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Loretta Sramek

Director/Owner

As a youth, Loretta was a natural athlete (and spirit) who dreamed of dancing. She received her first movement training as a competitive gymnast. In her teens, she finally got the dance opportunity she had dreamed of: performing in an improvisational dance troupe in Montreal. This lasted some four years and would become the fundamental training for her career as a talented choreographer.

Soon after receiving her dance degree, with a minor in kinesiology, Loretta was contacted by a Vancouver-based choreographer with a new Modern dance production. Thus began a long independent modern dance career in Vancouver. Her performance and artistic home for four of those years was with a six-woman dance collective called “Rebound.” Now, some 30 years later, Loretta’s former students perform on the same stages that launched her own career – a very proud “Mama-bear” moment! Loretta’s second passion is teaching. After three decades in the classroom, she still loves sharing this beautiful art form.

While her own roots in modern/contemporary dance run deep, she also loves jazz, lyrical and stage in equal measure. A highlight of Loretta’s year is teaching creative movement to the 3-year-olds in her Pre-dance class. Loretta’s awards on the competitive front are too numerous to mention. While it’s an added bonus to have those honors on one’s resume, she still believes that “dance is a process… it’s not about winning. It’s a performance art form to be shared.” As Director of Spiral Dance for the past 20 years, she has felt a great responsibility in shaping, molding and sharing with so many youth. “I feel constantly humbled with what I learn from my students. Their curious minds and open hearts continue to challenge me to be better.”


Stewart Iquidez

Faculty

Stewart moved from Winnipeg to Vancouver, BC at the age of five when he began dancing as a b-boy. As a raw talent and natural entertainer, his drive and potential caught the eye of other members’ OTI “Over The Influence”attention. Inspiration from OTI has allowed him to branch out to other forms of dance-house, locking, popping, and stylized hip-hop. Today, he is one of Vancouver’s most respected choreographers and freestyle dancers. His spontaneous nature and witty humour and focus for detail makes him an incredible teacher. Above all else, it is his genuine character that makes Stewart one of a kind. Individual credits include ‘The Dogg Pound’, ‘Grandmaster Flash’ and ‘The Roots’.


Christa Alleyn

Faculty

Christa is proud to be a part of the Spiral Dance Co. faculty for over 10 years now. Working with children in the field of dance is her true passion. She specializes in the ages 3-5 yrs and has just recently received her early Childhood Education Diploma. Coupled with the numerous courses in the field of dance education she incorporates the importance of music and dance for brain development, and for enhancing conceptual and cognitive learning she includes guided creative movement improvisation. Christa’s has a special gift with young dancers and is excited to share her knowledge with her students.


Jordan Allarie

Faculty

Jordan has been training and performing since the age of three. At a young age he learned that as an instructor, he could inspire others about dance. He trained all over North America, as well as with the prestigious Royal Winnipeg Ballet. With a vast background in a variety of genres including Tap and Ballroom, he aspires to push the boundaries of dance as a choreographer, fusing together his acquired vocabulary to create something refreshingly unfamiliar.

At fifteen Jordan booked his first professional job and knew this was the life for him. Fresh out of high school, he kicked off his career as a dancer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. After a few years at sea, Jordan traded in his sea legs and began dancing whenever possible. He’s had the opportunity to perform across Canada, the US, and overseas to China. Jordan’s passion for dance expands beyond performance. In the past few years he has established himself as a choreographer and is known for his ‘innovative’ and ‘unique’ creations. He also discovered a deep interest in musical theatre and since then has gone on to choreograph the musical productions of CATS, Oliver, Grease, Cabaret, A Chorus Line, All Shook Up, and more.

One of Jordan’s most exciting professional jobs to date was working with VANOC helping create, bring to life, and perform as Quatchi – the 2010 Olympic mascot. He also performed in and took on the role as Performance Director for the 2010 Paralympic Opening & Closing Ceremonies in Vancouver BC. Another highlight involved flying high above thousands as a Zip-lining Performer in “Ignite The Dream” over Robson Square during the 2010 Winter Olympics.

In 2008 he became a BCRPA certified fitness instructor and took the fitness world by storm with his dance-based cardio classes; Dance Fit Cardio. Most recently Jordan became a member and new owner of Taptastic Productions, a Vancouver based Production Company that specializes in tap-dancing entertainment, creating high-energy shows for all ages. Above all else, he is happy to share his love and passion for the art of dance with whoever will listen.


Marissa Wong

Faculty

Marissa Wong, grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia studying dance under Jocelyn Wozencroft and Sarah Brewer-Clowes. Upon early graduation, she left Canada to receive further training at Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Ballet Austin. While in San Francisco, she explored improvisational techniques through the guidance of Christian Burns and Kara Davis, and had the opportunity to perform works by Iratxe Ansa, Uri Sands, Sandrine Cassini, and Gregory Dawson. She has choreographed and premiered works in Ottawa, San Francisco, and at Montreal’s FRINGE festival, and has attended choreographic residencies around North America. Most recently she became co-director of TWObigsteps collective where she continues to create work.

With a strong foundation in Ballet, Contemporary and Improvisational movement, as well as a background in Gaga and Gyrontonic, Marissa’s teaching delves into a connection of both the body and mind. She explores the kinetics and barriers that can be broken within movement, as well as relationships to oneself and the space around it. Through constant observation and expanding, Marissa hopes to share the passion and curiosity that can be found through dance, both in and out of the studio.


Sabra Lind

Faculty

From very young, Sabra showed a unique passion for performing and, at the age of three, began ballet lessons. She spent the entirety of her elementary school years at the Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts, later transferring to the Langley fine Arts School where she studied dance, choreography, musical theatre, and drama and was a member of the Esprit de Corps Dance Company for four years. As the 2012 Valedictorian of the LFAS Dance Department, Sabra’s background in anatomy and dance history has helped her to develop a broad academic understanding of dance to compliment her training. Although she found her niche in contemporary and tap, Sabra has trained extensively in a variety of forms of dance with Spiral Dance Co. of White Rock.

She has had the opportunity to train and perform across North America in Vancouver, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, and Miami. Recently, Sabra has worked with and performed on various stages with companies such as Anu Productions, Patrick Roberge Productions, and The Lovers Cabaret. In the fall of 2014, she was offered a professional position with Lux. Dance Company and tries to take every opportunity that she can to share her love for performing in both contemporary and street styles. Sabra recognizes the value of a supportive and well-rounded dance education, and began assisting and substitute teaching classes during her time training at Spiral Dance Company. She has continued on to teach a variety of dance forms at studios across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley and enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels.


Tamara Leigh Fay

Faculty

Movement challenges and strengthens our physical body, offers infinite possibilities while opening our minds, and feeds our hunger in the deepest parts of our souls.
 
Tamara starting dancing at the age of 4,it captured her heart  and she has never looked back . After many years of study, she moved to Toronto to continue her growth as a dancer,  learning from some of the worlds’ best,including George Randolph who helped start her professional career. 
 
After some years performing around the world – her passion was evolving, her curiosity in dance was not only in the performance (the finished product) but in the growth and development that it took to get there! Tamara jumped at the opportunity to choreograph for some of her fellow performers and “boom”- fell in love with the creating aspect of dance! Not only creating pieces of work but creating a safe place for students to feel courageous in the classroom! Tamara has a vast background in Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical and Musical theatre.
 
Since then Tamara has taught at many studios including Spiral Dance in the first few years it opened, which ( with Loretta’s love and encouragement ) led  her to open her own studio in Abbotsford for 15 amazing years! Since passing on the studio owner torch , Tamara has moved to Vancouver where she continues to teach dance and follow her heart which has led her to study and teach yoga as well. Her philosophy for many years has been “movement not only opens the doors to learning , it enhances the potential beyond the doors…..” and for 25 years it still stands true.

Danielle Jeal

Faculty

Danielle trained vigorously as a child at world renowned institutes such as The National Ballet School of Canada, and Arts Umbrella’s Pre-Professional Program. Showing promise she continued her training as a young adult with Harbour Dance Centre’s Intensive Training Program and The Source Dance Company. During this time Danielle was fortunate enough to perform in music videos for Michael Buble, Nelly Furtado, Suzy McNeil and many more. Danielle also made appearances on television shows, such as Aliens In America, Split Decision, and films such as Center Stage 2.  In 2009 Danielle traveled the world as a performing artist for Princess Cruise Lines. Upon her return from life at sea Danielle completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training under the guidance of Dan Clement at Vancouver School of Body Work and Massage. Since then Danielle has focused on teaching and choreography. In 2012 she launched her contemporary dance company EXULT DANCE. The company performed the original 20 min piece “Relate” and showcased it’s accompanying documentary to a closed audience that May. Since then the company has been on hiatus, while Danielle complete’s her degrees. Danielle publishd her first written narrative “Keep Sleeping” in the spring of 2013 in SFU’s The Writer’s Studio anthology Emerge, and continues to explore the connections between language, movement and learning.

Danielle has found her true calling in instruction and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s of Education.


Alisha Lemire

Faculty

Alisha is an emerging Vancouver-based artist. Born and raised in White Rock, she began studying RAD ballet with Cheryl Geddert of Mi-Cher Dance Academy. At age fifteen she was accepted into the GOH Ballet’s Pre-Professional Programme and went on to train intensively with them until graduating high school.

She has pursued dance through Simon Fraser University’s prestigious Contemporary Dance Program, currently working on finishing her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Dance Major and Education Minor. Through SFU she has been able to work with world-renowned artists and choreographers, including Judith Garay, Edmond Kilpatrick, Wen Wei Wang, Justine Chambers, as well as others. Alisha was a part of Surrey Celebration Dance Team (SCDT), Lamondance, and is currently training with Desiree Dunbar through Catalyst. Alisha is passionate about dance and about sharing her knowledge through teaching.


Taylor Dolan

Faculty

Taylor Dolan was raised in Vancouver. Her passion for dance began at age 3. Her professional career began at age 12 with Disney. While in LA, Taylor worked for Nickelodeon and The Family Channel after which she went on to dancing for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. After a decade of intensive training between Surrey Dance Centre and Spiral Dance Co. Taylor joined the pre professional ballet-contemporary training company Lamondance and onto various stages such as The Stanley, Scotiabank Dance Centre and East Vancouver’s Cultch Theatre. Taylor also developed her passion for choreography and was asked perform and display her work at the Vancouver Global Dance Project. Taylor has toured all over Canada and the U.S. as festival adjudicator and masterclass instructor for The Pulse, DanceJam, Outbreak, and Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival. In2012 Taylor moved to London, UK to further her career in dance. Work in London and Amsterdam followed, and Taylor even worked closely training some of London’s West End Theatre performers to prepare them for the stage. Taylor is humbled that her passion is her career.


Adam Menzies

Faculty

Adam Menzies is a trampoline, gymnastics, and contemporary circus arts instructor and choreographer from Vancouver, British Columbia. He has been coaching for 15 years while continuing to perform in various shows around the world. Adam is a 3 time world medallist in the sport of trampoline gymnastics, winning a gold and silver medal at the 2003 World Championships. His performance credits include: Cirque du Soleil: ” Saltimbanco”, “Corteo”, “Quidam”, Cavalia, Royal Caribbean Cruise lines and a guest on The Ellen Degeneres Show. His most recent work was as the Acrobatic Director for the Broadway Tour of Pippin.


Juilia Bazso

Faculty

Juilia began dancing at the age of 3. She has trained in a variety of disciplines at Spiral Dance over 15 years. She has also trained at The Arts Umbrella in their summer dance Intensive, as well as yearly summer ballet intensives/workshops around the lower mainland. Professional experience includes: theatrical shows, community events and showcases, BC Lions halftime shows, dancing in the 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Opening Ceremonies, Salagia: 7 Gifts for Clara by Collabarts Creations and Dansarts Productions, numerous films such as Girl In Progress (Film), Pointex and multiple performances with the Surrey Celebration Dance Team. Juilia was also hired by Disney Cruise Line as a dancer, Fulfilling two contracts. In her most recent contract she was part of the re-opening cast for Disney Cruise Lines flag ship the Disney Magic (Re-Imagined). Juilia is featured in promotional footage, advertisements, commercials as well as TV shows for the Re-Imagined Disney Magic and Disney Cruise Line. Along with performing, she loves to share her passion for dance through teaching children. She teaches dancers throughout the lower mainland and is a certified dance instructor for Surrey Parks and Rec as well as a member of the Surrey Celebration Dance Team. Dancing, learning and loving her craft is Julia’s passion.


Sarah Brewer Clowes

Guest Faculty

Sarah has been a teacher for the past 26 years, regularly here in B.C., as well as guest teaching in Europe, America and across Canada. She held the position of Assistant Ballet Mistress to the Professional Program in Banff for three summers, a sessional faculty position at Simon Fraser University for four years, as well as a senior faculty position at Main Dance Place for a decade. She holds a senior faculty position at Spotlight Dance Centre and Tri-City Dance Centre as well as having been the Senior Ballet teacher with Spiral Dance Co. for the past 17 years. Sarah has also been choreographing professionally for over 15 years.

In the past two decades, Sarah has had the pleasure of adjudicating dance festivals throughout Canada, including two consecutive Provincial competitions, in Victoria and Nelson, B.C.

Sarah Brewer Clowes has danced professionally with the Munich Ballet in Germany, Northwest Florida Ballet in the U.S. as well as with the Banff Festival Ballet and The Vancouver Opera here in Canada. She has maintained an independent performing career for the past 18 years and has had the pleasure of working with such esteemed choreographers as Gioconda Barbuto, Crystal Pite, David Earle, Naomi Lefebvre, Wen Wei Wang and Cori Caulfield, to name a few. Sarah also recently co-produced, choreographed and performed in the Funky Brewster Cauling PULSE presentation at the Dance Centre to sold out audiences. Sarah loves the passionate expression that sharing dance as a teacher, choreographer and performer can offer.


Jaime England

Guest Faculty

Jaime England is a Mother of 3 beautiful little girls. Mari, Penny, and Rosie. She has danced since age 5 primarily in Highland, and in her teen years took up Jazz. She also has experience in Hip Hop and Polynesian. She has been acting since age 8 and has experience on stage and on screen. She taught preschool musical theatre for 2 years in Kelowna,  and for the past 3 years has been voluntarily running a drama club for students aged 3-80. Jaime loves being on stage and really loves how she can express herself through creative arts. As she has daughters dancing with Spiral she is looking forward to Spring Break when she can teach a new batch of students.


Dana Dixon

Guest Faculty

Dana has travelled the world as a dancer, teacher and Ambassador for Canada. She has a vast background in Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Street Jazz/Hip Hop and Musical Theatre. Some of her credits include, So You Think You Can Dance Canada Finalist Season 1 & 2, The Tina Turner “Journey” Musical, “Center Stage 2”, Sony Screen Gems “Impulse”, CMT Music Video with Sara Lynn, NBA Vancouver Grizzlies Dance Team, Gemini Awards, 2010 Olympic Bid Celebration.

Recently Dana performed in the 2010 Vancouver  Olympic Opening Ceremonies as part of the Professional Ballet ensemble dancing with Sarah McLachlan. She lives to share her love for dance with others and hopes to inspire all people to live their dreams.


Sarah Formosa

Guest Faculty

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. During her time there, Sarah took part in the creation of eight new works and worked closely with artists such as: Alonzo King, Shannon Gillen, Sidra Bell, David Harvey, Maurya Kerr, Sandrine Cassini, Uri Sands and Gregory Dawson, all of whom have been very influential on her as an artist. In 2015, Sarah performed the Nutcracker with the Alameda Civic Ballet Company starting as a corps de ballet member and was then later promoted to a soloist. Sarah apprenticed with Amber-Funk Barton’s the response. during the fall of 2016. During that time; she also joined Marissa Wongs’s TWObigsteps Collective and has continued to dance with them this season. Sarah has performed with Heather Dotto in Small Stage 35: Romeo and Juliet, Jennifer Mcleish-Lewis with OFF VIDF in “The Field” and most recently has work with Heather Laura Gray in her new work for Vancouver’s Cherry Blossom Festival.


Sydney Bradford

Guest Faculty

Sydney has trained extensively and passionately in Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Stage, Modern, Tap and Contemporary.  She began teaching at the age of 17 at both competitive and recreational levels.  Some of her performance experience includes dancing with the Vancouver dance company “The Source” performing in shows all over Vancouver including “West Side Stories” and “Zig or Zag”.  She was also a member of Brock Jellison’s Ruckus Dance Company and performed in their sold out rock and dance show “77 minutes”.  Sydney took a break from performing in order to obtain her Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Physiology while continuing to teach at multiple studios.  Now armed with a better understanding of movement and the human body, she feels she can bring her new knowledge from the anatomy and kinesiology courses to the studio to better instruct her students.  While Sydney loves to dance and perform herself, she also loves to teach others.  She gets no better feeling than when seeing her students’ technique as well as passion for dance flourish.  She is excited for the new season and hopes she can fuel the love of dance in all her classes.


Zac Vran

Guest Faculty

Zac’s passion for music and dance sparked at age 3. He soon discovered Hip Hop & Gymnastics, turning competitive at age 6.
His training includes Hip Hop, Break-dance, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Adagio, & Stage. He also trains in partnering, Modern, Ballet, Capoeira & Parkour. A highlight in one of the many performing opportunities includes Closing Ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Zac is a member of “FRESHH”, the Canadian National Hip Hop Champions, who represent Canada at the World Hip Hop Championships in Las Vegas. Freshh was also representing on “Canada’s Got Talent”.


Eva Tavares

Guest Faculty

A graduate from UBC Opera and the Banff/Citadel Theatre Professional Training Program, Tavares has been offered various performance opportunities, most notably Maria in West Side Story at the Citadel Theatre, Out of a Dream with Patrick Street Production, Anne in A Little Night Music with The Confidential Musical Theatre Project, and Mi in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s concert of Land of Smiles. She is active in the dance community with teaching and choreographing, most recently choreographing Die Fledermaus for Vancouver Opera. Tavares is currently a teaching artist with the Vancouver Opera, a member of Health Arts as an ArtsWay Ambassador, and a singer and choreographer with 1940′s revival group The Lady Larks. Upcoming engagements include the Broadway-Bound musical, Sousatzka.


Suzanne Bazso

Guest Faculty

Dancer, Choreographer and Instructor, Suzanne’s background diversifies from contemporary and ballet to all Broadway styles. Training includes Modus Operandi in Vancouver, The Radio City Rockettes in New York City and Toronto’s Ryerson University’s BFA in Dance Program.
Film and Production: Turner Classic Movies Christmas Gala alongside Robert Osborne and Margaret O’Brien. Center Stage Two, Disney Cruise Line, where she performed alongside Neil Patrick Harris and Mariah Carey in New York City, and Vancouver Olympic Opening Ceremonies. Suzanne will be performing this spring in Royal City Theatre Company’s “My Fair Lady” as an ensemble dancer.


Xavier de Salaberry

Guest Faculty

Xavier is an Actor, Singer and Director. He graduated in 2010 from Capilano University’s Musical Theatre Diploma Program. He has performed and directed for multiple companies in Vancouver, the BC interior and Toronto. Xavier had the pleasure of Directing the Canadian Premiere of “Bunked! The Musical” for Awkward Stage Productions. Performance credits include Jeff in [title of show] (Kelowna Summer Theatre Festival), Eddie/Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show (Project X Theatre) and The Horse Butcher in Fallen: A Tale of Jack the Ripper (Toronto Concert Premiere). His teaching focuses on using all of a performer’s existing foundation to create a complete and believable character, while expanding their performance skill set.


Christie Manning

Guest Faculty

“Christie Lee Manning emanates a power on stage like no other; subtle, charming, and wickedly sexy – you simply cannot take your eyes off her.” – Julie Tomaino (Radio City Rockettes)

Christie Lee Manning is one of the UK’s most powerful performers. Born a Canadian and extending her career across Europe, Christie has a very extensive portfolio career. As a versatile artist, Christie has worked with fellow Canadian artists Lenny Kravitz, Nelly Furtado, and Suzie McNeil. She danced alongside Michael Buble at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Closing Ceremonies, and performed at the Times Of India Film Awards. She has worked for New Balance, Telus, CFL, NLL, Thunderbird Films, NBC Television, and Nickelodeon, and has performed twice in Brazil with contemporary company Lamondance for their XXI and XXII International Dance Seminars. Other dance credits include the sitcom Package Deal (TV), sci-fi series Warehouse 13 (TV), and Sky 1’s ‘Got To Dance’ Season 5, mentored by Adam Garcia. As an actor, Christie was most recently seen in the short film, ‘The Waltz’, directed by Julie Tomaino and showcased at the Toronto Short Film Festival. Christie is a member of Lukas McFarlane’s contemporary company, UnTitled, and is the artistic director of UnCorked Jazz Theatre Company.

Christie has adjudicated internationally, walked the catwalk in Paris, and currently teaches regular classes at Studio 68 and Pineapple Dance Studios in London, UK. She is also the creator of Industry Dance Magazine, an international website for dancers, choreographers, and dance affiliated businesses.

Christie’s goal as an artist is to become one of the best performers of all time, and to continue to represent jazz in its forever evolving form. She strongly believes in the growth of artistic individuality and authentic storytelling. “The best artists are the ones that remember what it is to be human first.”


Ashley Sweett

Guest Faculty

Ashley is a versatile performer, choreographer and director trained in various forms of dance and theatre.

Recently, Ashley was the choreographer for two music videos for Much Music and 102.7 Peak Performance artists “Little India”. In 2014, Ashley founded Sweett Moves dance collective. She has since produced, financed, directed, choreographed and performed for “Bated Breath” and “Sweett Moves Summer Jam” which were both sold out events. She is also the co-director, head choreographer and a performer for The Lovers Cabaret (Vanessa Young), which has produced a variety of sold out events at multiple venues throughout Vancouver and has provided continuous employment for many local performers since 2012.

Her passion for the performing arts and entertainment industry became her primary focus at 4 years of age. She received countless awards and scholarships as a dancer and choreographer during and beyond her adolescent years. She trained exclusively in various styles of dance and acting at numerous facilities, programs and entered festivals throughout North America including Affinity Dance, The Langley Fine Arts School, Goh Ballet Academy, The Source Dance Company, Modus Operandi, School Creative, Second City, ACT2, and more. She has been able to train and work with a variety of world-renowned performers and choreographers such as Stacey Tookey, Kelly Konno, Devin Jamieson, Paul Becker, Megan Lawson, Jocelyn Peden, Joanne Pesusich, Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond.

Ashley’s ventures have steered her towards producing, directing, choreographing, performing for film/television, live stage shows and dance theatre.

Other noteworthy artistic direction and choreography credits include Cirque du Soliel’s One Drop charity, 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Hey Ocean’s “A Song About California” music video. Her work has been seen at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, The Vancouver Club, Roundhouse Performance Theatre, Vogue Theatre, The Dance Centre, The Waterfront Theatre, Surrey Arts Centre, Massey Theatre, The Rickshaw Theatre, The Fox Cabaret and Electric Owl.

Ashley enjoys educating dancers throughout North America with her Sweett Moves master classes and choreography as well as adjudications. Ashley adores travelling regularly for work and/or pleasure and is currently touring abroad in the South Pacific until July 2016. Ashley is a member of The Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists and The Dancer Transition Resource Centre.

Ashley is filled with Love and Gratitude for every past, present and future opportunity explored in this life as a creative artist and human.

SELECTED PERFORMANCE CREDITS:

Disney, Nickelodeon, 2010 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games, Times of India Film Awards, Cirque du Soleil’s One Drop Organization, MAZDA, Kokanee, Goldwell Hair, Vancouver FMA Awards, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, PRP Productions, Pacific National Exhibition, The Lovers Cabaret, The Great Big Boo, CEBC, Vancouver Board of Trade, CFL’s 93rd Annual Grey Cup Parade, BC Lions, Beauty of Expression: Movement Documentary, The Phoenix Benefit Concert, Michael Buble, Nick Canon, Pamela Anderson, Sarah McLachlan, Hey Ocean, Little India, and Addictiv.


Hailley Caulfield-Postle

Guest Faculty

Hailley started taking lessons from her big sister Cori Caulfield when she was three years old. After fifteen years of training in ballet,jazz,tap,modern,musical theatre and acting at the Caulfield School of Dance Hailley immediately started performing and choreographing professionally.

She has worked as a dancer with Ruckus Dance, Lamondance, and MOVE:the company, and in feature films such as Code Name: The Cleaner, Sucker Punch and the VH1 film Totally Awesome. She has also danced for Coriograph Theatre and for Carnival Cruise Lines. Hailley has acted in commercials and been featured in music videos including Michael Buble’s :Haven’t Met You Yet” , Suzie McNeil’s “Drama Queen” and These Kids Wear Crown’s “Jumpstart”. She was also a Hero Tapper in the 2010 Olympic Opening ceremonies. Also in 2010, Hailley was invited to Brazil, to be a performer, teacher and judge at the XX Seminario Internacional De Danca De Brasilia.

In 2011 she went to Germany to perform in the Tanz Art Festival at the Nordhau


Jessica Wilkie

Guest Faculty

Jessica Wilkie was born and raised in White Rock, BC and practiced a wide variety of dance forms at Spiral Dance throughout her childhood. Jessica became a member of Vancouver based contemporary dance training program, Modus Operandi where she trained under the direction of Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond for three years. Through the program she had the pleasure of learning from artists such as Justine Chambers, Wen Wei Wang, Amber Funk Barton, Karissa Barry, 605 Collective, Suh Feh Lee, Dana Gingras and many others. The program also facilitated Jessica’s creation of two dance on film works and a full length piece entitled Article In, created in collaboration with her piers and performed at Dance Allsorts 2011.

She apprenticed with Amber Funk Barton’s, the response., Justine Chambers for her work, Enters And Exits and Out Innerspace Dance Theatre for their creation of ME SO YOU SO ME. Jessica has performed with Out Innerspace on several occasions including an untitled duet with Tiffany Tregarthen for Here To Go, a quintet created for EDAM presents: Shifting States and a series of excerpts from past work compiled for ArtStarts at the Micheal J. Fox Theatre. Most recently, Jessica was honoured to perform a solo created by Karissa Barry in Dances For A Small Stage 28..


Charlotte Kavanagh

Guest Faculty

Dancer, Model, and Singer. Charlotte has always had a passion for the stage and performance Arts. Charlotte was exposed to many styles of dance at her home studio in White Rock, B. C. “Spiral Dance Co.”. Immersed in Harbour Dance Centre’s Pre-Professional Intensive Training Program, Charlotte continues to explore the endless opportunities to grow in her Artistic journey in acting, voice, and all genres of dance related studies. Choreography is innate to Charlotte and she is excited to share her fierce style. For the next year, Charlotte will be attending KTL dance company, to further her interest in commercial dance and looks forward to seeing where this next year will take her as a performer.


Ryan Morrisette

Guest Faculty

Ryan has been dancing for seventeen years, for ten of those years he competed in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Musical Theater, and Salsa. Ryan’s main focus for the last five years has been Hip Hop. A World Hip Hop Champion and finishing Top 3 in Canada’s Got Talent, he’s performed at the Olympics, with Shawn Desman, Carly Rae Jepsen, Hedley, Marianas Trench, Victoria Duffield and many more! When Ryan’s not dancing, his other passion lies in writing and recording his own music.


Angella Slaunwhite

Guest Choreographer

Angella has been dancing since the age of 3 and competed for 9 years in styles such as jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, modern and novelty. She is currently on the senior hip hop Team Canada and will be competing for a world title in Italy this October. Angella has performed in The Nutcracker with the BC Ballet and Alberta Ballet, represented BC in the CDTA solo national competition held in Toronto, awarded senior prodigy at NRG Tacoma, and much more. Angella has shared her passion for dance teaching for several years, and is now teaching hip hop at surrey district high schools. She has toured with Dance Power competition for 3 seasons  throughout BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan as Darryl Hodgins tour assistant. Angella is passionate about dance and about sharing her knowledge with teaching.

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