All Studio Pictures used taken beautifully  by Jun Mah

© 2016 Ballet Camrose. Proudly created with Wix.com

Our Instructors

Colleen Salahub-Olsen
Artistic Director ADISTD, LISTD 

Colleen has been the artistic director of Ballet Camrose for 27 years and has been teaching dance for 36 years. She teaches Cecchetti Ballet, contemporary, modern, lyrical, Al Gilbert tap and jazz. With Ballet Camrose, Colleen has produced full-length annual ballets for 25 years such as Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. 

Colleen trained at the Edmonton School of Ballet, as well as with Alberta Ballet dancing roles in the Nutcracker and multiple other performances, and the National Ballet Company, dancing throughout her entire childhood. In addition, she danced with Edmonton Festival Ballet in the corps de ballet.

Colleen has trained under and been inspired by multiple teachers such as Glen Gilmore, Margaret Flynn, David Adams, Murray & Nancy Kilgour, Jacque, Karen Kain, and Veronica Tennant. 

Colleen has won multiple choreography awards at various competitions. She strives to create a studio where all dancers can be the very best that they can be and feel at home at Ballet Camrose. 

Cassandra Olsen
Instructor: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern

Cassandra began dancing at the age of 3 at Ballet Camrose but has spent almost all of her time at the studio since she was born. She is trained in Cecchetti ballet, jazz, Al Gilbert tap,  many forms of hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, and modern, and has competed with musical theater. Cassandra has achieved her international Advanced 1 Cecchetti ballet exam, passed all of the Ballet Camrose syllabus jazz exams, achieved her Al Gilbert Tap 9 exam, and been certified in the Edmonton School of Ballet junior grades syllabus as well. She has worked with teachers and choreographers in various workshops and classes such as Christine Richardson, Sheila Kennedy, Shay Kuebler, Joyce Shietze, Margaret Flynn, Murray & Nancy Kilgour, Tina Colvin, Margaret Dollwood and many others. She now teaches ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and contemporary at Ballet Camrose with her mother and sister, while going to university at the University of Alberta-Augustana Campus working towards a Bachelor of Management in Business Economics.

During her dance career, Cassandra has won multiple awards for solo and group performances, including best female dancer at Vermillion Dance Festival, best soloist at Coronation Music Festival, and Best Soloist Scholarship at the Camrose Music Festival, along with awards from many other festivals and competitions. 

Cassandra attended a BeDiscovered Dance Intensive in Los Angeles, California in July 2018 where she took classes and worked with choreographers such as Liana Blackburn, Chantal Robson, Justine Mentor, Ajaye Skeen, Mirhan K, and The_Stixx. She took classes at the Edge Performing Arts Center, took part in a professional photo shoot, and appeared in a music dance video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCH7uziqnOg)!

Jocelyn Olsen
Instructor: Tap, Lyrical, Ballet

Jocelyn began dancing at the age of 3 at Ballet Camrose and has spent her entire life there. She is trained in Cecchetti Ballet, Al Gilbert Tap, jazz, many forms of hip-hop, lyrical, modern and contemporary. Jocelyn has achieved her international Intermediate Cecchetti ballet exam, is currently taking the highest level of Ballet Camrose syllabus jazz exams, achieved her Tap 8 Al Gilbert tap exam, and has been certified in the Edmonton  School of Ballet junior grades syllabus. Jocelyn has worked with multiple instructors and choreographers at various workshops such as Christine Richardson, Sheila Kennedy, Shay Kuebler, Joyce Shietze, Margaret Flynn, Murray & Nancy Kilgour, Tina Colvin, Margaret Dollwood and many others. She teaches tap and lyrical at the studio now with her mother and sister, while finishing her senior year in high school. 

Jocelyn has won multiple awards during her dance career for both solo and group performances, including best soloist at Coronation Music Festival, best female dancer at Vermillion Dance Festival, and the Best Soloist Scholarship at the Camrose Music Festival, along with many other awards from many other festivals and competitions.

Jocelyn attended a BeDiscovered Dance Intensive in Los Angeles, California in July 2018 where she took classes and worked with choreographers such as Liana Blackburn, Chantal Robson, Justine Mentor, Ajaye Skeen, Mirhan K, and The_Stixx. She took classes at the Edge Performing Arts Center, took part in a professional photo shoot, and appeared in a music dance video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCH7uziqnOg)!

 

Kaleigh Klammer
Teacher: Tap & Hip Hop

At the age of 4, Kaleigh began dancing at Georgina’s Academy of Dance and is now trained in all styles including Cecchetti ballet, Al Gilbert tap, jazz, lyrical, musical theatre, and various styles of hip-hop. She has trained at many studios in and around Edmonton: Dance Fusion Academy of Dance, Edmonton School of Ballet, and 3rd Street Beat. Kaleigh now teaches dance alongside her Mom, Georgina with Georgina’s Academy of Dance in Vegreville and Irma and she is a seasonal choreographer for Ballet Camrose under the direction of Colleen Olsen. 

As a dancer, Kaleigh has competed at numerous dance festivals and competitions across Alberta winning awards for her solo and group performances. As an instructor, she has received various awards for choreography, performance, and adjudicator’s choice.

Kaleigh has attended international conventions including Los Angeles Dance Force Intensive (San Francisco), Manhattan Dance Project (Hollywood), Groove Street Productions, and trained with renowned instructors including Bradley “Shooz” Rapier, ShoTyme, Eric Malapad, Luther 

Brown, Harj Rai, Cameron McKinlay, Shay Kuebler, Alex Pesusich, Joanne Pesusich, Carlo Atienza, Kerry Koble, Curtis Ledger, Gail Ledger, to name a few. Local credits include performing in VCHS’ production of “Annie” and “Grease”, Walterdale Theatre Production of “The Fantasticks”, Hip-Hop for Hope, Northern Star Talent Search, and West Edmonton Mall Fashion Shows. 

Currently, Kaleigh works as a Registered Nurse in Edmonton and continues to grow her passion for dance through teaching and taking classes and workshops.