Ahria McNichol
Actor, Dancer
Non Union
“Great dancers aren’t great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.”
– – Martha Graham

Ahria was born and raised in Surrey, BC and started entertaining and dancing almost before she could walk! She entered the studio world in 2010 when she was just 3 years old and began dancing competitively when she was 5. At age 7, she moved to Artistic Edge Dance Academy and expanded her training into all genres.

Ahria now trains competitively in Acrobatics, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Ballet & Hip Hop. She has been presented with numerous awards and scholarships at competitions and enhances her training by attending conventions, workshops and intensives whenever she can. Ahria is recognized for her exceptional versatility as a dancer. Her training has lead her to compete with Team Canada at the IDO Hip Hop World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark and she also recently completed her Grade 6 RAD ballet exam. Ahria’s confidence, fearlessness and determination has also made her incredibly strong in Acrobatics and Contortion. In recognition of these outstanding skills, when attending the honours performance for PEAK Invitational Dance Competition, she was awarded a full scholarship to the Circus Lab Summer Program.

Ahria is a born performer and leader. Her humour, energy and passion for dance and life in general is addictive and infectious – not to mention her strong work ethic and tenacity. Ahria lights up the room wherever she goes and her drive to succeed and better herself, whilst helping others do the same, is admirable.

Ahria trains 20 hrs/week but is also a Straight A student who somehow manages to fit in time for school sports too! When she isn’t dancing, you can find her swimming like a fish, hiking and biking, or tumbling and trampolining. She thrives on spending time with friends, family and her animals, chatting with new people and making new friends. Ahria is looking forward to incorporating more acting into her career.