Toronto, Golden Horseshoe, Ontario, Canada
Nancy Floreani (CDTA, AAC, Stotts Pilates Elementary - Advanced Matwork, PAA, ADA)
Certified Competition Adjudicator: Ballet; Tap; Jazz; Lyrical; Contemporary; Acro Dance
Nancy has been involved in dance all of her life and has over 30+ years teaching experience in all styles and genres. She is a Life Time Member of The Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA), Fully Certified in Acrobatic Arts, a Fitness Instructor, and trained Instructor of Stotts Pilates Matwork Elementary through Advanced. Nancy is also proud member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance (PAA), and is currently a getting certified as an Acrobatics Adjudicator through ADTA.
Nancy hails from Northern Ontario and has lived there all her life. She studied Russian Ballet along with Tap, Jazz and Modern with Lisa Ciccone and the Society of Russian Ballet and began her teaching career over 40 years ago teaching for her hometown studio. She founded her own studio NDAD in Timmins Ontario in 1991. Throughout her extensive teaching career, Nancy annually prepared and entered her students in ballet and stage exams with the CDTA in all levels with excellent result, and over the years has won multiple choreography, entertainment and overall high score awards at various competitions throughout Ontario. In 2013 Nancy handed the reigns of her studio over to one of her former students. Nancy continues to teach classes and coach privately at a variety of dance and fitness studios in the area, and is a sought-after teacher and choreographer. She has always inspired her students to follow their passion, and many of her former students are currently working professionally as dance educators, or performing in theater, stage and television. Nancy continues to expand her knowledge and training by attending workshops, seminars and a variety of courses to continue to grow as a teacher and trainer. Nancy is also a former Registered Nurse, and as she has grown both older and wiser, she has devoted these last few years to studying the science of movement. She works to encouraging proper alignment, safe stretching and proper strength training to her students to prevent career ending injuries. She teaches private and open rehabilitation and strength training classes to dancers and anyone no matter what fitness level. She is excited to adjudicate and to share her years of experience and knowledge with the talented dancers on stage. She hopes to inspire and encourage all dancers to reach their full potential and follow their passion.