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Christopher Knowles is a Canadian based Dancer/Choreographer who now resides in Toronto, Ontario. Yearly he takes the time to travel across Canada/USA to teach, choreograph and adjudicate for many studios and company’s!

Born in Miramichi, New Brunswick. Christopher started dancing at a very young age. Growing up, he was also a student teacher for many years and choreographed his own work performing them across the east coast as well as abroad. In 2008, Chris was chosen to attend a Dance Tour in London, England training with some of the world’s best choreographers as well as classes with the cast of WICKED the musical.

Chris is an Alumni student from George Brown Dance College where we furthered his technical training. While at George brown he received high achievements in choreography. After graduating he then moved back to Nova Scotia and became the artistic director of Precision Dance Company. While under the direction of PDC Christopher was frequently awarded for his choreographic works while his students excelled. During these years he also co-created a Canadian East Coast event called “The Entity Tour” that inspires and trains students every summer since 2014!

Recently Christopher has had the opportunity to choreograph for George Brown College students and had it performed at their graduation show “Unleashed.” George Brown has also used his work for advertisement for their post-secondary program. He was also honored to create work at “Toronto’s Choreographers Ball ” ,“Fever After Dark “ as well as “Dance Weekend” for Dance Ontario! All events showcasing Toronto’s professional working talent in the industry.

While Christopher works towards the launch of his contemporary based dance Company (@knowledgedancecompany, he has had the opportunity to teach at multiple professional level training venues such as “Metro Movement” and “RIGHTFOOT DANCE STUDIO” and “The Underground”. Now, Christopher is working full time at “City Dance Corps” & most recently Millennium Dance Complex downtown Toronto where he teaches and choreographs weekly. You can check out www.citydancecorps.com for more information on his weekly classes!

Creating stories through movement and watching it come to life is his calling. He brings passion, technique and energy to everything he does. The biggest lesson he loves to leave with students while teaching is just to dance from your heart, be yourself, have fun and never let go. Dance is his life and he is now ready to share his knowledge with the world of those who share the same love!

Artistic Director

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).

At age seven Katie started her dance training, which began by focusing purely on ballet. In a matter of only two years she was preforming in The Nutcracker with Alberta Ballet, as well as The International School of Ballet, and earned the coveted role of The Sugar Plum Fairy at the age of 17. Katie attended many prestigious summer schools over her dance career, including National Ballet of Canada, Royal Winnipeg and The Goh. In her mid-teens she branched out to Lyrical, Jazz, contemporary, tap and musical theatre. At 18 she started her professional career dancing for Tokyo Disney’s Encore!, a musical revue show choreographed by Patty Colombo. Shortly after, Katie booked an international tour which visited 14 major cities though out China, in which she was a lead dancer and featured soloist. Continuing to seek challenges, Katie moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dance career further. There she worked with Choreographers such as Andre Fuentes in the world renowned Choreographers Carnival. Katie has also appeared in the Bollywood film Blue, where she worked with Choreographer Liz Imperio. In 2008 Katie moved to Vancouver and worked with Josh Beamish in Move: The Company, for the 08/09 season. Katie has been teaching and choreographing for over 10 years, across North America and Australia.  Returning to Calgary for the past five years, she continues to share her life long passion for dance with her students.  Katie cherish’s watching her students grow as individuals, develop as athletes and succeed as dancers.  Her teaching philosophy believes that the best results come from a combination of hard work, sound technique, and most importantly, a love for dance. Katie has been blessed to work with passionate and driven dancers.  Teaming up with these great athletes, who believe in the same philosophy has led to many overall awards and choreography acknowledgments.
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.