About

The History of Dancers Edge

Dancers Edge was established in June of 2012 by Brandon & Sabrina Irvine, the goal of the establishment was to provide a place where dancers could grow and develop in a fun and safe environment.  In the fall of 2019, Dancers Edge was passed on to Zach & Amy Bertram who share the same vision of what Dancers Edge should be. 

Dancers Edge is committed to the safety and success of every dancer that walks through our doors. We have made it our utmost priority to create a welcoming atmosphere that can be felt in all aspects of the studio. We believe a dance studio should be a place where both dancers and parents want to spend their time. Where dancers and parents can build lasting quality relationships. As a company we are committed to and  strive to provide a  place where dancers can realize their full potential and pursue excellence both in and outside of the studio.
We believe that a dance studio should be a place where, students want to spend their time where they make lasting friendships and develop self confidence. One of my biggest hopes in opening this studio is to encourage team building and support through both our recreational and competitive dancers. 

Dancers Edge offers classes to student’s ages 2.5 + and offers a variety of class levels to meet various needs.  We currently offer: Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, Musical Theater, and Pointe. Dancers Edge offers both recreational and competitive opportunities with the capacity to offer examinations through CDTA.
Our talented group of instructors bring years of experience and performance to the studio and we trust that you will be thoroughly impressed with our programming and distinguished reputation.

Amy and Zach are excited to be joining the DE team this season in a new way. For the last 10 seasons, Amy has enjoyed DE through training, teaching and assisting in the office. The studio has been a second home to Amy through grade school and then as she finished her nursing degree; training and teaching genres such as jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre and hip-hop.  Now residing in Melfort SK, Amy continues to be a Registered Nurse and Zach is an Autobody Tech. The safety, enjoyment and success of Dancers Edge is a priority to the pair and they are excited to learn the ropes under the guidance of wonderful mentors this season. 

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Amy Bertram

Studio Owner

For the last 10 seasons, Amy has enjoyed DE through training, teaching and assisting in the office. The studio has been a second home to Amy through grade school and then as she finished her nursing degree. Training and teaching genres such as jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre and hip-hop.  Now residing in Melfort SK, Amy continues to be a Registered Nurse while balancing the day to day operations of Dancers Edge.   The safety, enjoyment and success of Dancers Edge is a priority to Amy and she are excited to continue to learn the ropes and grow as a young entrepreneur under the guidance of wonderful mentors this season. 

Miss Jessica is from Nipawin, SK where she trained at the Nipawin School of Dance, starting at

the age of 4 in the genres of ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, pointe, and hip-hop. Miss Jessica

has successfully completed all CDTA Jazz and Tap exams as well as all RAD Ballet

examinations up to Advanced 1; with Advanced 2 being the highest level. Miss Jessica has also

completed multiple teaching certifications. In November 2017, she completed her CDTA

Associate Jazz exam. In August 2018, she completed two Acrobatic certification courses

including Acrobatic Arts and in November 2019, she completed her CDTA Licentiate Jazz

exam. Miss Jessica recently convocated from the University of Saskatchewan in June 2020 with

a with a Bachelor of Arts and Science Four-year Health Studies degree and a Bachelor of Arts

Four-year Psychology degree and will be starting a Masters in Counselling Psychology program

in September 2020. Miss Jessica is eager to be a part of Dancer’s Edge for another year and

cannot wait to share her passion and knowledge with her students and the rest of the studio.

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Jessica Vik

Senior Instructor

Miss Jessica is an award-winning dancer and choreographer who was born and raised in Nipawin, SK where she trained at the Nipawin School of Dance. Miss Jessica started dancing at the age of 4 in the genres of ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, pointe, and hip-hop. Miss Jessica has successfully completed all CDTA Jazz and Tap exams as well as all RAD Ballet examinations up to Advanced 1; with Advanced 2 being the highest level. Miss Jessica has also completed multiple teaching certifications. In November 2017, she completed her CDTA Associate Jazz exam. In August 2018, she completed two Acrobatic certification courses including the Acrobatic Arts Module 1 syllabus and Acro 101. In November 2019, she

completed her CDTA Licentiate Jazz exam and in August 2020, she completed an Adaptive Dance certification. Miss Jessica graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in June 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts and Science Four-year Health Studies degree and a Bachelor of Arts Four-year Psychology degree and will be completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology in the fall of 2022. She also works fulltime as an addictions/mental health therapist for the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Miss Jessica is eager to be a part of Dancer’s Edge for another season and cannot wait to share her passion and knowledge with her students and the rest of the Dancer’s Edge.

Miss Bree is from Nipawin where she trained at the Nipawin School of Dance in styles of ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, lyrical, modern, and hiphop. She has successfully completed all CDTA Jazz and Tap exams as well as RAD Ballet examinations including her Advanced 2. Bree is currently studying Biology at the University of Saskatchewan. Her passion for dance has led her to Dancers Edge where she is eager to share her creativity and love for the art of dance.

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Bree Tallon

Senior Instructor

Miss Bree is from Nipawin where she trained at the Nipawin School of Dance in styles of ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, lyrical, modern, and hiphop. She has successfully completed all CDTA Jazz and Tap exams as well as RAD Ballet examinations including her Advanced 2. Bree is currently studying Biology at the University of Saskatchewan. Her passion for dance has led her to Dancers Edge where she is eager to share her creativity and love for the art of dance.

Miss Drew Ikert is from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. She started dancing at the age of four with The Performing Arts Warehouse. Throughout her years there she trained in  ballet, pointe, modern, lyrical, jazz, and hip hop. For fun she has also taken a few aerial arts hoops and silks classes! In addition, she has completed her Primary, grades one through five, Intermediate Foundations, Intermediate, and Advanced Foundations Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Exams. She also gained teaching experience while working at The Performing Arts Warehouse. Drew is currently studying at the University of Saskatchewan at the College of Law.  She loves the challenges, skills, and lessons dance has given her and is very excited to be able to share her passion with her students again this season!

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Drew Ilkert

Senior Instructor

Miss Drew Ikert is from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. She started dancing at the age of four with The Performing Arts Warehouse. Throughout her years there she trained in  ballet, pointe, modern, lyrical, jazz, and hip hop. For fun she has also taken a few aerial arts hoops and silks classes! In addition, she has completed her Primary, grades one through five, Intermediate Foundations, Intermediate, and Advanced Foundations Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Exams. She also gained teaching experience while working at The Performing Arts Warehouse. Drew is currently studying at the University of Saskatchewan at the College of Law.  She loves the challenges, skills, and lessons dance has given her and is very excited to be able to share her passion with her students again this season!

Born and raised in Warman, Miss Alison started dancing at the age of 3 in the genres of ballet, jazz, lyrical, and musical theatre. She also trained as a rhythmic gymnast for 10 years winning many awards and provincial titles. Miss Alison has choreographed many school musical productions including but not limited to; High School Musical, Newsies, and Pirates of Penzance. Miss Alison has recently completed her AcroDance PreSchool certification as well as her Module 1 certification through Acrobatic Arts. Along with teaching at the studio and working as one of our office assistants, Miss Alison currently works full time in Warman as the Production Manager at Temple Audio Design but has future plans to become a Recreational Therapist. Miss Alison is looking forward to season 10 and seeing all of her dancers after a beautiful summer break!

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Alison Forsberg

Senior Instructor

Born and raised in Warman, Miss Alison started dancing at the age of 3 in the genres of ballet, jazz, lyrical, and musical theatre. She also trained as a rhythmic gymnast for 10 years winning many awards and provincial titles. Miss Alison has choreographed many school musical productions including but not limited to; High School Musical, Newsies, and Pirates of Penzance. Miss Alison has recently completed her AcroDance PreSchool certification as well as her Module 1 certification through Acrobatic Arts. Along with teaching at the studio and working as one of our office assistants, Miss Alison currently works full time in Warman as the Production Manager at Temple Audio Design but has future plans to become a Recreational Therapist. Miss Alison is looking forward to season 10 and seeing all of her dancers after a beautiful summer break!

Miss Carolyn grew up in Saskatoon Saskatchewan and began dancing at 7 years old. While

learning dance she found her passion for hip hop as well as modern and musical theatre.

Taking drama classes at camps and in university drew a further connection to these passions.

She comes from a family of dancers, both parents taught and competed in ballroom dance, and

was exposed to the world of dance from her early childhood.

The role of student then transitioned into teacher while learning from her modern mentor and

realizing the joy she found in helping young dancers on their journey to improve both their

dance skills as well as personal growth in confidence, independence, leadership, and

compassion. This passion for dance has lead to students to achieve their goals as well as

receiving awards and honours for most outstanding and choreography. She has guest

choreographed for schools and camps, as well as taken part in a music video. Miss Carolyn

continues to push herself in both online classes and in person workshops. Currently, she is

working towards certifications in CDTA modern branch.

Miss Carolyn philosophy for teaching dance is that regardless of your age or skill level when beginning your dance journey, the personal goals we set will always outweigh any medals or

awards. She is very excited to get the chance to work with the students and faculty at Dancer

Edge.

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Carolyn McDonald 

Senior Instructor

Miss Carolyn grew up in Saskatoon Saskatchewan and began dancing at 7 years old. While learning dance she found her passion for hip hop as well as modern and musical theatre. Taking drama classes at camps and in university drew a further connection to these passions.

She comes from a family of dancers, both parents taught and competed in ballroom dance, and was exposed to the world of dance from her early childhood.

The role of student then transitioned into teacher while learning from her modern mentor and realizing the joy she found in helping young dancers on their journey to improve both their dance skills as well as personal growth in confidence, independence, leadership, and compassion. This passion for dance has lead to students to achieve their goals as well as receiving awards and honours for most outstanding and choreography. She has guest choreographed for schools and camps, as well as taken part in a music video. Miss Carolyn continues to push herself in both online classes and in person workshops. Currently, she is

working towards certifications in CDTA modern branch.

Miss Carolyn's philosophy for teaching dance is that regardless of your age or skill level when beginning your dance journey, the personal goals we set will always outweigh any medals or awards. She is very excited to get the chance to work with the students and faculty at Dancers Edge.

Miss Carolyn grew up in Saskatoon Saskatchewan and began dancing at 7 years old. While

learning dance she found her passion for hip hop as well as modern and musical theatre.

Taking drama classes at camps and in university drew a further connection to these passions.

She comes from a family of dancers, both parents taught and competed in ballroom dance, and

was exposed to the world of dance from her early childhood.

The role of student then transitioned into teacher while learning from her modern mentor and

realizing the joy she found in helping young dancers on their journey to improve both their

dance skills as well as personal growth in confidence, independence, leadership, and

compassion. This passion for dance has lead to students to achieve their goals as well as

receiving awards and honours for most outstanding and choreography. She has guest

choreographed for schools and camps, as well as taken part in a music video. Miss Carolyn

continues to push herself in both online classes and in person workshops. Currently, she is

working towards certifications in CDTA modern branch.

Miss Carolyn philosophy for teaching dance is that regardless of your age or skill level when beginning your dance journey, the personal goals we set will always outweigh any medals or

awards. She is very excited to get the chance to work with the students and faculty at Dancer

Edge.

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Alexis Chorney

Senior Instructor

Miss Alexis Chorney’s love for dance began at the young age of four when she first

started training at the Nipawin School of Dance. Over her thirteen years at the NSD she has trained in jazz, tap, ballet, hiphop, contemporary, lyrical, pointe and acrobatics. She has completed all tap and jazz examinations, Primary through to Advanced, through the Canadian Dance Teachers Association with honours. Alexis has also completed all of her graded and vocational ballet examinations through the Royal Academy of Dance with her greatest examination achievement being her Advanced 2 Ballet. Along with examinations, she has also competed in numerous competitions and won many scholarships over her years with the NSD.

She has also been an assistant instructor at her home studio for six years where she has grown to love sharing her passion for dance with students. Alexis graduated from L.P. Miller Comprehensive High School in the summer of 2021 and is a first year University of Saskatchewan student pursuing a degree in Kinesiology. This is her first year teaching beyond her home studio and she is very excited to embark on this new journey at Dancers Edge!

Miss Carolyn grew up in Saskatoon Saskatchewan and began dancing at 7 years old. While

learning dance she found her passion for hip hop as well as modern and musical theatre.

Taking drama classes at camps and in university drew a further connection to these passions.

She comes from a family of dancers, both parents taught and competed in ballroom dance, and

was exposed to the world of dance from her early childhood.

The role of student then transitioned into teacher while learning from her modern mentor and

realizing the joy she found in helping young dancers on their journey to improve both their

dance skills as well as personal growth in confidence, independence, leadership, and

compassion. This passion for dance has lead to students to achieve their goals as well as

receiving awards and honours for most outstanding and choreography. She has guest

choreographed for schools and camps, as well as taken part in a music video. Miss Carolyn

continues to push herself in both online classes and in person workshops. Currently, she is

working towards certifications in CDTA modern branch.

Miss Carolyn philosophy for teaching dance is that regardless of your age or skill level when beginning your dance journey, the personal goals we set will always outweigh any medals or

awards. She is very excited to get the chance to work with the students and faculty at Dancer

Edge.

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Rhiannon McCelland

Senior Instructor

Rhiannon is a new member of the Dancers Egde family. She has been dancing

since she was 4 years old. She has taken many disciplines of dances in her 14 years at the Nipawin School of Dance. Completing her RAD graded ballet exams and CDTA jazz and tap exams. She has competed in many competitions during her years at the Nipawin School of Dance. Her favourite genres of dance are jazz, tap and lyrical.

Rhiannon is currently going to the University of Saskatchewan and plans to become a Public Health Nurse. Rhiannon is super excited to be part of the Dancers Edge family.

Miss Dayle grew up in the small town of Minton SK where I started training at the Minton Dance

Club at the age of 3 in the genres of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical. She moved to

Saskatoon and continued dancing with the University of Saskatchewan all throughout

her degree. Miss Dayle obtained by bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and is currently

working in the Plant Sciences department of the University as a plant pathologist. Miss Dayle is

excited to be joining Dancers Edge for season 9 and excited to share her passion with

all the students!

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Dayle Meyers

Senior Instructor

Miss Dayle grew up in the small town of Minton SK where I started training at the Minton Dance Club at the age of 3 in the genres of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical. She moved to Saskatoon and continued dancing with the University of Saskatchewan all throughout her degree. Miss Dayle obtained by bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and is currently working in the Plant Sciences department of the University as a plant pathologist. Miss Dayle is excited to be apart of the Dancers Edge team for another season! 

Teri is from right here in Saskatchewan.  She has spent all her life hoping from town to town and finally settled in Osler. She has been the office assistant at Dancers Edge for the last 2 seasons.  Teri has also been a dance mom with us since we opened in 2012.  She is a mom to 3 girls, the youngest of which is Miss Jenna whom many of you may know from around the studio as a Sr. dancer and a Jr. Instructor. When Teri isn't in the studio or driving Jenna to dance class she is an Educational Assistant right here in Warman.  

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Teri Neufeld

Office Assistant 

Teri is from right here in Saskatchewan.  She has spent all her life hoping from town to town and finally settled in Osler. She has been the office assistant at Dancers Edge for the last 2 seasons.  Teri has also been a dance mom with us since we opened in 2012.  She is a mom to 3 girls, the youngest of which is Miss Jenna whom many of you may know from around the studio as a Sr. dancer and a Jr. Instructor. When Teri isn't in the studio or driving Jenna to dance class she is an Educational Assistant right here in Warman.