Ballet, Tap, Contemporary
Dance Education: Miss Desiree began her dance training at The Canadian School of Ballet here in Kelowna, BC. Under the direction of Mel Brown and Lori Larson, Desiree fell in love with dancing, especially ballet. Through her 13 years at CSB, Desiree attended many prestigious summer intensives in Toronto, Boston, Cincinnati, Calgary, and Banff. She also was the winner of the BC Kiwanis Provincial Festival’s Senior Ballet category.
Professional performing resume: Desiree always dreamed of becoming a professional dancer and her dreams came true in 2012 when she was offered an apprenticeship with Ballet Kelowna. Since then, she has been a company member from 2013-present.
Why I love teaching: Desiree began teaching at Creator’s in 2013, igniting a new passion for sharing her love and commitment to dance to her students. Teaching has been a rewarding and challenging experience for her and she learns something new everyday.
How dance has changed my outlook on life: Desiree’s greatest achievement is turning her love of dance and performing into a career.
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8 years a student at CAC studying R.A.D ballet, jazz and modern. Further training with Steven Wynn at Dance Ad Deum in Texas, Bill Wade at Inlet Dance Theatre in Ohio, and Rob Kitsos, Megan Walker-Straight, Marla Eist and Judith Gary at the Simon Fraser University Contemporary Dance Program in Vancouver. Acrobatique certification achieved.
Rachel started her dance journey with Creators at the age of 5. Through the years she has trained in the RAD syllabus (Royal Academy of Dancing) and was a part of the competitive program.
Anna Vajda joined Creator’s Arts Centre when she was seven years old, and has had a love of dance ever since. She completed her Royal Academy of Dance Advanced 2 Ballet, as well as her Discover Dance certification for Early Childhood Dance Education.
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Ashley Rabinovitch has attended summer intensives at Canada’s National Ballet School, École Supérieure de Ballet du Quebec, Arts Umbrella, Joffrey Ballet, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Ashley was also the soloist for Team Canada in 2017 where she competed in Reisa Germany.
Born and raised in Kelowna, Kylie started dancing at age 3 and immediately fell in love. She was a student here at Creator’s Arts Centre for 11 years where she took classes in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, and acro.