Reanna Maitland Associate Diploma CSC-CICB

Reanna is passionate abIMG_6938out dancing, teaching and learning.  Her love for dance has spanned almost 30 years and she has been fortunate enough to study with numerous amazing teachers in schools across Canada including: The Edmonton School of Ballet, School of Alberta Ballet, The Royal Winnipeg School of Ballet, The National School of Ballet and in the Grant MacEwan Dance Program.  She was granted her Associate Diploma in 2008 in the Cecchetti Method of Ballet.  She has also completed the Cecchetti Advanced 2 and Royal Academy of Dance Advanced 1 Ballet exams.  And is now working on her Licentiate teaching Certificate.  And continues to take classes and workshops.

She has also had the opportunity to travel with her dancing around Canada and lived for a year in Mexico dancing professionally.

She currently is head of the Ballet Department at Danceco in St. Albert.  Was a committee member for the Cecchetti Society of Canada/Alberta for the past five years organizing various ballet workshops including a National Teachers’ Workshop. In 2009 she founded Live to Dance and runs dance/fitness classes for new moms, tots and adults. She recently finished her 200 hour Yoga Teaching Certification in Costa Rica and loves being able to incorporate even more postural awareness and mindfulness into the classes she teaches!  And most recently she was appointed  Examiner for the Edmonton School of Ballet Junior Preparatory Grades exams.   She also adjudicates dance festivals and competitions across Western Canada.

Reanna is incredibly lucky to have taught many up and coming dance professionals.  Her students have gone on to teach and perform all over Canada, the United States and beyond and dance professionally on cruise lines, cheer for the CFL and NHL and dance on So You Think You Can Dance!

She feels truly blessed to have found a way to make a career out of her passion and hopes to instill that same love of dance and movement into all of the dancers she teaches. With Live to Dance she is able to introduce dance to the youngest of dancers and looks forward to the family like atmosphere the classes bring!!