AISTD RAD TDIP. RTS
Director, Tap Program
Darcy began dancing at the age of five and it has been a huge part of her life since. She is trained in tap, jazz, ballet and acrobatics. As a former competitive dancer, Darcy obtained numerous overall standings and scholarships in both national and international competitions. Similarly, Darcy has trained her students to many overall titles, high scores, and scholarships throughout North America.
In addition to her dance achievements, Darcy is also a Gemini-nominated Television Producer. She has worked for eTalk Daily, The Comedy Network, CBC and MTV and has extensive knowledge of the entertainment industry. Darcy is able to provide her students with valuable knowledge for those who have a passion to pursue dance both recreationally and professionally. Her goal as a teacher and choreographer is to create an environment that results in continuous growth, improvement and brings her students’ talents and abilities to a whole new level.
With meticulous attention to detail Darcy has reconstructed the Tap curriculum at Burlington Studio Dance, bringing our Tap standard to award winning heights.
A student of Wilfred Laurier University, Melissa is currently working on receiving her B.E.D and B.A. in the field of Concurrent Education allowing her to apply the techniques she has learned in an academic environment in an artistic environment as well. During her first year of studies at Laurier, Melissa gained experience during her Practicum at by teaching dance to those with little or no dance experience. Melissa also worked at the Wilfred Laurier Recreation Centre teaching aerobics and dance classes allowing her to pursue her
Although Burlington Studio Dance is welcoming Melissa as a new addition to our faculty, she is certainly not a newcomer to the BSD family. Attending dance at BSD from the age of four, Melissa has trained in several dance disciplines under the current faculty; studying ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, contemporary and many more artistic styles.