Our Teaching Staff

Meet Ms. Shelby

Miss Shelby McRee

Favorite Dance Discipline and Why? Definitely lyrical. I love the emotion it creates for both the dancers and the audience. It’s so beautiful to watch! Favorite quote/ catch phrase? “Everything Happens for a reason.” Two things I value most in life? Health and Family If I could travel anywhere, where would it be? I would love to travel to Australia or Italy. Australia looks so beautiful and I love the Australian accent! Italy has really great food, especially pasta!  What inspires you? My family always inspires me to go after whatever goal I may have. Their unconditional support and love always keeps me going!    

Meet Ms. Kate

Miss Kate Harris

If you could travel anywhere in this world, where would it be?  For food: INDIA, for scenery: THAILAND and for spirituality: ICELAND! What have you learned over your lifetime that you’d like to share with the younger generation? Just love the moment! You will never be more beautiful, more fun, more present than you are at this exact moment. Take time to capture it and LOVE it! What is your favourite Musical or Dance Performance? I will never forget seeing the Broadway Musical “Fosse” for the first time! The style and grace was simply amazing. Favourite Quote or Catch Phrase? “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn What inspires you? My mama. She is the drama queen extraordinaire! She taught me to be big, to laugh, to cherish every moment. She is amazing!

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Meet Ms. Tracey

Miss Tracey McLean 

What have you learned over your life that you’d like to share with the younger generation? Follow your heart, your dreams and your ambitions. It will give you such a full and happy life. Favorite quote or catch phrase? “life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful” What inspires you? Everything inspires me. There is always something new and beautiful to be seen What is your favorite musical or dance performance? The Phantom Of The Opera What is your favourite dance discipline? Acro + Ballet!

Meet Ms. Jennifer

Miss. Jennifer Pfaff

Favourite Dance Discipline? As a little girl, I loved tap. It is still my favorite but I also love teaching lyrical! Favorite Quote or Catch Phrase? “It’s not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” What two things do you value most in life? Family and Education What are the roles you play in the world? I am a wife, a mom, a school teacher and a dance teacher! Other interesting facts? I have been dancing or teaching dance for over 25 years! I am so excited to share my love of dance with Dance Magic!

Meet Ms. Brianne

 Miss Brianne Lutz

What are the roles you play in the world? 
Often times we have different names for the different roles we play in the world. My FAVORITE names that I go by are “Miss Brianne” and “Aunty Bri”.
 
What two things do you value the most? 
Love – love towards my family, my friends and my students. Happiness – both personally and professionally.
 
Favourite Quote or Catch Phrase? 
Don’t Wish… Do!
 
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you be? 
I want to see the ENTIRE world! I am 3 continents down and 4 to go, but if I had to choose one…Africa is a MUST!
 
Favourite Dance Discipline? 
OHHH How does one choose?! Acro is definitely my favorite discipline to teach but contemporary is my favorite discipline to dance.
 
What is your favorite musical or dance performance? 
Again… how does one choose a single musical? Mamma Mia, Hairspray, Wizard of Oz, Grease, and Burlesque!

Meet Ms. Jolee

Miss Jolee Simpson

What is your favorite dance discipline? Modern is my favourite because it allows you to be creative, move freely and express all your emotions! But I also love tap, because who doesn’t like making cool sounds with their feet!!

Favorite quote or catch phrase? There’s no such thing as failure, you either win or you learn something.

What roles do you play in this world? Daughter. Sister. Auntie. Mom. Teacher.

Favorite musical or dance performance? Grease and Mamma Mia are Two of my favourites!

 

Meet Ms. Janelle

Miss Janelle Sullivan

What are the roles you play in the world?  Construction Worker, Lacrosse Player What is your favourite Musical or Dance performance? Burlesque Favourite Dance Discipline? Hip Hop! Other Interesting Facts! I love bright and colorful hightops!

Meet Ms. Hope

Miss Hope Bilton

Favorite quote?
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do-Walter Bagehot
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
London,England to be able to see the London eye, the Buckingham palace, and Big Ben! (It also help that i love their accents.)
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What is your favourite dance discipline?
Tap! i love being able to make music with your own feet! And being challenged to learn new steps at fast paces.
What do you value most in life?
 Family! They always have your back and love and support you for you!! and another thing i value in life is trust, without trust it is hard to be comfortable and express who you are. trust builds a bridge that you can feel safe to cross!
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What is your favorite dance performance?
  Would have to be anything done by Cirque du Soleil! Their shows are always spectatular, they draw you right in! I always leave wanting more!

Meet Ms. Erin

Miss Erin Noden

What are the roles you play in the world? 
  • Daughter, Sister, Auntie, and Friend!
What two things do you value the most? 
  • Spending time with family and friends and trying new food!
Favourite Quote or Catch Phrase?
  • “Don’t count the days, make the days count” – Muhammad Ali
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you be? 
  • Greece or Italy 
Favourite Dance Discipline: 
  • Modern
What is your favorite musical or dance performance?
  • Swan Lake by the Great Chinese State Circus! Combines ballet and acrobatics to create a modern twist on a classic piece. Absolutely jaw dropping!

Meet Ms. Stephanie

Miss Stephanie Hemstreet

What are the roles you play in the world? Daughter. Interior Designer. Sister. Dance Teacher. Traveller.

If you could travel anywhere in this world, where would it be? Well everywhere! But Africa is next on the list!

Favourite Quote or Catch Phrase? “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”

What is your favourite Musical or Dance performance? Hmmm how to choose… Cirque du Soleil, Riverdance, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Mamma Mia, Burlesque, so many favourites!

Favourite dance discipline? Tap!

What two things do you value most in life? Family and Happiness

Other interesting facts? I danced at Dance Magic for 15 years before moving away for college and my design career – but now I’m back baby! So excited to be part of this family again! 

Meet Ms. Janessa

Miss Janessa Sullivan

What inspires you?

My family, and more so my Mom, inspire me every day to be the best person that I possibly can be. My family is a huge support system for me and they are such a positive force in my life. We are constantly learning and growing together, which aspires me to strive to be better in everything that I do. I love my family!
What is your favorite musical or dance performance?
 I love the Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil. I have seen it a few times in Las Vegas and it astonishes me every time!
What is your favourite dance discipline?
I love dancing to Hip Hop! It’s so great to be able to turn up the tunes, forget about any problems, and bust a move!
What two things do you value most in life?
 I value my family and my health the most in life.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I have traveled to many places already, but I would love to go stay in a hut on the water in Bora Bora!

Meet Mr. Coleman

Mr. Coleman

What are the roles you play in the world? 
-I am here to be a role model and positive influence in people’s lives. A role model that inspires people to reach higher levels in life
 
What two things do you value the most? 
-I value good vibes and honesty, because the two definitely go hand in hand with one another
 
Favourite Quote or Catch Phrase?
-do what you want and say how you feel because people that mind don’t matter, and people that matter don’t mind. You’re gonna go through life and have people that will tell you what you’re doing is dumb or it’s not gonna work out, but you just have to believe in yourself with every fibre of your being and put in the hard work and whatever you want will eventually come to you
 
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you be?  
-hands down the Gold Coast of Australia. The mix of city life and the beaches are what entice me to want to go so bad…and the fact that the weather is hot all year
 
Favourite Dance Discipline: 
-Hip Hop, but I definitely appreciate watching Latin dances because of the energy and different flavour
 
What is your favorite musical or dance performance?
-One of my favourite “performances” was the final dance scene, where they were in the rain in step up 2. That scene is what made me say “I wanna do that!” As a kid

Meet Ms. Tori

 Miss Tori Grebinski

What is your favourite dance discipline and why?
? Tap and Musical Theatre! Tap captured my heart from the very beginning and Musical Theatre is the perfect outlet for this drama queen!

What inspires you?
? Children inspire me! I love watching my two beautiful boys discover the world every day and I absolutely adore working with all children from all walks of life. 

What is your favourite musical or dance performance?
? My favourite musical is “Shrek: The Musical” and my absolute favourite live performance that I’ve seen is “The Rockettes” in New York.

What two things do you value most in life?
? My family is my absolute everything! I also value all of the opportunities that I’ve been given to grow as a person and as a performer. 

Meet Ms. Kalie

Miss Kalie Lacroix Neeley

What is the role you play in the world?

I am a Daughter, Cousin, Granddaughter, and friend. I am a compassionate person who is caring and supportive to everyone I meet.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Thailand, for many reasons the sun, amazing food, and the history and culture

Favourite quote or catch phrase.

Do it Now. Sometimes later Becomes Never.

Favourite musical or Dance performance?

There’s just so many favourites but my top two would be Newsies and Mamma Mia!

Favourite dance discipline?

Jazz and Tap!

Other interesting facts?

I have Danced in the Disney World parade,I have traveled to New York and taken Dance classes along with performing a flashmob in Time Square! Best part yet I got to meet the Rockets at Radio City Music Hall. I performed in the NutCracker. And after Graduating I spent 10 months being an Au Pair in the United Kingdom sightseeing England and Scotland!

 

Meet Ms. Tannis

 Miss Tannis Kaun

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
South Africa!
 
What have you learned over your life that you’d like to share with the younger generation
Embrace change and always look back and find the lesson hidden in every challenge.
 
What roles to you play in the world?
Dance instructor, Sister, Daughter, Teacher, Farm girl.
 
What two things do you value most in life?
 Family and great food!
 
What is your favorite dance discipline?
Jazz and Lyrical.
 

Meet Ms. Andrea

 Miss Andrea King

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? 
The whole world but Iceland is on top because of the natural beauty
 
What is your favourite dance discipline and why?
Aerial silks it’s liberating to trust yourself when you fall in a controlled manner
 
What are the roles you play in the world?
I am a taekwondo instructor/student, a therapy assistant, silks instructor/student, friend, sister,  daughter, and cat parent.
 
What two things do you value most in life?
Love and trust
 
What inspires you?
Filling a need in the community with creativity.

Meet Ms. Kaylee

Miss Kaylee Raniseth

If I could travel anywhere, where would it be?

My favorite place to travel would be to Italy because there is so much history and the buildings are so beautiful.

Favourite quote or catch phrase?

My favorite quote is “no matter how dark it gets, the sun will rise again”

What two things do you value most in life?

Two things that I value in life is time with my friends and family. I also value all of my sports and the time I spend being active whether it’s dancing, curling, or hiking.

Favourite Discipline?

My favorite dance discipline is tap because I love the sounds and rhythms you can make with your feet! I also love hip hop because I can really jam to the music while expressing who I am.

Something you would like to share with the younger generation.

Something I’ve learnt to share with the younger generation its to always follow your dreams and take advantage of every little opportunity.

 

Meet Ms. Courtney

Miss Courtney Jones

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

New York!

 
What is your favourite musical or dance performance?
Cirque du Soleil
 
Favourite dance discipline?
Tap and Acro
 
Favourite Quote?
“There’s always light in every dark situation, you just have to look for it”
 

Meet Ms. Alyssa

 Miss Alyssa Johnson

What is your favourite discipline and why?
My favourite discipline would definitely be aerial silks and tap dancing! I love aerial silks because of beautiful shapes it creates and that it motivates me to keep building strength to do more trick and sequences.
I also love tap dancing because of the amazing sounds we can make with our feet!

Favourite quote?
“Everything happens for a reason”

If I could travel anywhere where would it be?
I’ve never been to Hawaii and would love to experience their beaches and culture!

What are the roles you play in the world?
I am a daughter, sister, wife & dog mom!

Interesting facts?
Although I am an aerialist and an aerial instructor, I am very afraid of heights!! It is something I’ve been working on and overcoming in the last few years.

Meet Ms. Olivia

 Miss Olivia Mitchell

What is my favorite quote or catch phrase?
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain. 
 
What have you learned over your lifetime that you’d like to share with the younger generation?
Don’t rush, there are so many beautiful things to enjoy in each day. Learn to take time and savor those moments.
 
What two things do you value most in life?
Spending time with my family and hugs 
 
What is your favourite instrument/discipline and why?
Tap is my all time favorite because I was very lucky to grow up with an amazing mentor!
 
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
To Newfoundland because that is home and I miss my family. They are my biggest supporters!

Meet Ms. Demi

Miss Demi Wilson (Art Program Instructor)

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I would travel to Panama, because that is where my mother lives and nothing feels quite as relaxing as being at your mom’s home with mom’s cooking!
What is your favourite dance discipline and why?

What is your favourite quote or catch phrase?
The free bird thinks of another breeze and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn and he names the sky his own.

What have you learned over your lifetime that you’d like to share with the younger generation?

I have learnt to treat people with kindness as what you put into the world will come back to you!

What two things do you value most in life?
I value my artistic creativity and how it allows me to express myself and I value being a mom to my amazing kiddo because he reminds me everyday how beautiful this life truly is! 
 

Our Administrative Team

Christine Slaymaker - Studio Owner

Christine Slaymaker

What are the roles you play in the world? Dance teacher, Pilates Instructor, Wife, Mom, Studio Owner If you could travel anywhere in this world, where would it be? Africa! What have you learned over your lifetime that you’d like to share with the younger generation? Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it! Remember to always dream BIG!! Favourite Quote or Catch Phrase? “Where Everyone’s a Star!” What inspires you? My students, my family, my friends, our teachers and life itself!! I am inspired daily by the people who surround me! Life is good!

Kate Harris - Operations Manager + Recital Director

Kate Harris

If you could travel anywhere in this world, where would it be?  For food: INDIA, for scenery: THAILAND and for spirituality: ICELAND! What have you learned over your lifetime that you’d like to share with the younger generation? Just love the moment! You will never be more beautiful, more fun, more present than you are at this exact moment. Take time to capture it and LOVE it! What is your favourite Musical or Dance Performance? I will never forget seeing the Broadway Musical “Fosse” for the first time! The style and grace was simply amazing. Favourite Quote or Catch Phrase? “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn What inspires you? My mama. She is the drama queen extraordinaire! She taught me to be big, to laugh, to cherish every moment. She is amazing!

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Mia Williams - Communications + Brand Marketing

Mia Williams

What is your favourite Musical or Dance performance? The Alberta Ballet’s Elton John performance. Favourite dance discipline? Lyrical. What two things do you value most in life? Family and happiness. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? The Cook Islands.

Shelby McRee - Studio Coordinator

Shelby McRee

Favorite Dance Discipline and Why? Definitely lyrical. I love the emotion it creates for both the dancers and the audience. It’s so beautiful to watch! Favorite quote/ catch phrase? “Everything Happens for a reason.” Two things I value most in life? Health and Family If I could travel anywhere, where would it be? I would love to travel to Australia or Italy. Australia looks so beautiful and I love the Australian accent! Italy has really great food, especially pasta!  What inspires you? My family always inspires me to go after whatever goal I may have. Their unconditional support and love always keeps me going!

Paula Rehn - Member Experience + Family Enrollment Coordinator

Paula Rehn 

Bio coming soon!

Margot Gonzales - Administration + Digital Media Marketing

Margot Gongalez

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
– Having worked in an aviation industry, I am lucky to had already been traveled to a bunch of countries but to be honest, those aren’t enough! I still would love to go to Hawaii and Iceland one day!
 
What is your favourite style of music/instrument and why?
– It actually depends on my mood, lol! I love all kinds of music and I’m that type who just have to have some music playing in the background – like always! Some days I find myself singing to pop music all day, other days I find myself lost in the smooth sounds of jazz, and then there are days when I just can’t resist dancing to rock music.
 
What is your favourite quote or catch phrase?
– Wow this one is kind of tough to answer as there are a lot! But if I have to choose, I guess that would be the Latin phrase I put in my IG Bio. “Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est.” It simply means that life is not merely to be lived, but to be lived well. 
 
What have you learned over your lifetime that you’d like to share with the younger generation?
Here are my top 5 lessons I’d like to share with the younger generation:?
 
• Family is everything! Hold them close – they are your greatest treasure!
 
• Always choose to be kind. Your small acts of kindness can create unimaginable ripple effect! Plus, you never know what someone else is going through.
• Never settle for anything less than extraordinary! ? Always push the boundaries of what you can achieve. Believe in yourself!  Dream big, set audacious goals, and never stop pushing yourself out of that comfy zone.
 
• Everything will make sense someday. So, for now, laugh at your mistakes. Keep going. And keep reminding yourself that everything really does happen for a reason.
 
• Your body is your greatest gift – take good care of it. 
 

Angie Larin - Administration

Angie Larin

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I would travel to Japan because I LOVE Japanese cuisine!

What is your favourite dance discipline and why?
I’m an acrobat at heart, I love showing off my cool tricks!

What is your favourite quote or catch phrase?
Just like flowers, we need rain to grow, embrace the rainy days!

What have you learned over your lifetime that you’d like to share with the younger generation?
Making mistakes is the best way to learn!

What two things do you value most in life?
Quality time with family and friends, and nature!