Courtney Odelein- Akakpo

Acro/ Technique Training

Courtney began dancing at the age of three in her hometown of Quill Lake, Saskatchewan. Studying under RAD, ADAPT, CDTA, and NHDA, Miss Odelein in now a certified instructor with ADAPT (Tap and Jazz) , ADTA, an ADTA Mentor Teacher and Guest Panelist, ADTA Professional Adjudicator, Acrobatic Arts M1 & M2, Professional Adjudicator’s Alliance, Master Teacher and contributor of former Army of Sass’ Heels Syllabus, and Alixa Flexibility M1 & M2. With well over 10 years of teaching experience and over 12 years working as a professional dancer, her range of knowledge is very broad across all styles of dance from ballet to heels and everything in between!

A few of her guest teaching and choreography credits include; Dark Dance Company, Broadway Bound International, Fayez1 Productions, The Toronto Rock Cheerleaders, Peller Estates, Canadian Indie Week, Wayne Gretzky Events, Toronto Pride, AOSFest and TEADA International Cuban Dance Festival. She is a guest teacher at the esteemed Underground Dance Centre in Toronto, ON.

You can see her in videos with artists like; V Sevani, Wanting Q, Ain’t No Love, rIVerse and Elyse Saunders just to name a few. Courtney has appeared in many live productions such as; Toronto Pride, Canadian Indie Week, Duality, Wayne Gretzky Events, Canada Summer Games and many more. Her TV credits include; Canada Summer Games, Extra, TSN, Coors Light, Marilyn Dennis, CP24, CTV, CBC, and CMT (Canada, American and Australia). Miss Odelein has also produced and choreographed many sold out shows in Toronto.

Courtney has extensive experience in the professional dance industry, has completed many teaching certifications and years of experience teaching children to adults, absolute beginner to professional level dancers, she is excited to be back in Saskatchewan sharing her experiences and knowledge.