Faculty

Julia Mounsteven

Julia Mounsteven

Owner, Artistic Director, Dance Teacher

Mounsteven began her dance studies at a young age at the School of Classical Ballet. She has also studied at the Toronto Summer School of Dance, The Banff School of Fine Arts and Les Ballet Jazz.

Karla Mounsteven

Karla Mounsteven

Office Manager

Bio coming soon

Elisa Berdusco

Elisa Berdusco

Dance Teacher

Elisa has been dancing since the age of 3, and trained in jazz, ballet, contemporary, acrobatics, hip hop, musical theatre, and tap. She graduated from Cawthra Park's Regional Arts Dance Program and has excelled in her CDTA and RAD ballet examinations. Elisa has acquired her International Dance Teaching Standards, Alixa Flexibility Module One, and High Five: Healthy Child Development certifications.

Micheal DiPaolo

Micheal DiPaolo

Dance Teacher

Micheal began dancing in his hometown of Guelph, Ontario at the age of 11. His passion for Hip Hop lead him to teaching, which he loves. Micheal has worked with many notable choreographers including Justin Lopes, Leon Blackwood, Ross Wirtanen, Leah Totten, Kevin Howe and Nick Tull.

Nancy Finn

Nancy Finn

Dance Teacher

Nancy Finn received her dance training at the Oakville School of Dancing under RAD examiner Elizabeth Paterson, Yvonne Oldaker and Anushka Roes. She became a registered teacher with the Royal Academy..

Kerry Gage

Kerry Gage

Dance Teacher

Kerry currently resides in Toronto and is a professional Director and Choreographer. She is a 2019 Dora Award recipient for outstanding original choreography.

Megan Jukes

Megan Jukes

Dance Teacher

Megan is so excited to take her next step in dance, by sharing her love of dance with others. Dancing since the age of 4 she knew this was her passion. She is currently a student at Centennial College for commercial dance and performance.

Lauren Peter

Lauren Peter

Dance Teacher

Lauren started dancing at a small dance studio in Georgetown, Ontario called Strictly Dance when she was four years old. She began competitive dancing at age nine and trained mostly in ballet and pointe but also took classes in contemporary, jazz, theatre and hip hop. She has won many commendable awards throughout her time competing at multiple dance competitions across Ontario. She has also completed many of her CDTA ballet examinations receiving honours in all of them.

Ashley Poland

Ashley Poland

Dance Teacher

Ashley began dancing at the young age of three. She attended the highly renowned, Performing Dance Arts, under the direction of Danny Poland. She has trained in acro, ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, tap and partnering.

Annemarie Reynolds

Annemarie Reynolds

Dance Teacher

Annemarie has been teaching dance for over 35 years.  She began her training with JoAnne Chapman where she received her teacher’s qualifications and from there opened up her own studio Annemarie’s Dance Academy in Orangeville, Ontario.  Ms. Reynolds has had much success with her students winning many titles and overalls throughout the past 29 years in business.  Some of her students have gone on to dance in companies, on cruise lines, Raptors Dance pac, commercials, ‘The Next Step’ as well as teach and open up their own studios.  She is very proud of her students and their accomplishments.

Jay T. Schramek

Jay T. Schramek

Dance Teacher

Jay T is a Dora Mavor Moore Award nominated performer, educator and adjudicator. His twenty-five year teaching career spans Canada’s most prestigious post-secondary arts institutions and dozens of dance studios. A graduate of Ryerson University’s dance program and a former Mr. Dance of Canada, he has been a faculty member at the Randolph College, George Brown College and Saint Lawrence College. Jay has been a guest teacher at Sheridan College, Canada’s National Ballet School, Etobicoke School of the Arts, Pearson School for the Arts, the Eastern Arkansas Ballet, Duboforce Mexico, Metro Movement and the Charlottetown Festival Young Company.

Michelle Ricchezza

Michelle Ricchezza

Dance Teacher

Since the age of three and a half, when she began her dance training, Michelle Ricchezza has had a passion for dancing. Michelle trained extensively in ballet, jazz, lyrical, musical theater, as well as acrobatics and tap.

Lisa Whitman

Lisa Whitman

Dance Teacher

Lisa Whitman began her competitive training in Mississauga, Ontario at age 4. A graduate of Cawthra Park Arts High school where she studied the history and technique of Modern and Ballet, as well kinesiology.