Miranda is an award-winning dancer and choreographer with a passion for
the arts. As the Artistic Director and Founder of Performing Alliance
Academy of Arts, Miranda is committed to providing excellence in arts
Miranda has been training throughout Canada, the United
States and Europe for 23 years, and believes in constant growth and
development both personally and professionally. She has danced at
Disneyland and will performed at the 75th Anniversary of The Canadian
Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in
Banff, Alberta. She is certified with the British Association of
Teachers of Dancing and is a member of The Council of Ontario Dance and
Drama Educators. She has trained under distinguished choreographers
including Melanie LaPatin, Diane Jarmolow, Shelagh Connolly and Donna
Peterson. She was also extensively involved in The University of Western
Ontario Dance Company while earning her Bachelor of Arts degree.
Miranda has extensive teaching experience having been contracted by dance studios, fitness studios, school boards and universities alike. Some of her students have gone on to work for the Stratford Festival of Canada, the Grand Theatre London and The Canadian Dance Team. She has been the movement choreographer at Don Wright Faculty of Music for the 2008 & 2009 seasons and has been COAA's principal dance coordinator since it's inception. Upon graduation from Performing Alliance, many of Miranda's students continue with their studies, being accepted into elite music and drama programs such as York University and University of Indiana.
Not only has Miranda received many accolades for her work in the studio and on the dance stage, she has also been involved with theatre and music throughout her life, earning roles in productions of: A Chorus Line, Anne of Green Gables, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and The King and I.