BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (BFA) HONOURS DANCE, YORK UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF TORONTO DANCE THEATRE PTP (DIPLOMA)
ACROBATIC ARTS CERTIFICATION
CANADIAN DANCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION MEMBER
Turner Norman is originally from Humboldt, Saskatchewan where he began his dance training under Jacquie Huck. After a successful performing and teaching career in Saskatchewan, Mr. Norman trained at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre in contemporary, modern and ballet and then went on to receive his BFA in Dance at York University. He has worked with many of the industry's top choreographers in hip-hop, contemporary and jazz.
He now works as a professional dance teacher, performer and adjudicator in Ontario, Quebec and western Canada and is working on his Master of Art in Dance and Psychology at York University.
Mr. Norman has over 12 years of experience teaching dance to children of all ages. His students call him Mr. Turner. He is excited to continue teaching in the Minto community at his own studio. Illustrated Movement Dance Academy has been a life-long dream. He brings to it his many years of teaching, performance and choreography experience as well as his great love of dance and passion for teaching.
Dancing has always been a very big part of my life. Starting lessons in jazz at the age of five, I went on to take classes in a variety of styles. At the age of thirteen I began teaching. In the years since, I've been fortunate in having had many opportunities to lend my knowledge and love of jazz, tap, acro, lyrical and kinderdance. My experience as an instructor has enabled me to expand my skill set, and to share my personal style with others. As a result, my love of dance has continued to grow, and now flourishes through my daughter who recently started lessons of her own.
I have always enjoyed and appreciated the many forms of dance. The ability to express ones self through movement; to feel and to grow through rhythm, leads to a truly remarkable journey. I have participated in musical theatre productions in the past as assistant choreographer, and have performed in a number of shows. Dance has moved me throughout my life so far, and will undoubtedly continue to have a positive impact on not only myself, but my entire family as well.