We’re proud to have a large faculty, who are experts in their field. Instructors have degrees and diplomas in dance, memberships with professional dance organizations, and carry with them a great deal of experience in dance performance and education.
We are the only studio in the region directed by a University graduate who holds a Degree in Dance as well as Education. We have an extensive knowledge of dance skills, and the ability to impart them on our dancers effectively in a nurturing manner.
Jennifer is an accomplished studio director, instructor, choreographer, adjudicator and performer. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors) Dance Degree and Bachelor of Education (Dance and Social Sciences) Degree both from York University. She is a certified Acrobatic Arts Instructor and a member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance. She has acted as a judge for events across Canada and is fluent in teaching, choreographing and performing all mainstream dance styles. Jennifer is currently registered with the ADAPT Teacher Training School. She has completed her first year of the program under the direction of some of Canada’s leading dance professionals including Mr. Brian Foley and Mrs. Faye Foley. Jennifer has successfully completed dance examinations in Ballet (R.A.D.), Jazz (C.D.T.A.), Tap (I.S.T.D.), and Modern (I.S.T.D.). She has produced performances, working with notable dancers such as Isaiah Peck (The Next Step), Shelby Bain (The Next Step), Thomas Colford (Backstage), and Paul Gordon (Hairspray) among others. She is hired by other studios across Ontario to deliver workshops and choreography.
As an accomplished studio director for 15 years, Jennifer serves over three-hundred dancers with six instructors on staff. Her studio has been awarded Best Dance Studio in Southern Georgian Bay 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 and Best Summer Camp 2016 and 2017. She is also the proud recipient of several Entrepreneurial awards. Jennifer’s dancers have received countless first overall awards, choreographic awards, best in style awards, and national/international scholarships. She is contracted regularly by schools across Simcoe County to deliver effective and engaging dance curricula and frequently requested to perform and choreograph for community and corporate events. Jennifer stays current in the dance field by hosting and attending master classes and seminars with North American dance professionals.
Susie has spent most of her 20+ years competing in the GTA in all styles of dance. She has traveled to New York City, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Detroit, Kalamazoo and various other cities to expand her knowledge of dance. Susie has completed her RAD Intermediate level Ballet exam and enjoys applying all ballet techniques to other styles of dance. She is a former member of Dance Masters of Canada. confidence, grow skill base and encourage freedom of expression. She holds her dancers to a high standard of discipline and respect. Ultimately, Susie hopes to show her dancers how to express their love for dance just like she did as a performer and help them reach their technical and artist goals throughout the dance season. Susie will always aim for growth and progression thus allowing her dancers to build upon their skills week after week.
Kat has been dancing since the age of 3 and grew up focusing on tap and jazz dance. In high school she attended Canterbury, a school of the arts in Ottawa, and majored in voice with a minor in dance. She continued her arts education at York University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance. After university Kat continued to dance in an Afro-Caribbean dance company and started performing all over Toronto in venues large and small. She learned the rare and difficult skill of dancing on stilts and performed with a stilt dance company for two years. She then went back to her tap roots to perform for several years with Alana Hock, and later with the Sole Sisters. Regular adult ballet classes at the National Ballet of Canada in Toronto helped to keep Kat’s ballet training fresh throughout the years and her burlesque performances enforced a feeling of confidence and empowerment
Alicia started dancing at the age of 3 and began competing with the Just 4 Kicks competitive team at 9 years old. She has completed exams in tap, jazz and ballet and attended many workshops across the country. In 2011 Alicia traveled with the National Ballet Team to compete in world dance week in Poland. Once again traveling to pursue her love of dance she began studying with Holland College School of Performing Arts receiving her diploma in Dance Performance. This lead her to work with contemporary company Le Fils D’Adrien Danse, dance in award shows and perform on both the Mackenzie Theatre and Confederation Stage. Fully certified in the A.D.A.P.T. Syllabus both tap and jazz and is working towards her Jr. Acrobatique certification. Alicia runs the dance week program for various public schools across the Muskoka region as well as providing workshops and choreography for community theatre programs.
Since the age of 3, Jennifer has been presented with world-class opportunities and experiences that have helped mould her into the performer she is today. She possesses a keen interest and professional training in various disciplines including Highland (competitive), Classical Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Tap.
In her competitive career, Jennifer has received awards both nationally and internationally, most notably 3rd in North America for Solo Choreography (North American Sadie Simpson Scholarship, B.A.T.D.).
Through dancing, Jennifer’s love for the stage grew, allowing her to extend her training in acting and singing, and landing lead roles in fully mounted stage productions. As an instructor, Jennifer was choreographer for her students in the Owen Sound Academy of Performing Arts 2014 production of “Welcome to Broadway”, on Rogers TV, as well as O.S.L.T.’s production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. After spending two years in Toronto, Ontario refining her techniques as a triple threat performer, she is honoured to share her passion and knowledge with her students.
Alyona is an accomplished gymnast and dance instructor. She graduated from the University of Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism with Honors in Russia with a Master Degree focusing on Dance as a component of Physical Education for children 5-6 years old. She also earned a Master of Sports in Rhythmic Gymnastics.
She is a recent graduate of the Acro Dance Teachers Association (formally Acrobatique) which provides teachers with a quality syllabi for dancers to study. She is certified in other forms of movement arts including Yoga, Latin, Aerial Circus, and Pole. Alyona has worked and performed across the globe, including in Russia, China, Taiwan, Turkey, UAE, and Europe. She has over 20 years of experience teaching both children and adults, and has her CPR and First Aid certification.
Danelle began dancing at the age of three. Over the years she danced at the Muskoka Gala, attended Quinte Ballet School summer programs, and danced in many performances of the Nutcracker including the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen. She successfully completed her Elementary Cecchetti ballet exam. She is a proud member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance, giving her the tools to critique dancers effectively and with compassion. Her routines have received special awards and overall standings.
Danelle is also a graduate from Nipissing University’s Concurrent Education program receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Bachelor of Education degree with primary, junior and intermediate qualifications. With her expertise as a kindergarten teacher, she often oversees our youngest dance classes!