Libby Avalos

Libby is an established Arts Educator in the GTA and across the country. She "retired" from the stage in late 2011, after being abroad for over a decade. During that time away, Libby lived, trained, and performed in New York City for several years, and spent many years traveling as a performer and Dance Captain on cruise lines. After marrying her true love (also an ARTSie, of the Musical persuasion) and settling into York Region, she focused her energies back onto her lifelong passion- Teaching.

Libby works full time in the Education sector, providing Interactive Assembly Experiences and Teacher PD with Moving EDGEucation. This experience of working with THOUSANDS of students of all ages every year, across Ontario, solidified her belief that today's youth needs more opportunities to build creativity, confidence, and social connections. The Arts are a vehicle we can use to teach many essential life skills. 

An active member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance, Libby sits on the panel of judges for several dance competitions across Canada. She can also be found teaching and choreographing in local dance studios. Her ability to inspire, motivate, and empower students makes her an in-demand teacher, and her choreography has won several awards. 

Libby was the Artistic Director at The Flato Markham Theatre Camps for the past 6 years. During her time in that role, she was responsible for completely revamping and growing their Junior Stars and Drama Camp programs, as well as launching Kinder Theatre Camp, Performing Arts Camp at the Cornerstone Centre, and most recently, a new enhanced Actor’s Workshop program for teens. She is extremely proud of the progressive camp programming that was created there, and is excited to be able to offer a similar experience year-round in Markham! It is a dream come true to continue to build the “ARTSies family” with co-director Joseph!