OUR TEAM

Making Magic Happen On Stage

ROCHELLE GARTNER

Artistic Director

Started dancing at 3, Rochelle is an international performer with over 25 years of professional teaching and performing experience in all genres of dance. She has performed overseas, across North America and Europe. Past credits include: Principle dancer with Las Vegas show in Japan, choreographer for CBS, Disney's Honey I Shrink the Kids, and 7 years performing with Princess Cruises. Rochelle is the Director of Dance with France and holds a BA Dance from the U of C.

SARAH HLADY

Choreographer/ Dancer

Sarah has been performing on the stage for 15+ years in differing ways of which include Broadway, Theater, and Dance, especially along with Dance With France and Artists Elite for the past four years. She has a background in Gymnastics and has completed two levels of certification. She has had the wonderful opportunity of choreographing for Artists Elite for 3 seasons, and is very excited for her 10th season with Artists Elite.

REBECCA LEONG

Choreographer/ Dancer

Rebecca has been dancing for more than 20 years, completing exams in BATD, Brian Foley and CDTA syllabi in both jazz and tap. She has been teaching dance, starting as a junior teacher in1999 and continues to teach tap at Dance with France. Rebecca has expanded her styles of dance and found her love of performance throughout the 9 years of dancing with Artists Elite and can't wait to see what each new season holds!

VANESSA BRANDT

Choreographer | Costume Designer

Vanessa is a trained dancer hailing from Australia. She started experimenting with volunteering of costume design for Artists Elite dances and choreographing for the company for the past 4 years. Vanessa has performed internationally at various events and is a passionate member of the company.

NICOLE GILBERT

Choreographer/ Dancer

Nicole started dancing at the age of 4 and has grown to love the technique and creativity that dance provides. As a young dancer, Nicole focused her training in ballet, completing RAD levels, and performing in productions such as The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and Cindererella. In 2008, Nicole started dancing with Artists Elite and has done numerous shows around Alberta with the company.

SARAH KATZ

Choreographer/ Dancer

Sarah has been teaching dance and synchronize swimming for over 10+ years. She has Bachelor Degrees in Education and Fine Arts, and has been active in performance and dance competitions. She has been choreographing and performing with Artists Elite International and Dance With France for 12 years.

Sarah is very passionate about her work and has a wonderful positive personality.

Artists Elite has brilliant minds running the stage. Swing by or get in touch today to learn more about our team!

*Special thanks to Payton Glagau for website design.

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