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.

Michelle Ricchezza

Michelle Ricchezza

Co-Director, Competitive Director, 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.

Karla Mounsteven

Karla Mounsteven

Office Manager

Nicole Decsey

Nicole Decsey

Dance Teacher

Nicole Decsey is an emerging dance artist with a BFA in Performance Dance from Ryerson University as of June 2019 and is certified in CPR and AED. Decsey has been dancing since she was three, teaching since she was sixteen and choreographing since she was eighteen. In that time, she has had the opportunity to choreograph for competitions, recitals and professional shows.

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..

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.

Monica Szustakowski

Monica Szustakowski

Dance Teacher

Miss Monica has been dancing since the age of six, and has trained in a wide variety of styles including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Folk, Latin, Ballroom, and Hip Hop. Miss Monica has trained primarily in the CDTA syllabus, as well as the Cecchetti syllabus. Miss Monica holds an Advanced Diploma with Distinction in Music Theatre Performance from St. Lawrence College, as well as the Dance Masters of America teacher certification in Ballet. Miss Monica also recently completed her teacher training course with Progressing Ballet Technique.

Sarah Wainwright

Sarah Wainwright

Dance Teacher

Sarah Wainwright began her dance studies at the young age of three, where she found her passion for dance. Although she grew up training in many genres, upon graduating from the Ontario Regional Arts Program in secondary school, Sarah began her journey as a professional tap dancer and choreographer. Sarah has trained with many professional tap dancers from across North America in a variety of workshop settings, and is an active member and performer with the Toronto Rhythm Initiative,Toffan Rhythm Projects, Rhythm & Sound, Rhythm Ensemble and Tap Dance Centre's East Coast Tap Conference. Sarah has attained both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University and is also a full member of the Performing Arts Educators of Canada. Sarah seeks to take on every opportunity available as she shares her love and passion for the art, musicality and history of tap dance.

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.