Starz Faculty

 

All our staff have a genuine love for dance. We are highly dedicated and use proven teaching techniques. We offer recreational and competitive classes for ages 2+, running five studios consecutively. We look forward to teaching you.

Miss Chantal van Hoof

Chantal has had the love for dancing her whole life. She began her dance training locally and successfully completed A.D.A.P.T. dance exams in Tap, Jazz and Ballet. She assisted in teaching for several years until she was ready to teach her own classes. With participation in many dance workshops for dancers and teachers throughout Ontario, she has learned many skills to pass on to her students. In July 2004, she successfully completed and graduated from the three year ADAPT Teachers Training School Program in Tap and Jazz and is now recognized as a fully qualified and certified ADAPT teacher of dance. In August 2005, she began Starz In Motion to realize the dream of creating a dance school for professional and recreational students in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Today this dance studio is a huge success and growing with each and every year. Chantal considers her studio and her students to be her biggest success story. She looks forward to this season starting up. She is also fully bilingual.

Miss Hailey Fortier
Miss Lydia Patterson

Miss Lydia has been training at Starz since a very young age.  She has completed her jazz level of examination up to Intermediate 2 and is working towards completing the final level.  She has also successfully completed many exams through the Royal academy of dance.  Miss Lydia has training in jazz, lyrical, ballet, acro, contemporary, stretch and pointe.  She is excited for another great Starz year.

Miss Audrey Buchanan

Miss Audrey has trained in jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, pointe, conditioning and musical theater. She formally trained and taught dance in the G.T.A. and we are happy to have her skills and experience on board with us. Miss Audrey just finished her third A.D.A.P.T. teachers training school in Toronto and has become a fully certified teacher through the Associated dance arts for professional teachers.  Welcome back for another wonderful season Miss Audrey.

Miss Hailey has trained in adapt jazz for many years.  She has completed many exams and is working towards completing her levels.  She has also had training in R.A.D. ballet, hip hop, lyrical and contemporary.  Miss Hailey is looking forward to being part of the Starz staff this coming season.

Miss Jessica McDonald
Miss Kira Renals

Miss Kira has been training in ballet, jazz and lyrical, contemporary and hip hop for many years.  She is a fully certified A.D.A.P.T. instructor.  Miss Kira's talent and originality in her choreography is outstanding and we are thrilled she will be teaching again this year at Starz

Jessica began dancing at the age of three in St. Catharines, ON. She has studied multiple dance forms and has over 17 years of experience. Jessica was a competitive dancer in Canada and the United States, which led her to be a member of the Canadian National Tap Dancing Team. She competed in Germany at the International Dance Championships and received a gold medal. Jessica is also a former Hamilton Tiger-cat cheerleader. Miss Jessica has completed her first year in the acrobatique acro certification program.

Miss Amanda Ferras
Miss Conchita Broissin

Miss Conchita is one of our ballet teachers at Starz In Motion. She is a certified Royal Academy of Dance instructor.  She is the Founder and Director of Ballet de Veracruz, School of Dance and we are very excited that she decided to relocate to Canada in 2018 to share her talents and skills with our dancers.  She was also a dancer with an independent group of dance in Monterrey N.L México and first ballerina Alejandra Martínez from Ballet de Monterrey.  We are so happy to have Miss Conchita with us!

Amanda Ferras began her dance career at the age of six. She started dancing at Carol Kitchen’s Dance Center in Brantford.  Amanda competed and trained in many genres of dance including Lyrical, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, and Acro. Miss Amanda was invited to perform in a large production with the Cirque Du Soleil.  Over the years, with the combination of exceptional instructors and her talent, she has been awarded many special recognitions and judges awards. Most recently, Amanda has continued sharing her love of dance by performing in the 2014 World Pride Parade and performed in the 2016 Toronto Argonauts opening day ceremony. She completed her first year of ADAPT and Acrobatique certification in July 2016. We are lucky to have her on our Starz team!

Miss Madelyn Brownlee
Miss Marissa Yates

Miss Marissa is very excited to be joining the Starz staff team.  She has completed all her Junior and pre-intermediate exams from the Associated Dance Arts for Professional teachers program.  Marissa has also successfully completed a number or exams through the Royal Academy of Dance ballet syllabus.  This summer, Marissa completed her A.T.P. course through A.D.A.P.T. and also training along side Miss Conchita and Miss Chantal.  She is very enthusiastic and can't wait to get into the studio!

Miss Madelyn is an accomplished dancer. She has been trained in A.D.A.P.T. and R.A.D. She trains with us in ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and lyrical. She has been awarded at many competitions and continues to take examinations for jazz.  We welcomed Miss Maddy to our Starz staff for another great season

Miss Emily

Miss Emily is very excited to be directing our musical theatre program.  With an extensive knowledge of musicals and dance, she's ready to share her passion with you.  Emily has completed all her Junior and pre-inter as well as Intermediate 1 jazz exams.  She has also completed many exams through the Royal Academy of dance ballet program.  This summer Emily completed her Associated dance arts for professional teachers A.T.P. course.  She's pumped and ready to dive into the musical theatre world with you