• 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, Boys Only, and Adult Hip Hop.

    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 is a full Member of the Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance.

    Miss Susan is proud to be a part of the Airdrie Community. September 9th will be the start of her 26th season in Airdrie. She has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce for the past 26 years. She believes in the power of dance.

  • Angela Dumont

    Beginner Jazz, Beginner Tap, and Recreational Classes

    Angela teaches Beginner Jazz, Beginner Tap and our fabulous recreational classes. 

    Angela began dancing with Miss Susan at the age of 11. She studied Jazz for many years and then branched off into Tap, Hip Hop, and Musical Theatre. Dance and children are true loves to Miss Angela. Angela holds her Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies. She is a beautiful role model for dancers and knows first hand how the “spirit of Airdrie Dance Academy” can influence your life.

    Miss Angela will begin a new professional pursuit this Fall as she begins her B. ED after degree program to become an Elementary School Teacher. She will bring her new ideas into her classes and continue to encourage her students to "reach for the stars".

  • Natasha Krochak

    Ballet Classes

    Miss Natasha brings with her 19 years 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 7 years, and has loved every moment. She recently graduated with a Bachelors in Commerce in Operations Management at the University of Calgary, with a minor in dance. Right now, she is working on the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies through the RAD.

  • 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 19 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

    Internet Support & Webmaster

    Tammie has over 26 years of management, customer service & administrative skills, and over 18 years of internet experience. She has worked in the commercial real estate and staffing industries before taking her talents online in 1999 as a virtual assistant before VA was a coined phrase. She is HTML certified and holds a unique passion for the internet world and finding solutions to online business needs. her love of computers and code surpasses the every-day struggles of technology.

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