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Artistic Staff



Laura trained with the International School of Ballet and Jeunesse Classique Ballet for 12 years. She completed summer programs with the National Ballet School of Canada in 2001 & 2002. She danced many roles with Jeunesse Classique Ballet, including Clara and Snow Queen. She also performed with Alberta Ballet in A Midsummer's Night Dream in 2001. Laura joined the Artistic team of Jeunesse Classique Ballet in 2010. 
Laura has a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours, and a Master's degree in Biology from the University of Calgary.

Dancers are the athletes of God.

-Albert Einstein

Rehearsal Mistresses


Mimi is proud to have been with Jeunesse Classique Ballet since its inception. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Calgary.  Mimi specializes in training the youngest dancers in our Junior Corps.  She considers it a privilege to guide the children through their first steps into the formative 5 years of study.

To engage, motivate and nurture a love of the art while providing technical and artistic growth continues to inspire her as a teacher.

Mimi is also a visual artist and designs and creates headpieces and props for class and stage.


Rachel Mclean studied ballet at the International School of Ballet from Primary through Advanced II, achieving Distinction on her final exam.  She danced with Jeunesse Classique Ballet for ten years and Goh Ballet Youth Company in Vancouver for a year. As a dancer, she has performed Clara, Cake Princess & Sugarplum (The Nutcracker) and Czardas Soloist (Coppelia). 

Rachel is currently studying Arts and Computing Science at the University of Calgary.


Kate Kaupas began her ballet training at International School of Ballet, and was accepted into the full year program at the National Ballet School of Canada at age 12. Upon returning to Calgary, Kate resumed training in R.A.D at International School of Ballet. Kate was later accepted into the professional graduate program at the School of Alberta Ballet, where she had to the opportunity to perform with the Alberta Ballet Company.

Upon graduation, Kate received a contract to dance professionally with Ballet Tucson. She danced in Tucson for 3 years where she performed many corps de ballet and soloist roles in ballets such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Carmen, and Cinderella.

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