Marnie Merchant

Marnie has been dancing since the age of three and has been with Studio One Dance since it opened in 2001, where she has studied various forms of dance. These include ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, lyrical, hip hop, musical theatre, character and Bollywood.

Marnie has received many awards and scholarships at our local and out of town competitions. She has received her Grade 5 Tap and Jazz certificates and Elementary Ballet certificate under the British Association of Teachers of Dancing. Marnie has been selected for her outstanding examinations and has had the opportunity to compete in the B.A.T.D. North American Scholarship weekend where she has been awarded top 10 placements in Senior Jazz and Senior Tap. Marnie has had the opportunity to work with professional ballet companies on numerous occasions. She has performed with the Minnesota Ballet in Coppelia and has played many different roles in the Nutcracker. She has also performed with Ballet Jorgen in their rendition of the Nutcracker.

Marnie has had the opportunity to learn from many talented choreographers in different genres. She has taken classes from So You Think You Can Dance winner Joshua Allen, Allison Holker, Mandy Moore and many more. Marnie has had the opportunity to extend her tap knowledge through classes with Jay Fagan, Suzy Guarino and more. Marnie is currently studying at Lakehead University where she is pursuing her Honours Bachelors of Education.

Marnie is very excited to continue teaching at Studio One Dance this year and share her passion for dance with her students.