I began playing the flute in 2003, the piccolo in 2006, and have been singing for as long as I’ve been able to talk.
I took vocal lessons for 5 years, beginning in 2005, with Heather MacLean-LaPlante. I have also been a member of several choirs, including the world renowned Calgary Stampede Showband Choir, under the direction of Mr. Brendan Hagan. I also had the opportunity to study singing with Tom Doyle and Dr. Reid Spencer as a part of my training with Mount Royal University.
I began playing flute with my grade 5 band in elementary school, under the direction of Mr. Graham Green. I later joined the Calgary Round Up Band, in 2005 – the youngest of the Bands of Calgary. In 2006, with the Calgary Round Up Band, I began to learn the piccolo.
As with much of my performance experience, I have been dancing for as long as I can remember. However, the most formal of my training took place between 2002 and 2007, when I was in classes at the Airborne Dance Centre. There I took classes in Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Lyrical.
Unfortunately, an injury in 2007 prevented me from further pursuing dance at that time.
Since then, I have been trained in Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals, as well as impulse movement, contact improvisation, Contemporary dance, pedestrian choreography, and self-choreography, as a part of my training with Glenda Stirling at Mount Royal University.