Darrah began dancing at the age of 3 at Dance Dynamics where she remained for 14 years. She is currently attending York University in Toronto Ontario to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a specialized honours in choreography/performance dance, and continues to teach at the studio when she is visiting Thunder Bay.
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 continues to train in Contemporary Ballet and Modern at York University, and Tap throughout the GTA.
She has competed in various local and worldwide dance competitions, and has won many awards for her tap solos and group dances. In November 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.
She has received multiple school awards, such as the Female Athletic Award, the Principal’s Association Student Leadership Award, the James Jewitt Award for music, the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Foundation Performing Arts Award, and the Thunder Bay Society of Ballet and Dance Emily Parkkari High School Scholarship. Through dance, Darrah has also found a love for music, visual arts, and being active.
She is looking forward to another year of teaching at our studio.