On The Brink | Judy Russell | Episode #22

Judy Russell is a legend in the performing arts, dance and entertainment industry in Northern British Columbia and is the founder of Enchainement Dance Studio in Prince George.

Judy started Enchainement Dance Studio in Prince George in 1979. She then left it to her mom Bunny Murray (long time teacher for the Royal Academy of Dance) to look after as Judy took off to B.C.I .T. to try to her hand in Broadcast Journalism. The education was great and she worked in local radio in Prince George for a short period of time in the early eighties.

As Judy’s true calling is dance and theatre, it didn’t take long for her to enroll in the R.A.D. Teachers Certificate Program. Judy achieved her teaching Certificate in 1987 and has trained highly successful ballet students right up to the prestigious Solo Seal examination. Judy’s formal R.A.D. training came from well known teachers Josephine Slater and Ellen Andrews of Canadian Dance World and teaching mentor Lynnette Kelly. Judy’s parents, Bunny & Alex (choral director/musical theatre conductor), also contributed to her performing arts education.

She is woman of diverse talents, but perhaps her single most important attribute is her ability to teach and inspire performers of all ages. Judy has mentored many young studio owners and teachers, sending dozens of young talented people out into the world of the performing arts(in various careers including classical ballet dancers, Cirque performers, stuntmen and professional technical engineers).

Judy’s students have been wonderfully successful, and she especially loves travelling to different communities to teach and share her love, passion and knowledge of life and the performing arts.

Learn more at https://www.judyrusselldance.com/

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