Artistic Director / Dance Instructor
Stacy began dancing at the age of four. She competed in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical and modern at competitions around Canada and the United States and has won numerous awards and scholarships Including top placings at the World Dance Championships in both Orlando, FL, and Boston, MA. Stacy auditioned and was selected to be a member of the Canadian National Tap Team, traveling to Germany and competing against numerous countries, and winning Gold.
She also auditioned and performed in a Las Vegas Revue Show at the Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls, Canada, where she was a dancer/magician’s assistant. Stacy graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance. During her four years in school, Stacy was chosen to be student representative for the dance department, as well as auditioning and performing in numerous shows including Zodiaque Studio Dance Ensemble, Emerging Choreographers Showcase, and Dancers Workshop, a student run show which she choreographed for, as well as directed for two years. She was also one of twelve students chosen to perform with HT Chen & Dancers, a New York based modern company.
Stacy participated in various residencies held by Elisa Monte, Ron Brown, American Ballet Theatre, HT Chen & Urban Bush Women, to name a few. She has taken class under the tutelage of Mike Minery, Shawn Byfield, Beverley Fletcher, Tom Ralabate and Matthew Clark. This past season, Stacy became Dance Chair for the St. Catharines Kiwanis Festival, organizing and running the dance section of the Festival. Stacy has been sharing her passion for dance through teaching for the past 10 years and continues to stay up to date in the dance world by attending various workshops and seminars throughout Ontario and the United States. Stacy has added Acro to her repertoire, she is capable of teaching almost all styles and levels of dance and finds that there is nothing more fulfilling than seeing a child master a difficult step, or accomplish goals and aspirations set out at the beginning of the season. Stacy is thrilled to be a part of the Niagara Dance Academy family, and cannot wait to see what the future holds for the studio and its dancers.