Arlene Birnie-Browne

Arlene Birnie-Browne

Ms. Arlene grew up in Calgary where she trained in jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, musical theatre and gymnastics. As a young dancer, she participated in dance exams and festivals. Her passion for dance excelled when she became a member of the Young Canadians School of Performing Arts.

With the Young Canadians, Arlene performed in the Evening Grandstand Show at the Calgary Stampede. She was invited to perform in Las Vegas, numerous corporate events and a Grey Cup Half Time Show. Throughout this time, she worked with guest artists and choreographers from around the world, gaining valuable professional & theatrical experience.

Arlene has studied dance at the U of C, Edge Performing Arts Centre in Los Angeles and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.  Recent training programs include Dance Teacher Web Conference in Las Vegas, Yoga Kids Foundations Training, Alberta Dance Educators Workshop and numerous Acrobatic Arts training events.

Arlene is certified with Acrobatic Arts, the Intellidance Method and Alixa Flexibility.

Over the years, Arlene has instructed children & adults throughout Alberta and internationally in Bangkok, Thailand and Stavanger, Norway.  She also spent time living in Dubai. For inspiration, she has travelled to New York & London to experience the magic of Broadway Theatre.  Arlene has a passion for working with children and always looks forward to inspiring the next generation of dancers!