Alia Ruemper is originally from Northern British Columbia. During her training she won many awards and represented her region at the BC Provincial Dance competition, three times. She also won “best overall” and “most entertaining” awards from the Calgary Triple Threat Dance conventions in 2003 and 2004.
Alia is a fully certified ADAPT jazz and tap teacher and completed her Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA) Gold medal jazz and tap exams with Honours status. She has a BA Dance and a BKin General Kinesiology from the University of Calgary and completed her MSc in Dance Science at Laban in London, England. Alia’s Master thesis “Correlations Between General Joint Hypermobility and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Injury in Contemporary Dance Students” was published in the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science in 2012. She also presented her thesis at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science conference in The Hague, The Netherlands where she was received the “Student Research Award”. While she was completing her Masters degree in England she performed in a charity showcase of the musical, “Me and My Girl” at the famous London Palladium, and also participated in the Jack Petchey Theatre Challenge at Her Majesty’s Theatre.
Alia has attended the Dance Teacher Summit in New York City, as well as the Dance Studio Life Conference in Arizona. She has taken the following teacher training courses as well: Acrobatic Arts, Lisa Howell’s Perfect Form Physiotherapy, and the International Dance Teaching Standards. The world of dance is constantly changing and Alia strives to continue learning and educating herself in as many ways as possible.