A team of teachers
Qualified Teaching Professionals
Director and Choreographer
B.A. B.Ed. M.Ed. C.C.C.
Kaitlyn is the director and main instructor of the Forever Highland Dance School. She is a professional member of ScotDance New Brunswick in which she is the Board of Director, as well as the Scottish Dance Teacher's Alliance. Kaitlyn has her Members Highland and Members National qualifications, and is studying for her fellowship examination.
Kaitlyn began dancing seriously since the age of eight. Since then, she has won 5 provincial championships, and has been a member of the provincial dance team for eleven years.
At first, she began helping out the former FHDA director with the younger classes and then gradually began teaching various classes until she was given the association by Rachelle Lanigan at the age of 19. She has since grown the association from under 15 dancers to over 40, turning the association into a school.
Kaitlyn has dancers making the provincial representatives team yearly including Championship titles, dancers representing Forever Highland at the SDTA conference, as well as competing at numerous competitions around Canada, the Atlantic provinces, Europe, and Scotland.
Kaitlyn was a co-chair for the ScotDance Canadian Championship Series, held in Moncton, July 2019, where there were close to 850 dancers competing at the Series.
Kaitlyn is currently working as a School Counsellor in ASD-S in NB. She is very passionate about teaching and advocating for mental health.
Junior School Instructor
Hannah Gray is the lead instructor of the younger classes (beginning dancers, second year students, and third year students). She is a professional member of the Scottish Dance Teacher's Alliance and has her Associate's Highland qualification.
She graduated from KV High School in 2016, and graduated from UNBSJ with Bachelor of Science degree. Hannah completed her Honours in Psychology and is attending St. Thomas University for the Bachelor of Education program in the Fall of 2022.
When she's not dancing, Hannah enjoys running, reading, and doing yoga.
At the age of 3 she started highland dancing, and has enjoyed dancing for the past 17 years under various teachers. Hannah has attended the ScotDance Canada Championship Series for four years, and has represented New Brunswick multiple times.
Riel Nason is a Canadian author. She highland danced for many years, and after about a twenty-five year hiatus, she is again involved in the sport.
Riel is an SDTA associate.
Victoria is 17 years and in grade 12 at Saint John High School.
Victoria has been highland dancing for 9 years and now competes in Premier. She achieved runner up to represent the NB provincial team in 2018. Her goal this year is to be a representative for NB.
Victoria in the future would love to study Marine Biology.
Tess is a 15 year old grade 10 student at KVHS. She has been dancing for 8 years, and is a Premier level Highland Dancer. Tess has been the 10 & under 12 Provincial Champion in New Brunswick as well as the 14 & under 16 Provincial Champion, earning a spot to compete at the ScotDance Canada Championship Series across Canada.