LEE NEWMAN is celebrating 25 years as the owner of the Stouffville Academy, a performing arts school in Stouffville, a suburb of Toronto, Canada. Working alongside her husband tom carter, the dance school has grown to offer music and drama in a 7500-square foot facility. Lee completed her Masters Degree in Dance at York University, and has assisted the faculty teaching Jazz & Dance Pedagogy classes, in addition working as a TA for Dance Injury Prevention, and Dance Kinesiology. Lee has also completed training in Bartinieff Fundamentals, Pilates, and Integrated Movement Therapies.
Lee is a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS). In addition to her extensive teaching experience, Lee’s professional work includes TV commercials, corporate films, and music videos. Lee is responsible for developing and creating the performers and teachers of tomorrow. Current and former students have been accepted into dance education programs such as the National Ballet School of Canada, York University, Ryerson University and George Brown College. Many in fact, have gone on to successful performing and dance teaching careers themselves.