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Miss Elle

MISS ELLE (a.k.a. Loranne Meek) is the founder and owner/director of The Baton & Dance Company. During her athletic career she was the 1983 and 1985 Grand National 2-Baton Champion and was a member of the 1986 World Silver Medalist Team. Loranne has coached many National Champions over the years: Carolyn Day, Kirsten Mack, Jordan Madley, Corry Topp, Lindsay Pylychaty, Vicki-Ann Jean, Brianne Jensen, Candace Zwarich, Sherri Clark, Margaret Williams, Kendra Masters, Megan Enns, Cory Archer, Jessica Parnell, Caitlyn & Tianna Tedford, Delaney Sarro, Nikki Blackmore, Cassandra Frank, Hayley Dunmire, Alisa Rozan, Hannah Curwen, Britney Denroche, Rachel James, Hayley Hegland, The A Team, Move, Five, Co. Swings, Co Supreme, Intergalactic Co., Joi, Dive, Scream, R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Grand National Dance Twirl Team “Jump”, Getting in the Mood, Saturday Night,Back Street's Back and Feel This Moment. In 2000, Miss Elle trained The “A” Team” who represented Canada at the World Championships in Den Bosch, Holland. In 2004 Loranne had the opportunity to travel to Lausanne, Switzerland to teach athletes on the Swiss National Team. At the 25th World Baton Twirling Championships in Osaka, Japan she taught a record number (300) of children in the International Athletes’ Clinic! In 2005 Loranne accompanied her student Cory Archer to the World Championships in St. Paul, MN where he won a bronze medal. In 2006 Cory reached another lifetime goal – winning the Gold Medal in the Senior 3-Baton Event in Rome, Italy. In 2007 Cory and his pair partner Jenna Jemieff won a bronze medal at the World Championships in Hamilton, Ontario! In 2008 Miss Elle co-trained the Group “Music in Me” who won the Gold Medal at the International Cup in Limerick, Ireland. Most recently she trained the 2011 International Cup Bronze Medal Pair of Gallant and Boyle!

Loranne is a CBTF Level 3 Certified Coach, NCCP II Certified Coach, certified in the FMS - Community Leader (Multi-Sport Module) of the NCCP, a Module 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 CBTF Certified Judge, Skills Development Adjudicator and Course Conductor for the CBTF SDP Program and the Level 2 Coaching Course. One of the highlights of Loranne’s career was being appointed the Competition Director for the 3rd Annual International Cup that was held in Hamilton, Ontario in 2007. She has recently become certified in the Acrobatic Arts program allowing her to teach Pre-Primary - Level 5 Acro Skills.

Loranne’s professional dance career has taken her on many adventures. She was the co-owner/director of the professional dance troupe “DANCE TECH” from 1998-2002. She performed and choreographed for the Western Premier’s Conference, the Noel “O” Concert, the Alumni Concert, the Calgary Women’s and Bridal Show, the 1997 Annual Aids Benefit, The 1998 Black Achievement Awards, Latitude and Jacob Fashion Shows, the Maestro Fresh Wes Concert, the Reel to Real Concert, three music videos – Jason McKoy, Dive and Exsanguis, Josie D’Ambola’s CD Release Party, and the Love Inc., ATC and Underground Project Concerts.

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