about us

The teachers and choreographers at Watts School of Dance are qualified, talented and highly motivated.

Watts School of Dance teachers and choreographers strive to foster a love of dance, to develop self-discipline and self-motivation among students, and to encourage and support students in class and performance.

Whether your child is pursuing dance at a competitive or recreational level, Watts School of Dance offers an educational and enriching dance experience for all ages and all levels.

Watts School of Dance offers competitive and recreational classes in: Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Acro, Ballet, Modern and Musical Theatre.

Director, WSD

Ashley Watts BA, BATD

Ashley Watts is a sought after teacher and choreographer with extensive knowledge in the dance industry both onstage and offstage in the areas of performance, choreography and costume design.

With Ashley's professional and nurturing coaching skills, her students have had the opportunity to win awards locally and internationally such as top scores, top overalls, dance-off winners and judges choice awards to name a few. Ashley's students have also won scholarships such as multiple Be Discovered's "Summer in LA" scholarships, OIP Dance Scholarships, Dance Fuzion Scholarships and Dance Impact Scholarships to name a few. Ashley's students have also had the opportunity to perform with The National Show Team Greece 2007 and The National Show Team Spain 2006. Ashley's students have also been CNE Rising Star Finalists and many have been accepted into numerous regional arts programs.

Ashley's choreography has led her to be the recipient of numerous choreopgraphy awards on local, national and international levels. Ashley feels that it is important to stay on the forefront of the ever evolving dance world so that she can provide her students with the very best in dance education.

Ashley feels that it is important to use your skills to give back to the community. For the past two years Ashley has choreographed routines for The Canadian Cancer Society annual "Relay For Life" events. Most recently, Ashley choreographed a routine for "The Butterfly Ball", a gala to raise money for The Credit Valley Hospital's new Palliative Care Center.

Ashley is thrilled to be sharing her extensive knowledge as well as her love of dance with Watts School of Dance students!

Teacher, WSD

Jennifer-Rose Hanson BFA - Dance, WPDTA

Jennifer-Rose Hanson is a sought after acrobatic trainer and choreographer with extensive knowledge in the dance industry both onstage and offstage.

Jennifer-Rose trained for many years in a competitive setting in the genres of acro, ballet, jazz, musical theatre and modern.

Jennifer-Rose is a graduate of the prestigious dance program at Ryerson University. After training at Ryerson University, Jennifer-Rose attended The Toronto School of Circus Arts where she focused on aerial acrobatics and hand balancing. Jennifer-Rose is also a fully accredited ballroom instructor through the World Professional Dance Teachers Association.

Jennifer-Rose's students at Watts School of Dance have won numerous overall awards, top score awards and costume awards to name a few.

Jennifer-Rose is excited to share her extensive knowledge and innovative with her Watts School of Dance students!

Teacher, WSD

Ryan Adkins CDMA

Ryan Adkins is a sought after performer and teacher. Watts School of Dance is thrilled to have Ryan on faculty as a guest teacher and workshop instructor.

Ryan's professional resume includes: Disney Cruise Lines (Dance Captain & Performer), Beauty and the Beast - Stage West (Lead Dancer), Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (Dancer), Holland America Cruises (Dancer & Tumbler), Tokyo Disney Resort (Dancer & Tumbler), Jacob`s Pillow Inside-Out Festival, Canadian Children`s Dance Theatre - 3 week tour of Singapore and Malaysia, Mr. Dance Canada - Chapter 38 - CDMA.

Ryan is always excited to come home and share his worldly dance experience with Watts School of Dance teachers, choreographers and students!

Teacher, WSD

Tiffany Watts RAD

Tiffany Watts is a sought after performer, choreographer and teacher in the dance industry. Tiffany has trained for over fifteen years in jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, modern and vocal with industry leaders in local, national and international settings.

Tiffany has had the opportunity to perform at Alvin Ailey in New York City, Adelphi University in New York City, numerous Habitat For Humanity Galas in Ontario and at the Air Canada Center with The Raptors Junior Dance Pak.

Tiffany was chosen to perform in the south of Spain with Dance Dance Canada`s National Show Team where performances included major sporting events, national amusement parks and local festivals.

Tiffany is continuously performing in the dance industry which aids in maintaining Tiffany`s current and fresh choreography and lesson plans!