Darrah began dancing at the age of 3 at Dance Dynamics where she has been ever since. Growing up at Dance Dynamics, she was encouraged and supported in finding aspects of dance she excelled in, which in her case was tap dance. Dancing eventually transitioned to teaching, and now Darrah is dedicated to helping her students find their own appreciation for this art form, and encouraging them to discover what they personally excel in and support their growth.
She has trained in many forms of dance such as jazz, ballet, hip hop, musical theatre, lyrical, pointe, and tap which is what she specializes in. Darrah has completed many exams following the ADAPT syllabus, up to and including the Pre-Advanced Tap and Jazz exams.
She has competed in various local and worldwide dance competitions, and has won many awards for her tap solos and group dances. In 2019, Darrah travelled to Germany as part of Team Canada Tap to compete at the IDO’s Tap Dance World Championships, where they placed 6th in the world for their Adult Formation routine. In 2022, she was part of Team Canada Tap again, in this instance travelling to Croatia and competing again at the Tap Dance World Championships. In 2021, she was asked to be part of a piece by Sisu Dance Projects, directed and choreographed by Amy Lintunen, which was showcased at the Eastern Canadian Tap Conference in Mississauga Ontario and performed alongside live musicians.
Darrah has participated in many tap dance focused workshops and intensives, some of which include: The Rhythm Lab (Thunder Bay), Tap Dance Centre’s Tap Syllabus Teacher’s Certification Course (Mississauga), and the Eastern Canadian Tap Conference (Mississauga). She has worked with many established dancers and choreographers, such as Amy Lintunen, Kim Chalovich, and Matthew Clark.
Throughout the year she also works at Fort William Historical Park as a historical interpreter, working on the living history site and in the costuming department. This job has helped further her other passions for music, visual arts, and hand skills such as sewing and beadwork. Dance has also allowed her to travel the world, which has furthered her love for travelling.
She is looking forward to another year of teaching at our studio.

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