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At Got 2 Dance Productions (G2D), we believe that dance is a discipline. It requires hard work, dedication, commitment and determination. We also believe that inside the studio doors friendships are solidified, laughter should be heard, and lasting memories made. Dance is a team sport. So meet your G2D team and get to know us and why we love to dance.

 

Gjenna Saretsky

Gjenna Saretsky

Studio Owner/Recreational & Performing Arts Instructor

Gjenna grew up dancing in Ponoka as a member of the Ponoka Dance Company for 12 years where she studied jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, modern, hip hop, variety and musical theatre, and this marks her tenth year of co-owning G2D. Gjenna has been a dance instructor for over 15 years, choreographing routines in all of the above disciplines, with numerous choreography awards for her work. She also studied ballet at the Red Deer College Conservatory Ballet, completing ballet examinations in the Checcetti technique. Gjenna has also trained in the ADAPT syllabus and has traveled around Canada, taking classes from some of the dance world’s top choreographers, and recently achieved her certification in the Acrobatic Arts Syllabus. Gjenna also has a degree in Public Relations through Mount Royal University.

Anne-Alisa Wiancko

Anne-Alisa Wiancko

Studio Owner/Recreational & Performing Arts Instructor

Dance has been a major part of Anne-Alisa’s life for over 20 years, and this year marks her tenth year of co-owing G2D. She was a student in Ponoka for nine years where she trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, modern, hip hop and musical theatre. Anne-Alisa has been a dance instructor for 15 years teaching in both Red Deer and Ponoka. In this time, Anne-Alisa choreographed routines in all the above styles and has numerous choreography awards to her credit. Over the years Anne-Alisa has had the opportunity to train in a variety of exciting locations including New York City, Las Vegas and throughout Canada. She has also taken classes from world renowned choreographers such as Tyce Diorio and Luther Brown from the hit television show So You Think You Can Dance. She continues to expand her dance repertoire with training in such specialty dance forms as bellydance, West African and has trained in the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) syllabus. In addition, Anne-Alisa is certified in the Acrobatic Arts Syllabus. Anne-Alisa has earned a degree through the University of Alberta, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Alexis Bracuk

Alexis Bracuk

Performing Arts ballet, pointe & musical theatre instructor

Alexis has been dancing since the age of three. She grew up dancing in Edmonton at Dance Extreme, Dance Unlimited and the Edmonton School of Ballet. She has also danced semi-professionally for Edmonton’s City Ballet and Chameleon Dance Edmonton, while earning her diploma in Applied Banking and Business from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). Alexis found her passion in teaching and inspiring young dancers. For the past 14 years, she has taught everything from ballet, lyrical, modern, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, musical theatre, variety and tap. She is certified from the Edmonton School of Ballet Junior Grades, Classical Ballet Progressions of Canada, and is working on her ADAPT and Acrobatique certifications. Alexis has taught at Dance Unlimited for three years and at the Riverbend Academy of Dance for eight. She is currently the Ballet Director at Amanda’s Academy of Dance in Edmonton. As well, Alexis is an instructor at another studio in the Edmonton area, teaching a total of 300 students. In her spare time, Alexis enjoys performing at the Edmonton Fringe Festival. She has performed in Anya: A Russian Fairytale (2015), Dovbush: The Legend of the Carpathians (2016), Captain Roberts (2017), and is preparing for Psyche: A Vision of Beauty in the summer of 2018.

Jordan Cire

Jordan Cire

Recreational & Junior Level Performing Arts Hip Hop Instructor

Jordan has been dancing since the age of seven with us at Got 2 Dance, and from day one her passion has focused on hip hop. She is driven, dedicated and she loves to teach. For three years Miss Jordan has been as assistant with our Recreational Hip Hop class and this year we are so excited to welcome her back as our Rec Hip Hop instructor as well as our Junior level Performing Arts Hip Hop Instructor. In 2019 Jordan received our Hip Hop Heart and Hustle Award from instructors Rico Martinez and Teagan Morrison, for her exceptional effort, attendance and love of dance. Welcome back to the G2D team, Jordan!

Anna Ostergaard

Anna Ostergaard

Recreational Instructor

We are thrilled to welcome Miss Anna to our teaching team for the 2020-2021 season! Anna has been dancing with us at G2D for 12 years and recently graduated from Ponoka Secondary Campus in 2020. She has instructed our dance birthday parties for two years and was also an assistant teacher for acro last season. Anna is a dedicated dancer that has trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop, variety, lyrical, musical theatre, acro, contemporary and modern. She has a passion for dance and loves to work with kids, helping them learn new dance styles in a fun environment. Anna plans to go to the University of Alberta to get her degree in Biology and later go on to work with animals.

Quincy Pipella

Quincy Pipella

Performing Arts Hip Hop Instructor

Quincy Pipella is a recognized dancer and choreographer from Edmonton, Alberta. She started dancing at Sandra Gray School Of Dance from age four to 18, and trained in many styles including jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, musical theatre, pointe, modern/contemporary and last but not least, Hip Hop. Her love for Hip Hop started in 2008. She soon after found interest in choreography in 2011 at Victoria School Of The Arts while she was taking their Dance 30 Composition IB program. Since then, Quincy has won many Hip Hop awards and scholarships and has performed and taught for a variety of different Hip Hop crews. The most recent crew she has been apart of since 2014 – NXG Company. She has been able to travel and learn from world-renowned choreographers in LA, Seattle, New York, the UK, Vancouver and Toronto and has trained in numerous street styles from local and international pioneers. Quincy specializes in teaching foundational styles, such as Dancehall and Vogue, although, she teaches other styles of hip hop as well – even heels. Her dance, choreography, competition and performance credits include: Netflix – Dancer in “Julie And The Phantoms”, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Nelly, Ace Hood, Kirko Bangz, Hip Hop International 2014, World Of Dance LA 2015 (1st Place) World Of Dance Edmonton 2017 (1st Place) World Of Dance Vegas 2018 (1st place), all with NXG Company directed by Alexander Chung. Quincy is now a Co-Director of NXG Company herself, Dancer Palooza LosAngeles 2019, Choreographer and dancer for Ford Car Commercials (2017, 2019), “One Championship” Singapore, Carnival Cruise Lines, “Funktion” Boston, and Performances at “Club Jete” and “Carnival” (Los Angeles) Along with choreographing and performing, Quincy is also a very passionate instructor. Studios she has taught at include – The Kore Dance Studio, Sherwood Park School Of Dance, Emerge Dance Academy, Amanda’s Academy of Dance, Shelley’s Dance Company, Casey’s, Dance Unlimited, Sandra Gray School Of Dance, Lecky’s, Ill FX (Calgary) Studio 604 (Vancouver) and The Underground Dance Centre (Toronto). She absolutely loves the personal connection with all of her students and looks for creative and innovative ways to challenge them physically and mentally within every class she teaches. Overall, she wishes to share not only dance steps but also a variety of other amazing benefits dance has to offer such as mental, cultural and social that her students can use in everyday life.