Touch - Move - Inspire
"We do our best to make sure that all students receive the best possible dance training. To do this, we have made it a priority to have a teaching faculty that is highly qualified in terms of teaching/dance experience and training. Our teachers value our students and are most happy to pass on their knowledge and artistry to the next generation of dancers."
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.
Is going into her fourteenth year at Absolute Dance. She has trained in styles such as ballet, jazz, acro, contemporary, modern and lyrical. Competing since the age of seven, Deanna has received various special awards, overalls and scholarships for her dancing. She has completed many levels of the British Association of Teacher of Dancing in jazz and acro, consistently receiving the highly commended award. Assistant and substitute teaching in acro and jazz classes for the past three years has allowed Deanna to gain great spotting and instructing experience for her new position on the Absolute Dance faculty.
Deanna actively participates and choreographs in the annual Oakridge S.S. dance show. She is currently in her senior year of high school with many biology, kinesiology and dance courses under her belt. She is looking to attend university for a health related degree the following year.
Competing for several years, assisting in various classes, and devoting her life to dance has lead Deanna to begin her teaching career. With Absolute Dance like her second home, Deanna could not be more excited to share her passion of dance with others!
Kaitlin is happy to be able to spread her love of dance to the students of Absolute this year. Kaitlin began dancing at age two, and started her competitive career the following year. She spent the duration of her training at Laurie Ann’s School of Dance where she focused her training in tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, ballet, pointe, musical theatre and modern. Her favourite discipline being tap! She has completed all discipline examinations, and received many scholarships and awards during her career. Kaitlin continued dancing at Western University on Heat Dance Team. As well as teaching/supplying for her former teachers.
In 2016, Kaitlin graduated from Western University where she received a bachelor degree of Honours Specialization in Health Science and is now completing her post grad at Fanshawe in Respiratory Therapy. Kaitlin has lived the entirety of her life in the town of Ilderton, where she has run and owned a swim school business for over 10 years.
She is very excited to start the 2019/2020 dance season, and to meet you all!
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 was also an assistant at Absolute Dance for several years, helping spot and choreograph and is now, and has been a teacher to many amazing dancers for the past 3 years. Katharine also teaches at Dance London in many disciplines such as acro, hiphop, jazz, contemporary, kinderdance and more! Katharine was also the choreographer for the 2018 London Dance Festival, was the captain on the UWO Dance Force team, choreographed multiple Canada Day parades and has choreographed and danced in many Dance Shows at Saunders S.S and Oakridge S.S.
Katharine is currently attending Brescia University studying Leadership and Sociology and keeping her love for dance close to her heart by also taking a minor in dance at Western University. Katharine is overjoyed every time she teaches dance, especially at Absolute Dance where she grew and developed as a dancer herself and loves sharing that with her dancers!
Born in Venezuela, Luis was exposed to artists Outkast and Jay-Z at an early age, rooting Hip Hop as a compelling part of his life. Thanks to childhood friends when he emigrated to Canada, he began Breakdancing. Now a member of Ill At Will, and with over a decade of performance, commercial and teaching experience, continues to share the traditions and culture of Hip Hop.
As a result of his travels and competitive accomplishments, Luis has been recognized as a strong instructor, teaching both the history and techniques authentically to his students. Credits include varied community projects in cooperation with municipalities or public organizations such as the London Arts Council, City of Toronto, and many charities; as well as private performances for clients like RBC, GAP, Redken, and Rock The Park.
Began dancing at the age of 8 and has been teaching for 5 years. She trained in many styles including Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Musical theatre, Ballet (Cecchetti method) and her favourite being Tap! Mackenzie started competing at the age of 13 and has received multiple awards for both her dances and choreography.
Since an early age Mackenzie has loved to sing and dance and has had a passion for Musical Theatre. She has had the opportunity to be in Musicals at the Grand Theatre in London including “Legally Blonde” (dancer) and “Hello Dolly” (dancer/ensemble) and from there received the lead role in her high school’s production of “In The Heights” (Vanessa).
Mackenzie is excited to share her knowledge and passion of dance with all the students here at Absolute!
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 10 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 isn’t teaching dance, Sarah is working as an elementary classroom teacher with the London District Catholic school board. She spends her days and nights teaching and inspiring students and couldn’t imagine her life any other way.
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, hip hop, lyrical, and contemporary. Shaina has been a member of the Absolute Dance family for the past 16 years and is beginning her 6th year of teaching at Absolute Dance. Over the years as a competitive dancer, Shaina won numerous overall and special awards for her solos, duets/trios and groups. She has received several scholarships for dance conventions and workshops for locations such as Los Angeles, Toronto and New York. Over the last few years, Shaina has received many special and overall awards for her choreography. She has completed her jazz examinations with the BATD consistently receiving highly commended.
Shaina has worked 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 currently attending Western University to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She 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!
Our outside choreographer's!
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 Kelly (Outside Choreographer)
Has been teaching dance for over 8 years. She studied choreography production in ballet, theatre, and modern dance while completing her dance minor at the University of Western Ontario.
In 2018, Kelly received numerous awards for choreography. Some of those include: overall best junior choreography, 1 st overall musical theatre routine, and 1 st overall highest score for junior dances.
Kelly attended high school at Canada’s National Ballet School in their professional program. There she received extensive training from professional dancers such as Martine Lamy, Tatiana Tchernova.
Kelly danced competitively at Dancemakerz in Waterdown and won numerous performance awards for all different genres of dance. She also completed her Advanced Ballet Exam with the Russian Society and was awarded a Distinction.
In 2009 Kelly landed the lead role of Clara in The Nutcracker with the Cuban National Ballet Company. Kelly had the opportunity to work alongside professional ballet dancers from one of the top ballet companies in the World. Kelly then traveled to Cuba to perform the lead role on stage at Le Gran Teatro de la Habana.