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About Our Company

Faculty

 

Kendra Hughes-Wintels

Director

Kendra is a fully certified teacher in Modern and Urban dance through the Performing Arts Educators of Canada (PAEC). Currently, she is the Head Chair of the Urban dance committee at PAEC. She has attended the Professional Adjudicators Alliance workshop and recently gained her certification in progressing ballet technique. Kendra is now a Youth Protection Advocate in Dance certified with YPAD.

Kendra has also developed her own program for young dancers called Decipher to use movement and dance as a tool to help them recognize their strengths, build confidence and develop their self-esteem.

Colleen Putzig

Guest Choreographer/Teacher

Miss Colleen has spent most of her life dancing. She has trained in Contemporary, Hip Hop, Modern, Tap, Jazz, and Ballet. From a young age, Miss Colleen has taken her love for dance outside of the studio, starting a dance team at her high school, choreographing the musical in her senior year, and frequently participating in dance and musical theatre performances.

Miss Colleen continues to dedicate herself to growing as a dancer and a teacher. She is a member of Carleton University Dance Crew (CUDC) which has given her the opportunity to perform at events all over Ottawa while also choreographing, teaching, and performing various routines for their annual showcases. She is currently serving as the president of CUDC for their 2019-2020 dance season while teaching competitively. As an up-and-coming award-winning choreographer, Miss Colleen is continuing to expand her teaching to multiple studios across Ontario.

Chantelle Drolias

Teacher

Ballet/Lyrical/Acro

Chantelle began dancing at the age of seven and by the age of twelve, she was taking all styles of dance and assisting the younger classes. At this time, she began her competitive career as well under Miss Jessica Weaver.

 

At the age of seventeen, Chantelle traveled to Las Vegas to obtain her Dance Educators of America level One Teacher Training Certificate, and has also received her certificate through Dance Masters of America. Throughout this time, Chantelle continued to compete until the age of twenty five under the direction of Miss Alice Burke. Chantelle has taught both competitive and recreational students for over eighteen years. Chantelle is certified to teach Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theatre, and Acro. Chantelle’s students have won many place awards, as well as scholarships. Chantelle has received four different Best Choreography awards, and many special awards as a choreographer for age appropriate music, costuming, and choreography.

 

Chantelle guest teaches for many studios in the Niagara Region, as well as being a guest teacher for The Travelling Stage based out of Toronto teaching dance in daycares, Montessori Schools, and for school boards. Chantelle has recently completed her Level One and Two from the Canada National Academy of Dance Education, and will be completing her final level in the fall to receive her Virtuoso Certificate in Dance Teacher Training. Chantelle is so excited to bring her knowledge and passion to the students. "If I have touched one life from teaching dance, i have done my job". 

Becca Deley

Teacher

Tap/Jazz/Hip Hop

Becca began dancing at the age of 3 and has loved it ever since. She has trained both recreationally and competitively in the styles of Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, Lyrical/ Contemporary, Modern, and Musical Theatre. Becca has successfully completed multiple RAD (Ballet), CDTA (Jazz), and PAEC (Tap) examinations with high marks as well as attended many workshops and intensives over the years. 

 

She has had the amazing opportunity to train under the direction of choreographers such as Lindsay Campagna, Melissa Bock, Juliana Kelly, Everett Smith, David Cox, Leon Blackwood, Mark Samuels, Tatiana Parker, Ian Eastwood, and many more. 

 

Becca is currently working towards her diploma in Child and Youth Care at Mohawk College and has a passion for working with children. She is hoping that she is able to share her love of dance with everyone she teaches. Becca is very excited for the wonderful journey ahead of her.