Miranda Wickett


Miranda WickettMiranda 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 education.
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.