Savannah’s enjoyment of dance began at the age of 3. She excelled as a competitive dancer in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Modern, winning many outstanding and overall awards including a gold medal in Germany with Team Canada Show dance.
At the age of eleven, Savannah attended The National Ballet School summer intensive. She continued to enjoy other forms of dance but decided that classical Ballet was her passion. She later joined the Neglia Ballet Artists where she trained intensely and performed in productions such as Romeo and Juliet, Nutcracker and Baba Yaga. During this time Savannah attended summer intensives at The Kirov Ballet Washington DC, American Ballet Theatre and The Joffrey Ballet School.
In secondary school she was actively involved in drama and vocal music and choreographed for the school musical. After graduating with honours, Savannah attended the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre professional program in NYC. She went on to become a Ballet trainee at The Joffrey Ballet School. She studied with distinguished classical, contemporary and modern instructors such as Mathew Prescott, Desmond Richardson and Misty Copeland to name a few.
During her time in NYC she performed in classical renditions of Nutcracker and Cinderella and was cast by world renowned choreographers Josie Walsh and Earl Mosley in contemporary ballet pieces. Accepted to Nashville Ballet Company for the summer, she danced classical roles from Swan Lake alongside the second company. When moving back to Toronto she performed and trained with Toronto Dance Project in a variety of dance styles and with well known industry choreographers. Savannah performed in the 2015 PanAm Games opening ceremonies as a Hip Hop Dancer with Luther Brown and Cirque du Soleil. She danced at The Toronto Argonauts Pre Game Show, Choreography by Jocelyn Peden. Exploring theatre, voice and dance, Savannah was cast in the production Eleven with the Ismailova Theatre of Dance choreographed by Merey Ismailova.
Throughout Toronto she continues to perform with Emimotion Dance Company. Savannah has successfully completed teachers training curriculum in Ballet education, anatomy, nutrition and injury care and prevention at both The Joffrey Ballet School and American Ballet Theatre. Expanding her teaching with various dance styles, Savannah completed her Dance Teacher Certificate from The University of Nevada Las Vegas. She also holds a certificate for Yoga Tune Up, Anatomy Course. She has her standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C up to date. Her teaching approach concentrates on creating a balance of technique and health while embracing the joy of dance every step of the way. Savannah continues to train, audition and expand her repertoire. She is enrolled in Acrobatic Arts which is a professional curriculum for acrobatic dance, where she continues to expand and explore more teaching experiences.