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Art in Motion Dance 


Laura Archibald

R.A.D. RTS, Licentiate Member CDTA Ballet, PBT Certified

Ballet, Pointe

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.

Emily Hart

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.

Makenna Harris

Apprentice Teacher

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 an apprentice teacher with us at Art in Motion. She is continuing her love of dancing by taking the ADAPT Teachers Training Course, she has taken her first year and is set to complete by summer of 2022. She taught two summer camps in 2021, teaching jazz, hip hop, ballet, and modern to children ages 5-12. She looks forward to expanding her dance teaching knowledge and continuing to share her love of dance.