Our Staff

Our staff is hand-picked to bring you and your family the very best experience in dance.

Susan Laing

Artistic Director / Owner, Teacher

Susan is the Artistic Director and Owner of Airdrie Dance Academy. She is the head instructor for Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Creative, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Boys Only.

Miss Susan, as she is known by her students, has a beautiful smile and a caring personality. Besides being an accomplished instructor in Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Highland, Musical Theatre and Creative Dance, she also helps guide students through many of life’s challenges.

She is disciplined yet fair. Her students thrive under her instruction and guidance. She has performed in many venues including television, local performances, charity events, theatre productions and even onstage at Disneyland. She has studied with some of the world’s best in Jazz, Tap, Highland, Modern, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, and African & Swing. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree-Drama–from the University of Calgary. She was a full Member of the Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance.

Miss Susan is proud to be a part of the Airdrie Community. September 14th will be the start of her 28th season in Airdrie. She has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce since 1992. She believes in the power of dance.

Natasha Krochak

Ballet & Ukrainian Classes

Miss Natasha brings with her over 2 decades of dance experience. Since the age of 3, she has been training in ballet and Ukrainian dance. She has completed R.A.D ballet exams Primary to Grade 8, as well as vocational exams Intermediate Foundation to Advanced 2. She competed in Ukrainian and regular dance competitions since a young age, and is now a member of the Tryzub Ukrainian Dance Ensemble in Calgary. Miss Natasha has been teaching ballet, Ukrainian and lyrical for the past 10 years, and has loved every moment. She is a University graduate with a Bachelors in Commerce in Operations Management at the University of Calgary, with a minor in dance. Last fall she finished her teacher training and is now a certified instructor with the RAD.(Royal Academy of Dance)

Leanne Bohnsack

Executive Assistant

Leanne is our amazing Executive Assistant. She manages all things in the office and is an invaluable member of our staff. She attends all dance events and competitions. Leanne shares the Airdrie Dance Academy philosophies and Love of Dance. She has worn many hats with our dance family and is knowledgeable in all aspects of running a very successful office/dance program. She is kind and very organized. We are very lucky to have her on our staff!!!

Shirleyan Rozniak

Maintenance Engineer

Shirleyan Rozniak is our cleaning angel. She has battled the glitter and sequins for over 20 years. She is also a proud alumni member of our dance family as her daughter took Jazz and Musical theatre with us for 12 years. She takes great pride in her job and loves being a part of our studio.

Tammie Neumiller

Digital Dragon Slayer
Internet Support & Webmaster

Tammie has over 27 years of management, customer service & administrative skills, and over 20 years of internet experience. She has various technical certifications and holds a unique passion for the internet world and finding solutions to online business needs. 

Tammie has a love for dance and both of her children are students at Airdrie Dance Academy.