Elise is an Ontario Certified Teacher who grew up in Collingwood, Ontario. At a young age she fell in love with dance. It quickly became her outlet and happy place. It showed her the positive impact that physical activity could have on one’s overall health, and gave her a way to express herself. However, as she got older her training intensified, and she found that increasing emphasis was placed on performance and physical appearance. In 2018, she discovered DANCEPL3Y while attending teacher’s college at Queen’s University. Right away she wanted to know more about the program, because the message behind it aligned perfectly with her personal philosophies around dance and mental health. Since then Elise has completed training in multiple PL3Y courses and is now a certified DANCEPL3Y Kids, Preschool and YOGAPL3Y Kids Instructor as well as an Online Master Trainer for DANCEPL3Y Kids and Preschool. As a PL3Y Instructor her goal is to give children a different experience with movement based programs than the one she had by exposing them to different styles and ideas around movement, in a safe space where they feel comfortable to be themselves.