Professionals

Alexandra McPhersonAlexandra McPherson was thrilled to join the club as the Main Professional.  An extremely versatile instructor, Alex has trained in almost every style of partner dance.  She has competed professionally throughout North America in both American and International styles and was a 2 time Canadian Closed Standard Finalist.  In addition to competing, Alex has performed throughout Canada and has made several television appearances.  She currently holds her licentiate in both International style Standard and Latin and is a certified judge with the CDF.  Alex has won many top instructor awards throughout her career and has both created and conducted various dance programs for many organizations – including her own studio – throughout Calgary and beyond.

Doug Davidson

     doug davidsonDoug Davidson is excited to be a part of the U of C Ballroom Dance Club once again!  Doug Joins us as the Country Dance Professional for the Club

He has been involved in the country dance community for many years.   Doug competed at the highest levels with his wife Annick Paquet. He is a UCWDC Certified judge and has competed, taught and judged at many events on the country circuit in North America and in Europe.  You can catch Doug on the big screen, in a few movies including Broke Back Mountain, plus TV Series such as Lonesome Dove and Hell on Wheels, also most recently in 2013 on Amazing Race Canada.  

Join him in a class and get two-steppin’!  See you on the dance floor.

Kim Donaghy

kim dThe sexy and hilarious Kim Donaghy has been a professional ballroom dance instructor since 1980. Considered a pioneer for developing the dance scene in Calgary, Kim was the dance director for The University of Calgary Ballroom Dance Club for 18 years.  She also taught for many Phys. Ed. departments for both Senior and Junior High Schools in the City of Calgary.  Kim Joins us to teach workshops and substitute for either Doug or Alex. 

Amazingly, being a wife and a mother to three kids, Kim competed for Canada both in latin and ballroom where she excelled to become a Canadian semi-finalist.  In addition to that, in 2005 she was the World Champion in the Diamond Showcase Division at the World Country and Western Dance Championships in Nashville.

Kim now spends her time traveling as a professional ballroom judge, and enjoying her family!

Known as a free, fun and outgoing spirit, Kim’s contagious personality is an inspiration to many of her students. She makes learning fun and has a gift to make others feel comfortable…and it’s inevitable you will be gigglin’ a lot!

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