Carol Ann Balicki-Bradley
Owner, Director, Teacher
Jazz & Tap
Carol Ann has been sharing a love of dance with many students at all levels and ages for many years. She has taught at many dance studios across Canada and the United States of America and now presently focuses her attention on her own dance studio, Dance Discovery, which she founded in 1993. She is also a regular guest teacher and choreographer in Ottawa. Her choreography has been recognized with top honours both locally and nationally. Her students have won many overall awards, scholarships, and dance pageants. Mrs. Balicki-Bradley regularly attends dance workshops in New York, L.A. and Las Vegas.
Mrs. Balicki-Bradley’s students have gone on to professional careers in both Dance and Theatre. Some of her past and present students have appeared in several Canadian television shows, dance videos and movies. Her students have also been seen dancing on Carnival Cruise Lines, Canada’s Wonderland, Disneyland in Japan and with the Toronto Raptor’s cheerleading squad.
Carol-Ann is an active member of Dance Masters of America, certified with the Royal Academy of Dance, and is an Associate Member of the British Association of Dance. Due to her high level of qualifications, Carol-Ann has been an adjudicator for many Canadian and American competitions.
In October of 1998, Carol-Ann danced with the Canadian National Tap Team at the World Tap Dance Championships held in Germany. That year was the first time, that Team Canada won gold.
Carol-Ann’s charity and volunteer work includes Big Brothers, modeling for a Breast Cancer fund-raiser and working with physically disabled children through the Canadian Institute for the Blind. Carol-Ann has also donated funds from proceeds of her many dance showcases to the Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Vita, and Supporting Kids in Dance.
It is Carol-Ann’s principle belief and goal to give the best possible technique of dance training to her students in a fun and professional atmosphere. More importantly she wishes to be a positive influence in the development of today’s youth to help send them forward in life with confidence and the ability to succeed in today’s world.
Carol-Ann Balicki-Bradley, Studio Owner, Teacher, and Member of D.M.A., B.A.T.D and R.A.D.