Our professional instructors are fully qualified and believe in building self-confidence in each student in a positive learning environment.

Rochelle Gartner

Rochelle Gartner (B.A. Dance, S.T.A.R.S) – Artistic Director

Rochelle is an international performer that has been dancing continuously for over 40 years with more than 25 years of professional teaching experience. She has completed RAD Ballet, Al Gilbert Tap, ADAPT Jazz syllabus examinations and has received numerous choreography awards.

Experience highlights and performance credits:

    • Dancer in the 1988 Winter Olympics
    • Founder, director, choreographer, producer and dancer of Artists Elite International Performance Co. 1995-present
    • Principal dancer of the Rio Las Vegas show in Atami, Japan 1995-1996
    • Choreographer for CBS Movie of the Week Papa’s Angels 2000
    • Poland & Finland contemporary dance tour 1997
    • Artistic Director & Choreographer for Calgary Dance Express 2008-2009
    • Graduate with a BA Dance from University of Calgary 1997
    • Dancer with Princess Cruises 1998-2004
    • The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede Alumni senior dancer 1989-1992
    • National level dance competitions 1984-1989
    • Choreographer and alumni dancer with The Calgary Stampeder Outriders 1992-1993
    • Dancer on Disney’s Honey I Shrunk the Kids 1997-2000
    • Dancer and lead role Dance instructor for AMC’s Hell on Wheels 2013-2016
    • Princess Cruises dance instructor 1998-2004
    • Artistic Director of Dance with France 2004-present