Artistic Faculty

Brenna McLaud-Bichara
Artistic Director

Brenna McLaud-Bichara

Artistic Director

Brenna McLaud-Bichara was born in NY where she gained an extensive dance background from some of the best fine arts establishments in the country including…

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Tyler Ayres
Acro / Tumbling / Hand Balancing Instructor

Tyler Ayres

Acro / Tumbling / Hand Balancing Instructor

Internationally acclaimed and recognized choreographer and entertainer from Australia, Tyler is an expert in aerial arts, acrobatics, hand balancing, tumbling and…

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Clea Arrieta
Tap Instructor

Clea Arrieta

Tap Instructor

Clea’s study began at the Vancouver Tap Dance Society under the tutelage of Mika Komatsu. She later joined the Vancouver Tap Dance Society’s youth ensemble…

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Jarrett Carlington
Hip hop Instructor

Jarrett Carlington

Hip hop Instructor

Jarrett developed an interest in the performing arts at the young age of 8. Growing up in the island of Bermuda, his real passion began to flourish when he was introduced…

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Jessie Gervais
Contemporary / Ballet Instructor & Choreographer

Jessie Gervais

Contemporary / Ballet Instructor & Choreographer

Jessie was born in Prince George, B.C. in 1989, but didn’t begin dancing until moving to Vancouver Island in 1997. He started dancing with Pat Cummings in Port Alberni…

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Samantha Krystal
Ballet/Tap / Jazz / Contemporary Instructor

Samantha Krystal

Ballet/Tap / Jazz / Contemporary Instructor

Samantha was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. She started dancing at age 9, with a focus on tap and jazz. When she moved to the Landing Dance Centre…

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Trevor James Kwart
Acro / Tumbling Instructor

Trevor James Kwart

Acro / Tumbling Instructor

Trevor James Kwart was born in Michigan, where his expansive dance training began at the early age of 8 years old. He has ample training in various dance styles…

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Amelia Lee
Jazz / Lyrical Instructor

Amelia Lee

Jazz / Lyrical Instructor

An Alberta native, Amelia has been training as a dancer and actress from an early age. It all began with ballet, jazz, tap, vocals and stage, and she later continued…

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Melanie Levenberg
DANCEPL3Y Instructor

Melanie Levenberg

DANCEPL3Y Instructor

Melanie Levenberg is a high-energy instructor who has been teaching dance and fitness for over 15 years. An international speaker and workshop…

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Keith MacAskill
Acro / Tumbling Instructor

Keith MacAskill

Acro / Tumbling Instructor

Keith MacAskill started dancing at the late age of 19. With a lot of hard work and dedication, Keith has become professional in multiple styles of dance…

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Mike McInnes
Contemporary / Lyrical Choreographer

Mike McInnes

Contemporary / Lyrical Choreographer

Mike is an international dance teacher and choreographer, well known for his innovative choreography, and strong technical background…

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Saki Okuyama
Ballet / Pointe Instructor

Saki Okuyama

Ballet / Pointe Instructor

Saki Okuyama was born and raised in Sapporo, Japan. She began her classical ballet training at the age of 7 at Hokkaido International Ballet Dance Company…

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Suzanne Ouellette
Master Ballet Instructor / Guest Musical Theatre Choreographer

Suzanne Ouellette

Master Ballet Instructor / Guest Musical Theatre Choreographer

Member of UBCP, ACTRA and Canadian Actors Equity Originally from Vancouver, trained and danced with…

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Tammy Sanderson
Tap Choreographer

Tammy Sanderson

Tap Choreographer

Tammy has a broad background in dance after living and studying all dance styles in Los Angeles for eight years. Her dance credits include Oedipus Schmedipus written…

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Jessica Schweighardt
ISTD Modern / Jazz / Lyrical / Ballet/Tap Instructor

Jessica Schweighardt

ISTD Modern / Jazz / Lyrical / Ballet/Tap Instructor

Jessica began her dance training in 2001 at the age of three years old in Whistler, BC, training in ballet and tap. Jessica transferred to the Coast Academy of Dance located…

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Damarise Ste. Marie
Ballet Instructor

Damarise Ste. Marie

Ballet Instructor

Damarise Ste Marie is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. She completed studies in contemporary, ballet, and modern dance at York University (Toronto) and…

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Jenny Yoo
ISTD Ballet Instructor

Jenny Yoo

ISTD Ballet Instructor

Jenny began her career as a Ballet dancer at Sunhwa Art High School in South Korea, which is a prestigious school well known for admitting only top-level students…

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Sarah Formosa
Contemporary Choreographer

Sarah Formosa

Contemporary Choreographer

Born and raised in the Greater Vancouver Area, Sarah received her post-graduate training in San Francisco at the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program…

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Lonnie Davis
Modern / Jazz Choreographer

Lonnie Davis

Modern / Jazz Choreographer

Originally from Ft Wayne, Indiana, I was introduced to dance by the renowned Baba Chuck Davis and the African American Dance Ensemble. After being granted…

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