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Meet Our Faculty

Melissa Klassen – ADTA founder & president

Sports Management Degree MRU, ADAPT, NCCP Level 3, Tumbling/Trampoline Level 2, YPAD, First Aid Certified, Child Protection Certified

Melissa Klassen is an Acrobatic Dance specialist and Mentor. As creator of the Acro Dance Teachers Association, Melissa spreads her message of the importance of positive role modelling and mentorship for our youth. Melissa is a mentor, and Acro is her method.

Allison San Martin-Feeney -Certifications Director

 

BSc, ADAPT, ADTA, AAC 1&2, AF1-3, Aerial Dance Academy F-M1

Allison is an experienced dance educator and choreographer from Edmonton, AB. She grew up dancing at Edmonton Dance Factory, Edmonton School of Ballet, and spent time training at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Laura Fleming – Office Manager

ADTA, AA, AF 1-5, PBT, SFT, CBPC

Laura is an experienced and passionate dance instructor and studio owner with a background in ballet, jazz, and Acro Dance.

Known for her technical approach to teaching and her love for her students, Laura is a perpetual learner, seeking knowledge that will benefit her students and allow them to train safely and avoid injury.

Giselle Wilson – CERTIFICATION ASSISTANCE

ADTA, ADAPT, RAD (RTS), AF1 

I started dancing at the age of three and began my examination process at the age of 7. I completed examinations in ADAPT Jazz and Tap to the Intermediate 3 level; RAD Ballet from Primary to the Advanced 1 level; CDTA Ballet, Tap, and Jazz, achieving Advanced levels in all three.

Amanda Hillman – ADTA COACH

CAT(C), BHPE, ADAPT, ADTA

Amanda is from Calgary, Alberta and has trained since a young age in styles such as ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre and Acro. Her students range from beginner to advanced acro dancers and have continued to receive top marks at competitions across Canada.

Ana valeria calero -Central America Liaison

A professional with 8 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Specialist in digital marketing (B2C, B2B and OTAs), Operations management and customer service optimization. Dynamic person with organizational and management skills. Flexible and analytical with special attention on details. Passionate about learning and self-development because the more you learn, the more you have to share, teach, help the community around you.

MICHELLE GODIn – ADTA COACH 

 CDTA, ADTA, DMA

Michelle’s Acro Dance training began at the age of 8, under the tutelage of Ida Sauve (CDTA Acrobatic examiner and life member).  She performed and competed in Acro Dance at an International level for many years. 

Jamie Bessant ATHLETIC THERAPIST 

BKin, CAT (C), FMS Certified, DNS-A

Jamie specializes in Athletic Therapy, which rehabilitates active individuals with musculoskeletal injuries. She believes in using a combination of innovative techniques that will help individuals return to normal as quickly as possible.

Carlos Adell – Founder & CEO | The Iconic Business Hub

Carlos Adell is the visionary CEO behind The Iconic Business Hub. With a focus on integrating all your tech needs, Carlos leads his business with a blend of innovation, expertise, and a deep understanding of the tech landscape.

His dedication to providing tech solutions significantly enhances ADTA’s capabilities, propelling its technological progress forward

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SHEINE LLANES – pROJECT MANAGER

Sheine is a highly skilled and experienced project manager with a strong background in social media management. With a passion for both organization and digital marketing, she has successfully combined her expertise to effectively manage projects and social media campaigns.

saad bukhari – tech manager & web developer

Saad is the go-to guy when it comes to crafting digital solutions that seamlessly merge technology with user needs. With a passion for innovation, Saad is dedicated to creating impactful web experiences that elevate businesses to new heights.

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