Annette Summerfield

Member, Scottish Dance Teachers' Alliance

Annette Summerfield began dancing at the age of 3 where she took instruction in ballet and moved onto highland dancing at the age of 5. Annette's Scottish and Irish family roots and love of Cape Breton Island have inspired her to embrace not only highland dancing but Cape Breton step dancing as well.

She is a champion highland dancer, accomplished step dancer and choreography enthusiast.  After a successful competitive dance career which included representing Saskatchewan five times at the ScotDance Canada Championship Series, Annette found new passion in teaching, choreographing and performance.

She is a Member with the Scottish Dance Teachers' Alliance and certified Highland Hustle Instructor.  She supports the Canadiana Celtic Highland Dance Management Team having performed at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and prestigious Basel Tattoo.

Annette learned step dancing during her time living in Halifax by taking lessons and attending regular Cape Breton family dances.  In 2016 she achieved a dream and was featured on the debut album of Saskatchewan's "West of Mabou."

Her passion to pass on Scottish traditions through dance continues to inspire her teaching, her students and herself.  In 2013, Annette achieved her dream of opening her dance school the"Summerfield School of Highland Dance", she teaches out of her home studio generously built and supported by her parents in Regina.

 

"Princess Patricias'" at Veronica MacIsaacs' Fashion Show, May 2017.

Photo: Brent McCombs

Dancers: Jillian MacLeod, Annette Summerfield, Emma Reid

Canadiana Celtic Management Team during the Basel Tattoo, 2016.

Photo: Brent McCombs

L-R: Stephanie Turnbull, Veronica MacIsaac, Annette Summerfield, Stephanie Grant

Stirling Castle, Scotland. 2012

Photo: Veronica MacIsaac