Meet The Team

what makes our team special

Miss Kelli


Owner & Full Time Educator

Miss Kelli, affectionately known to her dancers over the years at MIDA and the Peak Academy is a versatile, passionate, award-winning choreographer, educator and youth mental health advocate. She is no stranger to the world of competitive dance, having trained in Vancouver as a multi-disciplinary dancer by some of the industry’s best. In addition to her extensive dance training, Miss Kelli has studied at Ryerson, George Brown, Vancouver college, Circle in the Square theatre school in New York city and she is furthering her studies of Dance/Movement therapy with the west coast dance movement therapy program. Miss Kelli is a choreographer and collaborator with a strong emphasize on creating safe spaces where dancers are free to be 100% themselves with zero judgement. Miss Kelli has been recognized for her innovative choreography, receiving awards
for her vision and creativity. Miss Kelli was named one of Fort McMurray’s top 50 under 50 for her work in the community, and in 2016 she received the Citizen
Recognition Award and was recently named the 2019 award recipient for Arts Education in Fort McMurray.  Sitting on multiple boards that give a voice to youth and the LGBTQ community, Miss Kelli is always looking to give back and serve her community. Her passion, drive, determination, energy and
enthusiasm as an artist is undeniable and she feels beyond privileged to influence and share with the next generation of movers.

Miss Leah


Full Time Educator

Leah teaches the performance team, flex jazz, lyrical, and minis. She has been dancing her whole life. Leah loves children and is passionate about giving back to the community that raised her. Growing up in Fort McMurray, Leah knows the importance of supporting local talent. Leah aims to provide an outlet for children to explore their creativity and learn new skills. She is dedicated to her students and their growth as dancers. Leah's classes are always high energy and full of fun. Her love for dance shines through in her teaching.

Miss Mackenzie


Hip Hop Educator 

Mackenzie is looking forward to be able to offer the community something new, exciting and different. She can't wait to reconnect with past students and welcome new ones to move with us in our first season!

Miss Darlene


Acro Educator

Miss Nicole


Nicole Davis (Associate Diploma CC-CICB, HBA BEd) is a passionate Cecchetti teacher. She is dedicated to creating more accessibility, inclusion, and fun in the ballet world. She has extensive experience offering preschool to pre-professional level ballet programming. She currently works as the Provincial Representative for Cecchetti Canada. This past year she was the recipient of the Margaret Saul Scholarship, which helped her to establish the Licentiate Study Group; a group of advanced ballet teachers from all parts of Canada who collaborate with national experts in their pursuit of higher qualifications. As a young dancer, Nicole spent her summers training at Alberta Ballet School and Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. She continues to make training a top priority, attending many conferences and workshops including the Florence, Italy Cecchetti Competition and the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science Conference in Montreal. In 2007, with strong encouragement from the late Glenn Gilmour of the National Ballet, she obtained her Associate teaching level in the Cecchetti Method. In 2012, she obtained her Advanced 2 level, and in 2017, she obtained her Associate Diploma. She continues to work towards her Diploma and Licentiate qualifications. She has won awards for her choreography, notably for her pieces 'Secrets of the Lamp' and 'Pizzacato Pointe.' Nicole's skill set is diverse, as she has worked as an actor, Children's Theatre director, event planner within the non-profit, and the lead for a pilot project to establish a safe centre for homeless youth. She also has worked with international students, using dramatic arts as a vehicle to teach English. Her background in dance includes other genres - jazz, lyrical, tap, modern, musical theatre, hip hop, acro - but her first love will always be ballet. 

Miss Miyouki


Ballet Educator

For the past 20 years, Miyouki has taught students ranging from as young as 2 to 85 years of age and has had experience with adjudication, program planning, and exam preparations. Miss Min is thrilled to be joining the team at MKD the space this year and hopes to contribute to the rich learning environment. 



Hip Hop Choreographer



Contemporary Choreographer