Edward Tracz

Ballet Instructor

Edward Tracz’s dance career began at CDC at the age of 7 where he trained and grew his love for dance. At the age of 11, Edward joined the Canada’s  National Ballet School. There he began conditioning his body for a life of ballet. At the age of 15 he briefly attended the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. The following year he joined the Kirov Academy in Washington DC. Fuelled by passion, he devoted every spare minute to ballet and his body became engraved with Vaganova technique.  Edward then began his professional journey.  Briefly polishing his skills at San Fransisco ballet school and then at age 18 Joining the National Ballet of Canada and Opera Atelier as corps de ballet dancer. At the age of 24 Edward joined The Orlando Ballet as soloist and the following year with Nevada ballet. He then moved to Washington and began principle dancer and teaching contract with Ballet Theatre of Maryland.  Two years later Edward returned to Canada where he currently teaches for CDC and preforms with Opera Atelier. Edward has also performed in film and television as Dance Double for lead actor amphibious man in Guillermo Del Toro’s 2018 award winning The Shape of Water, American Girl ballet movie and doubled as Saru in Star Trek. Currently in his 30th year of dance, Edward Tracz has acquired a keen eye for ballet technique and is passionate in making positive changes in his students lives.