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 Darrah Landry
Darrah 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 and musical theater which led to performances in musicals. Miss Darrah is looking forward to being part of the Starz staff this coming season.
Miss Jessica McDonald
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 Maddy has been training at Starz since a very young age. She has completed her jazz level of examination up to Intermediate 1 and is working towards completing the final 2 levels. She has also completed all her junior and pre inter examinations in tap. Miss Maddy has training in tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, acro, contemporary, musical theater 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 second season of training at the A.D.A.P.T. teachers training school in Toronto. Welcome back for another wonderful season Miss Audrey.
Miss Elizabeth Pfeiffer
Miss Elizabeth has been training in ballet, jazz and lyrical for many years, and successfully completed many jazz and ballet exams. She also has her level one women's artistic gymnastics certification. Additionally, she has completed, in gymnastics, her foundations and theory courses. She is very excited to be teaching acrobatics and jazz with us this year.
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 Andrea Geiger
Miss Marie-Ann Tremblay Gagnon
Miss Marie-Ann is an accomplished dancer, who is a hip hop qualified, bilingual, tand rained in ADAPT and RAD. She has competitive dance experience, and has completed her 2nd year in ADAPT teachers training school.
Miss Andrea 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 Andrea to out Starz staff in September 2018.
Miss Jaiden Armstrong
Miss Manon is our office superstar. She is fully bilingual and looking forward to another great year at Starz.
Miss Jaiden has trained in jazz, lyrical, contemporary, ballet and pointe for many years. She has completed many exams and has been very successful as a competitive dancer. We are thrilled that Miss Jaiden shares her talent with our young dancers.