We are pleased to announce the instructors for the EHDA Marvelous March Workshop. Schedules and more information to follow.

Natalie Quick – SOBHD Judge

Natalie Quick is a Fellow of the BATD and a member of the SOBHD judging panel.  Her major accomplishments include three time world champion and six Canadian championships.  Natalie has judged competitions in Canada, USA, and Scotland.  She has been teaching since the age of sixteen and is currently teaching in Toronto.  She completed her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy and works as a manager at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Aileen Robertson – SOBHD Judge

Aileen Robertson has judged many times in Canada, United States, Australia & New Zealand & teaches workshops throughout the world.

Aileen started dancing at the age of seven from which she continued her career by winning every major championship title in Scotland including the British Open, United Kingdom and Commonwealth. She also won the Adult Mid Canada Championship.  The highlight of her career was winning the World Championship three times, the junior title in 1972 & the adult in 1974 & 1976. Aileen also won the Oscar award for Champion of Champions.

Aileen is a fellow and examiner of the Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance & was taught by Elspeth sStrathern. She is a life member of the BATD & a judge on the SOBHD worldwide panel of adjudicators.

Aileen is head delegate to the SOBHD representing FUSTA & is on the registration & technical committees of the SOBHD.

Aileen has a successful dancing school based in Ayr & has formed the Ailsa Craig dance group. The Robertson School have had many successes in choreography as well as training pupils to world class level.

Aileen is dance director of the royal Edinburgh military tattoo & has recently returned from Melbourne, Australia & Wellington, New Zealand for the first of the tattoo tours! She has choreographed for tattoos in Basel, Berlin, Zurich, Virginia & Las Vegas. Recently she had the honour of attending Windsor castle with dancers for the queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.

Diane MacPhee Krugh – SOBHD Judge

Diane MacPhee Krugh has been teaching Highland for over 44 years, and for the past 32 years has been the Dance Director at St. Thomas’ Episcopal School (K –12 private school) in Houston, Texas, where she teaches Highland Dancing full time with her sister Donna Cusack. Together they have produced seven different United States Champions, winning twenty-three US Championship titles.  Five of their students have placed in the top six overall places in the Juvenile, Junior, and Adult World Championship ten times.  In addition, their students have been frequent winners of Championship titles in Scotland, Canada and the United States.  In 1997, their student Michelle Cumagun won the Juvenile World Championship.   Diane is the National Registrar for FUSTA.  She is also the Co-Chair for the BATD North American Sadie Simpson Scholarship Highland Weekend. Diane travels on a regular basis conducting workshops, and has adjudicated at many competitions and Championships all over the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, and Scotland.  Diane is an Examiner with a Fellow in Highland and National Branches with the BATD and a member of the SOBHD’s Judges Panel.  She is happily married for 39 years and has a 32 year-old son, Neil, and a 23 year-old daughter, Sandra.

John Stevenson

M.A, M.A.C.P, REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST

John Stevenson specializes in the fields of Sport Psychology, Success, and Performance Psychology. John obtained his Master’s degree in Sports Psychology from Toronto’s York University in 1992, and subsequently obtained a second Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from City University in Edmonton in 2006. In addition to his designation as a Registered Psychologist within the Province of Alberta, John is also a Licensed Heartmath Provider, Certified Coherent Breathing Instructor, Mental Game Coach Professional, and is trained in Self-Regulation Therapy.

John’s “Mental Skills Program” utilizes groundbreaking HRV Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Techonology, enhancing a performers’s ability to stay focused, composed, and alert. John calls upon his clinical coaching expertise and personal experiences, as both a competitive athlete and coach, to teach athletes how to develop mental toughness skills like commitment, confidence, concentration, composure, consistency, competitiveness, courage, ‘coachability’, control, and communication-all necessary skills in achieving the winning edge. John’s Sports Psychology program focuses on improving thought processes to overcome self-limiting emotional and physical barriers, leading athletes to acquire a champions’ mindset and, utlimately, peak performance.

John has worked with a wide variety of organizations, individuals, and athletic teams, to inprove their performance. Business clients (Chartered Accountants of Alberta, Atco, University of Alberta, Hockey Alberta, Alberta Environment, The Canadian Military, L’ Arche Canada), Performing Artists ( Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Highland Troops, Highland Dancers), and Athletes ( CIS Golfers, CIS Volleyball, CIS Track and Field, CIS Football, CIS Hockey, Ottawa Senators, Edmonton Oilers, Saskatoon Blades, Kootenay Ice, Prince Albert Raiders, Equestrian riders, Judo, Squash, Table Tennis, Cross Country, Soccer, Baseball, Archery and Pistol Shooters ) have all benefited from Johns expertise.

Laura Brown – Personal Trainer

From a young age, Laura was a very active child and always intrigued about fitness. Her passion for sports, dance and running led her to the Personal Fitness Trainer program at NAIT. Graduating in 2014, she embarked on a fulfilling career and continues her love to guiding her clients to achieving personal success. Her goal is to teach her clients the benefits of physical exercise, whether it be for everyday healthy living or to improve sports performance.