Minuet Charron is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer currently residing in Calgary, Alberta to train with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks in the Professional Training Program. The program consists of classes delving into the roots of vernacular jazz dance and all that encompasses it including tap, west african, afro-cuban, caribbean, improvisation, and ballet. She also trains with IllFX Education and teaches hip hop at Inspire Dance Arts.
Although born in Ontario, Minuet spent most of her life in Nova Scotia. Her parents recognized her love of dance and enrolled her in dance classes at age 3. She danced with competitive dance studios Cape Breton School of the Arts and Northside Dance over the next 10 years, at first in jazz, tap, and ballet, but quickly in any style available.
When she was 13, Minuet joined the Professional Training Program at the Conservatory School of Dance to focus on ballet. In the summers, she trained at the Quinte Ballet School of Canada. While in Halifax, Minuet spent 3 years training with Votive Dance’s Jazz Initiative Scholarship Program, and practised breaking with her mentor Nick “Gennew” Nguyen. In 2020, she joined the House of Eights Commercial Training Program and Halifax Dance’s Intensive Training Program and in the fall, studied with Bo Park (New York) in her online program for choreographers, performers, and dance industry leaders.
Among other performances, in 2015 and 2016 Minuet played the role of Young Clara in The Nutcracker (Savoy Theatre), in 2019 danced in the Scotia Square 50th Anniversary commercial, and in 2021 performed in Votive Dance’s Synced Systems and Unity Charity’s virtual showcase The Bounce Back. Minuet has received numerous awards for her talents in dance including: Talent Trust Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Artistic Achievement and multiple NSTT scholarships, Sally Brayley Bliss Award x2 (Taking Steps to Fly choreography showcase), Judith Grant Scholarship and Jan Wicha Cup (MCPA), as well as scholarships, medals, and star soloist awards from many competitions.
Minuet’s personal style has been developing over the years, working to bring something new and entirely herself into her choreography. In dance, she strives to constantly learn, play and create and hopes to help everyone find and embrace their personal style and way of moving.