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Rebecca Silia danced competitively for 14 years and studied in acro, jazz hip-hop, lyrical/contemporary, musical theatre and ballet. Rebecca has been teaching now for 12 years and completed her British Association of Teachers of Dancing associate level and received a highly commended mark of 96%. Rebecca has also recently completed her Acrobatic Arts Module 1 certification and her Professional Adjudicators Alliance course. Rebecca has earned many 1st place and overall awards throughout her years of dancing including two full bursaries in the intermediate and senior category with the York Region Celebration of the Arts for her acro solo in the years of 2008 and 2009. Rebecca recently completed her Bachelor Of Arts Honours at York University. Dance has always been a passion for Rebecca and she is very happy to be able to pass on her love of dance to others. Rebecca is thrilled to be the director and a teacher at DDC and looks forward to an exciting and successful year two to come!
Natalie Silia danced competitively for 15 years and studied in acrobatics, jazz, hip-hop, tap, musical theatre, lyrical, contemporary, ballet and pointe. She is currently furthering her education at York University pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and her Bachelor of Education. Natalie has recently graduated from the Teacher Training Program at Canada's National Ballet School where she also completed her Registered Teacher Status with the Royal Academy of Dance. She also completed her Acrobatic Arts Module 1 and Acro Dance Pre school certification. Natalie has also completed the Progressing Ballet Technique certification. Natalie has received many 1st place and overall awards throughout her dancing career including winning Highest Mark of the Competition with her Acro solo and winning the title of Senior Miss Dance Champion 2016. She has also attained her Intermediate Foundations and Intermediate R.A.D Ballet Level Exams. Natalie will be performing for the OTF Sick Kids Gala again in September 2017, here she will be performing with professional dancers such as; Jordan Clark, Jennie Pappas, Derek Piquette, Mitchell Jackson and many more. She is thrilled to have this opportunity to dance professionally for a great cause. Natalie is also working towards her British Association of Teachers of Dancing Certificate and her R.A.D teachers certification. Natalie is very passionate about her dancing and she is very excited to be co director and teacher at Dynamic Dance Company Inc where she cannot wait to pass on her love of dance to others
Ms. Serena Ali earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from York University, specializing in teaching and performance. She also has extensive RAD teacher certification as well as BATD and ADAPT jazz training. Ms. Ali has been teaching ballet, jazz, modern and tap across Canada since 1987. Many of her students have gone on to become very successful dance professionals. Serena has wanted to be a dance teacher working with children since she was 12 years old and is really excited to be part of the teaching faculty at Dynamic Dance Company Inc. to continue living her dream.
Jen Carter began dancing at the age of 10 in Peterborough, Ontario. She trained competitively with Premiere Studio of Dance until the age of 19, where she trained in hiphop, jazz, ballet, contemporary, lyrical, tap and pointe. It wasn’t until age 13 that Jen recognized her great passion for urban dance, and decided she wanted to further a career in the dance industry.
She then went on to participate in the Integrated Arts Dance Program at Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School, where she found her love of teaching and choreographing. Through out her high school journey she was presented with many opportunities including: competing in Hurley Walk the Walk in California, dancing on the Rick Mercer Report, and 2 trips to New York City to train at Broadway Dance Centre and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. She is now a member of the Toronto Dance Community after moving in September 2015. After all of her years of training, Jen is proud to have the experience from being a backup dancer to being casted in music videos.
Fall of 2012 is when Jen’s teaching journey began. Her first opportunity was given to her at her home studio, where she began teaching ballet, jazz and tap to kids ages 3-5. Over the years her love for urban dance took the lead and she was hired to choreograph at several studios. Jen now teaches workshops for high school students, choreographs for 4 competitive teams, guest choreographs across Canada and teaches drop in classes around the GTA.
Jen graduated from Centennial College's Dance Performance Program in 2017, where she was offered a job teaching immediately after completion of the program. Jen is a professional company member of BOSS Dance Company (under the direction of Leah Totten), was a member of Millennium Dance Complex Toronto’s incredible faculty in the short time it was open, as well as a choreographer for World Performers Canada. Currently, Jen is working with World Performers Canada and Five Star Dance Company on pieces of choreography to be performed in both Rome and Mexico while teaching and choreographing across Canada. Jen is extremely grateful to teach and work alongside such inspiring educators. Jen has found that it is very important to take inspiration from everything and everyone around her as her goal has always been to inspire and touch those she comes in contact with. She looks forward to continuing her growth as a dancer, teacher, choreographer and person through her hard work and dedication to her craft.
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Sabrina hails from Sault Ste. Marie, ON, where she began dancing at age 4. Over her 14 years as a dancer, she trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, ethnic/national and modern, and had the privilege of being a part of both her studio’s performance and competitive teams for 9 years. As a certified teacher in ballet/pointe and jazz/lyrical, Sabrina has years of experience teaching and choreographing a variety of styles for all levels. In 2011, she was given the opportunity to get back on stage, and the rest, as they say, is history. In just 8 short years, she has performed in 10 musicals and choreographed 9, all within the GTA. Her work has been recognized by ACT-CO (Association of Community Theatres – Central Ontario) with three consecutive nominations for “Best Choreography of a Musical”.
Sabrina is thrilled to be working with these amazing young dancers and hopes to help them develop an even deeper love and appreciation for musical theatre. She encourages her students to reach beyond the skeletal steps and really delve into the character and story behind the movement. One day she hopes to see some of these bright stars shining on the Great White Way – and you can bet your bottom dollar that she would be there to show her support on opening night!
Ceilidh has been moving and grooving for as long as she can remember! Growing up as a competitive dancer and dance instructor, she graduated from the Dance Performance at Centennial College in 2017. Since then, she has completed 700+ hours in Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, Lagree Fitness & Yoga Detour. Ceilidh is currently working as a Senior Instructor for Athletix Academy. Her extensive dance background and passion for anatomy influences her movement and classes. She is inspired by the energy and growth of her students and always focuses on living to learn.