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Concrete Wall

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 at Drewitz Dance Productions in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop and musical theatre until the age of 17. Throughout her many years of dancing, Daphne won many awards, titles, and scholarships at competitions and conventions across Canada and the U.S., including in Arizona, Las Vegas, and New York. She was also featured in several musicals, including Camp Rock, Cinderella, and Fame Jr. Daphne also completed many ballet exams while training as a youth, including her Advanced II exam through the Royal Academy of Dance.


Daphne then began teaching at the age of 16 and has now been teaching for 10 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 Acrobatic Arts, Acro Dance Teachers Association (ADTA) and Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT), and has successfully entered students in those examinations as well.


She has several other teaching certifications and accomplishments, including with the School of Alberta Ballet, Progressing Ballet Technique, Alixa Flexibility, and Method Dance Program. Daphne has also begun a career in adjudicating for dance competitions, since training with the ADTA and Professional Adjudicator’s Alliance.


Daphne strives to have 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 in the dance industry without sacrificing their happiness and/or health.

Studio 17 Dance Company
2023/2024 Staff


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