Shauna Jurczak
Co-Director - Jazz, Acro, Hip Hop

Shauna started ballet at age 10 as part of her artistic gymnastics training. After many successful years of national and international gymnastic competition, Shauna turned to dance, studying as many forms of dance as she could.

Her performance background includes countless performances with the CFL Blue Bombers Blue Lightning Dance Team (now known as the Blue Bomber Cheer & Dance Team), as well as exciting live performances at multiple NBA 3 on 3 events, and in performances with artists like Nelly Furtado, the Black Eyed Peas, and Mobile.

Shauna has over 20 years of teaching experience in gymnastics and dance.  She was a co-captain and choreographer for the Blue Lightning Dance Team, coached and choreographed for the University of Winnipeg and Red River College Dance Teams, and worked for many years in the gymnastics community, teaching ballet to elite gymnasts.

Shauna's career lead her to the fun and exciting world of marketing and events before she chose to devote herself full-time to Maples Academy of Dance.  Along with her work at Maples Academy of Dance, Shauna still does freelance work in marketing, motivational speaking, and as a business mentor for local young entrepreneurs.

Shauna has a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Winnipeg and a Diploma from Red River College's Creative Communications program. She is also a Mindfulness Practitioner, pursuing additional studies in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

*Miss Shauna is First Aid and AED Certified