About Absolute Dance Studios

We believe in offering a very high standard of quality dance training while trying to keep each individual’s goals in mind, regardless of age or level of ability. Our primary goal is to provide the very best learning experience and dance facility to our students. Our teachers are fully accredited and have many years of professional experience.


Erika is a graduate of the Ryerson University Theatre Dance program and has trained extensively on scholarship in Los Angeles and New York.

Selected dance works include Toronto Raptors Dance Pak, NBA halftime shows, World Cruise with Princess Cruise Lines, Dora winner “Romeo and Juliet Remixed”, Fashion Cares and several live industrials for Nike, Shoppers Drug Mart, MAC &
The Outdoorsman Show.

Television and Film credits include; CBC, TSN, ESPN, Bravo, Much Music, City TV and the Canadian Film Centre.

For the past 20 years Erika has been teaching and choreographing throughout Ontario and Alberta. She maintains and enhances her professional development and education by participating in workshops, master classes and teaching seminars in L.A, New York, Vancouver and London, England. 

  • Each season, we provide our students the opportunity to work with guest teachers, choreographers and industry professionals across the globe.
  • Our students have gone on to continue their training in professional dance studies at recognized post secondary institutions such as Ryerson University, York University, The Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, George Brown College and Sheraton College.
  • Our graduates have continued dance in the commercial industry nation wide working in music videos, for cruise lines and with professional dance companies.
  • Our dancers have received scholarships to workshops and conventions that travel Nation wide such as Artist Simply Human, Nuvo, 24/7 Dance, The Pulse, Velocity, Jump, Groove Street and Triple Threat. 
  • Dancers have received scholarships to Summer Intensive Programs at prestigious Ballet Schools such as the Joffrey Ballet School and The National Ballet of Canada. 

We believe in providing our dancers with opportunity above and beyond the rest by offering the highest quality dance experience in Calgary.  Check some highlights from our Absolute Dance Event History:

Performance Opportunities

  • Dad & Daughter Gala for Kids Cancer Care
  • Quality Summit
  • Luge Canada Olympic medal experience  inspiring Canadian youth
  • Mini Pops Live Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
  • Continental Cup Markin MacPhail Centre
  • Tim Horton’s Brier Scotiabank Sattledome
  • Next Step Live Tour Jack Singer Concert Hall
  • Harlem Globetrotters Pre Game Show & Half Time Show Scotiabank Saddledome
  • Fashion Has No Borders with host Jeanneh Beker Canada’s largest fashion trade show
  • Calgary Women’s Show Industrial BMO Centre
  • Sears Fashion Show Industrial South Centre Mall & West Edmonton Mall
  • Callaway Park Performance Celebrity Stage
  • Flirting with 40 made for T.V Movie starring Heather Locklear
  • Lulu Lemon warehouse sale performance BMO Centre
  • So You Think You Can Dance Canada Season 1 city wide promotion
  • Breakfast Television with host Jill Belland
  • CTV Live Morning Show with Lane Fraser
  • Global at 6 News Feature 
  • Holiday Production Nutcracker Wright Theatre Mount Royal University
  • Holiday Production Cinderella Wright Theatre Mount Royal University
  • Holiday Production Alice in Wonderland Wright Theatre Mount Royal University
  • Holiday Production the Wizard of Oz Wright Theatre Mount Royal University
  • Holiday Production Peter Pan Wright Theatre Mount Royal University
  • Holiday Production Frozen Wright Theatre Mount Royal University
  • Holiday Production Mary Poppins Wright Theatre Mout Royal University
  • Holiday Production The Little Mermaid Wright Theatre Mount Royal University
  • Beauty & The Beast Wright Theatre Mount Royal University

Educational Trips & Workshops

  • Harbour Dance Centre Summer Intensive Camp Vancouver BC
  • Stars At Sea–Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines performance.   Cruise to Ensenada Mexico and Workshop at Edge Performing Arts Centre Hollywood California
  • Disney Magic Music Days Los Angeles California performance at Disneyland
  • The Rockette Experience New York and Workshop at Broadway Dance Centre and Steps on Broadway
  • London England Royal Academy of Dance, Laban Contemporary School and Pineapple Dance Studio
  • California Cruisin’Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines performance.  Cruise to Catalina Island and Workshops at Edge Performing Arts Centre Hollywood California
  • L.A Dance Force convention & competition Seattle Washington
  • Disney Magic Music Days Florida Performance at the Magic Kingdom and Workshop at Epcot Centre
  • Co- Dance convention & competition Seattle Washington
  • Nuvo Dance convention & competition Phoenix Arizona
  • ASH Artist Simply Human convention & competition Los Angeles California
  • Training at Millennium Dance Complex and Edge Performing Arts Centre Hollywood California
  • Training at Harbour Dance Centre Vancouver BC
  • Velocity Dance convention & competition Vancouver BC

Donations & Community Support

  • Calgary Drop In Centre 
  • Stars Air Ambulance Gala 
  • Veteran’s Foodbank (Poppy Fund, Royal Canadian Legion Brances)
  • The Calgary Interfaith Food Bank Society
  • The Mustard Seed
  • North East Calgary Adopt a Family Society
  • Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation “Run For the Cure”
  • Alberta Cancer Foundation Tom Baker Cancer Centre
  • The Calgary Children’s Hospital Activity Book
  • Kid Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta
  • Kids Cancer Foundation of Alberta – Dilawri Group of Companies
  • Calgary Fire Fighters Burn Treatment
  • Calgary Police Association
  • Dad and Daughter Pretty in Pink Gala
  • Let’s Start Talking Mission Ministry
  • Saint Joe’s Parish
  • Discovery Pre School
  • The Calgary Kids Club
  • Simon Fraser School (Calgary Board of Education)
  • The Edgemont Soccer Association
  • Brentwood Community Gardening Group
  • Tec Canada “Walk In Her Shoes”
  • Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • “Jazz Berry Jam” City wide Pre School Tour.  Giving back to our community and recognizing International Dance – – – Day by dropping in to over 60 pre schools and sharing our love for dance, fitness and the arts!  This season we reached out to almost 800 children between the ages of 3-5 years!!!
  • Early Discoveries Nursery Schools Tour
  • Renfrew Educational Services Penny Drive
  • The University of Calgary Faculty of Nursing United Way
  • Campus Pre School
  • Quicksilver Resources Canada Inc

Annual Conventions & Competitions 

  • Tremaine
  • L.A Dance Force
  • The Pulse
  • Triple Threat
  • Coastal Dance Rage
  • Groove Street Dance Productions
  • Dance Extreme
  • I Dance
  • Nuvo
  • Co-Dance 
  • Jump 
  • VIP Dance Events
  • Pure Dance Convention
  • View Dance Challenge
  • ASH – Artist Simply Human
  • Velocity Dance Convention
  • 24/7 Dance Convention 

Guest Teachers, Choreographers, Camp Intensive Guests, Colleagues & Friends

Belinda Sobie (Vancouver), Kim Sato (Vancouver), Moe Brody (Vancouver), Kelsey Chace (Vancouver), Sacha Karlewicz (Toronto),  Faye Rauw (Toronto) , Mindy Conto (Toronto),  Jerome Bobb (Fever Dance Championship owner Toronto),  Tasha Lawson (Calgary), Wislon Wong (Toronto), Mario “Jungle” Castillo (Toronto), Megan Lawson (Los Angeles), Sabrina Philip (Los Angeles), Sarah Dolan (Calgary), Amanda Walsh (Calgary), Patrick Canny (Calgary), Alex Pesusich (The Source Dance Company), Joanne Pesusich (The Source Dance Company), Bretonie Burchell (Toronto), Carlo Atienza (24/7 Dance Company ), Alexander Chung (Kore Dance Studio), Christina De La Cruz (Toronto), Miha Matevzic (Toronto), Amelia Low (New York), Jason Owin G (Calgary), Sabrina Naz (Calgary),  Sam Crossley (Kelowna), Lisa Metz (Vancouver), Carlo Atienza (Vancouver), Sean Bracke (Toronto), Cora Kozaris (Toronto)