Heather Ami Cook

Heather Ami Cook

Dance Teacher

  • 400 Jarvis St, Toronto ON, M4Y 2G6                                         
  • 1 647 328 3732

CERTIFICATIONS

  • RAD RTS                                             Registered Teacher - Exams
  • ISTD ASSOCIATE                          National Teacher - Exams
  • CANADIAN RED CROSS            First Aid + CPR
  • NCCP L II                                           Level I and II Artistic Gymnastics; Level I Trampoline

Teaching Experience

Work History

Ballet and Lyrical/Modern Teacher

CharbArts Studio
Jun 2013 - Jul 2015

Creative Ballet Teacher; Lyrical Ballet / Intro to Modern Teacher; Summer Camp facilitator; Birthday Party facilitator (Cecchetti Method). Classes, camps, and choreography for recitals and shows. Ages 3-13.

Choreo Teacher; Rehearsal Assistant; Assistant Ballet Teacher

Canada's National Ballet School
Sep 2010 - Jun 2015

Responsibilities include: Teaching choreography, assistant ballet teacher, assisting Nutcracker rehearsals, Nutcracker performer and chaperone. (Vaganova Method)

Ballet, Acro, Contemporary/Modern Teacher

Quick Ball Change
Sep 2014 - Jul 2015

Representing QBC as substitute and short-term cover teacher for studios across Ontario. Expertise in ballet (RAD, Cecchetti, Vaganova), acro (NCCP), contemporary, modern and lyrical styles. 

Ballet and National Teacher

BRAVO! The Centre for Dance
Sep 2014 - Dec 2014

Ballet Teacher (Cecchetti Method)

Weekly technique classes from ages 3-17. Choreography for end-of-season show. 

Ballet Teacher

Dance Sensation
Sep 2011 - Oct 2013

Ballet Teacher (RAD Method)

All ballet classes from age 3-18, as well as recital choreography in groups and solos. Assistant Jazz teacher. 

Ballet, Jazz and Acro Teacher

Annex Dance Academy
Sep 2011 - Jun 2012

Creative Ballet, Jazz, and Acro instructor. Ages 2- 8. Choreography for recital.

Education

Education

Teacher Training Program

Canada's National Ballet School
Sep 2010 - Jun 2015

Registered Teachers Status (RTS) with the Royal Academy of Dance. Associate  with International Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) - National Division. Training in Dance for the Young Child, Music, Pedagogy, and Teaching Strategies.

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Spec. Hons. Dance

York University
Sep 2006 - Jun 2010

Four-year Specialized Honours Degree in Dance, with a focus on Ballet, Modern, and National. Final thesis in Dance for the Young Child and Pedagogy.

Summer Training Program

ROSAS P.A.R.T.S.
Jun 2009 - Aug 2010

Intensive company training in Brussels, Belgium. Daily advanced classes in ballet and modern, followed by contemporary choreography and repertoire.

Level II Certified Gymnastics Coach

National Coaching Certificate Program
Apr 2007 - Aug 2011

Level I Artistic (Practical and Technical); Level I Trampoline; Level II Artistic (Practical and Technical). Certified to teach recreational and competitive gymnastics and acro, ages 1.5 years - adult.

OSSD - Dance and Drama Major

Lindsay Collegiate and Vocational Institute
Sep 2002 - Jun 2006

Ontario Secondary School Diploma at small, regional arts high school. Focus on dance - contemporary and choreography; and drama - modern playwrights.