ABOUT US

TRAIN. INSPIRE. DANCE.

Dances classes for preschool to teen!

Kelowna’s Non-Profit Dance School

Excellence in dance training since 1994

Creator’s Arts Centre is the only non-profit dance school in the Okanagan, offering students a high-quality of dance education within a welcoming and established environment. As a non-profit society, Creator’s Arts Centre offers a tuition assistance program ensuring that the experience of professional dance training is accessible to all.

Our Mission Statement

Who We Are

Creator’s Arts Centre is a registered charity that is operated by a volunteer Board of Directors and was founded on the uplifting principles of the Christian faith, forming the basis of a strong values system that governs Creator’s Arts Centre to this day. CAC is not a religious organization and welcomes all students, regardless of faith, race or gender.

Our Vision

To provide professional training that inspires creativity and expression through the performing arts.

Our Values

  • Creator’s Arts Centre strives to:
  • Encourage each individual to recognize their unique value
  • Discover and develop the full potential of each student’s talent and creativity
  • Foster a community of growing and vibrant relationships
  • Intentionally create a welcoming and safe environment
  • Provide excellent training through professional instruction
  • Create opportunities for community engagement through education, service and performance
  • Celebrate the diversity of all artists from recreational to aspiring professionals
  • Walk with integrity and consistency in our words, actions, and character
  • Respect and honor individual beauty without exploitation
  • Provide age-appropriate costuming, music, and choreography

Student Testimonials

Why kids and parents love CAC!

Meet Our Dance Instructors

Excellence in dance training

Laura Elliott

Laura Elliott

Artistic Director, Dance Instructor

Laura Elliott came to Creator's Arts Centre as a student in 1999. Today, she is our Artistic Director and an experienced dance instructor for tap, acro and contemporary.

Chris Larsen, R.A.D R.TS

Chris Larsen, R.A.D R.TS

Dance Instructor, Ballet Director

Chris is a graduate of the National Ballet School of Canada and a highly qualified professional with over 15 years of experience in international ballet companies around the world.

Joanna Lige

Joanna Lige

Dance Instructor, Assistant Ballet Director

Joanna Lige began her dance career at the Canadian School of Ballet and received her R.A.D. Advanced 2 level. She teaches R.A.D. Ballet, Contemporary & Jazz

Naomi Bothe

Naomi Bothe

Dance Instructor, Founder & Former Dance Director

Naomi is a founder of Creator’s Arts Centre and is a former director. With decades of experience, Naomi teaches Tap, Modern and Jazz, inspiring our young students in all that they do.

Jordan McAlpine

Jordan McAlpine

Dance Instructor

Jordan McAlpine has trained throughout North America and has her degree in social work and contemporary dance with a passion for choreography.

Bev Colbow

Bev Colbow

Dance Instructor

"Miss Bev" is a former Dance Director at Creator's Arts Centre and also acts as an Artistic Mentor. She teaches tap and jazz classes, sharing her joy of dancing with our students.

Desiree Bortolussi

Desiree Bortolussi

Dance Instructor

Desiree Bortolussi is a graduate of the Canadian School of Ballet and has been a dancer with Ballet Kelowna since 2013. She teaches ballet, tap, and jazz.

Demi Kouwenhoven

Demi Kouwenhoven

Dance Instructor

"Miss Demi" is an RAD certified dance instructor and a USASF level 3 cheerleading coach with Rutland Senior Secondary. She teaches preschool ballet and jazz.

Kimberly Harrison

Kimberly Harrison

Dance Instructor, Competitve Program Director

Kimberly Harrison is the Competitive Program Director at CAC, sharing her extensive dance education and performance experience with our students.

Jen Harden

Jen Harden

Dance Instructor

Jen Harden has been teaching dance since 2014 and has her R.A.D. Advanced Level 1. She teaches jazz, tap, and ballet at our Kelowna dance school.

Chelsey Murdock

Chelsey Murdock

Dance Instructor

Miss Chelsey has a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a Masters in Occupational Therapy. She teaches Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet and Hip Hop at Creator's Arts Centre.

Sam Tocher

Sam Tocher

Dance Instructor

Samara Tocher is a dance teacher and Certified Athletic Therapist with a B.A. in Kinesiology who emphasizes form and strenth in young dancers.

Robyn Katz

Robyn Katz

Dance Instructor

Robyn Katz is a skilled and experienced hip hop dancer and teacher who has trained with some of the world's best and competed at a high level.