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ABOUT US

Rachel Viner

Senior Instructor

Rachel Viner (Miss Rachel) is our Academy Director. She has extensive training in nearly every dance style and grew up competing and performing. Miss Rachel began teaching at APA at the age of 16 and has since obtained certifications in Acrobatic Arts, ADAPT, YPAD, Alixa Flexibility, and RhythmWorks Integrative Dance. She enjoys continuing her education at workshops and seminars throughout Canada and the United States.

Miss Rachel considers APA her second home and loves sharing her knowledge and passion for dance with APA students! She highly values APA’s ideology of “we don’t teach dance to make great dancers, we teach dance to make great kids”. She firmly believes that dreams and dedication are a powerful combination and teaches her students that if they can believe it, they can achieve it.

Rae-Lee Brower

Ballet Director

Rae-Lee Brower (Miss Rae-Lee) is APA’s Ballet Director and a Dance Instructor. She began her ballet and contemporary training in Alberta at Crossings Dance Studio and later performed with the Corps Bara Dance Youth Company. Miss Rae-Lee earned her BFA and Teacher Training Diploma from Simon Fraser University.

During her University experience, she was also privileged to attend the National Ballet School’s renowned Teacher Training Program and obtain her qualifications with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and the Royal Academy of Dance.

Miss Rae-Lee’s goal as a teacher is to develop healthy and enthusiastic dancers who love art and will positively influence the world of dance. She loves encouraging her APA students to love themselves for who they are and to never give up on their passions in life!

Michelle Dupont

Dance Instructor

Michelle Dupont (Miss Michelle) is an Office Administrator at APA. Before working at APA, Miss Michelle helped manage the office at a medical office, where she was recognized for her outstanding work and communications. Miss Michelle enjoys working on detail-oriented projects and creating strategies for problem-solving.

Miss Michelle prides herself on having developed a positive, professional attitude and enjoys learning about dance and serving APA parents and students with a smile. She strongly believes in APA’s “Family First” mission and looks forward to personally getting to know each dance family!

Michelle Comeau

Dance Instructor

Michelle Comeau (Miss Michelle) is an Office Administrator at APA. Originally from Saint John, New Brunswick, Miss Michelle is a former paramedic and has a passion for helping others. Miss Michelle is also a dance mom to two girls, so she knows the APA culture in and out!

One of Miss Michelle’s favorite things about APA is how it feels like home. She loves that her daughters enjoy learning, growing, and making new friends at the studio, and she can’t wait to see other students doing the same!

WHAT WE BELIEVE

HAPPY PARENTS AND DANCERS

  • This was our first year at APA, and it has been a wonderful experience for our daughter. Between the excellence and caring shown by the staff, and the friendliness of other students, this has been the best dance year yet!
    Brenda Frank Brenda Frank
  • We love APA. It's an amazing dance academy and I would highly recommend to everyone to come and join. It has been an amazing experience for my girls, and they have learned so much from the amazing instructors, we wouldn't go anywhere else!
    Victoria Mawby Victoria Mawby
  • Amazing! The dance academy staff is outstanding, the parents are so welcoming and supportive, and my daughter is thriving off her experiences. She made a comment to me just the other day that sums up Apa: "Mommy, I finally fit in." I am so thankful I found APA.
    Stephanie Senger Stephanie Senger
  • I love Ambition Arts for many reasons. They really show how much they care about their students by taking the time to acknowledge improvements and hard work. I praise APA staff. They are the main reason my daughter loves dance!
    Rebecca Phair Rebecca Phair

Ambition Performing Arts
2002 Luxstone Blvd #205
Airdrie, AB T4B 3K8
(403) 648-5287