Joanna Lige R.A.D A.R.A.D R.T.S
Dance Instructor, Ballet Director
Joanna Lige is a native of Kelowna and began her dance training at age six with the Canadian School of Ballet where she studied ballet, jazz, and modern attaining her Royal Academy of Dancing Advanced 2 level. After numerous summer intensive studies with The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, The Banff Centre for the Arts, and performances at The B.C. Festival of the Arts; she decided to further her training at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s professional training program. As a scholarship student, she was exposed to many modern dance styles. After graduation in 2002 she moved back to Kelowna and performed with the Velocity Dance Company for 2 seasons in conjunction with teaching at the Canadian School of Ballet. After taking a year off in 2005 to travel through New Zealand, Australia, China, Taiwan, and Thailand, Joanna returned to Kelowna and began teaching at Creator’s Art Centre in the fall of 2006. Joanna completed her Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies through the Royal Academy of Dance with Distinction in 2017. Joanna’s goal is to inspire each person to dance their true self and for each dancer to feel blessed in the gift of sharing spirit through movement. Joanna continues to attend workshops and programs, loves the outdoors and being active. It is a love of nature that keeps Joanna inspired, connected, and growing in her movement vocabulary.
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Studio Director, Dance Instructor
Demi fell in love with dance at the age of 4 and has been dancing ever since.
Desiree Bortolussi is a graduate of the Canadian School of Ballet and has been a dancer with Ballet Kelowna since 2013.
Keza has always had a love for dance and performance. Alongside her Polynesian heritage, she has been immersed in cultural dance since she was a toddler.
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.
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.
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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.
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.