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.

Tia Colborne

Artistic Director

Tia began her dance studies in Sarnia. As a student she was a competed in dance competitions and was a dancer with the International Ballet Theatre Company performing in several productions of The Nutcracker.

She is a graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, in Toronto, ON and has trained in Canada and New York, NY. Tia has worked professionally as a contemporary dancer and as a performer in musical productions around the world. She has taught for professional training programs at Sheridan College, Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts and choreographed for the University of Toronto at Hart House Theatre.

She has adjudicated dance competitions and taught master classes across Canada. Tia is a certified member of the Cecchetti Council of America, and Canadian Dance Masters. She is dedicated to continuing her own dance education to offer students at Great Lakes Dance Academy the most current and relevant training possible.

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