I was lucky enough to have been born into the lovely Denise Lester Dance Academy family. At a young age I was already certain that dancing was my passion and it was something I wanted to pursue for the rest of my life. Having my beautiful mother, Wendy Scharien as a dance teacher has made the studio my second home and she had inspired me to become a teacher just like her. I have completed my B.A.T.D Associates in Ballet, Stage, Modern and Acro. Throughout the years I have participated in Fashion shows for Lasenza Girl in the Toronto Eatons Center. I have participated in industrial shows for Judy Scott all around the GTA, I have performed at the Oshawa Little Theatre for Risa Productions in the show "Aladdin." More recently I have danced at Canada’s Wonderland during both the summer and fall seasons in the shows: Psycho Circus, Start Me Up 2011, Beyond the Grave and Start me up 2012. I am very excited to finally be a dance teacher, and I am looking forward to working with all of the talented dancers that are here at the Denise Lester Dance Academy.