About Our Staff
Stages School of Dance teachers love what they do and enjoy building dancers, of all ages, by using programs that are oriented around health and awareness, life skills, positive self-esteem and performance opportunities.
Mrs. Sheri Green, Director
Sheri has been a dedicated teacher for over 30 years, with her vision and love for dance including an accomplished background instructing all levels of students, from recreational to professional. Her credentials include:
- RAD Registered Teaching Member
- ADAPT Certified Teacher
- ADAPT Examiner
- ADAPT Qualified Studio
- Certificate of Higher Education – Dance Teaching (BA Hons.) in Dance Education, University of Durham
Sheri originates from Lethbridge, Alberta, where she trained from a young age in ballet, tap, jazz and musical theatre, including years as a performer. She has owned and operated Stages in Cranbrook, BC, since 1992. Sheri has been teaching the ADAPT syllabus since 1993, and Stages School of Dance holds qualified studio status with the organization. She is a certified ADAPT Teacher and was given the great honor of becoming an examiner for the ADAPT syllabus in 2008.
She is a registered teaching member of RAD and holds a BA (Hons) in Dance Education-Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Teaching from the University of Durham, UK. Sheri plans to return to her studies in the future and achieve her Masters in Dance Education.
Producing productions for over 20 years, she has served as performer, choreographer, and director of numerous dance and theatre shows, projects, and performances. Sheri continues to actively develop her knowledge and training by participating in courses and workshops throughout Canada and the US. Sheri enjoys facilitating workshops and adjudicating at numerous festivals and competitions across Canada. Her love of children combined with her passion for dance is the driving force that empowers her students to find their own motivation and strive for their personal best.
Sheri is also registered with the Canadian Shotokan Karate Association and is a Karate instructor with Cranbrook Shotokan Karate.
Courteny Green, Advanced Diploma in Musical Theatre, St. Lawrence College
Both trained and raised at Stages Cranbrook, Courteny has spent most of her life in the theater. Trained in both ADAPT and RAD, and she is a veteran of many competitions, festivals, and musicals. In addition, she recently was involved with a production in which she was an actor, lyricist, choreographer, and assistant director: a touring children’s show called The Munschables (Puddle Jump Players).
Fresh from completing her SLC training in singing, acting, and dancing, she hopes to bring a new energy to the Golden area arts community and cannot wait to work with you.
Sally began dancing in Vancouver at a young age, training in RAD and CDTA. When her family moved to Cranbrook in 1995, she began dancing at Stages School of Dance, continuing to train in RAD and ADAPT as well as student teaching. Sally spent many years participating in competitions, workshops, and performances. In 1999, Sally was given the opportunity to teach at Stages and grew a passion for teaching and choreographing. In 2008, Sally completed her ADAPT teachers training.
Sally resides in Creston with her husband, Matt Blick, and their son. She teaches the Tiny Dancers program every year at the Creston Community Complex and is excited to be part of Creston’s newest dance studio.
China started dancing at the age of 5 in Saskatchewan, at which point she fell in love with dance and decided she would become a dance teacher. In 2004, she moved to Cranbrook and started her training at Stages School of Dance. China had the opportunity to grow in all genres of dance: jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, modern, and contemporary. She has travelled through Canada and the US taking classes and enjoys being inspired by other dancers and teachers. She has studied ADAPT and RAD, completing the Intermediate levels in ballet, jazz, and tap.
China has participated in numerous competitions, performances, and workshops throughout Alberta, BC, and the United States. China was an assistant teacher at Stages for a number of years and graduated to full-time teaching in 2013. Taking 2014 to participate with WYAM in Australia, she has returned to teach at Stages and study kinesiology at the College of the Rockies.
Sarah started out dancing in Alberta at the age of 3 doing basic ballet training. She moved to Cranbrook in 2003 and soon began to dance with Stages, studying ADAPT and RAD. Sarah has completed up to Intermediate levels in ballet and jazz, along with many years of assistant teaching with Sheri.
She was also involved in many competitions, performances, and workshops throughout Alberta, BC, and the United States, and small events around Cranbrook. Sarah has completed the first year with the ADAPT teacher training program and will continue over the next few years to fully complete it. She is excited for the opportunity to teach with Stages School of Dance.
Jeremy Morganty, RAD/ADAPT Trained
Jeremy is a recent graduate of the Music Theatre Performance Program at St. Lawrence College. He has had many performing experiences at college, including teaching and choreographing in the Brockville area. His teaching experience includes workshops at Thousand Islands Secondary School and BOLDT Dance Studio. Previous to SLC, Jeremy trained in RAD and ADAPT for 8 years at Leeming Danceworks in Ottawa. He is looking forward to becoming part of the Golden community.
As a choreographer, Jeremy has worked on 3 Dance Day Extravaganzas at SLC: Feels Like Home (Start Here Theatre Productions), Once Upon a Grimm (SLC Stage), New Faces 2013 (SLC Stage), and Show Choir Canada Nationals. As a performer, Jeremy has appeared in:
- Legally Blonde (KiKi)
- Crazy For You (Moose)
- Once Upon a Grimm (Tom Thumb)
- Feels Like Home
- Les Misérables (Combeferre)
- Anything Goes (Sailor)
- 42nd Street
- New Faces 2013
- West Side Story (Bernardo)
Mrs. Cristina Hamm, Studio Coordinator/Teacher
Miss Christina has been a member of the Cranbrook Stages School of Dance for the past 11 years. She relocated from Saskatchewan, where she ran a community dance studio. Miss Christina has a number of years of experience in jazz, tap, and ballet, and an extensive background in skating.
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