A native of St. John's, Newfoundland, dancer, choreographer and dance educator, Jill Dreaddy discovered her passion for dance at the age of 5. She has been actively performing, choreography and teaching since 1990. Jill is owner/artistic director of Jill Dreaddy Danceco, established since 1997, with 2 locations in the Province (CBS & St. John’s). Jill teaches Flamenco, Ballroom & Latin American, Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Ballet/Pointe and dance for young children. Jill joined El Viento Flamenco, a flamenco dance Company, in 1999 and performed and toured with them until they relocated to Halifax in 2001. Since then she has performed several solo flamenco performances in the City.
• Oliver! for Holy Heart High School (1998)
• Princess and the Pea for Holy Spirit High School (2000)
• Evita for Beothuck Players (2001)
• Gypsy for TaDa! Events (2007)
• Rocky Horror Picture Show for TaDa! Events (2009)
• Little Shop of Horrors for Holy Heart High School (2009)
• Alice In Wonderland for TaDa! Events (2010)
Inspiring dancers for over 25 years, Sandra teaches classical ballet firmly rooted in the tradition of Enrico Cecchetti. Drawing from her studies in contemporary dance, anatomy and history, along with a variety of classical dance styles, Sandra teaches with a broad and dynamic perspective. Sandra holds Licentiate level qualification from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing , Cecchetti Society Faculty. She also holds the Cecchetti Advanced 2 exam along with the ISTD’s Certificate of applied Anatomy and Physiology. Sandra studied in Toronto for several years at the Lois Smith School of Dance/ George Brown College, Joan Kohal Studio of Ballet as well as summer seminars at the National Ballet School and York University.
Kristin Harris Walsh is a dance scholar and writer (PhD Folklore, Memorial and MA Dance, York) with training in step dance (Irish and Newfoundland) and ballet. She has written and presented extensively on dance topics in both academic and popular publications, primarily related to vernacular dance as a means of cultural expression and negotiation. She is currently lead investigator on a SSHRC-funded research project on percussive dance in Canada, looking specifically at the links between traditional NL step dance and Irish sean-nós step dance. Kristin is the Past President of DanceNL and the President of the Canadian Society for Dance Studies/La société canadienne d’études en danse.
Candice Pike is a dance practitioner, teacher, researcher, and advocate based in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. She is currently the Festival Manager for Gros Morne Summer Music.
Candice has taught ballet, jazz, modern dance, and dance fitness for nine years in Corner Brook, NL and Toronto, ON and is independently pursuing a community-based dance research project. Passionate about fostering an appreciation for dance in young people, she recently redesigned Grenfell Campus' children's dance camps to include performance training, somatic education, and movement exploration as well as formal technique training. Also, she is involved in Learning Through the Arts in the Western School District where she teaches math and social studies to grade three students through dance.
Candice has MA in Dance from York University. Her studies there focused on the intersections of recreational ballet, gender, and community building through feminist research and she is excited to explore these ideas in rural Newfoundland.