Holly started dancing at the age of three in the Durham region. She quickly began competing at the age of six and went on to win numerous special awards, scholarships and overall awards for her group and solo numbers. When Holly was fifteen years old, she became the creator, director and choreographer for the Pickering High School Dance Team which went on to win high scores at competitions such as Strive Dance Challenge and Attitude Dance Challenge. She then began her teaching career at the young age of sixteen. Holly has since graduated with a diploma in dance from the Centennial Dance Performance Program where she studied numerous genres and learned from some of Toronto's best including Lineen Duong, Leah Totten and Jamie-Lynn Harper. Since beginning her journey as a dance teacher, Holly has taken every opportunity she can to work with the best mentors in the industry. She has worked with well-known choreographers such as Mark Samuels, Kojo "Tuch" Mayne and Amanda-May Wilson. She also continues to attend international conventions and workshops like Buildabeast 2017 and Road to Buildabeast 2019 where she learned from amazing choreographers and dance moguls like Janelle Ginestra, Robert Green, Tricia Miranda, Nicole Kirkland and many more! Holly has continued to train and perform in the style of hip hop with her performance team "Keystone" which has achieved high titles including 3rd place at Prelude Dance Toronto 2019 as well as choreography and performance special awards. One of Holly's most recent accolades would be the year she spent in the Yukon teaching dance and immersing herself in the surprisingly large dance community, especially the breakdance community! Holly wishes to never stop learning as she believes all dance instructors should always remain students as well. She is very excited to be returning to Protége to work alongside some of her favourite mentors, fellow teachers and amazing dancers!
Aeyla Webster has been training at Protégé Dance Company since the studio first opened it's doors in 2010. She has been an integral part of the competitive team for the last 10 years growing up with the amazing Protégé community receiving many awards, accolades and scholarships. Aeyla trains in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop and acro and has completed her Cecchetti ballet exams in grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 with Honours and grade 4 Highly Commended. She has also completed her Acrobatic Arts exams in grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 with Distinction and grade 7 with Highly Commended.
In 2016, Aeyla began assisting the recreational classes with the younger dancers, including: Mini Munchkins, Creative Combo, Wee-Acrobats, Acrotastic and Mini Acro, as well as classes in the Junior Summer Dance Intensives. In the summer of 2021, Aeyla was also the co-leader of the inaugural Creative Arts Day Camp at Protégé Dance Company, aiding in developing the program and leading the children as a positive role model and counselor. Aeyla has also been a substitute teacher for some classes at the studio during the past year, and most recently taught two days of the Mini/Junior Summer Dance Intensives this year.
While training full time at the dance studio, Aeyla has maintained high academic standards. Graduating grade 8 as Valedictorian, she received the Academic Achievement Award and since then continues to be on the honour roll maintaining a 95+ average throughout high school, receiving highest proficiency awards year-after-year. Aeyla is entering her graduating year with goals of applying to university for Astronomy and Astrophysics for fall 2023.
Aeyla is very passionate about teaching and leading the younger children at Protégé Dance Company. She believes in creating and maintaining a healthy, positive, and fun environment for them, and being the kind of role model she looked up to when she was younger.