Staff

 

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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.

 

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Sabrina Gray – Competition Team & Recreational DanceSabrina has been with Dreams in Motion since its second year of Business. She started with Jazz but quickly spread into many styles including Ballet up to grade 5, Tap, Acro, Pointe, Lyrical and Contemporary. She has also been part of over 20 Musical Theater Performances with Dreams, and has Choreographed 4 of them. She also was part of the Queens Dance Club while attending Queens University. Sabrina has also been privileged to travel down to Florida to dance in the Disney World Parade, as well as being one of two students selected to take part in a workshop at the Broadway Dance Academy in New York City. Sabrina has been teaching Acro, Tap Jazz and Ballet for Dreams starting in 2014, and was a summer counselor from 2009 to 2013. This past year she has also been teaching the outreach dance program at T.I.E.S. Sabrina is a certified/registered Acrobatique AcroDance Instructor and looks forward to sharing her new knowledge with the students. Dreams In Motion is an Acrobatique AcroDance Member Studio!

 

Dawn Smith – Competition Team & Recreational Dance ~ Substitute
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.

 

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!!