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.
I completed my time with the Round Up Band in 2008, and advanced to the Calgary Stetsons Showband, and eventually into the world renowned Calgary Stampede Showband, with whom I marched two seasons.
Please feel free to listen to samples of my singing and playing, or to check out some video of my time with the Bands of Calgary.
The photo gallery helps tell the story of my journey into music, and you can also see a list of awards I have received.
Dance and Movement
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.