Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer’s individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns.
To excel in jazz dance, dancers need a strong background in ballet, as it encourages grace and balance.
Lena Wiklund Lorimer
Lena is originally from Winnipeg Manitoba. There she trained at several well-received dance schools such as The Royal Winnipeg Ballet and The Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers.
After graduating from both programs she continued her dance and music education at the Sheridan College’s Music Theatre program. She has trained with such names as Linda Garneau, Jeff Dimitrio, Marie Barron, and Diana Reis as well as many other great teachers.
Lena is the founder and choreographer of her own dance company since 2013 called Hetta Dance Company.
Hetta Dance Company’s mission is to provide Ontario with something that she feels is missing, “dance theatre”! Bringing together those involved in the performing arts and those who may not be in the industry, to experience the power of storytelling through dance in a new light.
With her background in ballet, modern and jazz, Artistic Director and Choreographer Lena has produced a style of movement that is technically stunning and artistically moving. Lena’s unique style captures the way we understand the human condition and the beauty of the ephemeral through narratives. These concepts become something that everyone can identify with.
Lena is thrilled to share her professional skills and experiences with her dance & music students at Hetta Studio of Dance & Music. Her goal is to inspire and support young dancers and enrich the community through dance and music.
Miss Bree has been teaching dance for 10 years and has worked with all ages and levels of dancers.Her training is in all major styles of dance with a special focus on tap. She has completed ballet and tap exams with the CDTA and is training in the ADAPT teaching method. Miss Bree is qualified to prepare students for exams up to Junior 3.She brings to us experience in preparing students successfully for competitions and showcases. She continues to serve as a choreographer for the community and post-secondary musical productions including
College: The Musical, The Great American Trailer Park Musical and X Musical: An X-Men Musical.