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Inspire all dancers to be their best, have fun and make lasting friendships in a creative, family friendly environment.

Passion. Encouragement. Confidence.

Join our RUNWAY Dance Family and 'Reach New Heights'

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We are three sisters, best friends and business partners – co-founders and directors of RUNWAY Dance Connection.  From a very young age, RUNWAY has been our dream. Childhood memories are of dance competitions in our family room, with the fireplace hearth as our stage. Little did we know this sibling rivalry would encourage each of us to reach career highs and lead us to RUNWAY! 


We launched RUNWAY in March of 2020 and immediately pivoted to provide virtual competitions and conventions for dancers all around the world. We know the last few years have been especially difficult for everyone in the dance industry, but we are ready to welcome you all into our RUNWAY dance family. 


It has taken a family-sized effort to fuel our RUNWAY vision and make your dreams come true. Our promise is to work tirelessly to ensure RUNWAY is the most professional, unique, fun, family-friendly dance competition. It’s our hope that RUNWAY becomes the dance competition everyone talks about and a community that everyone wants to become part of. 


Between us, we’ve danced competitively for a total of 30+ years. We’ve lost count of our dance competitions, nationals, showcases, year-end shows and intensives. The dedication, discipline and sheer hard work associated with competitive dance always pushed us to be our best selves. 


We have combined our years of passion and experience to bring you Canada’s most exciting dance competition. Riley is an award-winning producer for CTV News, W5 and Discovery Channel. Holly has been an assistant cruise director, in-arena host for Mississauga Steelheads and Skate Canada. Kelly has performed in dance tours in Japan, China, the Czech Republic and throughout North America.


We hope that every RUNWAY dancer brings their best, reaches new heights, makes new friends and leaves with fun memories they will cherish forever. Add RUNWAY Dance Connection to your next competitive season and let’s start making dance memories together. 


We can’t wait to SEE YOU ON THE RUNWAY!

Riley, Holly and Kelly Nimens

RUNWAY Co-Founders & Directors

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