Advanced Hip Hop Teacher
My class is fast paced and high energy. When everyone in the room is sweating I feel like I’m doing my job right. My aim with advanced hip-hop this year is to take students who already have a strong understanding of their bodies and of hip-hop as a style and to push them out of their comfort zone. I would recommend at least 3-4 three years of hip-hop before enrolling in this class. My goal is for our class to feel like family and for everyone to leave the season a better dancer. I like to push my students and encourage them to embrace their potential. It is really important to me that I connect with every person that takes my class and that they feel supported and challenged.
Name/Nickname: Quinn Venable (anything that involves a Q sound can work as a nickname)
Program: 3rd year Art History
Hometown: Barrie, ON
What does dance mean to you?
Dance has meant so much to me over the years. No matter what was going on in my life I could always turn to my dance family for support. Dancers are some of the goofiest, loving and most accepting people I have ever met. Dance taught me to explore my creative side and learn new aspects and levels to my personality. It allowed me to understand and love my body as well as celebrate my differences. It also taught me to celebrate the strengths of others and how to be part of a team. Dance had taught me how to be honest with myself and create goals to push myself forward. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without dance.
Favourite dance move: I love anything that involves shaking that booty.
Favourite place to travel: I want to go to Iceland so bad and swim nakey in one of those natural hot tubs.
Favourite Netflix show: Ru Paul's drag race is the bomb but also any Netflix shows about houses and gardening (apparently I’m 70 years old).
Choreographer you would love to work under: Parris Goebel is my biggest inspiration. If you have never heard of her, go look her up NOW. She single-handily changed the way I approach choreography and dance.
competitive dancer in all styles for 10 years
choreographer and teacher for 4 years at the recreational and competitive level for ages 3-18
taught at the So You Wanna Dance Adult Convention in 2016
member of FLOW Performance Crew last year