Acro Instructor - Assistant To Director
Katelyn Ettinger was born and raised in the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Growing up she was a competitive dancer and gymnast who trained, coached and competed in dance, artistic gymnastics, trampoline and power tumbling. While earning her Bachelors Degree at Saint Mary's University, Katelyn continued her dance training at conventions in Halifax, Toronto, and New York City. After graduation, Katelyn moved to Toronto to train at The Toronto Circus School and teach/ choreograph full time across Ontario.
Katelyn’s coaching certifications include a National Coaching Certification for gymnastics (NCCP), a professional flexibility certification in Alixa Flexibility (AF2), and an acro dance teaching certification with Acrobatic Arts (AAC2). Katelyn has choreographed for Dance Zone, the Toronto Dance Project, the National Music Camp of Canada, Saint Mary’s Varsity Dance Team, WE Day Toronto 2017 (Raina Harten, Johnny Orlando, Mathew Edmonson and the MiX kids), and specialty programs for empowering young girls and at-risk youth. Her award winning choreography has represented Canada at a variety of competitions and events throughout Canada and the United States, including Dance Worlds at Disney in Orlando, Florida.
Currently Katelyn is the music video and concert choreographer for the Juno nominated kids pop band Marlowe & The MiX, is a Level 4 rhythmic gymnastics coach for the Special Olympics Ontario, and teaches acrobatics/tumbling at Canadian Dance Company, Turning Pointe Dance Academy, Randolph Academy of Performing Arts, and Harmony Fitness. Katelyn also guest teaches a variety of acro workshops across Ontario including Dance Attack’s Kids Dance Expo, and travels coast to coast teaching during the summer months.
Katelyn loves being able to provide her students with an exciting, safe, and overall fun atmosphere for learning so they can achieve success in dance and in life.