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, ADAPT Tap, Jazz, & Ballet, 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.