Sophia Farrah is 15 years old and has been dancing since the age of three. After training with Dartmouth Dance Academy she joined the Leica Hardy School of Dance in 2010 where she is in the Pre-Professional Training Program and assists with children’s classes. She has enjoyed performing in Symphony Nova Scotia’s The Nutcracker for the past three seasons, appearing as a Local Participant in Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s Swan Lake, and performing principal roles in Anne of Green Gables and The Pinocchio Show. Summer studies include Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Intensive Training Program in 2016, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2017, and this summer will attend the Professional Division Intensive at The School of Alberta Ballet. She is a Grade 8 student at L’École du Carrefour and when she’s not dancing she enjoys playing the guitar, acting, singing and yoga. (Joined 2017)
Grace Skinner is 15 years old and began her dance training with the Dartmouth Dance Academy at age three. At age six, she moved to the Leica Hardy School of Dance where she is currently in the Pre-Professional Training Program studying ballet, pointe, modern and jazz. She has completed ballet exams to Level Eight with the Society of Russian Ballet. Grace performed in The Nutcracker with Symphony Nova Scotia in 2016 as a member of the children’s cast and in 2017 as Emily, the Rag Doll. In 2017 she was a Local Participant in Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s production of Swan Lake. Grace plans on returning to the Teen Intensive at the Toronto Dance Theatre this summer for the second time. When she is not dancing, Grace still loves to perform – playing trombone, and piano. Grace is a Grade 8 French Immersion student at Caledonia Junior High. (Joined 2017)
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, pointe, modern and jazz. In December 2018 Mackenzie performed in her fifth season of The Nutcracker with Symphony Nova Scotia. She has appeared as a Local Participant with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen for four seasons and attended their Summer Intensive in 2016. In July of 2017 she attended the School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s Pre-Professional Summer Intensive Program. Mackenzie also enjoys assisting with the children’s ballet classes at the Leica Hardy School of Dance, biking, cooking, and baking. She is a Grade 10 student in the Pre-International Baccalaureate program at L’École du Carrefour and was delighted to return to KiDanCo for another fun season. Don’t count the days, make the days count. (Joined 2015)
Photos by Rebecca Wolfe.