Art in Motion Dance 

'To touch, to move, to inspire, this is the true gift of Dance'

Faculty

Laura Archibald

R.A.D.RTS, Licentiate Member CDTA Ballet - Ballet, Pointe


Laura was born and raised in Terrace, and is a registered Royal Academy of Dance ballet teacher.  Her training began in Terrace and continued to Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Edmonton.  She has 20 years’ experience in teaching/ choreographing ballet.

 

Laura has trained students successfully for RAD exams and as provincial representatives.  Many of her students have gone on to have careers in dance becoming teachers, performers

and choreographers.

She continues to stay updated with many courses that have taken her to New York, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary as she feels it’s important to always be learning as the dance world is always changing.

 

Her latest accomplishment is appointed mentor for teachers to receive their teaching degree.

 

Laura passion for teaching is passing along her knowledge and love for ballet to others.

Emily Hart 

Member CDTA Ballet, Jazz

Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop


Emily Hart is an Art in Motion Alumni that spent over 17 years training in the Terrace community.  15 of those years were spent under the tutelage of Leah Correia, first at the Northern Conservatory of Dance, and then at Art in Motion, training in ballet, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, modern and tap.   


Emily left Terrace in 2012 and has spent the two years training in Vancouver at Harbour Dance Centre.  In 2012/13 she auditioned and was chosen for the Intensive Training Program, which involved training, company performances and commercial work.  In 2013/14 she again auditioned and was selected into The Source Dance Company.  She has continued with extensive hours of training, choreography and ultimately, increased performance and commercial work opportunities.  She

has trained with such well known choreographers as Taylor James, Moe Brody, Joanne and Alex Pesusich, Tara Jean Popwich, Megan Lawson, Gillian Meyers, NappyTabs, Alex Wong,  to name a few.  Those years have provided many learning opportunities and growth as she also expanded her training to include hip hop, street jazz and musical theater. 

 

Emily’s commercial dance experiences include multiple flash mobs, Vancity Project 5 & 6, Building Dreams Performance, the 2014 opening ceremonies for the Vancouver Aquarium expansion, Harbour Dance Centre’s production of Westside Story, multiple commercial dance shows, and video dance work with Mariana’s Trench in their 2013 video “Stutter”. 

 

Emily is very excited to continue to teach in Terrace, BC where she started her dance life, and to share the technical skills, choreography, experience and passion for dance, with her AIM family.  Her focus on technique, training, and discipline, within a positive and caring environment are skills that she feels will benefit our AIM dancers.  Emily feels very fortunate to be given this opportunity to return to where things started for her and share all that she loves about the dance world with us.

Amy is a Voice Teacher, Singer/Songwriter and Somatic Educator currently based in Terrace, B.C. She teaches voice (beginner- advanced) and piano (early – intermediate) at her studio.

She began competing in music festivals at the age of 6, and after high school, continued her training, specializing in Vocal Performance at the University of Saskatchewan. Amy spent 4 years with the Saskatoon Opera Board, and well as being a regularly featured singer in many of their productions. She has performed in The Magic Flute, Carmen, Don Giovanni, Don Pasquale, Alice in Wonderland, and various Music Theatre ensembles and full scale productions over the years. She moved back to Terrace in 2008 and won the coveted ‘Best Overall Artist’ and ‘Best Original Pop Song’ categories in the Best Of The West songwriting competition (judged by Tal Bachman) held at the REM Lee Theatre in Terrace. She has had many former students go on to pursue their own careers in music.

For the past 20 years, Amy has taught people of all ages how to find and express their authentic voice, while developing a greater sense of confidence & body awareness. Her passion is educating and inspiring her students to strive for personal excellence. She has an extensive background teaching & performing, and considers herself to be a positive, encouraging teacher who focuses on the importance of healthy vocal production while building a foundation of solid technical skills. Amy believes that in order for a student to understand and master a concept or skill- we must teach the way people learn. She uses a Somatic approach and incorporates auditory, visual and kinesthetic elements in her teaching methods. She believes that any artistic endeavor that allows people to express themselves in creative ways, leads toward greater freedom and happiness in their lives.