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Sarah Burling


Sarah Burling

Sarah Burling has been studying gymnastics from the age of 3 and attended dance classes at the York Dance Academy from the age of 5. She competed in dance & gymnastics for a number of years winning numerous awards including the overall highest Acro score at Champion of Champions and the 3rd overall duet/trio at the Canadian National Dance Championships. She continues to update her skills attending various workshops throughout Ontario with the Dance Educators of Canada and recently passed her Intermediate Level Cecchetti Ballet Exam through I.S.T.D. (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing). Last year, Sarah who also still performs and competes  won the First Overall Duet/Trio with her partner, Leah Schwarzli at the Canadian National Dance Championships. Leah is also a teacher at YDA.

Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph with an honours in Psychology and has also completed the Dance Teacher Training Program at YDA.

She is a popular teacher with both the recreational and competitive students and many of her students have won top awards including over-all pre-competitive and most potential dancer award for two years in a row.

Sarah is looking forward to sharing her passion for acro and dance with the YDA students for many years to come.