Director of Programming, THE ACADEMY Competitive Director, Elite Dance Centre | MSc, BSc (Hon), BEd (Dist), OCT, MBATD, ACCA
Tonya Leduc started dance at the age of three and went on to simultaneously enter the fields of dance and science. Despite entering the professional dance landscape at the age of 15, Tonya continued dancing through her school career as well while gathering titles and awards as a competitive dancer both in Canada and abroad.
Tonya’s professional career includes features in music videos, national and international television commercial campaigns, and touring with several North American companies and cruise lines. She has also been featured in major motion pictures for companies such as Paramount Pictures and HBO Entertainment.
While furthering her dance career, Tonya attended the University of Toronto where she served as a resident dance instructor while completing a Specialist degree in Cell & Molecular Biology. She then continued on to The University of Western Ontario where she received her Bachelor of Education degree with Distinction, becoming a certified member of the Ontario College of Teachers for the Intermediate and Senior Science divisions. Whilst managing the role of Artistic Director of Elite Dance Centre, Tonya most recently completed a Master’s Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Health Science before becoming the new Director of Programming for THE ACADEMY.
Tonya is also Member of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing and a Teaching Member of the Cecchetti Council of America. In addition, she is also an accomplished competitive dance adjudicator, which allows her to bring the best training of dance to her students at THE ACADEMY. Her students have gone on to win numerous titles and awards in both the United States and Canada, continue with their own dance careers, open studios of their own and most importantly, continue to grow and prosper in their adult lives.