Our mission at The Dance Compound is to provide students of all levels with more than just dance classes, but a unique experience in which the student can grow both mentally and physically as a dancer. Our highly trained and certified instructors have a wealth of experience in teaching and performing various styles and disciplines.
Here at The Dance Compound, we have a passion for the art of dance and for helping others discover their inner dancer. Are you ready to get up and move? Contact us today to learn more about our studio.
Meet the Team
What started out as a hobby, at the age of 3, quickly became a life-long passion of dance, performance and choreography. Kelsea’s dance background consists of 15+ years of extensive training at various
studios and programs around Calgary, including accreditations in
ADAPT and RAD syllabi. Kelsea’s dance experiences have taken her around the world, such as London, Australia, New York, Florida,
Mexico and Los Angeles.
Kelsea completed her Chemical Engineering degree at
Queen’s University. During her time at school, Kelsea danced with and was co-captain of the Queen’s Competitive Dance Team,
where she played a crucial role in the Team’s two major
collegiate championship wins.
Upon Kelsea’s return to Calgary, she became heavily involved with a local non-profit dance company, En Corps Dance Collective.
As En Corps’ Artistic Director and Producer, Kelsea was able to guide the company’s most successful performances in recent years.
Alongside her non-profit work, Kelsea has been a prominent dance instructor in the Calgary area for 11+ years. Kelsea’s vision, musicality, and innovative movement patterns have made her a sought-after instructor, mentor and choreographer
in the Calgary dance community.
On the spiritual journey, it is said that there are many paths up the mountain. Emily's paths follow the ways of yoga, qigong,
meditation and tai chi. Discipline and consistency are key
so you learn to change the world by changing the self.
Emily teaches Classical Hatha Yoga, a traditional style of yoga with strong emphasis on safety, breathing and a meditative flow. She is also a certified Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga and Entrainment Yoga teacher.
She often blends her yoga teachings with qigong exercises, rooted in Daoist, Medical, Wushu, and Energy Cultivation traditions. She continues to study with teachers who are
inspired by their own practice in order to expand her
knowledge and capacity within her teaching.
More formally, Emily trained at Prana Yoga College
and is a member of the Yoga Alliance,
E-RYT500 and YACEP, offering continuing education
opportunities for fellow members.
Megan Daniels was born in Saskatoon and came to Calgary 8 years ago to pursue a career as a professional contemporary and ballet dancer. After dancing with several small companies throughout Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta, she decided to
venture into teaching and fell in love with it right away.
From a young teenager until her early 20's, she was fortunate to train professionally at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and spent a few years dancing as an aspirant with the RWB company. It was during
those years that she realized that movement and dance are her life and she now feels so lucky that she is able to make her living
teaching these things to others.
Megan fell in love with the people and energy of Calgary as soon as she got here and now works full-time as a ballet, yoga and barre
instructor in the city. She is delighted to be a part of The Dance Compound faculty and pass along her love of ballet to the eager young dancers of The Dance Compound!
Naomi Lawson-Baird, Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C., started performing at age 6 in many commercials, TV and film projects including The Dead Zone and Scary Movie 3. At age 10, She went on to train in many styles of dance and performing arts at institutions such as Perform Art Studios and Drive Dance Centre’s Scholarship program.
After graduating, Naomi went on to a dance teacher training program at Perform Art College and then on to receive a Diploma in Contemporary Dance Studies at TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, UK. She then moved to Calgary, AB to complete two
years at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks in the Professional Training Program.
Naomi has been teaching dance for over 15 years in multiple disciplines including: Ballet, Jazz, Modern/Contemporary, Lyrical, Tap, Heels, and Salsa.
Naomi also has had a vast range of performing experiences such as: Wembley Arena's opening ceremonies for the 2011 Champions League Final in London, Dancing in videos with Marianas Trench, Matthew Good Band, Anchoress, and Diljit Dosanjh, and performing with companies like: Soulocentric’s Bach Tots, Army of Sass, Vancouver’s Chic-A-Boom-Room, The Lovers Cabaret and Restless Productions. As well, Naomi has guest performed with companies like Moscow Ballet, Ballet Jorgen, Ballet B.C., Alberta Ballet, ColabArt Productions and Bravo Dance Company.
Britanny is a professional dance educator and choreographer in Calgary, AB with close to 20 years of experience. She specializes in Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Hip Hop. She is an ADAPT certified instructor and also holds certification in Acrobatic Arts Module 1 & 2. Britanny loves to move and inspires others to do the same. She encourages creative movement and engages her students with an innovative and energetic approach to movement and dance.
Britanny is originally from Saskatchewan and moved to Calgary to attend the University of Calgary where she trained in the dance program to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Dance and Kinesiology. During her university years she performed and toured with local dance projects across Western Canada.
To further her training and education, Britanny has traveled across Canada and the USA where she has had the opportunity to take class and learn from dance artists and dance masters from around the world. She attends workshops and dance teacher seminars on a regular basis in order to provide high quality instruction to her students.
Throughout her career, Britanny has been involved in the competition circuit as a dancer, a teacher and choreographer. She promotes a positive competitive atmosphere and encourages her students to be the best they can. She has received recognition and has won numerous awards for her work.
Britanny knew at an early age that her passion was for creating and educating. She wanted to instill the love and passion for dance in others. Britanny promotes positivity and self - wellness along with a strong work ethic. She is committed to motivating dancers, providing high quality training to students of all ages and abilities and to helping individuals achieve their goals.