Monica Lyon: Director of ASD. Monica has been the Director for the last 17 years. Her dance training started in Belleville as a child and continued at Seneca College where she graduated with Honours from the Gymnastics Coaching Techniques program. Monica is a certified Associate member of the CDTA in the Stage division Jazz & Tap, Acrobatics Arts Level 1 and with NCCP in Artistic Gymnastics and Trampoline. At the 2013 & 2015 Shine National Dance competition, Monica’s male Tap soloist won Jr. Male Dancer of the Year & her Acro soloist was named 1st runner up as the Int. Female Acro Dancer of the Year.
Sarah Chandler: Sarah has been with ASD for 28 of its 29 years. As a dancer she participated in the CDTA exams and completed the 3 year Dance Teachers Club of Boston summer program. Sarah is also a CDTA Full Member in the Stage division. Sarah still loves to dance & takes adult classes in Ottawa from a lifetime member of the CDTA. Sarah teaches our Competitive Jazz dancers & oversees our CDTA exam program.
Lisa Godin: Lisa was a member of the ASD competitive team and participated in the CDTA exams. After high school she attended the University of Ottawa and graduated with a degree in Commerce specializing in Accounting. Lisa works full time in Ottawa but still makes time to instill her passion and talent for dance to her dancers. Lisa is continuing her own dance education, working towards her Ballet certification with the Canadian Dance Teachers Association.
Tara Sabourin: Tara began dance at the Arnprior School of Dance and a few years later moved to Ottawa. Tara has competed across Canada and the United States. Tara also studied at the Kanata Ballet School and the Quinte Ballet School of Canada. Tara graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at York University. While living in Toronto she taught and was a part of several companies and performances in the city and the surrounding areas. Studies have recently brought Tara back to the area, and back to the Arnprior School of Dance.
Calley Mosley: Calley started dancing at ASD as a child and returned to us upon her graduation from college. Calley runs our hip hop programs, both recreational and competitive, recreational Tap & Jazz. Her competitive experience in hip hop as well as her educational training makes her a wonderful addition to our teaching staff.