Our Team

If you want the best instruction, you need the best instructors. We love teaching people to dance, but we love even more being involved in guiding people back to wellness.

Brenton Mitchell

Owner & Instructor

Brenton Mitchell is a Halifax native who was introduced to ballroom dancing in second grade gym class by Evelyn Edgett, who went on to become his mentor. He took his love of music and movement to Dalhousie University where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.

Brenton has represented Canada internationally on many occasions. He was the 2016 & 2017 Canadian 10-Dance Champion, the 2015/16/17 Canadian Ballroom Vice-Champion and the 2017 World 10-Dance finalist representing Canada in Linz, Austria.

Brenton knows and has worked with some of the World’s top coaches.  

Janet Hartman


Janet, a retired elementary school educator, joined Edgett as a student. She quickly became addicted to the joy of music and movement combined and is now passing this on to our students. She brings great enthusiasm and an infectious laugh to helping people learn the basics.


Nadia Kiseleva

dance Instructor

Nadia was a competitor dancer for 14 years – since she was 10 years old. She recently came with her family to Halifax from Russian. Her competitive dance partner became her husband. As owners of a dance sport club in Russia, they coached dancers from beginners to competitors and had the province’s winners for more than 10 years. All their own three kids dance ballroom and that is a valuable experience for all of them. The hard work a couple has to do together to achieve a goal is a great teamwork experience for girls and boys. Nadia has experienced this as a dancer, coach, and parent. Nadia believes that everyone can dance and enjoy it, and that everybody’s dancing is unique.  

Heidrun Lind

fitness & dance Instructor

A professionally certified dance and fitness instructor on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, originally from Germany.

Heidrun trained to teach dance and fitness in Germany.  She teaches the International style of Latin & Ballroom, Jazzdance, Hip Hop and different fitness classes for all ages. Choreographing and training her competitive Performance Dance troupes were her big passion.

Heidrun enjoys working with people of all ages, from all walks of life, and at all skill levels. She is happy to teach groups of  students, couples who want private lessons, and individuals who want personal, one-on-one dance or fitness training.

Cheryl Ewing

studio Manager, Instructor

Cheryl is a freelance senior arts administrator who has worked at the national level in theatre, music and dance. Invited by Brenton to invest in his dream, she did not have to think twice about getting on board. Cheryl loves to try new things and has been instrumental in designing two very unique programs introducing children and youth to the performing arts.

Cheryl teaches our DanceABLE classes for those with neurological or physical challenges. 

Dance with us!

Whether you are a social dancer or a competitor, a beginner or a more experienced performer, you’ll find a warm welcome and exceptional instruction at Edgett Dance & Wellness.

Come and check out our magnificent new dance centre!