Gabby began her post secondary education at the University of the Fraser Valley. She continued on at Simon Fraser University and graduated in 2014 with distinction. Gabby graduated with a BA in Psychology as well as a minor in Human Development and Counselling. Her degree gives her knowledge and understanding of children’s behaviour, learning, and development which greatly influences her approach to teaching. Gabby is passionate about learning and continuing on her education. She hopes to one day complete her masters in education.
It is Gabby’s unique background in gymnastics that brought her into teaching gymnastics and dance. As a dance teacher, Gabby teaches Acro Dance, a unique style of dance that incorporates both dance and gymnastics elements. Using both her experience as a competitive gymnast and her dance training Gabby has developed her own unique Acro technique, Inspire Acrobatics. For over 10 years she has specialized in teaching Acro technique and tumbling for dancers. Using a step by step approach Gabby guides her dancers to accomplish difficult Acro and tumbling skills with safety. She pays close attention to the development of a strong Acro foundation. Some of her certification includes; Acro Dance Adjudicator (2020), module 1, 2 and 3 Alixa Flexibility: professional Flexibility stretching curriculum (2019), Sugarfoot Therapy: Injury Prevention for Dancers (2020), Level 2 certified gymnastics coach (2007), Level 1 in trampoline (2009), Junior Acrobatique Gold Standard for teaching(2012), Module 1 Acrobatic Arts course (2016), Module 2 Acrobatics arts course (2018), International Dance Teaching Standards course (2015), Respect in Sport certification, Making Ethical Decision course, and has attended the Mathers Dance Teachers Intensive in California (2016).
Gabby has been teaching for over 10 years. She believes in being a positive role model to all her students. She loves teaching and aspires to pass on her passion to learn, inspire, move, and create.