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Counterpoint Dance Academy Marda Loop’s professionally trained faculty provides a positive environment that allows each dancer the opportunity to achieve their personal best while learning, growing and flourishing in the art of dance. Our dedicated and invested instructors have trained extensively with top worldwide educators, mentors and teachers. Counterpoint Marda Loop is a Royal Academy of Dance, ADAPT (Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers) and Acrobatic Arts fully certified studio.  Our faculty has trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance in London, England, the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, as well as The University of Calgary’s Bachelor of Arts Dance Program. Our instructors’ wealth of training and professional experience ensures all dancers receive comprehensive training in their technical and artistic instruction.

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Miss Shannon Hearn

Studio Owner, Director, & Ballet Instructor

Shannon Hearn received her training in ballet, jazz and acrobatics. She began teaching dance in 1992 and in 1996 furthered her education by completing the one-year intensive teaching diploma (T.D.) at the Royal Academy of Dance in London, England. During that year, Shannon studied the RAD Grades and Vocationals, as well as the required courses of anatomy, child psychology and history of ballet. As well, Shannon graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in General Studies with minors in Management and Communications. In September 2002, Shannon opened Counterpoint Dance Academy Marda Loop. She is committed to providing the support and training required to fulfill individuals’ dreams. 

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Miss Hannah

Assistant Director

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Miss Kate

Preschool Coordinator

Preschool Instructor

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Miss Alex

Jazz Team Lead

Jazz Instructor 

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Miss Teegan

Jazz Instructor

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Miss Jenna

Jazz Instructor

Preschool Instructor

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Miss Maggie

Musical Theatre Co-Team Lead

Preschool Instructor

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Miss Carley

Ballet Instructor

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Miss Jo

Ballet Instructor

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Mr Josh

Hip Hop Team Lead

Hip Hop Instructor

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Miss Alex

Preschool Instructor

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Miss Chelsey

Ballet Instructor

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Miss Delaney

Office Manager

Tap Instructor

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Miss Linda

Office Administrator

CMPL Nana

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Miss Elise

Office Administrator

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Miss Paige

Jazz & Lyrical Instructor

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Miss Jackie

Musical Theatre Instructor

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Miss Taylor

Musical Theatre Co-Team Lead

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Miss Christine

Ballet Instructor

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Miss Sara

Ballet Instructor

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Miss Amber

Hip Hop Instructor

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Miss Sadie

Preschool Instructor

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Miss Kelcey

Acro Instructor