About Us

En Corps Dance Collective (ECDC) is a group of driven and dedicated dancers seeking growth and opportunity within themselves and the dance community. The goal of ECDC is to provide training and performance opportunities to members post graduation, working around their busy schedules. Members of ECDC work together through intensive training, and artistic exploration to build their technique and artistry with opportunity to share their talent through teaching and performing. ECDC also works closely with members to create annual original performances. Our non-profit has been providing training and performance opportunities since 1996!

Acceptance into the company is by audition only. Dancers must be over the age of 18 with a strong technical background.

Training Program
 

Our yearly training program offers adult dancers the opportunity to continue their dance training post-graduation. Weekly company classes are offered in a variety of styles featuring some of Calgary's best teachers and choreographers!

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Collective fees are due upon acceptance to company following a successful audition.

Performance Program
 

Alongside our training program, we offer the opportunity to perform in our annual performance! Company members have the option to partake after a successful audition into our training program. Rehearsals for performance are scheduled around company classes. 

Fundraising may be required on top of tuition to be a part of the performance.

Open Company Classes

Outside of our performance season we open some of our company classes to the public as a drop-in classes. Taught by a variety of choreographers in multiple different styles, classes are intermediate-advanced. Drop in fee is $15 and payable via cash. 

Stay Tuned! Drop in schedule will be released soon!

Directors

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Brianne Martin

President

Briannes dance journey began at age 11 and quickly became her passion, and main focus. She examined, trained, and competed in all styles with focus on Jazz & Hip Hop. At 18, Brianne travelled to Los Angeles for 6 months to train and audition. Highlights of her adventure include performing with Far East Movement, performing at a P.E.T.A charity event, training and performing with an all-girl dance troupe (PCH) and landing the lead for a local TV commercial. After moving home to Calgary, Brianne performed with local dance crews, Flomatik and illFX, and teaches at local dance studio, Airborne Dance Centre. Brianne has been with En Corps Dance Collective since 2015 and has participated in 7 shows through dancing, choreographing, and working on the Board of Directors. Outside of dance, Brianne is an office manager for a small business, a wife, and a mother to a young son. Wishing to further pursue dance and provide more opportunity to Calgary dancers, Brianne is happy to be the Artistic Director of the upcoming performance!

"Through dance I express myself in a raw and honest manner allowing me to challenge myself to bring my visions to life. It’s empowering and affects my life in many positive ways. Dance inspires me to be a better me."

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Ashley Green

Vice President

Ashley Green was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, and started dancing at the young age of two. She is trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Song and Dance, and Pointe. She grew up dancing in competition after competition, and pursued her dream, passion, and love of dance when she auditioned across Canada and the United States, landing a professional experience on the West Coast. She joined EnCorps in 2016 and has been with them ever since, dancing, and choreographing, as well as taking the Vice President position on the board this past year. Outside of dance Ashley works as a Nurse in a family practice, with hopes of landing her dream job in Labor and Delivery. Dance will always be her number one passion, but nursing has now taken a close second. In her spare time, Ashley, enjoys spending time with her family, including her three dogs, as well as reading, and cheering on her Calgary Flames. 

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Erica Price

Treasurer

Erica Price joined En Corps as a dancer in 2015, and has since gone on to choreograph and sit on our board of directors. Erica grew up dancing in Calgary, and though she took a break from dance after high school, was happy to find her way back to the dance world with En Corps. She values the opportunity to keep expressing herself through movement, and to be able to share her passion on stage. Outside of En Corps, Erica has a degree in Accounting and works for lululemon. She is excited to be working on her 7th show with En Corps Dance Collective, and to continue to offer dance opportunities to the Calgary community.

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Aurelle Crerar

Secretary 

Aurelle has been the secretary for En Corps Board of Directors for 2 seasons and is a dancer and choreographer within the company. Before joining ECDC, she trained through various dance studios within Alberta and now shares her love of dance through teaching, with a focus on contemporary, at Infinite Dance Creations and Mountain View Dance Academy. Dance has always been her passion and  she feels privileged to be able to share that passion with her students and to have the opportunity to continue her training through En Corps. Outside of the studio, Aurelle is studying a major in Linguistics with a minor in Psychology at the University of Calgary with the ambition to become a Speech and Language Therapist.

“I am very thankful for the dance family that En Corps has built for me, and I am very honoured to be an acting member in its community.”

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Shayna McCord- Dupuis

Member at Large

Shayna began dancing at the age of 6 and has been a dedicated performer ever since. While although her focus is in contemporary dance, she has also examined and been formally trained in all styles. Her years spent as a competitive dancer gave her exciting opportunities to perform in places such as Disneyland and Las Vegas. She first joined En Corps in 2014 as a dancer, then spent the following few years focusing on her studies and traveling the world extensively. She returned to En Corps in 2017 as a dancer, choreographer and board member, and in 2019 she co-directed her first show, Woodstock. In addition to dance, Shayna works as a travel advisor specializing in travel for post-secondary institutes. She is also studying American Sign Language (ASL) and plans to continue working on her ASL certifications. At a young age she was diagnosed with progressive hearing loss, a condition that empowered her to work harder and grow into the confident dancer she is today. She is proud to represent the d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing community every time she’s performing on stage.

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Shondra Cromwell-Krywulak

Member at Large

Born and raised in Calgary, Shondra Cromwell-Krywulak has been training in dance for 20 years and she is starting her seventh year with En Corps Dance Collective, the last four of which she has been choreographing and teaching for the company. In April 2019 she joined The Board of Directors as a member at large after completing her BFA in Dance at The University of Calgary (2019) where her studies included contemporary and jazz technique, choreography, performance, anatomy and safe dance practice. Over the course of her degree she worked under the mentorship of many professionals including Marie France-Forcier, Melanie Kloetzel, Michele Moss, Melissa Monteros, Wojtek Mochniej, and Heather Ware. Cromwell-Krywulak also choreographed for Dance@Noon and Dance@Night – dance productions choreographed by students in the dance program- and for the drama production of Rhinoceros put on by the University – a masters of directing student’s thesis production. Her performance credits include Dance@Night,
Dance@Noon, Mainstage Dance, Dance Montage, and various En Corps Dance Collective productions. As she grows older, her passion for dance continues to grow as it continues to fuel her as a person and an artist. Dance feeds her soul and has always been a steady constant in her life as a youth and an adult, which is why she has chosen to pursue it professionally. Outside of ECDC, Cromwell-Krywulak is exploring the local dance community through technique classes, performances and teaching. She is excited to start developing her artistic voice and future professional career away from an academic setting, with ECDC being one of the venues for this growth and development.

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Mary Marieno

Member at Large

Mary has been dancing with Encorps Dance Collective for 4 years. She started dancing at the age of nine with Marda Loop Dance Academy where she completed her RAD grades 1-8 examinations. She then continued her love for dance and graduated from the University of Calgary with a B.A. in Dance with a concentration in Choreography and Performance. Throughout the four years of her degree she has learned countless strategies of how to share her knowledge of dance with community and really enjoyschoreographing and seeing the development of the dancers through her guidance. She has choreographed three pieces in University; Indomitable Spirit, Polarity “Through the use of weight and momentum, Polarity, explores the desire of human connection”, and Emulation “the human desire to surpass oneself of another”. Mary has performed in one Dance at Noon, and one Dance at Night, and five Dance Montages in University. She has also performed in a Mainstage piece choreographed by Austrian professional dancer Iris Heitzinger. She has also choreographed a contemporary piece for En Corps’ show ‘Uninhibited’. Mary now works at Turner Danceworks teaching ballet, lyrical, contemporary and competition dances. She is also a full-time office manager at the Calgary Audiology Clinic Ltd. Mary wishes to continue her love and passion for dance in hopes to have her own studio inthe future.

En Corps Dance Collective

We would greatly appreciate any monetary contribution you can provide our artists and athletes.
Please be advised that while we are non-profit, we cannot provide tax receipts as we are not a charitable organization.

Email: info@encorpsdance.ca

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