Colleen Schnurr

Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop

Colleen grew up dancing in Ontario where she trained in jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, musical theatre and modern. Colleen spent summers training in New York City at Broadway Dance Centre and the Edge in Los Angeles. While dancing professionally in Toronto she toured Canada with Alanis Morissette as a featured dancer. She also appeared on Much Music dancing for CeCe Peniston. After touring the world with Princess Cruises as a singer/dancer she moved to Las Vegas to perform at the MGM Grand and the Sands Hotel. Since settling in Vancouver she was a dancer and guest choreographer for the NBA’s Vancouver Grizzlies and the P.N.E.’s Urban Storm and Fire in the Night. Colleen was proud performer at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Bid. She has performed with Canadian stars Michael Buble, Lisa Brokoff, Farmer’s Daughters and Collin James. Colleen has performed at industrials for Electric Arts, Converse and Kaboom Productions. Her travels have taken her to Japan for Volkswagen Industrials, and Africa and Dubai for Canadian Military Tours where she proudly entertained our troops. Colleen was a company member and choreographer for Fusion Dance Company for three years with fellow company member Stacey Tookey. Colleen is currently a guest choreographer and technical teacher for the Source Dance Company based out of Harbour Dance Centre where she also taught for many years. She is acting and choreographing in Vancouver’s thriving Film and Television Industry, choreographing for Barbie, and acting in many television commercials such as Bata, AT&T, Brunswick and Avista. Most recently Colleen was cast as a dancer in the feature film: Fantastic Four- “Rise of the Silver Surfer”.  Colleen is a well known teacher, choreographer, and adjudicator across Canada. She has adjudicated for Terpsichore, Dance Power, Dancing from the Heart, Dance Invasion, Burn the Floor, Dance Evolution and Spirit of Dance. Colleen has been a guest teacher at Randolph Performing Arts in Toronto and Pineapple Studios in London, England.  Colleen’s choreography has won numerous awards; Dance Power Overall Championship winners, Peak Invitational Overall winners, Surrey Arts Festival -No borders overall winners, World Dance champions at  the I.D.O World Dance Championships and most recently the provincial overall winners at the Peak Honours performance out of 6014 dances! Colleen is recognized for her positive, high energy classes. She is known for her big smile and funny stories to ensure that dance is always fun no matter how hard you are working! Her passion now is inspiring young dancers to dance from their heart to achieve their dreams and to believe that with a positive outlook anything is possible. Colleen is so excited to be joining the team at SHIFT!