Madeline Hiltz has been dancing since the age of three. After studying at Coastal Dance, she began her training at the Leica Hardy School of Dance in 2010. As well, she studied jazz and hip hop at the Celibou Atelier de Dance for three years. Madeline is now in the Pre-Professional Training Program at the Leica Hardy School of Dance studying ballet, pointe, modern and jazz. In August 2015 she attended the dance intensive at the Ross Creek Centre For The Arts and in summer 2016 studies at Canada’s Ballet Jörgen. In the past, Madeline has also performed principal roles in The Upstage Studios productions of Cinderella and Annie. Madeline joined KiDanCo as an apprentice in 2016 and will perform as a full company member in 2017.
Vivian Macnab is 13 years old and has been dancing with the Leica Hardy School of Dance since she was three, where she is in the school’s Intensive Training Program studying ballet, jazz, and modern and a company member of KiDanCo since 2015. In winter of 2016 she received the mark of Distinction for her Society of Russian Ballet Level 8 examination and appeared as a Local Participant in in Ballet Jörgen Canada’s Sleeping Beauty. In December 2016 she will appear in The Nutcracker with Symphony Nova Scotia for her fourth year. Summer studies include the dance intensive at Ross Creek Centre For The Arts in 2015, and the School of Alberta Ballet’s Professional Division with the assistance of a Nova Scotia Talent Trust scholarship in 2016. Vivian is a Grade 9 student in Late French Immersion at Caledonia Junior High.
Mollie Oates-Johnson is 13 years old and has been dancing at the Leica Hardy School of Dance since age three. As part of the Pre-Professional Training Program she studies ballet, modern and jazz and assists with children’s ballet classes and has been a member of KiDanCo since 2015. She recently completed her Society of Russian Ballet Level Eight examination with the mark of Distinction. Mollie was a Local Participant in Ballet Jörgen’s Romeo & Juliet in 2014 and she will perform in her fourth season in Symphony Nova Scotia’s The Nutcracker in December 2016. In July 2016 Mollie attended the Professional Ballet Program at Canada’s National Ballet School. Other summer studies include dance intensives at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Halifax Dance, Coastal Dance and Ross Creek Centre For The Arts. Mollie also likes to knit, sew, sing, and play baritone.
Denver Scott is 15 years old, and began dancing at the age of four. She trained at the Amherst Dance Academy in 2004, performing in their annual Nutcracker for three seasons. She joined the Leica Hardy School of Dance in 2008, where she currently studies ballet and modern in the Intensive Training Program and has completed her Society of Russian Ballet Level Pre-Elementary examination. In 2012 she also trained at Halifax Dance. In December 2016 Denver performed in Symphony Nova Scotia’s The Nutcracker for her third season, appearing in the featured roles of Clara’s Best Friend and Spanish Dancer. Denver is a Grade Eleven student in the Pre-International Baccalaureate program at Citadel High School. Denver has been a member of KiDanCo since 2015.
Mackenzie Tomlin started dancing with the Leica Hardy School of Dance at age three. She is currently in the Pre-Professional Training Program at the school where she studies ballet, modern and jazz. She enjoys assisting with the children’s ballet classes and has enjoyed being a member of KiDanCo since 2015. Mackenzie performed in her third season of The Nutcracker with Symphony Nova Scotia December 2016. She has appeared as a Local Participant with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen for three seasons. Summer studies include dance intensives at Ross Creek Centre For The Arts (2015) and Canada’s Ballet Jörgen (2016). Mackenzie is in Grade Nine at L’école du Carrefour and also enjoys cooking, baking, biking, and playing the piano and flute. Don’t count the days, make the days count.