Chynna Erickson began dancing at the age of 3; competitively since the age of 6 at Dance Dynamics Studio. She has studied and continues to take classes in many styles of dance, including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Acro, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Contemporary and Hip Hop.
Chynna previously was an assistant dance instructor for 9 years helping and sharing her knowledge to the younger dancers of Dance Dynamics, transitioning to instructor of her own classes in 2018.
Chynna has trained in the ADAPT exam syllabus her whole competitive life studying in jazz, tap and ballet. She successfully completed her Pre Advanced Jazz in 2018 with a Highly Commended. In 2022, she completed the three year ADAPT Teacher’s Training School program in Tap and Jazz.
Through Acrobatic Arts she also has completed level Pre Professional 3 and the Graduate Program to become a certified acro instructor in Modules One and Two. For the past years she has been a demonstrator at the Acrobatic Arts workshops and has taken part in the Aerial and Back Handspring training, Back Tuck and Back Layout training as well as the Accelerate Acro Convention.
Chynna also has her St John’s First Aid –CPR “C” & AED.
Chynna has travelled to multiple out of town competitions, as well as local ones. At these competitions, she has received many judge’s choice awards, scholarships, the “Junior All Around Bowl” in 2011, “Dance Star Dancer” nominee for Thunder Bay in 2018 and numerous group awards. Along with these achievements, Chynna was voted “Dancer of the Year” in 2013. Academically she has received numerous school awards, including The Athletic Award, The Christian Living Award, The Academic Award as well was on the Honour Roll in both grade 9, 10, 11 and 12. During her time at St. Ignatius High School she taken part in the musicals “We Will Rock You” and “Rock of Ages” as a dancer/ensemble. Most recently Chynna was a performer raising funds for the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation through the Dancing with the Docs fundraiser.
While being a teacher at Dance Dynamics Studio, Chynna will be entering her fourth year at Lakehead University in the Honours Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting where she has been on the Dean’s List Honouree in both first, second, and third year.
Chynna is looking forward to another great dance season with Dance Dynamics Studio.