Trina began her dance training in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan where she reached top levels of ADAPT and CDTA syllabus. After completing 2 years of the ADAPT teacher’s course, she went on to teach jazz, tap, hip hop, and musical theatre for 2 years in Saskatoon, SK. Trina then followed her love of dance to New York City where she trained further with choreographers such as David Marquez, Derick Grant, Ray Hesslink, Randy Skinner, Sheila Barker, Derek Mitchell, and Josh Bergasse.
Trina performed in the musical, 42nd Street, which toured Asia and was produced by Tony Award Winner, Mark Bramble. While in China, she performed at and presented the award to the winner of China Idol (“My Show”). Trina also toured Europe for a year with the show Magic of the Dance as a featured tap dancer. Due to Magic of the Dance’s status, she was interviewed for a CBC broadcast. In New York City, Trina performed in a showcase entitled: Dedicated to Dance, which featured Broadway performances from the accomplished life of Alan Onickel.
Since moving to Toronto Trina has performed with the Toronto Rhythm Initiative, Soul Symposium, Sapphire Dance Productions, Studio 60, and KOKUS Productions. Venues have included the Fringe Festival, Talent Defined, Bazaar, Comedy Tonight, PRIDE, and MTV Canada. Most recently, Trina was honored to perform at the Stella Adler Theatre on Hollywood Blvd, CA with The JL Experience. Trina is happy to call Toronto home and excited to be teaching at the Swansea School of Dance!!