- Fellow Member Cecchetti Council of America
- R.A.D. Registered Teacher
- Member B.A.T.D. (Ballet, Highland and Scottish Nationals Branches)
- Vice Chair of B.A.T.D. Western Ontario
- Vice Chair of Celtic Dance Company of Western Ontario
Miss Ruth began her training in the Cecchetti Method as a dance student under Mary Ellen Cooper in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, at the age of five. She completed her Cecchetti Advanced Teacher's Exam in 1995,
and later became a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance and the British Association of Teachers of Dancing after moving to Canada. She has been teaching ballet in London and the surrounding area since 1997.
Always looking to further develop her teaching repertoire, Miss Ruth attended the Dance Teacher Summit in New York City on three occasions in recent years.
As a dancer and a teacher, she spent many summers at the Cecchetti Council of America International Summer School in conjunction with Michigan State University, Hope College and the Cleveland-San Jose Ballet.
Although ballet is Miss Ruth’s passion ... contemporary, tap, and highland all come a close second, and she has studied them all. Her highland choreography has placed at many festivals and competitions across Canada and USA.
Miss Ruth is the proud mother of two, and she and her husband rejoice in the achievements of their two children. Their son, Timothy,
is currently studying space engineering at York University and their daughter, Julia, studies forensic science at Trent University.
She is looking forward to an exciting and fulfilling year of dance with Sutherland Studio.