Katrina Burns – Competition Team & Recreational Dance
Katrina has always had a strong passion for dance and theatre. Since the age of 4 she could be found around the dance studio practicing and developing her love for the art form. She has over 15 years training in disciplines such as ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap and modern, and has been instructing and assisting in such disciplines for over 10 years. Katrina has studied both B.A.T.D and C.D.T.A syllabus over her many years of training before embarking on her post-secondary career becoming a Registered Early Childhood Educator with a graduate certificate in Autism and Behavioral Sciences. She believes dance to be a great tool and outlet for all children, young and old. She is very passionate about spreading her love of dance to the next generations by helping them build strong foundations in which to develop their own love for the art form.
Dawn Smith – Competition Team & Recreational Dance
Since she was three Dawn has been dancing with a passion and fulfillment that has driven her and that has never stopped. Starting in performing arts programs in her hometown Perth, Ottawa and Toronto ON. She had studied in RAD Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap and Jazz. Going professional at the age of nine years old and she has performed in Phantom of the Opera, Pop Sensations, Fame and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She was selected 1 of six across North America to Completing a New and innovative RAD Associate teacher training program with Perform Art Studios / Perform Art College in North Vancouver, BC. They then employed Dawn while completing her last year as a Teacher. She then started to aid in bringing Creative Arts programming back into schools for the Vancouver School Board and UBC. Since then she has professionally danced and choreographed / taught across Canada ever since. As you can Image Dawn find most creativity in growing with the students and teaching them not just the Arts, but the basics and positive demeanor of life.
Courteny Green – Dance Instructor Recreational & Jr. / Int. Competitive
Courteny originates from Cranbrook, BC, where she started her training at age 2 studying ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary, and modern. She graduated from St. Lawrence College with an advanced diploma in Music Theatre in 2014, and is slated to graduate from Queen’s University with a bachelor’s of Musical Theatre in May of 2020. Courteny has been an ADAPT certified Jazz and Tap teacher since summer 2018, and an Acrobatic Arts teacher since 2017. She is also a Musical Theatre performer, and some of her previous credits include; Onward and Upwards (Mrs. Drudge, Swing, Stage Manager) at Fort Steele Heritage Town, Rusalka (Sprite 1) with Kicking Horse Culture, Les Miserables (Chorus), Anything Goes (Erma Understudy, Vocal Captain), 42nd Street (Ethel) , The Mikado (Chorus), and New Faces (Dance Captain) at St.Lawrence College, and has been a part of the children’s theatre company The Puddle Jump Players (Choreographer, Assistant Director, Lyricist).
Kerri Paquette – Office Administrator
Kerri has been volunteering at Dreams In Motion since 2008 and was a member of the Dreams In Motion Board of Directors. As a child she participated in gymnastics and tap. She taught gymnastics as a student teacher. She was an avid horse back rider as well and spent many hours volunteering with students with special needs as well as with the elderly. She graduated from St. Lawrence College in 1990 with a diploma in Behavioural Science Technology. She received the Principal’s Award, President’s Award, Academic Counsel Award (graduating top of her class) and was on the List of Distinction. She has spent the last several years at Dreams In Motion learning more about dance and even taking some dance classes. Kerri has been taking part in many theatrical productions behind the scenes as Stage Manager, Set Manger (& builder), Props Manager, Costuming and occasionally she could be seen on stage too! Kerri is pleased to welcome everyone into our brand new, renovated facility!!