Art in Motion Dance
R.A.D. RTS, Licentiate Member CDTA Ballet, PBT Certified
Laura was born and raised in Terrace, and is a registered Royal Academy of Dance ballet teacher. Her training began in Terrace and continued to Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Edmonton. She has 25 years’ experience in teaching/ choreographing ballet.
Laura has trained students successfully for RAD exams and as provincial representatives. Many of her students have gone on to have careers in dance becoming teachers, performers and choreographers.
She continues to stay updated with many courses that have taken her to New York, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary as she feels it’s important to always be learning as the dance world is always changing. Her latest accomplishment is appointed mentor for teachers to receive their teaching degree.
Laura passion for teaching is passing along her knowledge and love for ballet to others.
ADAPT Certified, PBT Certified
Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap
Emily Hart is an Art in Motion Alumni that spent over 17 years training in the Terrace community. 15 of those years were spent under the tutelage of Leah Correia, first at the Northern Conservatory of Dance, and then at Art in Motion, training in ballet, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, modern and tap.
Emily left Terrace in 2012 and has spent the two years training in Vancouver at Harbour Dance Centre. In 2012/13 she auditioned and was chosen for the Intensive Training Program, which involved training, company performances and commercial work. In 2013/14 she again
auditioned and was selected into The Source Dance Company. She has continued with extensive hours of training, choreography and ultimately, increased performance and commercial work opportunities. She
has trained with such well known choreographers as Taylor James, Moe Brody, Joanne and Alex Pesusich, Tara Jean Popwich, Megan Lawson, Gillian Meyers, NappyTabs, Alex Wong, to name a few. Those years have provided many learning opportunities and growth as she also expanded her training to include hip hop, street jazz and musical theater.
Emily’s commercial dance experiences include multiple flash mobs, Vancity Project 5 & 6, Building Dreams Performance, the 2014 opening ceremonies for the Vancouver Aquarium expansion, Harbour Dance Centre’s production of Westside Story, multiple commercial dance shows, and video dance work with Mariana’s Trench in their 2013 video “Stutter”.
Emily is very excited to continue to teach in Terrace, BC where she started her dance life, and to share the technical skills, choreography, experience and passion for dance, with her AIM family. Her focus on technique, training, and discipline, within a positive and caring environment are skills that she feels will benefit our AIM dancers. Emily feels very fortunate to be given this opportunity to return to where things started for her and share all that she loves about the dance world with us.
Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary
Makenna Harris has 14 years of dance training in Terrace, 11 of those years being competitive dance. She has trained in ballet, jazz, modern, and lyrical/contemporary.
Makenna is continuing with her love of dancing by taking the ADAPT Teachers Training Course, she has successfully completed her first year and is set to complete her certification by summer of 2022. Makenna has worked closely with AIM as an apprentice teacher the past couple of years, teaching a variety of classes throughout the year as well as 2021 summer camps. Makenna looks forward to expanding her dance teaching knowledge and continuing to share her love of dance.
Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Contemporary
Lexi Shinde grew up in Terrace and started taking dance classes at the age of three. Up until 18, she took part in ballet, jazz, and modern classes, recitals, and local competitions. Lexi also had the opportunity to successfully complete the Intermediate and Advanced Foundations RAD exams. Lexi has been with AIM since its beginning and is so excited to come back and teach. Throughout her years she have developed a love for ballet that hopes to pass on.