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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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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Georgia Braithwaite
ISTD Ballet / Jazz Instructor

Georgia Braithwaite

ISTD Ballet / Jazz Instructor

Originally from the UK, Georgia trained at the Central School of Ballet in London, where she gained her BA Cons in Classical Ballet and Contemporary dance…

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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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Chantal Despres
Ballet / Jazz / Tap / Hip Hop / Contemporary Instructor

Chantal Despres

Ballet / Jazz / Tap / Hip Hop / Contemporary Instructor

Chantal grew up dancing in Canada, starting ballet from the young age of two where she instantly fell in love with the art. In her teenage years…

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Micaela Edwards
Hip Hop / Jazz / Modern Instructor

Micaela Edwards

Hip Hop / Jazz / Modern Instructor

Originally from Grande Prairie, Alberta, Micaela began dancing as a bright eyed three year old. As she grew, Micaela branched out, building a thorough compendium of knowledge…

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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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Meredith Kalaman
Ballet Instructor

Meredith Kalaman

Ballet Instructor

Meredith Kalaman is a Choreographer, Dance Artist and native of Langley, B.C. Canada. She received her pre-professional training from the Ballet BC Mentor Program…

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Jared Khalifa
Acro / Hand Balancing / Dance for Film Instructor

Jared Khalifa

Acro / Hand Balancing / Dance for Film Instructor

Jared is a multidisciplinary performing artist and athlete, born and raised in Vancouver. At four years old, he began training in Capoeira, which inspired him…

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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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Lisa Metz
Contemporary Instructor

Lisa Metz

Contemporary Instructor

Creating an environment of freedom so that we can share our voices, Lisa’s diverse passion for Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary and Hip Hop compose the ground work…

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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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