Trained in Germany and Finland, Reija has coached figure skating, rhythmic gymnastics, creative dance, formation jazz dance and choreography at the national level. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education and is a five-time winner of the ladies Figure Skating Championship in Middle Finland. Her enthusiasm and attention to detail have motivated young dancers at Carlson’s since 1995. Reija’s dance classes and choreography are in modern dance, jazz and hip hop, from beginner to adult. Reija has been honoured by the Duncan community with the Black Tie service award.