Level 8 AAB

Jazz, Tap


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”, and Lisa La Touche.  


For over ten years Miss Terrie has 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.


Miss Terrie has been an assistant teacher for the last seven years and a teacher for four.  She has choreographed children's dances and is now beginning to choreograph senior level routines.  


In the past few years Miss Terrie has found another passion closely related to dance: physical fitness. She has been studying the GoodLife Personal Training Institute's course and is currently working closely with IFBB Pro Jodi Boam, as her personal goal is to enter her first fitness competition.

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 is excited to be sharing her passion and love of dance in her fifth year as an instructor at PDA in the 2015-16 season. 


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