Deanna McCarron

Deanna began dancing at the age of 5 with the Doris MacDonald Dance Academy in Sydney, Nova Scotia and continued her dance training there until she was 18 years old. Deanna then entered Acadia University earning a Bachelor of Science Degree and then furthered her studies at the Victoria General Hospital obtaining a diploma in Respiratory Therapy.¬†She worked in the Respiratory Therapy field for 28 years and it was during her experience as a front line Respiratory Therapist she had a chance to see what happens when an area’s youth are bored and lack positive activities. She saw local teens suffering drug overdoses, having babies or injured in drunken-driving car wrecks. Deanna decided to offer hip hop and breakdance lessons as an activity that would appeal to young people. The program has expanded to include other dance styles such as ballet, acrobatics, contemporary and pre-school programs. Deanna has retired from her profession as a Respiratory Therapist to volunteer full time to teaching and mentoring children. In March of 2017 she was awarded the L’Oreal Paris Woman of Worth Award that recognizes women who selflessly volunteer their time to serve their community.