A Little About the Director
At the age of thirteen, Brittney began her intensive training as a dancer. After her acceptance to the Banff summer dance intensive, Brittney continued to attend summer programs including the Okanagan summer dance intensive in Kelowna, British Columbia, the Ailey summer dance intensive in New York City, and Point Park’s summer dance intensive program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Brittney began dancing at the age of three learning various styles in Nova Scotia, Canada. Celebrating her love of dance, Brittney has earned her British Association of Teachers of Dancing Associate’s Diploma in 2009 and her Associate’s Diploma with The Canadian Dance Teacher’s Association 2016. Brittney has also studied with B.A.T.D earning various honours certificates for jazz and tap examinations as well as The Royal Academy of Dance’s advanced ballet examination.
Throughout the years, Brittney has focused primarily on jazz, tap, modern, ballet and contemporary techniques along with pointe and hip-hop training. In 2014, Brittney finished her studies at Point Park University’s Conservatory for Performing Arts earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree Cume Laude majoring in Jazz dance. Brittney grew up attending dance festivals all around North America and has had the honour of being presented with Most Promising Dancer Dance Abition, Candance Title Soloist 2010, and the Anna Trefry Reach for the Stars Scholarship. At the age of thirteen she was chosen to perform in the 60th Anniversary Gala at the Banff Arts Centre and was chosen as one of thirteen dancers from Point Park University to perform in the Martha Graham University Partner’s showcase in New York City 2012.
Brittney is currently the Director at Element Dance Studio in Bedford and is the Founder and Director of Elevate Summer Dance Intensive.
Confidence Comes from Competence - Jim Fortin
“With everything I approach in dance, I make sure to always have a positive attitude. I believe it is the foundation to reaching goals efficiently and effectively. Working with the youth here in the Maritimes is something I look forward to everyday! I recently moved home after graduating University to help educate the young artists on the East Coast. As an instructor and mentor, I strive to install confidence and pride in dancers through hard work and a safe environment.
I believe all dancers deserve the opportunity to feel supported while they grow as artists, it often can be tricky to find an environment that is inspiring without it being overwhelming. I have created Elevate Summer Dance Programs to strive to do just that! Our environment is welcoming and warm but also pushes dancers past their expectations of where they thought they could go!”
– Miss Brittney