Accomplished as a performer and competitive dancer for several years, she is an example of what exposure to many different teachers and styles can do for an elite level athlete.
Ellyna will be traveling to Poland as a member of Team Canada Tap in 2018 under the direction of Mathew Clark, and previously performing as a member of Team Canada East 2017 she competed in the elite small jazz, jazz and modern formations. Additionally, Ellyna has performed internationally in Spain in 2018, in Los Angeles in 2014, and with the National Ballet of Cuba in 2010 on the Havana Grand Theatre stage, their group being the first North Americans to perform since the revolution.
At age 13 Ellyna was awarded a full scholarship to attend BeDiscover’s LA Intensive where she trained at “the Edge” performing arts and worked with world class teachers and choreographers.
She has appeared as a dancer in the music video “Bootie Swing” by Parov Stelar, has acted and danced in Drayton Entertainment’s 2015 production of “Peter Pan” & the 2014 production of “The Little Mermaid.” Credits also include catalog modelling for Costumes By Jazzamatazz.
During her transition year in 2017 from dancer to teacher, Ellyna won three top choreography awards at competition for her initial work in full time competitive categories.
Her recognition in the industry as an up and coming talent is reflected in her being asked to teach at workshops for Pure Rhythm Dance Company-Ancaster & Dixon Dance-Owen Sound.
Ellyna has attended ADAPT teacher training as well as being certified with Acrobatic Arts module 1 with the addition of a aerial & back handspring clinic & International Dance Teacher Standards and an affiliate of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association. She is also undertaking her Acrobatic Arts Module 2 and Ballet Associates with CDTA in 2019.