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 originates from Cranbrook, BC, where she started her training at age 2 studying ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary, and modern. She graduated from St. Lawrence College with an advanced diploma in Music Theatre in 2014, and is slated to graduate from Queen’s University with a bachelor’s of Musical Theatre in May of 2020. Courteny has been an ADAPT certified Jazz and Tap teacher since summer 2018, and an Acrobatic Arts teacher since 2017. She is also a Musical Theatre performer, and some of her previous credits include; Onward and Upwards (Mrs. Drudge, Swing, Stage Manager) at Fort Steele Heritage Town, Rusalka (Sprite 1) with Kicking Horse Culture, Les Miserables (Chorus), Anything Goes (Erma Understudy, Vocal Captain), 42nd Street (Ethel) , The Mikado (Chorus), and New Faces (Dance Captain) at St.Lawrence College, and has been a part of the children’s theatre company The Puddle Jump Players (Choreographer, Assistant Director, Lyricist).
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, their son and daughter. 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.
Stages, RAD & ADAPT Trained
Mrs. Cristina Hamm
Miss Christina has been a member of the Cranbrook Stages School of Dance for the past 15 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.
Stages , RAD & ADAPT Trained
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.
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