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Daphne White

Founder & Director

Ballet, Acro, Jazz, Ballet Technique, Stretch/Conditioning, Contemporary, Lyrical, Tap, Hip Hop

About Me

Daphne White is a passionate dance instructor, choreographer, and adjudicator, specializing in a wide variety of dance styles, with a focus on ballet, jazz, and acro. 

Daphne began dancing in Calgary at the age of 2, and trained competitively in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, and musical theatre until the age of 18. Throughout her many years of dancing, Daphne attended and won many awards at competitions across Canada and the U.S., including in Arizona, Las Vegas, and New York. During this time she also completed many ballet exams, including her Advanced II exam with the Royal Academy of Dance.

Daphne began teaching at the age of 17 and has now been teaching for over 8 years. She completed her Certificate of Ballet Teaching Studies with the Royal Academy of Dance in 2018, which resulted in Registered Teaching Status, and has since prepared and entered students for RAD exams from Primary through to Advanced I. Daphne is also fully certified with the Acro Dance Teachers Association (ADTA) and Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) and has prepared students in those examinations as well.

She has several other teaching certifications and accomplishments, including with the School of Alberta Ballet, Acrobatic Arts, Progressing Ballet Technique, and Alixa Flexibility. Daphne has also begun a career in adjudicating for dance competitions and acro examinations, and is certified to do this with the ADTA and Professional Adjudicator's Alliance.

In all of her classes, Daphne aims to prioritize the health and safety of her dancers, and is therefore certified with Respect in Sport and First Aid/CPR.

Daphne hopes that her students leave each class feeling confident in themselves and continue to feel passionate in their love of dance. She strongly believes that dancers can succeed without sacrificing their happiness and/or health.

Studio 17 Dance Company
2022/2023 Staff


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