Judy Dorland has been teaching dance for over 40 years and feels very blessed to have been given the opportunity to work with so many young people and their families throughout the years. She resides in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada with her husband, Kent. They are the proud parents of Chris (Kristen) and Dan (Anne Marie) who have blessed them with four beautiful grandchildren, Chase, Chloe, Charlotte and Alice.
In 2013, Judy was honored by being the recipient of the Women’s Award of Excellence for Education and Training as well as the Mayor’s Recognition Award in 2014 for the City of Red Deer. Her students have been the recipients of numerous Competitive Awards over the years and Judy has also received many awards for both her Choreography and Costuming. Helping to build strong and Community minded young people has also been her focus as a Dance Educator. She has many students successfully working in many different Professions in life. A small number of of her students have gone on to perform professionally as Dancers, Singers and Actors. Judy has dancers working both on and off Broadway and at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
In Judy’s words “In 1985, becoming a member of the A.D.A.P.T. Family was a life changing experience both professionally and personally for me. I have grown so much as a Dance Educator because of the knowledge and education I have received from A.D.A.P.T. and my Mentors, Brian and Faye Foley. Being invited into this amazing group of Professionals to participate as an Examiner has been such a rewarding experience. Travelling to different Studios across our country to help examine young dancers is a very gratifying job. A.D.A.P.T. dance training teaches an abundance of Life Skills for every child as they grow up and mature into young adults. I look forward to working with both A.D.A.P.T. Teachers and their Students and continuing to offer support and guidance to every studio I visit! I am very proud to be a part of A.D.A.P.T. and all that it stands for.