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Studio One is one of the leading dance schools in Saskatoon. At our studio, we aim to encourage a widespread love of dance, welcoming children and adults who can’t help but feel the rhythm!

Established in 1995, we aim to create a positive, welcoming environment which is encouraging for all.

About Studio One

Located within the City of Saskatoon, Studio One is one of the most comprehensive dance studios in the area. We have 4 beautiful studios and 8 styles of dance to offer for students from ages 18 months to 18 years. 

To ensure classes are suitable for those who attend, we teach 80 classes per week to accommodate a range of styles, age groups and abilities. Whether your child is aiming for a professional career or wants to express their love of dance, build their confidence and make new friends, we have a class that’s suitable. 

The teachers at Studio One have a range of experience across disciplines and a focus on family. Our collective approach is to share our love of dance while being supportive and encouraging.

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Our facilities are welcoming and spacious. Take a look around Studio One.

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OUR VISION

Our vision is to create a world where everyone can access the magic of dance. We have witnessed first-hand how dance can build character, confidence and friendships. This beautiful, enriching artform is an incredible tool to teach body awareness, self-discipline and teamwork. Through our service of teaching dance, we strive to provide exceptional guidance and leadership to our students. While striving to instil the importance of etiquette and discipline, we also focus on good self-esteem and positive body image.

Our Teachers

The Studio One team of qualified and friendly dance instructors have a range of skills they can share with every student.

Miss Tammy Tropeau

Owner and Director

Tammy Tropeau began her professional dance training at the age of nine at The National Ballet School in Toronto. After six years of study in both the Vaganova and Cecchetti methods with such teachers as Ms. Oliphant, Mr. Luc Amyot, and Karen Kain, Tammy graduated in 1992. 

After a short professional training program in Philadelphia Tammy realized that her feet were failing and underwent reconstructive surgery on both feet. She then returned to The National Ballet School for an additional two years for their Professional Teacher Training Program. Tammy graduated in 1994 and holds her Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Cecchetti certificates as well as her Associate Imperial Society Teachers of Dancing certificate allowing her to place students into examinations. At the age of 19 Tammy returned to Saskatoon to open her own studio – Studio One RP Dance. Since then she has been invited to Spain to study Flamenco dance, traveled to New York, LA, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Boston and Arizona to study new dance techniques. She also returns to Toronto annually for Cecchetti seminars to continue her training. 

Along with being a studio owner, Tammy stays involved in the busy lives of her family of 4 children and husband. She is looking forward to sharing her passion of dance with the students and instructors of Studio One for the 26th year, and is excited to see what the upcoming seasons will bring!

Dance Instructors Saskatoon
Dance Instructors Saskatoon

Miss Shauna Engdahl

Dance Instructor

Shauna has been part of the teaching staff at Studio One since 1999. Shauna began dancing at the age of 3 and quickly realized that dancing was her passion.

Over the years she studied a variety of styles of dance and enjoyed competing and showcasing her abilities for which she received numerous awards. She has enjoyed traveling throughout North America over the years to train with various choreographers and industry leaders in dance. She went on to achieve her BCOMM degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is the co-owner of a dance competition.

These days she focuses on teaching ballet to preschool aged children. She feels so lucky to be able to share her love of dance with so many tiny dancers.

 

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Miss Andrea Fontaine

Dance Instructor

Andrea has had a passion for the arts for the majority of her life. She began dancing at the age of 3 and is trained in a variety of styles. Her main focus however, is Contemporary and Acrodance. She has completed exams in ADAPT, RAD and is a certified teacher for Acrobatic Arts.

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Miss Erica Gilmour

Studio Manager and Dance Instructor

Born and raised in Saskatoon, Erica began her dance training at the age of 2 at Kathleen Eckroth’s School of Dance. At the age of 6 Erica moved to continue her dance training under the teachers of Studio One, where she danced competitively until the age of 18.

Erica has attended competitions and conventions throughout Saskatchewan, Alberta and Las Vegas. Erica has worked as the studio manager and an instructor for Studio One since 2011 along with working to complete her degree in Social Work. Erica is grateful to be going into her 21st year of being part of the Studio One family and is excited to continue watching the dancers experience their joy and passion for dance!

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Mr. Sasha Kozak

Dance Instructor

For the past 17 years Sasha has been working professionally in the dance industry. During his time he has worked on movies (Another Cinderella Story, Spectacular!, etc.), TV shows, live performances and teaching across the world. His credits include working with Selena Gomez, Serena Ryder, Carly Rae Jepson, and Kristen Bell, to name a few.

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Miss Emma Lorenz

Dance Instructor

Emma has grown up as a dancer of the Studio One family starting at the age of 5. She has trained in a variety of styles including Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary with Ballet and Pointe being her passions.

She has competed at various competitions and conventions throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta. Emma has also participated in Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s performances of Swan Lake and Anastasia as a local dancer. She began assisting Miss Tammy three years ago and continues to assist as well as teach dancers aged 2-6.

Emma loves little dancers and is excited to continue sharing her passion for dance with them!

 

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Miss Michael McDonald

Dance Instructor

Michael has been dancing at Studio One over the years training in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary and Hip Hop. She has also attended competitions and conventions across Saskatchewan and Alberta where she has won many awards.

Throughout her years of dance, Michael has completed up to and including Grade 4 CDTA tap exams and is working towards future exams. Michael began assisting Tap, Jazz and Ballet classes at Studio One in 2014. She now focuses on teaching tap to young dancers while continuing her training at Studio One.

She is excited to continue sharing her love of dance with little dancers!

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Miss Mercedes Prosofsky

Dance Instructor/Assistant

Mercedes was born and raised in Hanley, SK. and began her dance training at Studio One at the age of 3. She has trained in a variety of styles including Ballet, Pointe, Tap and Contemporary with Jazz and Lyrical being her favourites. Mercedes has been dancing competitively since the age of 4, with Miss Tammy choreographing and teaching her first Ballet solo.

At the age of 11 she was accepted into the National Ballet Summer School Program, where her thoughts of following in her Auntie Tammy’s footsteps first began. Mercedes has competed in various competitions and conventions throughout Saskatchewan, Alberta and Las Vegas, and performed with Studio One in the 2018 Walt Disney Parade. Mercedes has won many scholarships and awards in her dance career. She has completed up to and including Grade 3 tap exams, and is working towards completing future exams.

Mercedes has helped assist dance classes in past years and is excited to continue sharing her love of dance with the students and Studio One family!

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Miss Nicole Romanoff

Dance Instructor

Nicole specializes her dance education in Jazz, Tap, and Ballet and completed C.D.T.A. tap and jazz exams, and also completed RAD Ballet exams with marks of Distinction. Most recently Nicole completed both her C.D.T.A. Associates, and Full Member certification exams with marks of Distinction.

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Mr. Gunner Tropeau

Dance Instructor/Assistant

Gunner started dancing at Studio One at the age of 3. His passion for dance started with hip hop; however, as the years went on his passion grew for all types of dance. Gunner’s favourite aspect of dance is performing onstage and being able to showcase abilities in movement.

Gunner is inspired by the progress of dancers and watching choreography evolve throughout the year. Gunner is known for his partnering and lifting skills, as well as his storytelling through Lyrical and Contemporary movement. He will further his dance education by assisting in classes and training at Studio One. In Fall 2021 he plans to move to L.A. to pursue his professional career in dance.

Gunner is very excited to teach at Studio One and share his love of dance with students and help them reach their full potential!

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Miss Laura Turnbull

Dance Instructor

Laura began dancing at the age of 10 at Studio One. It instantly became her passion. She trained in a variety of styles and dance competitively until the age of 18. After high school, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the U of S.

Since 2012, she has danced professionally in Singapore, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama and India. Laura has worked with many world-renowned choreographers and danced alongside famous Bollywood stars such as Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar and Jacueqline Fernandez, to name a few.

Laura is very excited to be back in Canada teaching for the Studio One family again!

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Mr. Kelly Woodley

Dance Instructor

Kelly began his training at the age of 5 at Diane Will Dance Studio and hasn’t looked back since. He then trained at Brenda’s School of Baton and Dance where he completed exams in C.D.T.A tap, A.D.A.P.T Jazz, and R.A.D Ballet, and trained in multiple disciplines.

He has taken classes from a variety of local instructors as well as national and internationally recognized choreographers. Recently Kelly was a member of the Abiding Lines Dance Company for 5 years, where he was given the opportunity to perform across the province as well as in Vancouver and Chicago, IL. Kelly has been teaching around the province for 9 years and has loved passing on his passion and love for dance to his students. He has been teaching at Studio One for 5 years and looks forward to another season.

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Mr. Nicholas Turuk

Dance Instructor

Nic was born and raised outside of North Battleford and began dancing at the age of 12 at the Dance Connection. Staring with Hip Hop, he continued to explore different styles of dance and eventually graduated with experience in Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary and Musical Theatre.

Nic has completed his CDTA advanced tap exam and RAD Advanced 1 Ballet exam. Nic is currently studying at the Edwards School of Business majoring in Finance. This is Nic’s third year teaching at Studio One. With Hip Hop being his specialty, he has a passion for teaching rhythm and style to boys of all ages.

He is excited that the Boys Hip Hop program has grown into two groups this year and is looking forward to sharing his love for Hip Hop.

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