Miss Kylie started dancing at the age of four, immediately falling in love with the art of ballet. She trained at a few local studios in her early years, and later came to FVAD and fell in love with the training the Carneys offered. She trained at the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance for five years under the direction of Mr. Carney, and trained for two of those years in the school’s Pre-Professional Academy program. She studied in RAD and open ballet, ISTD Modern, contemporary, and jazz. She has been a teaching assistant at FVAD during most of her training years, also assisting with rehearsals and backstage for the Nutcracker and Annual School Performances.
Miss Kylie has performed in many productions for FVAD, including Canada Day at Heritage Park, Celebration of Community, Gizeh Shriners’ Annual Talent Show, the Variety Children’s Charity Showcase, Calvin Dyck’s Songs, Strings and Steps, and Raising the Barre. She has also performed in the roles of Flowers, Snow, Spanish, and Lead Arabian in the Nutcracker.
After graduating high school, Miss Kylie took a year off, which was dedicated to Biblical studies, volunteering, and leadership training. Miss Kylie is excited to be returning to FVAD this year as a Primary School ballet teacher. She still remembers the joy she felt in her first ballet class, and she hopes to be able to pass on her joy and love of dance to our little ballerinas. She loves working with children and is very excited to share her passion of dance with the younger students of FVAD.
Having been taught by Mr. Carney for five years, and as one of FVAD’s first Pre-Professional Academy students, Miss Kylie understands his philosophy and approach to dance training. She is eager to pass on that knowledge and inspiration to FVAD’s youngest students in 2014-15.