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Kalene Corcoran

Artistic Director

Kalene Corcoran is an accomplished dancer, award-winning choreographer and educator. She found her love and passion for dance at a young age and quickly began training in an array of styles ranging from classical to modern dance. She has been trained in many art forms, specializing in contemporary, hip-hop, acrobatics, and jazz, as well as lyrical, tap and ballet. She has also been professionally trained in the Cecchetti art form of ballet. Kalene is a member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance (PAA) and is certified in the following dance curriculums: 
Acrobatic Arts PreSchool 
Acrobatic Arts Module 1 
Alixa Flexibility 
Progressive Ballet Technique 

Kalene is a Seneca College Graduate, where she obtained her Honours Business Diploma, after having specialized in Contemporary Dance at the Conteur Dance Academy, allowing her to deeply explore the beauty of art through dance, under the Direction of Eryn Waltman and Dani Matte. 
Kalene has danced in several shows at York University, performed as a background dancer for local Toronto based artists, as well as made appearances in several Shawn Desman music videos. Kalene has been a guest choreographer all over Muskoka and the GTA, as well as participates in Mental Health and Wellness Conferences in local Elementary and Secondary Schools. Kalene created and lead the formation of Seneca College’s Dance Team and was asked to join the Canadian National Dance team 3 times to travel to Germany and Austria to compete in the World Dance Championships, placing third in the world. Kalene has choreographed alongside several professional dancers and choreographers and takes what she has learned from them and applies it to her own methods of teaching. Her love of dance and passion for learning never stops. Kalene continues to travel to California and New York city to expand her depths of creativity and artistic voice. Kalene continues to perform and teach and will always encourage her students to push for their dreams and greatest potential. She uses her life experiences when choreographing and encourages her dancers to search for the same. She is always eager to expand her teaching syllabus and find unique things to apply to her own work. Kalene is very excited to teach and adjudicate this season and wishes all dancers the best of luck!

 

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