada Cup 2013 for her Snow White & The Huntsman choreography, a Dance Canada Cup 2014 for her Into The Light choreography and a Dance Canada Cup 2017 for her Vikings choreography. Recently her students have had the opportunity to compete in the Legacy Dance Championships Showdown of the Legends in Myrtle Beach winning the title of Junior Advanced Champions for 2017 and Mini Champions and 13 & over Advanced Champions 2015. Mindy’s students hold reigning titles of Mini Miss Dance Canada 2012, Teen Miss Dance Canada 2013 and Mister Dance Canada 2013, Junior Miss Dance Canada 2014, Miss Dance Canada 2014, Miss Dance Canada 2015, Mini Miss Dance Canada 2016, 1st & 2nd runner up Senior Miss Dance Canada, Mini Miss Dance Canada 2017 and 1st runner up Senior Miss Dance Canada, Mini Miss Dance Canada 2018, Mini Miss Starbound 2019, Junior Miss Starboud 2019, Senior Miss Starbound 2019 & Mr. Starboud 2019. Many more of her students of gone to compete in Germany, Poland and Spain (representing Canada) on the Show Dance, Jazz, Ballet and Modern Teams as well as the Canadian National Tap Team.
Mindy’s passion and love for dance combined with her constant enthusiasm and charisma towards her students creates a positive and successful classroom environment.