Dance Instructor, Competitve Program Director
Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Ballet, Hip Hop, Acro, Preschool Dance
Disciplines Taught: Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Ballet, Hip Hop, Acro, Preschool Dance
Dance Education: Extensive training through The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), Harbour Dance Centre, The Scotia Bank Dance Centre, Connection Performing Arts Centre, Westlake Dance Centre, HDC Summer Intensives, GSP Conventions, Street Groove Conventions and Jump Dance Conventions. Graduate of Harbour Dance Centre’s Intensive Training Program (ITP). Company dancer with The Source Dance Company, Exult Dance Company and La Chaleur.
Professional performing resume: Jazzy B “Nakhro” Music Video, BC Lions Opening Ceremonies and Halftime Performances, Relate: The Documentary, Relate: The Showcase, Reporting Live, Transitions, Olympics Anniversary, Environment Canada, The Underground Circus, DanceSport BC, The Vancouver International Salsa Festival, The Family Compact, XSENS, Vancouver Career College, Beauty Council Show Off, The Urban Alchemy, Vancity Project, 604 Delite, For the Luv of It.
Why I love teaching: Introducing the gift of dance, helping dancers reach their fullest potential and watching them fall in love with the art form are among some of my greatest passions in life.
How dance has changed my outlook on life: Dance is the most vulnerable and honest form of art, as well as an amazing therapeutic tool.
Best advice you’ve ever been given or advice you share with students: Breathe and just let go.
Favourite dance video on Youtube or favourite choreographer: Tara-Jean Popowich, I always feel so grounded after completing her classes.
First dance performance piece: Performing original choreography for my family.
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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.