together we thrive

Back in 1994, Thrive Dance Studio (originally North Otter Society of Performing Arts) was opened as an after school not for profit program at North Otter Elementary by founder, Cinda Herndl. Some of our veteran dancers will remember those carpeted floors and our big portable boombox well. Each year from that point on we grew in numbers and in love. We hopped around the small town in different facilities and finally found ourselves a long term home on 248th and Fraser hwy. We cleared out the old heritage church and made ourselves a little studio, 'Thrive'. We never imagined that Thrive would outgrow that space but here we are in a 5 studio state-of-the-art building. We feel very fortunate to have this space for our dancers  and chuckle to ourselves when newcomers ask about how we started and where it all began. What a journey it's been! 

 

Today, Thrive Dance Studio Inc. is directed by sisters Natalie and Krystal Kohan alongside an amazing team of teachers and administrators. As we enter our 25th season, we look forward to the new and the familiar on this adventure. Together we thrive. 

Krystal Kohan
Krystal Kohan

Director, Owner

Natalie Kohan
Natalie Kohan

Director, Owner

Anastasia Klassen
Anastasia Klassen

Ballet, Pointe Instructor

Milaina Robinson
Milaina Robinson

Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical Instructor

Cinda Herndl
Cinda Herndl

Ballet Instructor

Juilia Bazso
Juilia Bazso

Lyrical, Jazz, Musical Theatre Instructor

Danielle Jeal
Danielle Jeal

Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop Instructor

Roraigh Falkner
Roraigh Falkner

Hip Hop Instructor

Karry Kozak
Karry Kozak

Acro and Tap Instructor

Anika Brandow
Anika Brandow

Ballet Teacher

Melissa Medalla
Melissa Medalla

Hip Hop Instructor

Caylea Davidson
Caylea Davidson

Ballet, Acro Instructor

Kath Larose
Kath Larose

Receptionist

Sydney Power
Sydney Power

Receptionist