CEO | Owner | Artistic Director
Teacher | Choreographer | Adjudicator | Examiner
B.Comm, MFA (2022), CDTA, IDTS 1&2, AA M1M2, ADA, ACA, ADTA, PBT, YPAD, CPR, First Aid, AED, Psychological First Aid, Respect in Sport, ADAPT TTS Y1
Alyssa Hinz is a highly educated and experienced dancer, teacher, choreographer, adjudicator, and acro examiner. She trained under the Canadian Dance Teachers Association Ballet, Tap, and Jazz syllabi and competed both nationally and internationally growing up. Alyssa also trained in gymnastics and competitive cheerleading throughout her youth and while in university.
Alyssa received her Bachelor of Commerce in 2017 and is currently enrolled in her Masters in Dance Education with an expected convocation date of summer 2022. Alyssa is certified in the Canadian Dance Teachers Association Tap & Jazz, Acrobatic Arts M1, M2 & Preschool and Acro Dance Teachers Association Junior & Intermediate, with her Advanced in progress. She also holds her Progressing Ballet Technique teacher certification, her Youth Protection Advocates in Dance certification, and her International Dance Teaching Standards Advanced Teacher certification. Alyssa is also a certified professional hand balancing instructor through Aerial Dance Academy.
Alyssa is a professional and certified dance adjudicator through Acrobatic Arts, Acro Dance Teacher Association, and the Professional Adjudicators Alliance. She is also an examiner for the Acro Dance Teachers Association.
Throughout her career as a dancer and a choreographer, Alyssa has won numerous awards, scholarships, and choreography awards. She has traveled all over North America to further her dance training and knowledge. Each year she travels to multiple locations such as Las Vegas, New York, Las Angeles, Miami, Colorado, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and more to study from the industry’s leading professionals.
Alyssa has been teaching dance since the age of 16 and she continues to inspire dancers of all ages. She continually searches for new and exciting opportunities for her students and strives to provide them with the best dance studio experience possible.
Alyssa's students have won multiple awards and scholarships throughout her nine years as a dance educator. Her students won the Canadian National Dance Championships in 2019, bringing the title home to Humboldt for the first time ever. Along with standing out at competitions, Alyssa's students have performed in professional ballets and on Telemiracle.
Alyssa's goal as a dance teacher and as a studio owner is to make kids fall in love with dance. She is a strong advocate for positive reinforcement instead of negative. She believes that kids learn best and excel the most when they are loved, encouraged, and treated with kindness.
Making dance the highlight of her students week is Alyssa's passion.
Office Manager | Bookkeeper
Bachelor of Education
Business Administration Certificate
Paige Bautz grew up active in the arts community. She loves to sing. She sang competitively with the Saskatchewan Music Festivals, with the Saskatoon Symphony Choir, preformed for events, weddings, funerals and for enjoyment with choirs. Paige also enjoyed playing the piano growing up.
She has danced since she was 5 years old. When she was 13, Paige started taking dance in Humboldt at DK Dance Visions. At the age 15, Paige taught dance in her hometown for five years - sharing her love for dance with her community.
After graduating, Paige completed her Business Administrative Certificate through Edwards School of Business and her Bachelor Degree in Education with the University of Saskatchewan. Her love for connecting with families and working with kids directed her into the school system. She had taught full time in two rural divisions and within Saskatoon Public Schools. Paige worked as a grade 2-2/3 teacher for three years before having her daughter, Presley Bautz. Paige is a proud single mother to a beautiful little girl who has a infectious smile and bright eyes.
Paige is very excited to be working with A-List Dance and Acrobatics as she knows from experience the positive impact dance has had in her life and has fostered who she is today. She is passionate about dance. Dance has introduced her to life long friendships and has taught her patience and disciple. She is eager to meet all the dancers in the community and develop relationships with the A-List Dance and Acrobatics family.
Bachelor of Education
My name is Sarah Novecosky, and I am so excited to be helping out with Song and Dance this year! I began playing piano at the age of 4, and took voice lessons beginning when I was 8. In high school, I performed in musicals such as Cinderella and The Sound of Music as well as being both onstage and backstage for variety shows. I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a major in Music at the University of Saskatchewan, and have been a classroom teacher for 9 years. I was a member of the University of Saskatchewan Choir, I teach a choir program at my school, and have been leading music in Church for 18 years. I can’t wait to work with Miss Alyssa and all the dancers!
Cassidy has been dancing since she was ten years old. She trained extensively in ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, musical theatre and acro. She has performed at many events and has won many awards throughout her career.
Currently, Cassidy attends St. Peter's College and is hoping to continue her education in Saskatoon or Regina. She loves to sing, spend time with her friends, make tic tok videos, and snuggle with her puppy. She specializes in teaching and choreographing hip hop and lyrical, but loves to explore other styles.
Cassidy is so excited to come on staff with A-List this year, and share her passion for dance with the next generation!
Bronwyn began dancing at the age of 4. She has trained in various styles of dance including ballet, point, jazz, contemporary, tap, heels, lyrical, musical theatre and hip hop.
She has competed all across the country and has won numerous awards including achieving top overall high scores and place first at nationals in the jazz category. She enjoys creating choreography and has a deep love and passion for music and dance!
Bronwyn looks forward to this dance season and the opportunity to help each dancer grow and develop at A-List!
Acrobatic Arts Preschool Certified
Mackenzie began taking dance class at the age of four and began class assisting at the age of twelve. She is a very dedicated student and teacher, being at the studio three to four days a week.
Mackenzie has competed at the national level and has travelled across the country to further her dance career. This past summer she completed her Acrobatic Arts Preschool certification and continues to further her instructor education.
Mackenzie is very excited to be part of the A-List team and looks forward to working with the kids.