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Dancing since the age of three, Rylee trained competitively for fifteen years in numerous disciplines under the direction of Cyndi Scott. She trained in many different syllabuses including ADAPT and RAD, and held many titles from various competitions across North America. Rylee has traveled across the USA, London, and Barcelona to further her dance knowledge and learn from successful teachers in the dance community. She has performed at the Jimmy Slyde Institute, and three different shows as a member of the O2 Dance Company.

Upon graduation from the Edge School for Athletes, Rylee attended the University of Calgary in the Haskayne School of Business to obtain her Bachelor of Commerce degree, while continuing to stay involved in the dance community. Her teaching career began at Edge School in Fort McMurray and various studios in the Calgary area. She then served as a faculty member for The Young Canadians, and Dance Director of the Calgary Stampede Showband. Rylee has since found her way back to Edge as a dance instructor and choreographer.

Cyndi Scott has had many roles in Canada’s professional dance community.  Currently she is the Artistic Director for the Edge School and the Director of Dance Development for the Calgary Stampede.  With twenty- five years of experience developing dancers from their first steps to the professional level Ms. Scott brings a passion and dedication to the art.

At the age of nineteen, while still an undergraduate at the University of Calgary, she founded Airborne Dance Studio where she was Artistic Director from 1996 – 2008. In that role she earned a reputation for developing dancers with strong technique and became a sought after choreographer. Her professional career as a dancer, teacher, adjudicator and choreographer has taken her throughout North America and Europe.

Her contribution to the arts community has been recognized by local and national leaders including Calgary’s Mayor Nenshi and the Governor General of Canada, Honourable David Johnston.  Cyndi Scott was awarded a Global Arts award in Los Angeles in 2012.

Her choreography has been featured in the Opening Ceremonies for the Special Olympics, World Police and Fire Games, the Jimmie Slyde Institute in Barcelona Spain and professional fundraising events supported by Prince, Calvin Klein, and Wayne Gretzky.

Her students have been successful in achieving professional dance careers including SYTYCD Canada season 2 winner (Tara Jean Popowich), Odyssey Dance Theatre (Breanne Wilson), X Factor (Amy Gardner) & Kylie Minogue (Janelle Lancaster).

Julien Naud was born and raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta. He began dancing at the age of eight and has continued to pursue his passion ever since. At the age of 18, he moved to Vancouver to begin his career in dance. Since then he has done two seasons with The Source Dance Company. Beyond that, he is now in his third year training with Illustrative Society which includes Modus, Mantra and The Mantra Tour shows.

Julien’s experience comes highly regarded in the dance community. His practice in commercial work includes a Pepsi Commercial and a State Farm commercial. In addition, Julien has filled roles on CW’s Riverdale as a dancer, on a musical crossover of The Flash/Supergirl as the Skeleton Crew member, and Disney’s Descendants 2 as one of the main dancers. Julien is currently signed with Premiere Talent Management and hopes to broaden his career in Vancouver as a professional dancer and actor.