Harmony Appell

Harmony was practically born in the studio, starting dance at the age of 2 and a half. For the past 18 years she has thoroughly enjoyed her time in the studio and on stage. Since the start of her young dance career and up until recently she has had much success.

Harmony has auditioned for and successfully been invited to attend the Royal Winnipeg Ballet school’s summer intensive program in 2008, the National Ballet of Canada’s one-month summer program in 2009 and most recently the 3-year post-secondary Teacher Training Program at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School in 2015. Harmony successfully auditioned for and performed in the Moscow Ballet Company’s production of Sleeping Beauty in 2010, and again the following year in their Swan Lake Performance. In 2007, Harmony received the RBC Silver Plate for her demi-pointe solo, the All Around Senior Dance Bowl for the highest overall combined marks in 2011 and the Sylvia Horn Memorial Scholarship for a promising student entering post-secondary education who has been extremely successful in her choreography as well as her own dancing in 2015 at the Lakehead Festival of Music and the Arts. Most recently, in 2016, she was awarded the Fort William Rotary Club Silver Tray.

Harmony has been trained in almost every style you can imagine including jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, acro, hip hop, and musical theatre. She has taken classes with many well-known dancers and choreographers such as Shannon Mather, Blake McGrath, Willdabeast, Jenn Parsley, Rustin Matthews, Ade Obayomi, David Cox, Talia Favia, Jaci Royal, Mark Kanemura and many, many more.

At various workshops locally and internationally, Harmony has won outstanding scholarships to locations all around the world including Paris, LA, Montreal and New York. Some of her most prestigious awards include top overall soloist, most potential, most outstanding and special awards like the best costume and emotional execution.  Harmony has recently been titled Senior Miss Masquerade at the Masquerade Dance Competition in Duluth 2 years in a row. She has also received many exceptionally high marks and placements on a variety of different performances. Most recently, Harmony has been acknowledged for her outstanding jazz, ballet, and lyrical choreography, receiving numerous top choreography awards at competitions, including but not limited to, Thunderstruck Canada, Masquerade, Dancefest, LFMA, and Celebration Talent. 

For many years, Harmony has assisted and taught a variety of classes at the studio for dancers from the ages of 3 and up in jazz, ballet, and lyrical and is looking forward to another successful year as part of the Dream Team teaching staff.