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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.


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. 


Miss Hannah

Assistant Director


Miss Kate

Preschool Coordinator

Preschool Instructor


Miss Alex

Jazz Team Lead

Jazz Instructor 


Miss Teegan

Jazz Instructor


Miss Jenna

Jazz Instructor

Preschool Instructor


Miss Maggie

Musical Theatre Co-Team Lead

Preschool Instructor


Miss Carley

Ballet Instructor


Miss Jo

Ballet Instructor


Mr Josh

Hip Hop Team Lead

Hip Hop Instructor


Miss Alex

Preschool Instructor


Miss Chelsey

Ballet Instructor


Miss Delaney

Office Manager

Tap Instructor


Miss Linda

Office Administrator



Miss Elise

Office Administrator


Miss Paige

Jazz & Lyrical Instructor


Miss Jackie

Musical Theatre Instructor


Miss Taylor

Musical Theatre Co-Team Lead


Miss Christine

Ballet Instructor


Miss Sara

Ballet Instructor


Miss Amber

Hip Hop Instructor


Miss Sadie

Preschool Instructor


Miss Kelcey

Acro Instructor

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