Instructors - Dance

Krista Oviatt

Teaching dance is in Krista’s heart; she has always known it is her calling to teach. Her training started at a young age in many genres including Royal Academy of Dance Ballet, Imperial Teaching Society’s of Dance Modern Theatre.

In 2012, Krista began at Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2012 as a Dance Major with emphasis on teaching and contemporary. She also toured internationally with Brigham Young University-Idaho Dance Alliance in 2013.

As a part of the faculty of Raymond Alberta Dance on Broadway she ran the Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical/Contemporary and Musical Theatre programs as well taught Advanced Jazz. Her students won numerous first place awards in Shy-Ann Dance Festival and Dance for Dreams Competition. Krista was also privileged to have won a choreography award for one of her Advanced Ballet numbers.

She loves seeing her students develop confidence and excel, and enthusiastically brings her passion to the teaching faculty at UpTown! Music & Dance.

 

Alexandra Durocher

Alexandra has spent the past decade training, working and performing in the areas of voice, drama and dance.  She has also been teaching dance for over 10 years. 

Dancing since the age of 11, beginning with Modern and soon adding Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary and Lyrical, Alexandra has found her passion. Her Arts education was rounded out with years of private vocal lessons with Cara Brown, Soprano. 

As a dancer, singer and actor Alexandra has performed on stage since the 4th grade, beginning with Miracle on 34th Street on the Keyano mainstage.  She has since performed in over 20 plays and musicals. As both a teacher and the Assistant Manager at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts, Alexandra is very excited to welcome all students and to share in their delight and passion for the Arts.

 

Emily Hansen

Hi! I’m Miss Emily. I’ve been an assistant with Uptown! for the past two Dance seasons. This year I have the opportunity to be a teacher and I’m so excited! I grew up in Fort McMurray and I’ve been dancing since I was four years old. I graduated High School in June of 2018 and completed the Level 1 Dance Teacher University Certification. I love children and helping them grow into strong beautiful dancers. By being able to experience this, I think I have one of the best jobs ever!