F.I.S.T.D. Ballet, MODERN, TAP, NATIONAL
Mrs. Proust received her early training in
England at the Arts Educational School and Graduated from the London College of
Dance and Drama with Distinction. During this time she gained her Associate
qualifications in Ballet, Modern, Tap, National and Ballroom. She has taught
throughout the world spending time in New Zealand helping to develop the modern
work that was newly introduced.
She has continued to further her
qualifications, holding Fellowship status and Examiner for Ballet, Modern, Tap
and National for the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.
She is the only Quadruple examiner in Canada,
and very few hold this status. She travels extensively as an Examiner for these
faculties visiting such places as Australia, South Africa, Portugal, Mexico,
Italy and Malaysia to name a few, as well as North America. In the past she has
taught for the University of Calgary, was Dance Mistress for Decidedly Jazz,
ran the Imperial Baroque Dance Company and ran her own school, Calgary Imperial
School of Ballet. Shirley worked with the School of Alberta Ballet for 25 years
and was Head of the Regular Division. Now semi retired Shirley continues to
examine internationally, visiting Japan and China in the last two years.
Shirley is part of the faculty at Crossings
Dance and has developed the ballet program at BALANCE Studio in Okotoks.
Shirley works with teachers working to upgrade
their teaching status and coaches students for competition and examinations.
MRS .PROUST WAS Awarded the ISTD International Theatre Award 2017 for all of her work and dedication to the ISTD.
"Her dream becomes reality, her passion is ignited, her future is bright. Dance is about more then the steps, it is about life lessons." ~ Unknown