Meet Our Instructors
Artistic Director, ARAD, RAD RTS
Johanna trained professionally in Vancouver and continued her career in Europe as a soloist with Balletto del Sud, Lecce, Italy. She is a registered Royal Academy of Dance teacher with a diploma from the University of Durham. Read more about Johanna's experience and the story of Waldorf Ballet here.
ACB, Classical Ballet
Grace trained classically in the Philippines and is a certified ballet instructor through the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet and PBT. She is excited to share her passion for teaching dance while educating and inspiring our youngest dancers.
Contemporary Dance, Yoga, & Creative Movement
Jennifer is a dancer, yoga teacher, and holistic nutritionist. She has been joyously teaching for the past 15 years. Jennifer's classes are described as creative, intelligent, foundational, and full of spirit. She combines her background in dance, deep love of yoga, and passion for functional movement to create unique movement experiences for her students.
Jessie began dancing at an early age and has always fostered a passion for the performing arts. She spent 5 years dancing professionally with Carnival Cruise lines and 2 years working at the University of Exeter in England. Jessie has always been dedicated to health and body awareness which led her to acquire her certification for Pilates & Yoga. In 2013 she opened her own pilates studio Sechelt Pilates in West Sechelt. Jessie delights in sharing her love of dance and her wealth of knowledge with all her students.
Pilates & Contemporary Dance
LTT for The Pilates Center, Boulder, CO, PMA CPT, Master Classical Pilates Instructor, Master Trainer Bellies Inc. Core Connection Specialist, Certified Yamuna Ball Rolling Instructor, Hypopressive Lv 1, Dancer, Choreographer
Katherine Denham is a Licensed Teacher Trainer for The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO. She has her own fully equipped studio in Davis Bay called Kalijo Pilates. We are fortunate to have her on our dance faculty offering modern technique and Pilates conditioning to our professional program students.
Contemporary Dance & Vijnana Yoga
Sylvain returned from teaching university level dance at L’École de Danse de Québec to live on the coast full time. He brings a wealth of knowledge to our youth contemporary programs from his vast experience and also teaches adult Contemporary Dance and Vijnana Yoga. More about Sylvain here.
Erika is an inspiring professional dancer and teacher in multiple genres of dance, including Modern, Contemporary and Tap, and has completed her certification through the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.