Members tagged “ballet”

Montana Herridge

Montana grew up in St. John’s Newfoundland and began dancing at the age of three. Montana is an extremely passionate dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. She will graduate from the Dance Performance Diploma Program at Centennial College in April. She is a graduate of the Holy Heart of Mary Advanced Performing Arts Certificate.

Montana trained with the Hip Hop Program at DARK Dance Company (Toronto). Montana has taught dance at June Lawerence School of Dance (Mississauga), Kids In Dance (Toronto), Cooper Koo Family YMCA (Toronto, Ashworth Pre-School (Toronto) and workshops at Fusion Dance Studio (St. John’s). She has taught ages Toddler to Adult and has taught a wide range of dance styles. Montana has taken classes from The Underground Dance Centre (Toronto), Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance (New York), Steps On Broadway (New York), The Alvin Ailey (New York) and Broadway Dance Center (New York).

Montana wishes to share her knowledge and passion of dance with her students.

Rhonda Scott, Peninsula Dance Studio

I've been teaching dance off and on since 1991. I've taught in Yellowknife at the YMCA and I started my own studio in Digby NS back in 2001. I've been in NL for the 9th dance season. I completed teacher training with the Conservatory of Performing Arts in NS (accelerated course) and in collaboration with Canadian Dance Teachers Association. I've completed the teaching certification for Ballet and Modern with the CDTA. Currently I teach and own a small studio of approximately 75 dancers from ages 2yrs+. I teach ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, musical, and a few "baby" classes. I'm also a 200hr certified yoga instructor.

Sydney Dowden

Sydney Dowden is a dancer, ballet mostly. She trains at dance studio East and privately with Beth Hartling and is a junior member of Kittiwake Dance Theatre. She is aspiring to be a professional ballerina and has been training away for the past 4 years in summer ballet intensives including quinte ballet School of Canada, royal Winnipeg ballet and Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

She recently had a dance photo shoot with Aamie Gillam photography and here is a link to her photo shoot from downtown St. John’s and Quidi vidi (password: balletshoes) She lives for dance and can’t wait to continue her training here in the province and away!!

Jill Dreaddy

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.

Choreography Credits:
• 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)

Sandra Blackmore

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

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. Kristin was the Founding President of DanceNL and is currently the Dance Representative on ArtsNL.

Candice Pike

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.