COMPETITIVE HIP-HOP INSTRUCTOR:
Kailey began dancing at the age of three, and joined a competitive team for 11 years following. She trained in wide range of styles, however her passion always remained with hip-hop. Through attending various workshops, and working with diverse choreographers, Kailey has learned to appreciate the diversity of the hip-hop genre, and the opportunity that it presents for individual dancers to add their own unique style to a piece of choreography. Kailey was given a “Love Your Style” award from well-known choreographer and So You Think You Can Dance Canada judge Tre Armstrong, as well as a scholarship from choreographer GiGi Torres to attend a dance convention in Las Vegas. In Vegas, Kailey trained with hip-hop professionals who have been recognized on shows such as So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Best Dance Crew. With a select hip-hop team, Kailey competed at the 2011 and 2012 Canadian Street Dance Championships where her group qualified for World’s with several routines, both years. She also competed at the UDO competition in Montreal the same year. In 2013, Kailey decided to shift her focus from dance, to post-secondary education. While pursuing an Honours degree in both Sociology and Women & Gender studies, she maintained dance in her life by participating in Brock University’s Live 4 Dance club, and competed at the Ontario University Competition of Hip-Hop. Before attending university, Kailey assisted with teaching dance for five years, and now she is looking forward to continuing this rewarding experience with the MKJDA family!