Welcome to ELITE Dance!
Summer camps and limited classes will be starting in July. Registration is ongoing with limited spaces available. Keeping safety and social distancing in mind, we are in the process of fully painting and cleaning our entire space, top to bottom. We have installed four touchless hand sanitizing stations and will have blocks marked out in each studio advising students where to stand, to maintain social distancing. We also have touchless temperature reading instruments to ensure everyone’s safety. If you have any questions, please email us at info@elitedanceonline.com

Instructors

Isabel Hennebury

Isabel Hennebury

Owner

Isabel started dancing at age 4 and has been teaching dance for over 25 years. Isabel’s knowledge and passion for dance are obvious in her dedication to her students and their achievements. Isabel’s students are her primary focus as she strives to educate them with proper techniques and instruction methods.

Isabel’s students are always her primary focus. Isabel has continued to improve her dance style and instructional technique by attending many Instructor Conferences and classes in Toronto, Ottawa, New York, and England. Isabel has been pivotal in bringing many guest instructors to Newfoundland such as Lenny Len, Lisa Auguste, Melissa Mariano and Kwame.

Isabel organized and planned the first Dance group from Newfoundland to attend Dance the Magic in Orlando, Florida. Her students have now attended 3 Dance the Magic sessions in Orlando and 1 Dance the Magic on Broadway in New York City.

Isabel remains very involved with the competitive teams. Her groups since 2014 have competed in multiple competitions including 5678 Showtime, Wanna Dance, Dance Quest, Elite Dance Productions, Dance World Cup and Nuvo in Toronto. Her teams have received multiple Gold, Ultimate Gold, Platinum awards along with many special awards, Choreography awards and invites to Dance World Cup.

Qualifications:

  • I.S.T.D. Associate Modern Dance
  • I.S.T.D. Associate Tap Dance
  • Successfully completed examinations in: BalletNational DanceBallroomLatin, Tap and Modern
Laura Parsons

Laura Parsons

Instructor

Laura began dancing at age 7 and has been teaching for 10 years. Laura has attended three Pulse Dance Conferences in Toronto, Ontario and participated in workshops given by Wade Robson, Tyce Diorio.and Twitch.

Laura has participated in Choreography designed by Lenny Len, Lisa Auguste, Melissa, Mariano and Kwame. Laura’s enthusiasm is contagious and her students love her.

Laura also teaches in our competitive program.

Credits:

  • 2019 Choreography Award at Wanna Dance Competition
  • 2019 Highest Modern Group Score at Dance Quest
  • One year in a Dance Studies Program at York University in Toronto where Laura became part of the York University Dance Team
  • Six years with Etcetera
  • Three years Mount Pearl Show Choir
  • Danced at Dance the Magic (on Broadway) in New York City
  • New York Teachers Summit

Isabel’s note: “I am so proud to have Laura as part of our team. She brings enthusiasm and dedication along with a desire for her students to achieve.”

Ann-Marie Cashin

Ann-Marie Cashin

Instructor

Ann-Marie began dancing at age 6. She started as an Instructor Assistant for 7 years and began teaching in 2008. Ann-Marie has attended many dance workshops locally and while living in Toronto, and has performed in Choreography designed by Lenny Len and Lisa Auguste.

Ann-Marie is delighted to have the opportunity to pass on her passion for dance to her students. Her love of dance is obvious to those in her classes.

Credits:

  • Grade I – Senior Certificate (Ballet)
  • Grade I – Advanced 2 Certificate (Tap)
  • Performed at Dance the Magic (on Broadway) in New York City

Isabel’s note: “I am so happy that Ann-Marie is a member of our team. Her love of dance and dance background enlightens her with the knowledge and experience students can easily learn from.”

Kerri Penney

Kerri Penney

Instructor

Kerri has been dancing since the age of 3 and an Instructor Assistant for 9 years. This is her 5th year of Teaching. Kerri takes pride in her students and is 100% committed to each and every one of them. She is continuing her dance training and is currently working on her Advanced 1 Modern and has completed her Advanced 1 Tap. Throughout her training she has taken classes with Travis Wall, Stacey Tookey, Ray Leaper, Mandy Moore, Will Loftis, Mark Meismer and Jason Parsons.

Credits:

  • Dance the Magic – Florida
  • Dance the Magic on Broadway – New York
  • Nuvo Competition and Convention – Toronto
  • New York Teacher Summit – New York City – 2017 and 2019
  • Performance on Carnival Magic Cruise Ship
  • Dance the World – Florida
  • Dance World Cup 2018 – Mont Tremblant
  • Acrobatic Arts – Summer 2020

Isabel’s note: “I am so proud of Kerri.  I have watched her grow up and become a dedicated Teacher. I’m happy she with us and part of our team.”

Laura Dyer

Laura Dyer

Instructor

Laura has been dancing since she was 3 years old and has been an Instructor Assistant for 8 years. This is her 4th year teaching. She continues her training taking classes in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Exam Classes and is a member of our Elite Senior Competition Team. Laura has completed her Advanced 2 Tap Exam and is currently working on her Advanced 1 Modern Exam. She has attended many workshops being taught by famous choreographers such as Travis Wall, Stacey Tookey, Ray Leaper, Will Loftis, Mark Meismer and Jason Parsons.

Credits:

  • New York Teachers Summit 2019
  • 2019 – Lightening Elite Scholarship – $1000.00
  • 2019 – Platinum Award in Wanna Dance achieving the highest score in the competition
  • Dance the Magic on Broadway – New York
  • Nuvo Competition and Convention – Toronto
  • Performance on Carnival Magic Cruise Ship
  • Received a Paris/Barcelona Scholarship from 5678 Showtime Competition
  • Dance the World – Florida
  • Dance World Cup 2018 – Mont Tremblant

Isabel’s note: “I am thrilled to have Laura as part of our team again this year. There’s nothing she loves more than teaching and dancing. With such amazing success last year I’m excited to see her continued growth ”

Katie Penney

Katie Penney

Instructor

Katie started dancing when she was 5 years old and has been an Instructor Assistant for 8 years. She continues her training taking classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz. She has also trained in Pointe, Hip Hop and Exam Classes. Katie is a member of our Elite Senior Competition Team, She has also completed her Advanced 2 Tap Exam and Intermediate Modern Exam and has trained in Advanced 1 Modern. Katie has assisted with our summer camps for 3 years and was the Primary Instructor for our 2018 Summer Camps. She has attended many workshops being taught by famous choreographers such as Travis Wall, Stacey Tookey, Ray Leaper, Will Loftis, Mark Meismer and Jason Parsons.

Credits:

  • New York Teachers Summit 2019
  • Dance the Magic on Broadway – New York
  • Dance the Magic – Florida
  • ABC Christmas Special
  • Nuvo Competition and Convention – Toronto
  • Performance on Carnival Magic Cruise Ship
  • Nuvo Competition and Convention – Toronto
  • Dance the World – Florida
  • Dance World Cup 2018 – Mont Tremblant

Isabel’s note: “I have been lucky to watch Katie grow into an amazing dancer and am so excited for her to take the next step in her journey. Katie is sure to inspire her kids with her love of dance”

Vanessa Cluett

Vanessa Cluett

Instructor

Vanessa has been dancing since the age of 4 and an Instructor Assistant for 4 years. She is continuing her training in Hip Hop, Ballet, and Modern. She has also has trained in Pointe and Jazz.

Credits:

  • Performance on Carnival Magic Cruise Ship
Chelsie Butler

Chelsie Butler

Instructor

Chelsie has been dancing since she was three years old in styles such as ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern and jazz funk. She has also completed Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing examinations including intermediate modern and advanced one tap.

Chelsie has furthered her training through dance workshops, such as attending the Dance Teacher Summit in New York City. Throughout her training she has taken classes with tWitch, Mandy Moore, and Mia Michaels. She is currently a fourth year social work student at Memorial University and is so excited to be joining the Elite team this year.

Hayley Carlson

Hayley Carlson

Instructor

Hayley began dancing at the age of 3 and has been an assistant for the last two years . She continues taking classes in ballet, pointe, jazz,and hip hop. Hayley was also a competitive gymnast for 10 years competing at the Atlantic, Eastern, and National level. Hayley is a level 2 student at O’Donel high school in Mount Pearl. We’re so excited for Hayley to collaborate with Kerri in our Acro program.