Our studio prides itself on Certified, qualified, and safe instruction in a fun and upbeat environment. When you join Westland Dance Co. you join our family, and our directors and staff will make you feel right at home.
Miss Vickie Wesolowsky is our lead jazz, tap, acro and lyrical instructor. Through her years of dance she has always aspired to become a dance instructor. She started dancing at the age of three in Caroline Dance West, and later danced with Sylvan
Studios. Through her 10+ years as a teacher her students have received awards such as Most outsanding, Most Promising, Best Choreography and even Best Overall in dance offs. She is a fully certified ADAPT instructor completing three years of training
in Toronto through the guidance of Mr. and Mrs. Foley. Vickie is also certified in her Junior and Intermediate Acrobatique Acro dance syllabus. Miss Vickie is also Alixa Flexibility Level 1 and level 2 Certified.
Miss Alyssa started dancing when she was 4 years old taking tap. She was raised in Central Alberta and danced at a few local studios as she grew up, with the dream of becoming a Dance Instructor! From there she started taking extra disciplines -Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, and Hip Hop, assisting, and later on teaching. With over 12 years teaching experience, Alyssa is a fully Certified ADAPT instructor for Tap and Jazz, Wymbin Children’s Yoga, and Acrobatic Art Level 1&2 winning the Dale White scholarship - exemplifying a passion for creativity - in her 2nd year. She has attended many teacher’s courses and conferences in Central Alberta, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and New York. Her numbers have received top awards at competitions/festivals including Top Choreography. Alyssa loves to teach all disciplines but has a soft spot in her heart for Musical Theatre, Tap, Hip Hop, and pre school classes! Alyssa currently owns her own recreational Dance and Yoga Studio in Bentley and Co-owns Westland Dance Co. with Miss Vickie. When Alyssa is not teaching, you can find her hanging out with her 1 year old daughter Zella, her husband Brady, their dog Piper, and excitedly awaiting the arrival of their 2nd child in July!
Miss Katie Catonio will be our Lead Ballet Instructor this season. She started dancing at age of 6 at the International School of Ballet in Calgary. As she got older her passion for dance continued to grow. ISB provided the opportunity to train and teach in the curriculum of the Royal Academy of Dance. Miss Katie also had the opportunity to perform a variety of roles in many classical ballets with Jeunesse Classique Ballet Company, which included The Nutcracker, Coppelia, Giselle, etc. Miss Katie is a fully Certified in RAD Syllabus as well as continuing her education by completing her Acrobatic Arts level 1 and 2 Certification and her Booty Barre Fitness Certification.
Miss Sarah's love of Dance started at the age of 5 when she stepped into her first ballet class . This love of dance has grown into a life long passion . Miss Sarah is an incredible, award winning dancer coming from DanceHouse Studios in Red Deer, AB.Through the years Miss Sarah has expanded her love of dance and is classically trained in jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop and tap placing and receiving many high scores and awards within the competition circuit through out her teenage years . She has taken many classes, workshops, and camps learning from amazing dancers such as Toni Shenfield, Brittany Anderson and Joey Matt . Miss Sarah is a technically focussed teacher and believes that with hard work anything is possible! She is very excited to share her love of dance with the future generation of dancers!
Miss Stef started dancing when she was 5 years old taking ballet at Caroline Dance West. Through her many years of dance, her goal was always to become a dance instructor. After getting a taste of dance, she started to take more classes in various styles, including Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip hop, and Pointe. After graduating high school, Miss Stef continued her dance career in Red Deer where she eventually became a dance instructor. Miss Stef has taught dance for 6 years at a recreational studio in Red Deer. Miss Stef enjoys all dance styles. However, her favourites are Tap, Hip Hop, and Contemporary. Miss Stef is a schoolteacher in Rocky Mountain House by day and a dance instructor by night.