2024 Adjudicators

Breanna Willlis


Breanna Willlis

Holding a Bachelor of Physical Education with a major in Dance, from the Universities of Alberta and Otago (New Zealand) Breanna's passion for dance and travel has led her to perform and choreograph in film, TV, and on stages across Canada and the world.

Her love of teaching and choreography began at a young age and in 1997, she began her teaching career. Over the past 27 years she has honed her skills as a dance educator, working with all ages and skill levels, and is committed to the development and growth of every performer with whom she works. By sharing a broad spectrum of technical knowledge and movement styles, it is her goal to enhance a dancer's performance, style, and confidence, and to bring out the best in each dancer.

In 2018 she founded the Stratford Dance Collective, a drop in dance and training program for aspiring and professional dancers. She has now turned it into a full studio and rebranded as Stratford Dance Co. with a competitive company, community classes and professional collective.

In 2003, Breanna began adjudicating dance festivals and competitions across Canada. In 2009 she obtained her judge's license with the International Dance Organization and currently represents Canada as a judge and choreographer. Her choreography has been recognized and awarded both nationally and internationally. She is the owner and tour director of the Canadian Dance Awards, a dance competition in Canada and the sister company of American Dance Awards.

She has travelled and danced her way to nearly 60 countries, and Breanna now calls Stratford, Ontario, Canada home.

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