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Ella-Mae Borynec - Head Instructor

Ella has been part of the marching band community for 20 years now. She started spinning at a young age in Edmonton, Alberta and proceeded to climb the ladder to the world class level in groups such as Phantom Regiment, Carolina Crown, and Paramount World Winterguard. During the winter season she works with CGC YEG Origins and Ambassadors as an Instructor, Designer, and Choreographer. 

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Lauren Brady - Movement Instructor

Lauren Brady is a multidisciplinary artist born in Calgary, Alberta, on Treaty 7 territory. She began her love for Colorguard while performing with the Calgary Stampede Showband from 2016-2019. She competed in WMC and became a WAMSB World Champion in 2019. 

 

 Lauren has studied dance since age 3; styles include classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, ballroom, hip hop, and tap. She studied contemporary dance at the University of Calgary from 2017-2018 before transferring to the University of Alberta to pursue a BFA in Acting. In 2021 Lauren graduated from the program with distinction and entered the Alberta Arts community. Lauren has worked with festivals and companies across Alberta, including Theatre Calgary, Fluid Fest, Nextfest, Play the Fool, Jupiter Theatre and Alberta Theatre Projects. 

 

Lauren is beyond excited to be working with the Origins Ensemble this year.

Katie Dycke - Instructor 

This will eventually be a Bio. Until then, please enjoy the Bob Ross Ipsum.

We can fix anything. We don't need any guidelines or formats. All we need to do is just let it flow right out of us. I'm going to mix up a little color. We’ll use Van Dyke Brown, Permanent Red, and a little bit of Prussian Blue. In nature, dead trees are just as normal as live trees. Life is too short to be alone, too precious. Share it with a friend.

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Apollo Hebert - Instructor 

This will eventually be a Bio. Until then, please enjoy the Bob Ross Ipsum.

We can fix anything. We don't need any guidelines or formats. All we need to do is just let it flow right out of us. I'm going to mix up a little color. We’ll use Van Dyke Brown, Permanent Red, and a little bit of Prussian Blue. In nature, dead trees are just as normal as live trees. Life is too short to be alone, too precious. Share it with a friend.

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Shayna Murphy - Instructor

This will eventually be a Bio. Until then, please enjoy the Bob Ross Ipsum.

We can fix anything. We don't need any guidelines or formats. All we need to do is just let it flow right out of us. I'm going to mix up a little color. We’ll use Van Dyke Brown, Permanent Red, and a little bit of Prussian Blue. In nature, dead trees are just as normal as live trees. Life is too short to be alone, too precious. Share it with a friend.

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Holly Roberge - Administrative Director

Holly joined the Edmonton Strutters Drum Corps in 1995. She continued to march for the next 7 years taking her to various DCI competitions and circuits. Holly's professional work experience has primarily been in the oil and gas industry, providing bookkeeping and accounting support. She continually works to improve these skills including obtaining her Certified Professional Bookkeeper designation and completing the Office Accounting Systems with honours. Born and raised in Sherwood Park, Holly continues to live there with her husband and 3 boys. She is thrilled to be a part of the CGCYEG team! She also loves to travel, including any opportunity to visit Disney World, volunteering with her boys' hockey teams, and spending time enjoying the outdoors.

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Josie Anderson - Creative Director

Josie began spinning  in 2001 with The Edmonton Sabers Marching Band. In 2004 she moved on to join The Edmonton Crusaders Marching Band where she performed in local Alberta circuits and the MACBDA circuit. She remained with the Crusaders until the organization folded in 2006/2007. In 2009 she began instructing the Edmonton Sabers, and in 2011 became the Director for the organization. In 2013 she pursued further opportunities to teach for Impact Performing Arts along with The Edmonton Ambassadors. In 2013, Josie joined CGCYEG Vintage and continues to perform with them today. In 2016 she took a year off from Vintage and spun with Escalade Winterguard competing in the WGI Las Vegas Power Regional. In 2017 she accepted the role as Artistic Director with CGCYEG and has continued teaching since. Josie enjoys spending time with her dog Penny, car karaoke, and traveling when she can. 

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