MEET OUR STAFF
At Yellow Door Dance Company we are all family and with that said, we would like to introduce you to some of our key members!
Owner & Manager
Jennifer is a busy wife, mother and business women. She has lived in Lacombe since 2002 and has been a supportive dance mom since 2009 to all three of her kids. Jennifer is excited to be able to support and grow the creative spirit of Lacombe through Yellow Door Dance Company. Helping youth to grow and express themselves in a healthy, supportive environment is the goal of YDDC.
Studio Director/ Teacher
Janelle has been dancing for over 25 years, at the ripe age of 2 she took her first class. She has studied in several disciplines including ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, musical theatre, hip-hop, acro and variety. Janelle is Certified Module 1 Acrobatic Arts Teacher. In her younger years, Janelle travelled throughout Western Canada competing in dance festivals. During that time she also completed her ADAPT (jazz & tap) and RAD (ballet) examinations. Janelle continues to take dance classes, attend conferences at any chance she gets, she always wants to take extra steps to advance her teaching. Janelle has also completed her Bachelors in Business Management.
Janelle has been awarded several choreography awards and trained many dancers who have been recipients of many special awards and scholarships to world-wide programs and events.
Janelle spent a few years dancing as a student at this exact location under Dancemaker studio. She was also a part of the All That Jazz Dance Studio family for two years as a teacher. Janelle absolutely loves sharing her passion of dance with her students. She is over the moon excited to see what the future will bring with Yellow Door Dance Company.
Studio Coordinator/ Teacher
Trish's own background began as a competitive dancer at the age of 5 and spanned 13 years. After spending the past 10 years (and counting) as a dance mom, she is taking all of her experiences and applying them in the studio!
Not only has she continued her dance education by taking YDDC's adult classes, online instruction and assisting our Studio Director with her keen eye for technique, Trish's vivid imagination adds a very exciting aspect to her classes thanks to her past experience in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Musical Theatre!
Trish strongly believes that the dance studio should feel like home, the moment you walk through the door. She will always strive to ensure all dancers, parents and friends feel welcomes and part of the YDDC Family when they walk through the Yellow Door.