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Miss. Jadra Hannam

Competitive Team Choreography

Miss. Jadra began dancing when she was 4 years old and competed in her first competition at the age of 5 and fell in love with performing. She has been dancing for 16 years, and has trained heavily in ballet, contemporary, modern, lyrical, and jazz, and has experience with most other styles as well. She has won various awards at competitions, the most notable being Senior Miss Candance 2018 and 2019 and Teen Elite Dancer at Elite Dance Productions 2017.

 

Throughout Jadra’s dance training, she has attended various summer intensives. She attended the Junior Training Program at the Broadway Dance Center in New York, the Complexions Contemporary Ballet summer intensive in L.A., the Be Discovered Summer in L.A. intensive, and had the opportunity to perform in the Carnival Choreographer’s Ball. Jadra spent a year in Toronto dancing at York University and taking drop-in classes at studios including the Underground Dance Centre and City Dance Corps. 

 

She is now attending Acadia University as a Mathematics and Statistics major. She is the co-assistant captain for the Dance Acadia team and has experience choreographing in contemporary, modern, and jazz. The dances she has choreographed have won numerous awards, and has a passion for the art of choreographing!

Miss. Cristin Gapasin

Competitive Technique/Recreational Hip-Hop/Acro/Pre-Dance

Cristin Gapasin started dancing when she was 7 years old. Her journey to becoming a professional dance coach was built through a series of overcoming failures, rising above rejections, and accepting imperfections. Today, she has been in the dance scene recreationally for 22 years; 13 of those professionally.

Cristin’s teaching technique is geared towards molding not just dancers, but leaders in the industry. Driven by strong faith, strict discipline, and character, she is passionate in inspiring people and touching lives.

She has dance background in Hip-Hop, Street, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Ballet and Folk. She has competed in the Philippines, Singapore and the US, placing 4th worldwide with La Salle Dance Company in 2012 at the Hip Hop International Las Vegas, and again in 2015 at the the Hip Hop International San Diego.

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Miss. Jordan Sanford

Competitive & Recreational Ballet/Tap

The arts have always been a huge part of Miss Jordan's life. She was enrolled in her first dance class at the age of two, and just kept on twirling. She brings with her fifteen years of dance teaching experience. She has ​taught ballet, tap and jazz to a wide range of ages, both recreationally and competitively. She graduated from the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts' two year post-secondary Dance Teacher Training Program in ballet and stage. She is also a certified dance instructor through CDTA, in jazz, tap and ballet. She successfully passed her Associate level BATD stage certification, and is an ADAPT qualified instructor as well. 

 

Outside of the studio, Miss Jordan is a mom to her little boy and is a middle level English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher. In the school system she also has experience teaching workshops as well as teaching drama and dance courses at the high school level. Throughout her career she has assisted with many high school musical productions, has traveled across Canada and to New York for dance events, has had her students accepted into programs at the National Ballet School of Canada and Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and has prepared dancers for CDTA exams: from the lowest grades up to Advanced. Miss Jordan has a true love for dance and loves sharing her passion and knowledge with the dancers at PDA!

Miss. Evelyn Cook

Recreational Pre-dance/Intro to Ballet/Jazz&Lyrical

Evelyn is 16 years old and has been dancing now for 12 years. She started out in recreational dance when she was just 4 and has been on a competitive team for 6 years. This is her third year teaching at Precision Dance. She teaches the recreational Saturday classes and loves it! She takes workshops every year to improve her skills. 

Her favorite styles of dance are lyrical and contemporary. 

She will be going into grade 11 in the fall and wants to be a Veterinarian in the future.

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Miss. Hannah Wylde

Recreational Pre-dance/Intro to Ballet/Jazz&Lyrical

Hannah is 16 years old and has been dancing for 8 years. She began her training at The Danceroom in Ontario before she moved to Nova Scotia in 2020. She joined PDC that fall and has been happily dancing there ever since.  Her favorite styles of dance are lyrical and ballet. She is working towards her ballet examinations in the spring and hopes to teach ballet part-time when she goes to University.  Hannah is heading into Grade 11 at West Kings District High School and hopes to be an elementary school teacher in the future.