MISS TERRIE MAYNE-DEVINE

 

Level 8 AAB

Acrobatic Arts Module One

Alixa Flexibility Module One

Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Acro, Stretch and Strength

 

Miss Terrie began her career as a dancer at Studio PAVAS (Mississauga) when she was 4 years old. She remembers as a small child watching Riverdance on Television and saying, “I want to learn how to do that” and quickly enrolled in Irish dance lessons. 

Two years later she started tap lessons to prepare her for Irish Hard Shoe. Her passion for tap lead her to studying all forms of dance: ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, modern, musical theatre, and hip hop.  Over the years she has attended workshops and conventions with some well known choreographers such as Stacey Tookey, Lil “C”, Lisa La Touche, Jason Janas, and Jason Samuels Smith. Most recently she attended the first ever Toronto International Tap Festival and attended master classes with Ted Louis Levy, Travis Knights, and Antonio Vilchez. She has also taken many classes with local professionals such asJuliana Kelly and Everett Smith.

 For twelve years Miss Terrie competed in all styles of dance.  Miss Terrie has won many awards as well as special commendations for her tap solos. She has performed in several musicals including Annie and The Wizard of Oz.  She has also had the privilege of performing in Ballet Jorgen’s The Nutcracker.   

 Her ballet studies include Cecchetti at Studio PAVAS, R.A.D (Royal Academy of Dance) at Royal City School of Ballet, and finally Russian (Vaganova) at PDA where she passed her Level Seven and most recently her Level Eight American Academy of Ballet Examination.

 In the past few years Miss Terrie has found another passion closely related to dance: physical fitness. She has studied at the GoodLife Personal Training Institute's and competed in her first Fitness Competition April of 2016 placing 3rd. Miss Terrie has dedicated herself to better understanding the mechanics of proper training habits, and the benefits of healthy eating. She is absolutely thrilled to be able to pass on this knowledge to her students.

 Miss Terrie has over six years of teaching experience and has choreographed routines in many styles for all ages. She is very excited to begin her 15th year at Performance Dance Academy!

Miss Terrie at the National Ballet of Canada's Tutu Exhibit.