Artistic Dance Scene offers the very best in dance training while inspiring grace, confidence, self-respect, teamwork, and leadership. Students of all ages can learn new dance styles, master dance steps, burn energy, get a workout and share a sport with others. Artistic Dance Scene provides a fun, safe and rewarding environment for dancers to grow and shine as individuals. Students will come to think of the studio as their “second home” where they have the freedom to express themselves while creating friendships and learning skills that will last a lifetime.
Aimee Hamilton Vapsva is an Honours graduate from the Dance Program at Ryerson Polytechnic University, and is a proud member of Dance Masters of America (DMA). Aimee is delighted to be realizing her long-time dream of owning and operating her own dance studio.
Aimee began dancing at the age of 4 and received extensive training in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Modern and Musical Theatre. Her years of training earned her countless awards, scholarships and titles at competitions throughout Canada and the United States, including American Dance Awards Dancer of the Year. While at Ryerson, Aimee received the “Most Potential Dancer” scholarship and trained under the direction of Nadia Potts, former principle dancer at The National Ballet of Canada. Aimee also had the pleasure of working with acclaimed teachers, choreographers, acting coaches and vocal instructors such as Vicky St. Denys, Stelio Calagias. Karen Duplisea, Mairlyn Smith, and David Walden. Upon graduation, Aimee performed in two Broadway Revues onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and has had the opportunity to work with numerous renowned choreographers such as Robert Desrosiers, Jean-Aime LaLonde, and David Campbell. For 3 years, Aimee could be seen performing at Huntsvile’s Deerhurst Resort in “Sing 2001”, “Excite the Night”, and “Impact”.
Aimee started sharing her love of dance with young dancers while in high school, and taught at a number of studios in the GTA throughout her academic years. Since becoming a full time dance teacher 10 years ago, Aimee has attended many teacher workshops where she has had the pleasure of taking classes from Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, and Wade Robson to name a few. Her students and choreography have won numerous overall awards at competitions in Canada and the United States, including Mini National Champions at OnStage NewYork in Orlando, Florida. Aimee’s goals as a teacher are to inspire passion for dance, to promote technique and self-confidence and to bring out the best in her students in a positive and supportive atmosphere.
Aimee is an accomplished dancer, teacher, choreographer and adjudicator, and looks forward to sharing her love of dance with students at Artistic Dance Scene.