Meet Our Dance Instructors
Lesley is the director and founder of Attitudes In Dance. A teacher since 1987, Lesley has taught dance in London, Toronto and Kitchener areas. As a young dancer, she competed throughout Canada, United States and Scotland. Lesley’s training and performance experience includes ballet, jazz, highland, lyrical and modern dance.
Lesley received her Honours BA in dance from the University of Waterloo. She is certified in a variety of dance styles through the British Association of Teachers of Dancing and the Canadian Dance Teachers Association and is a member of ScotDance Canada.
Jenna began her dancing career at the age of 2. Her training includes jazz, lyrical, tap, ballet and hip hop. She has studied various styles thru the British Theatre Dance Association and Royal Academy of Dance. Jenna grew up as a dedicated competitive dancer competing at regional and national levels for 14 years. She performed in many local productions including “Footloose” at Centre In The Square and 2008 Oktoberfest opening. Jenna’s dance career also includes working as a professional dancer on the “Miracle” for Carnival Cruise Lines.
Jenna was a welcome addition to Attitudes in 2007. In recent years her students have earned numerous high score awards.
Tiffany joined the Attitudes teaching team in 2010. Her styles include jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, lyrical, musical theatre and song & dance. Tiffany’s dance training began at the age of 2, moving to a competitive dance level at the age of 5. During her 12 years as a competitive dancer, she won numerous overall awards. Along with competing, Tiffany also performed with the Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble and studied music and singing with the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Tiffany studied dance thru the Royal Academy of Dance and completed her tap, ballet and jazz teacher certifications thru the British Theatre Dance Association. Her experience includes teaching the recreational dance program at the University of Guelph and teaching the hip hop program at Langs Farm Youth and Teen Centre.
Alicia began dance classes at the age of 2. Her studies include jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical and hip hop. She joined the Attitudes Competitive Team at the age of 9 competing in various styles. Alicia is best known for her tap dancing. Her years as a competitive tap soloist won her numerous awards. Alicia was a true dance student who branched out and attended many conventions and workshops in Toronto and New York. This gave her to opportunity to train with a variety of well known instructors and choreographers.
In 2010, Alicia began teaching at Attitudes. Alicia still competes actively with the Laurier Dance Team. She is presently attending Laurier-Nipissing for the Concurrent French teaching program.
Kayla has grown up with Attitudes In Dance. Taking her first dance class when she was 4 and moving thru the levels as student, competitor, teacher and choreographer. She has trained and competed in various dance styles including jazz, ballet, lyrical, modern and hip hop. While competing with the Attitudes Competitive Team, Kayla attended and graduated from the Eastwood Collegiate Dance program.
Since 2011, Kayla has been teaching dance to all ages in various styles. She is currently studying at Wilfrid Laurier University for Biology looking toward a career in physiotherapy.
Victoria began her dance training at the age of 6. Her background includes acrobatics, ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, musical theatre and modern dance. She studied dance thru a variety of associations including Canadian Dance Teachers Association, British Association of Teachers of Dancing and Dance Masters of America. Her acro studies were further enhanced by gymnastics training. Victoria has performed and competed in a variety of styles, generating many awards, scholarships and high distinctions.
Victoria’s teaching career began at the age of 14 with acrobatics as her specialty. She is a recent graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, with a degree in Biology and a minor in History and Philosophy of Science & Geography. She is planning to further her studies at University of Guelph in the Masters of Public Health & Administration program. However, plans to teach dance will remain in her future.