Has been dancing since age four, training in ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical and her favourite discipline, acro. Bre has dedicated many years to Absolute Dance as both a dancer and teacher. As a competitive dancer, Bre has received many special awards and overall awards for her groups, duets, trios and solos. She has completed examinations in various disciplines with the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD), consistently receiving honours. Bre was an assistant dance instructor at Absolute Dance for five years and supply taught many classes before taking on a teaching position.
Bre has been teaching at Absolute Dance for the past 5 years. Her choreography has won multiple overalls and special awards at competitions across Southern Ontario, including “Judge’s Choice”, “Serious Strength”, and “Perfectly Polished”. Bre’s passion for teaching stems from helping her students to achieve their goals and from seeing the growth in her students with each season.
Bre is currently attending the University of Western Ontario where she is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. She will graduate in December of 2018. Bre is thrilled to return to the Absolute Dance faculty and can’t wait to continue sharing her love for dance with her students. She hopes that her commitment and passion for teaching will inspire young dancers and motivate them for years to come.
Has devoted her life to dance starting at the young age of three. Throughout Katharine's life, she has been involved in gymnastics and dance, with acrobatics being her strong suit. Katharine has been a competitive dancer at Absolute dance since she was seven years old winning many overalls, awards and scholarships for solos, groups and duets over the years. Katharine has also received highly commended on her premiere level acro BATD examination and has been trained in disciplines such as jazz, acro, lyrical, modern, ballet, contemporary and more.
Katharine has also been assisting at Absolute Dance for seven years, helping spot and choreograph and is now a teacher to many amazing dancers. Katharine has also been teaching at Dance London for a former teacher, had the amazing opportunity to teach the 2018 London Dance Festival, been part of the UWO Dance Force team and has choreographed and danced in many dance shows at Saunders S.S and Oakridge S.S.
Katharine is attending Brescia University studying Leadership Studies and keeping her love for dance close to her heart by also taking a minor in dance at Western. Katharine is overjoyed everytime she teaches dance, especially at Absolute Dance as she grew and developed as a dancer and loves sharing that with her dancers!
Is super excited to dance with all of you! She has been dancing for over fifteen years at various studios! She's focused her learning in Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, Ballet and Acro, and attended multiple dance competitions during her competitive days all across the GTA. A few years ago she started teaching dance through spectrum in London, and since then she has joined us here at Absolute Dance!
She attends the University of Western Ontario in the Psychology program and is hoping to complete a double major adding in Literature. During her spare time she tries to create choreography and creatively dance. She is so excited to meet you all!
Has been dancing for 20 years and has dedicated her life towards it. She has extensive training in jazz, tap, acrobatics, lyrical, ballet, pointe, hip hop, musical theatre, modern, and contemporary. Competing nationally since the age of 7, Sarah has had the opportunity to dance and learn from many inspiring dancers and choreographers and received many awards and recognitions for her dancing and choreography. She has been teaching for the past nine years both recreational and competitive students of all ages and styles in London and throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Sarah has attained her intermediate advanced Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Examination and well as Jazz and Tap examinations for the British Association of Teachers of Dance.
In 2016 she graduated with and Honours Specialization in Kinesiology and minors in Dance and Psychology. She was able to continue her passion and love for dance in both an educational setting through her Dance Minor and competitively on a University team, Heat Dance Team, where she was both a dancer and choreographer competing at the varsity level for four years.
She continued her education and completed her Master of Arts in Child Study and Education at the University of Toronto and is a certified member with the Ontario College of Teachers. When she is not teaching dance, she can be found working as an occasional teacher in elementary schools across the London area.
Her goal as a teacher is to inspire dancers and help them find their own love for dance. She is very excited for this opportunity to continue teaching and inspiring dancers at Absolute Dance and hopes that her passion, commitment, and love for dance will show through her dedication, teaching and choreography.
Has been dancing since the age of three and training in various dance genres such as jazz, ballet, modern, open, hip hop, lyrical, and contemporary. Shaina has been a member of the Absolute Dance family since age seven as a competitive dancer, then progressing to assistant teacher and faculty. Over the years as a competitive dancer, Shaina has won many different overall and special awards for her solos, duets/trios and groups. She has received numerous scholarships for dance conventions and workshops for locations such as Los Angeles, Toronto and New York. Shaina has completed her jazz examinations with the BATD consistently receiving highly commended.
Over the past few years, as a representative of Absolute Dance, Shaina has been a dance teacher with the YMCA of Komoka by providing dance instruction to the community. Here, she got to share her love for dance by teaching young children the fundamentals and basics of dance in ballet, jazz, and hip hop.
Shaina is attending Fanshawe College pursuing a degree in Nursing. Shaina is thrilled to continue teaching both recreational and competitive dancers again at Absolute Dance and she can’t wait to share her passion for dance with everyone around her!
Miss Anastasia (Outside Choreographer)
Has been involved in the dance community for a number of years. Her journey began as a rhythmic gymnast. After competing for seven years and finishing her rhythmic gymnastics career in seventh place at the Junior Level in Canada, Anastasia decided she wanted to follow her passion for performing, and therefore, transitioned into the world of dance. Training at studios such as Performing Dance Arts and Art & Soul Dance Company, Anastasia began to compete and further her education as a dancer. Competing all over Canada and USA, Anastasia has been trained in Acro, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Ballet, Tap, and Hip- Hop.
As a current student at The University of Western, Anastasia minors in the dance program. She also currently performs all around the GTA as a dancer in D’air Dance Collective. She is also an Acrobatics Arts certified Module 1 Teacher. Her choreography has won multiple special awards, including: Most Entertaining, Creative Concept and Choreography, and Athleticism Award.
Anastasia has been teaching for 4 years. Her passion grows from having a bond with her students. Seeing her students’ progress and learn is the reason she loves teaching. She cannot wait to see and teach the next generation of dancers.
Miss Brooke (Outside Choreographer)
Began her dancing career at the early age of three and has been dedicating much of her time and commitment to the art form ever since. Brooke is trained in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Acro, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Musical Theatre. Brooke also has extensive training and exam work in Cecchetti Ballet.
Brooke graduated from Emotion Dance Company under the artistic direction of Michelle Freiburger where she trained numerous hours a week with some of the most sought out choreographers in the dance community. She competed for seven years across Canada and the U.S. where she received many award and recognition's. After graduating high school Brooke attended the Conteur Academy, under artistic direction of Eryn Waltman, where she studied under many professional dancers and choreographers in Toronto and the surrounding area. She has been a part of a few full-length shows such as “Frames” (Conteur academy), “A Life Within” (Breath In Movement) as well as smaller show castings in the Toronto area. During her time in Toronto she was also able to work with artist Craig Cardiff in a music video.
She eventually moved to London to attend the University of Western where she will soon obtain an Honours Health Science with a Specialization in Biology Degree. During her time at Western she has also had many performance/ choreographic opportunities. She is a prominent dancer/ choreographer of Heat Dance Team where she competes at varsity level dance competitions. She has also had the pleasure of choreographing for Caisa Fashion Show, the largest student run fashion show in all of Canada.
Brooke has been teaching/ choreographing for the past five years in cities located in Southern Ontario and continues to grow in her love of dance by being a part of the London dance community. Brooke’s passion for dance is evident whether it be while teaching or performing herself and she can’t wait to share that passion and inspire the next generation of dancers!
Miss Christine (Outside Choreographer)
Has started her dance journey at the age of three, and the end won’t be anytime soon! Trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, tap, acro, lyrical, and musical theatre, Christine is excited to share all she has learned with her students at Absolute Dance! Christine discovered her love for performing at age 6 when she started dancing competitively in a hip hop group. Since then her 10 years of competitive have led her to win numerous special awards for her solos, duets, and groups, including awards she has personally won titled “Beautiful Lines”, “Heart and Soul”, “Beautiful Connection”, and “Showstopper” to name a few.
As well as multiple overall awards for her solos and groups, Christine is a repeat recipient of both the Be Discovered Hip hop Intensive and the Be Discovered Broadway Bound Scholarships along with Coastal Dance Rage scholarships and a Dance Intensive held in Chicago. She has also worked with the likes of Gino Berti, Cora Kozaris, Ryan Foley, and more.
Since her competitive career, Christine is no stranger to the stages in London. Christine has been a featured dancer in both the Grand Theatre’s High School Production of Footloose and Legally Blonde, while having small ensemble roles. She is also a frequent performer in the London Fringe Festival on the London Convention Center stage and the Grand Theatre’s McManus Studio, even travelling across Canada to perform in the Edmonton Fringe Festival.
To express her love and intensity for hip hop, Christine is a returning senior member of the London Lightning Dance Pac, performing for thousands of spectators and numerous sold out arenas on Rogers TV. Christine’s passion for theatre and hip hop is a unique mix that she is thrilled to explore with her students and learn from their own talents.
Miss Kelly (Outside Choreographer)
Is currently attending the University of Western Ontario completing an Honours Specialization in Creative Writing and English Language Literature, with a minor in Dance. She was a dance and acting instructor at Talent Search Summer Camp for three years before becoming the Artistic Director of the performing arts camp. Kelly ran Talent Search for three years and choreographed dances, directed musicals and music videos, while helping kids gain confidence through the art of performing.
She is an honours graduate of Hillfield Strathallan College. While in high school Kelly was the founder and co-captain of Hillfield's first ever senior co-ed Dance Team. She completed grade 9 and 10 at The National Ballet School of Canada located in Toronto, where she received professional ballet training from teachers such as Martine Lamy, Tatiana Tchernova, and Laurel Toto.
In 2009 Kelly landed the lead role of Clara in the C.B.Y.E presentation of The Nutcracker with the Cuban National Ballet Company. Kelly had the unbelievable opportunity to work with professional ballet dancers from one of the top ballet companies in the World. Kelly then traveled to Cuba to perform the lead role of Clara on stage at Le Gran Teatro de la Habana.
Kelly danced competitively at Dancemakerz in Waterdown winning numerous awards. She has learned many dance forms such as ballet, pointe, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, lyrical, modern, improv, tap, and musical theatre.
Ms. Laurie-Ann (Workshop Instructor)
Has been a leader in dance education in the London, ON area for over twenty-five years. Teaching and preparing students for tap examinations by the age of fourteen, Laurie-Ann has continued this tradition by becoming a Fellow, Life Member and Examiner in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Free Style and Modern with the British Association of Teachers of Dancing, a Teaching Diploma with the Royal Academy of Dance, and Provisional Registration with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.
Laurie-Ann has been honoured to adjudicate across Canada for over fifteen years, promoting the athleticism and artistry of dance. Laurie-Ann has been a studio owner/director, competition choreographer, gymnastics & figure skating coach/choreographer, workshop educator, examiner, judge and adjudicator.
She has inspired many students to continue on as performers and dance educators in Canada and around the world. Through it all her passion for dance forms the basis for her expectation in the areas of technique, performance quality, artistry, musicality and choreography.
She looks forward to inspiring others to follow their passion in the Arts.