Paula Fera began her dance training at the age of 5 under guidance of her mother Frances Fera who operated and owned the Frances Fera Dance Studios in Toronto Canada. Paula trained for 12 years in ballet, tap, jazz, and acrobatics. During the 1970’s Paula participated in many dance classes and workshops in NYC at the Broadway Dance Center with legendary teachers such as Frank Hatchet, Bobby Rizzo and the highly regarded late Charles Kelly. Her journey and training continued at the Academia de Danza Mona Liza in Acapulco Mexico. In 1980 she began her Professional career as a principal dancer for the Ballet Malambo at the Centro de Convenciones. She performed in multiple shows and hotel reviews as Viva Las Vegas, The Jazz Company, The Milton Gio Ballet and Televisa Mexico (Mexico City). Upon Returning to Canada in 1985 she continued her professional career at the Berlin Nightclub as head choreographer and dancer.
In 1988, Paula and her Mother Frances Fera established the renowned and highly esteemed Young Dancers of Canada in Vaughan Ontario. Paula was a devoted artistic director and choreographer for the long standing operation of YDC for twenty-eight years from 1988-2015. Throughout her career Paula taught and choreographed competitive and recreational dance to thousands of young children, inspiring them to pursue their own career’s in the field.
Having experienced the intense nature of the competitive dance world, Paula always had the desire to find a way that the Audience could control the outcome of the event. Paula's creation of allowing the Audience to have a say in providing participating dancers with awards was based on her inital urge to place a tool in the hands of those watching true talent dance across the stage. The Audience Dance Rivalry has utilized Paula's ideas on both an innovative and technological level, because the Audience at each event is now able to voice their opinions through the link adrlive.ca.
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“A lifetime devoted to dance”