RD Artistic Faculty
Cheryl Scott, a native of Thunder Bay, Ontario received her early training under the tutelage of Karen Jardine (nee Wang) at Experience Dance, and at the Markall’s School of Dance.
Ms. Scott has studied virtually all forms of dance technique from ballet, modern, jazz, acrobatics, tap, highland dance and national dance. During her formative training, she had many opportunities for travel and performance and obtained numerous scholarships and
bursaries that helped to continue her dance studies.
Ms. Scott graduated from Canada’s National Ballet School Teacher Training Program with Distinction in 2005, and subsequently earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Honours in Dance from York University in 2006. In 2008, she graduated from York University with a Master of Arts (Dance) degree. The theoretical Major Research Paper designed for her Master’s degree focused on the use of DanceForms (a 3D animation software) to investigate the value of dance technology in preserving the Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet.
During her training at Canada’s National Ballet School, she obtained her Associate teaching Certificate in the Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet.
Ms. Scott was employed full time at Canada’s National Ballet School upon completion of her Master’s degree and taught throughout the Teacher Training Program, the Associate’s Program, the Professional Ballet Program and the Adult Ballet program. She was also associated with the outreach program YOU Dance(Youth, Outreach, and Understanding Dance) designed by the National Ballet of Canada to introduce students in grades four to six to the world of dance through workshops and performances. Being a part of YOU Dance allowed Ms. Scott to travel to Newfoundland and northern Ontario to teach creative movement workshops. Ms. Scott has also taught ballet throughout Toronto, Ontario at York University and Claude Watson School for the Arts, as well as some local studios in Thunder Bay, Ontario and Oakville, Ontario.
Her experience as a teacher includes training students successfully for exams through the Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet, and preparing choreography for performances. She incorporates her skills in Body Conditioning (with a focus on the work developed by Irene Dowd) into her imaginative classes to supplement her students’ artistic development.
Ms. Scott currently teaches at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School in the Recreational Division.