Marielle Lespérance is the current Adult Canadian and World Champion in highland dancing. Throughout her competitive career, she has won 5 World Championships, 6 Commonwealth Championships, and 12 Canadian Championships, among numerous other championship titles. Beyond competition, Marielle’s passion for highland dance extends to teaching and performing. She is a member of the British Association of Teachers of Dance, is a Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing adjudicator, and has lectured and taught dance workshops across Canada, the United States, Scotland and Ireland. Marielle has performed internationally, both solo and with various productions and musicians, and continues to perform with the highland dance company Change of Step, of which she is a founding member.
Marielle owes her passion and success in dance to her instructor of nearly 20 years, Ellen Cameron, and to Janice Macquarrie, with whom she trained while completing her Bachelor of Science in Physics at St. Francis Xavier University. Marielle also holds a Master’s of Science in Medical Physics from Carleton University.