Jaime has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She began her dancing career at Eileen McGrath’s School of Dance, where she had the honour of having Anne Stephen as her 1st dance teacher. Jaime began competing solos at the age of 8, being one of only a few competitive dancers at the time. She was asked to join the schools first dance troupe shortly after.
Jaime travelled to Montreal to compete a solo when she was 12 years old and came home with a 1st place. Throughout the years with her solos, duos and troupe dances, she has won numerous awards in competitions throughout Canada and the United States.
In 1997, she travelled with her dance school to Boston to compete and take part in workshops at Dance Olympus. Jaime also auditioned to do the Dance Olympus VIP summer tour. Hundreds auditioned and she made it (one of only 2 Canadians on the tour). She got to tour around the States (Orlando, Chicago, Boston, Houston and Las Vegas), dance at all the conventions and was part of the faculty shows, performing as a VIP. She was also an assistant to these choreographers during each convention. It was an opportunity of a lifetime having taken classes from, and assisting such choreographers as Frank Hatchett, Steven Boyd, Debbie Dee, Jo Rowan and Gregg Russell to name a few.
Jaime went through an extensive “teacher – in-training” program and did many exams with Al Gilbert and BATD. At the age of 16, Jaime was asked to become a dance teacher at Danceability when it opened it’s doors for the first time. It was then that her passion of choreographing and teaching became apparent. Her troupes have won many awards in Canada and the US and she has won numerous awards for her choreography.
Jaime has been a teacher with Danceability since day one! She is also a Dental Assistant! Jaime has been together with the love of her life for 25 years and married for 14 to her best friend John. Jaime has a daughter named Emma, who is in Expressions, one of our competitive dance troupes. Between school, dance and acro, Jaime couldn’t be a more proud mom!
Throughout the years, Jaime has been very fortunate to do what she loves and to be surrounded by positive, inspiring people. She is so very happy to share her passion with her students and so proud to be part of the Danceability family.