Skyler Clark started dancing at 4 years old in Sarnia, Ontario. She realized her love for dance and started competing in Dance competitions at age 8, all the way until age 18. Skyler has won many special awards in her Competitive Dance Career in styles such as Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, and Musical Theatre. In her high school career she became the Captain of her high school dance team for 2 years and choreographed dances in the high school musical.
Skyler decided to pursue her dreams by attending York University (Toronto, ON) for Dance. After completing 1 year at York she then furthered her dance education at George Brown College for Commercial Dance (Toronto, ON). There she worked with Toronto’s most sought after dance instructors and completed her dance certificate. Skyler then attended Fanshawe College and received a certificate in Entrepreneurship.
In Toronto, Skyler had the pleasure of dancing for sports teams such as the Toronto Marlies (AHL) on the “Marlies Dance Crew” for a full season. She then made top 30 girls at the Toronto Raptors Dance Pak Auditions and was then chosen to participate in the “Pick the Pak” Online Voting competition out of 9 girls. Skyler has also performed through George Brown College at events like the Toronto Premier Awards.
Skyler has also danced for the London Lightning (NBL) on the “Dance Pack” for a full season. Skyler then moved to Whistler BC for a year where she trained with “The StilettoEttes”, a heels performance group from Vancouver, BC. With the “StilettoEttes” she was chosen to perform at multiple events in area and took classes with professional choreographers and well known dancers from Los Angeles.
Skyler has been teaching/choreographing since age 15 and has taught dance in Ontario and British Columbia. She has been choreographing competitive dance numbers since age 20 and has won special awards for her dances. Skyler’s dream of opening a dance studio has come true and she couldn’t be more excited to share her love of dance with Sarnia Lambton.
Emily Brown grew up in a very theatrical family in Camlachie, Ontario, just outside of Sarnia. Her love for arts started at a young age with Bluewater Musical Production. She then went on to focus a great deal on her dance training. Emily was a competitive dancer from the age of 7 until 18 years, she trained in many styles such as Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip hop, Contemporary and Lyrical, she was also a competitive gymnast for 10 years.
Emily is a graduate from George Brown College with a certificate from the Commercial Dance Studies Program. She also received an award of Professionalism from Ballet Jorgen, a well-respected Ballet company based out of Toronto. Emily has worked professionally as a dancer for Army of Sass, and Diva Girl Entertainment in Toronto. She has experience with live performance and the hard work that goes into the training.
She has taught and choreographed at a competitive level and has achieved outstanding choreography awards as well as scholarships. Emily is dedicated to bettering herself as a dance educator and always looking to learn more to share with her students here at Bluewater Dance Academy.
Jayme is going into her fourth year of health sciences at Western University, but her true passion has and will always be singing and musical theater. She began piano and voice lessons at age 6 and got on the stage shortly thereafter. She has her grade 8 in piano and trained classically in voice for several years until she earned her grade 7. In her spare time, she enjoys entertaining at children's parties and local events as Disney princesses. She has been teaching music for Hidden Talents summer camp for 6 years and most recently Hidden Talent's "Glee". She is thrilled to work with Sarnia's talented youth yet again for BDA's chorus rep class.
Sage Irvine has been dancing for 9 years competitively and has trained in all styles of dance. She has won many overall awards and scholarships through United States and Canada, as well as being crowned miss teen dancer of the year when she was just 13. She was accepted into the National Ballet of Canada and danced in their summer program as well as received scholarships to dance at Hope College and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. She was awarded the only scholarship in the province to represent Ontario at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and has had the pleasure of training with world famous choreographers and dancing with prominent company members. She was chosen to preform in two Ballets with Ballet Jörgen in Romeo and Juliet and Sleeping Beauty as well. Sage has preformed many leading roles in the Port Hurron's Nutcracker, and was the lead in other productions such as Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast. Sage started assisting classes when she was 12 and staring teaching at the age of 16. She has recently passed her Grade 6 Cecchetti Ballet Exam and looks forward to working with BDA this year.