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 was previously an assistant dance instructor for 9 years, helping and sharing her knowledge with the younger dancers of Dance Dynamics, transitioning to instructor of her own classes in 2018. She specifically enjoys teaching and excels in Jazz and Acro through her qualifications. 

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 exam in 2018 with a Highly Commended. In 2022, she completed the three-year ADAPT Teacher’s Training School program in Tap and Jazz making Chynna certified as an ADAPT Teacher of Dance. This qualifies her to be able to technically teach those three genres of dance and prepare her students for their ADAPT exams.

Through Acrobatic Arts she also has completed all levels from Primary to Pre-Professional 3. In 2020, Chynna successfully completed the Acrobatic Arts Graduate Program to become a certified Acro instructor in both Modules One and Two. This qualifies her to spot and train her students in Acro safely and technically. She has been a demonstrator at the Acrobatic Arts workshops. She has taken part in the Aerial and Back Handspring training, Back Tuck and Back Layout training as well as the Accelerate Acro Convention.

Chynna has traveled to multiple out-of-town competitions, as well as local ones. At these competitions, she has received many judges’ choice awards and scholarships, the “Junior All Around Bowl” in 2011, the “Dance Star Dancer” nominee for Thunder Bay in 2018, the Sylvia Horn Young Scholarship in 2022, and numerous group awards. Along with these achievements, Chynna was voted “Dancer of the Year” in 2013 by her peers at Dance Dynamics. Besides her own achievements at competitions, Chynna’s choreography has been recognized through judge’s choice awards and has placed in the top overalls. Chynna continues to further her dance teacher knowledge through CLI and other dance-teacher conferences. 

In 2020, Chynna was a performer for the Superior Theatre Festival Undercurrents Project alongside her peers showcasing local talent in Thunder Bay. In 2022, Chynna was an ensemble performer for Dancing with the Docs Thunder Bay to help raise funds for the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation Northern Cancer Fund. 

Academically she has received numerous school awards, including The Athletic Award, The Christian Living Award, and The Academic Award, and was on the Honour Roll in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. During her time at St. Ignatius High School, she has participated in the musicals “We Will Rock You” and “Rock of Ages” as a dancer/ensemble. Chynna has completed her Honours Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting at Lakehead University and plans to take the next steps to receive her CPA designation.

Chynna is looking forward to another great dance season sharing her knowledge of dance to the students at Dance Dynamics Studio.


sharing knowledge through 4 generations