Shauna Jurczak

Co-Director

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, as well as exciting live performances at multiple NBA 3 on 3 events, and alongside artists like Nelly Furtado, the Black Eyed Peas, and Mobile.

Shauna has 20 years of teaching experience in gymnastics and dance.  During her time dancing in the CFL, she was a co-captain and choreographer for the Blue Lightning Dance Team (now known as the Blue Bomber Cheer Team), and she also coached and choreographed for the University of Winnipeg Dance Team and the Red River College Dance Team.  Her love for dance and gymnastics are equal, and has worked for many years in the gymnastics community, teaching ballet to elite gymnasts.

After years working in marketing and events for companies like Sport Manitoba, The University of Winnipeg, The MS Society, and The Manitoba Lung Association, as well as a columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press, Shauna chose to devote herself full-time to Maples Academy of Dance.  Along with her work at Maples Academy of Dance, Shauna does freelance work on the side in marketing, does educational, motivational, and corporate event presentations, and is a business mentor for local young entrepreneurs in the Futurpreneur program.

Shauna has a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Winnipeg and is also a graduate of Red River College's Creative Communications program.

*Miss Shauna is First Aid and AED Certified