R.A.D., RTS, PBT,
Silver Swan Licensee, Acrobatic Arts,
ADAPT, ALIXA FLEXIBILITY
Miss. Chelsea's love of dance has grown since starting at the age of 2. She is a national champion in Canada and the United States, winning numerous scholarships and titles. Chelsea was trained at Dimensions In Dance which is the top studio in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region. Chelsea studied dance with the internationally renowned choreographer and studio owner Kimberly Kay, the mega talented and Dora Mavor Award nominated performer, educator and adjudicator Jay T. Schramek. Chelsea started her ballet training at age 3 and has strong technique training from the talented Katherine Kuwabara, R.A.D. Chelsea has many exams under her belt, obtaining Distinction for all ballet exams and is currently working to achieve her Solo Seal Award, which is the highest vocational graded examination at the Royal Academy of Dance. Chelsea has successfully completed her Royal Academy of Dance Teacher Certificate Program and is now RAD certified. Chelsea has successfully completed her studies in child psychology, anatomy and kinesiology, body conditioning and health & safety. She is also a member of the Professional Adjudicator Alliance. Chelsea has also been a guest choreographer at Dance Attack workshops. Chelsea has done master classes with Blake McGrath, Stacey Tookey and professional dancer and clinician Michel Figaux and many, many more. Chelsea's training is extensive and continues to attend and participate in many workshops, teacher expos and seminars to bring your children the most up to date dance training.
Theresa began her dance career at the age of 4, studying and competing in all genres of dance; ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical, musical theatre, and tap.
In 1987, she started her career in teaching And is currently a tap and jazz examiner with the PERFORMING ART EDUCATORS of CANADA (PAEC). Theresa has adjudicated throughout southern Ontario; most recently she has acquired a license in tap adjudication from the INTERNATIONAL DANCE ORGANIZATION (IDO). A highlight in her career was being one of the choreographer for TEAM CANADA in 2015, 2016, 2018, and coming up in 2021.
As a mother of three and a grandmother; Theresa brings a enriched and unique perspective into a child’s learning and development. As well as bringing a high level of care with every dancer she works with; inviting dancers with of all ability and special needs into her classes.
Theresa is very excited to begin an amazing season with Chelsea Dance Pac.
Jordana Cohen's dance career began at the age of 5 with over 10 years of competitive dance training under the instruction at Maxine's School of Dance & Elite Danceworx. Jordana has experience in many dance disciplines, excelling in Acro, Lyrical, Jazz & Contemporary with experience in Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet & Musical Theatre. Jordana has taught both competitive and recreational classes in the Greater Toronto Area and across Canada with her speciality in acrobatics and lyrical for over 10 years. Her students have gone onto performing on Cruise Ships, Stratford Festival, Canada's Wonderland just to name a few.
During her career she has had a number of performance opportunities, including being a member of the first Canadian Showdance Team that travelled to Germany, representing Canada at the International Dance Organization and has appeared in the movie "Honey". At 18 she began her career as a teacher and choreographer at various studios across Toronto. She has won many awards for unique choreography at various regional and national competitions for her innovative choreography and her strong award-winning acro and lyrical routines season after season. Jordana has her B.A.T.D. Stage Associate Level as well as her International Academy of Dance Adjudicators Certificate, her N.C.C.P. Level 1 Gymnastics and a certificate with Acro Dance Teacher Association. Jordana enjoys travelling around Ontario and Canada working with dancers as guest teachers and choreographer providing strong training and creativity.
Jordana also has the amazing opportunity judging at leading competitions across Canada and the US, while furthering her dance training by attending workshops throughout Canada and the United States. Jordana is now the Co-Owner/Co-Director of Xtreme Dance Champions a travelling dane competition around Ontario. Started in 2017 the competition has grown year after year.
"Every time you step on that stage dance as if no is watching & enjoy the moments"
Dave is a part of Ambitious Movement, a Hip-hop based dance and Entertainment Company lead by choreographer Ambitious Anthony Smith.
Dave has made televised appearances on “So You Think You Can Dance” Pre show, Family Channel’s “The Next Step,” Toronto’s Public Health commercial, Chapman's Ice Cream commercial, "Reign" from the CW Network and a few music videos. He’s also showcased his talent on stages such as World of Dance (Toronto), Wii Day, Toronto’s Choreographers Ball, and the Bazaar Dance Showcase just to name a few. You may also find Dave on the judging panel for Hip-Hop International’s Canadian Hip-Hop Championships.
Dave is trained in different styles of Hip-hop but has trained intensively in waving, popping, tutting, breakin’ and house. He specializes in hip-hop choreography, Hip-hop technique, R&B and tumbling. With all this knowledge under his belt, Dave decided to begin passing it down to the next generations and created his crew, “Rising Legion.”
Chris Gallina is a dancer and choreographer from Toronto, On. Throughout his dance career, he has performed and choreographed for events by Hugo Boss, WestJet, Crystal Ball Foundation, Wal-Mart, Scotiabank and many more. Chris has featured in the Chapman's Ice Cream Sunday commercial, Megan Patrick's "Bow Chicka Wow Wow" music video, and Brett Kissel's music video for "Anthem". His recent tour of The Jungle Book Circus has taken him to China, Singapore, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. He has taught at a numerous studios across Canada and his choreography has won numerous awards at competition. Chris loves to share his knowledge with his students and loves to support their individual growth.
Alyssa has been passionate about dancing since she began at the age of 8. Alyssa trained with the amazing Carla Tucker and staff at Moving Art in Barrie until graduating. Alyssa is a well rounded dancer starting out with ballet for 2 years and moving on to tap, jazz, lyrical and Acro. Alyssa participated in dance workshops learning from choreographers such as Travis Wall. She started assisting at age 11, and then began teaching independently at age 15. Alyssa completed her RAD ballet exams from grades 2 to Advanced I. She has completed all tap exams up to Advanced II finishing all with distinction. Alyssa carries her ISTD Tap Teacher Qualification Certificate, able to send students through to tap exams under her name. She also studied Kinesiology at Brock University. Alyssa is passionate about inspiring children of all ages and pushing them to work hard.
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