Amanda Whitney, P.A.E.C., A.A.C.
Performing Arts Educator of Canada
Acrobatic Arts Certified
Miss Amanda has been teaching dance since the young age of 16. After graduating from college and receiving her business degree, she returned to Lindsay to run her old dance studio. After 2 years she decided to purchase the studio and SDP was born! Miss Amanda has been the proud owner and artistic director of SDP since 2011. Her most current achievment was winning the Diamond Award (Top studio in the Kawartha Lakes), Top Part-time dance studio at Xtreme Dance, and Top Choreography Award for her Lyrical Piece "Fix You". Since starting her own studio she has receievd her certification with Performing Arts Educators of Canada, and Acrobatic Arts.
Acrobatic Arts Certified
Miss Maddy Started Dancing at the age of 3, she has been competing since the age of 6, and still competes today. She has been trained in: Acro, ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, contemporary, open and tap. Acro being her Specialty.
Miss Maddy has attended many workshops and taken class with Twitch (Hip hop), Allison Holker(Contemporary), Emily Einsmann (Jazz funk), and many more.
She is Certified with Acrobatic Arts and has completed up to and including her Grade 5 B.A.T.D.
- 1st Overall for all Seniors in an open category with a score of 94.17- Breakthru Dance Challenge- 2017
- Dance Achievement award- 2016
- 1st Overall Senior Solo with a score of 93- Xtreme Dance- 2018
(No all awards Shown)
Mallory Hodgson grew up competitively dancing in Lindsay Ontario. There she practiced Acro, Hiphop Musical Theatre, Jazz, Tap, and Contemporary/Lyrical. At 18 years of age Mallory moved to Toronto in order to pursue her passion of becoming a professional dance artist. In 2013 Mallory began training at George Brown College In their Dance Performance Prep and, Dance Performance Studies Programs at George Brown College. Here Mallory was able to hone in on her technical skills by training every day in Modern dance technique and Ballet alongside Canada’s Ballet Jorgen. She continued her commercial dance training with OIP Dance Company a pre-professional training program. While Mallory was attending George Brown College she was also dancing professionally in Toronto. In 2015 Mallory Performed at Nathan Phillip Square for ‘Panamania’ The Pan Am Games Celebrations. In 2016 Mallory Became a Cheerleader for the Toronto Argonauts and the Canadian Football League. Being a part of ‘Argos Cheer’ allowed Mallory to perform with artists, Alessia Cara, One Republic and Son Real and even experience a Grey Cup win in 2017. During this time Mallory was also working as a Freelance dance artist for Companies including MAC Cosmetics, Scotia Bank, Swatch and Clinique. In 2018 after five years of dancing professionally in Toronto, Mallory moved to Fenelon Falls to begin her teaching career. Mallory is currently teaching recreational and competitive dance to students age 4 to 17.
Miss Becky is excited to be teaching Ballet at Spotlight Dance Productions. She has been teaching for almost twenty years in a variety of dance disciplines. She has received her full Jazz teacher’s certificate through C.D.T.A and has spent most of the last decade really focusing on Ballet. Miss Becky has studied and taught Ballet alongside the C.D.T.A., R.A.D., and Society of Russian Ballet syllabuses across Ontario. Her accomplishments include many choreography awards, including a first place finish at nationals for a ballet piece, along with many dance scholarships. Miss Becky has also had students go on to study ballet at the Canada’s National Ballet School, The School of Alberta Ballet and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Miss Becky also works full time with children with exceptionalities as a behavioural therapist and has two young children at home. “If you dance with your heart, your body will follow”- Mia Michaels.