Great Lakes Dance Academy

We, at Great Lakes Dance Academy, are committed to providing you with the very best Performing Arts education. We want each experience at our academy to be positive and inspiring. Our capable teachers and staff are passionate about dance education and the performing arts. We look forward to sharing our passion with each student, and helping each dancer, singer, and actor reach their goals.


Join a great team!

We're looking for staff at our Sarnia and Brights Grove locations. We are looking for long-term employees who are passionate creative people interested in the betterment of young people’s lives through the performing arts.

It is our goal at Great Lakes Dance Academy to motivate and challenge every student, whether their goals are fun and physical fitness or a career in the performing arts. We strive to instill a passion for the performing arts while providing students with proper technical dance training. We encourage teamwork and promote skills that will help them succeed in other aspects of their lives.

Administrative Assistant

This is a hybrid position of 20-25 hours a week. These hours will consist of 2-3 shifts in our reception office combined with administrative tasks that can be done remotely on flexible hours.

The office duties will include account management and daily interaction with our dance families.

The flexible hours will be spent on various behind-the-scene tasks including, but not limited to, social media management (Facebook and Instagram), event co-ordinating (assisting with planning and producing performances), and other projects that come up during the dance season. These tasks can mostly be done remotely. This job will run on these hours from September to Mid-June. The position will continue but be more flexible for July and August each season.

Dance Instructors

Position #1

Looking for a dance instructor who can teach multiple styles of dance for recreational students ages 3-12. Proficient in some or all of the following styles - Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Acro. The teacher will be responsible for lesson plans, choreographing routines and other administrative duties. (Picking costumes, helping at performances, etc.) Wage is negotiable based on experience.

Position #2

We are looking for a teacher for our Intensive Study Program and choreographer for our Dance Company (competition team). This position requires 1-2 nights per week of teaching, plus Saturday afternoons for choreography, and rehearsals. Must be able to teach a high level of technical mastery in Jazz, Contemporary, Acro, Hip Hop, (or any combination of these skills, not all are required from one teacher). The position also includes administrative duties such as picking and editing music, picking costumes, helping at performances and supporting students at competitions. Wage is negotiable based on experience.

Position #3

Classical Ballet Teacher. This position is one to two nights per week. Must have a strong understanding of classical ballet technique and pedagogy. Cecchetti method is preferred, but not a must. You will be teaching students ages 6-18+. The opportunity is also available to choreograph for our dance company. The position also includes administrative duties such as picking and editing music, picking costumes, helping at performances and supporting students at competitions. Wage is negotiable based on experience.​

To apply:

Please send your resume to

Tia Colborne, Artistic Director

Tell me a little bit about yourself in the body of the email and attach your resume as a PDF to the email.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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