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 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 Alexie has been dancing since the young age of 6 and joined our studio at 8 years old. She has worked hard over the years and completed numerous levels of A.D.A.P.T exams in both tap and jazz.
Her passion for dance really shines through in her teaching as she keeps her students focused and on task while keeping them engaged and having fun. We are very lucky to have her as a part of our competitive dance family as well as a fellow teacher.
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 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!
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
Mr. Dorian Pearce
Dorian has been a dance instructor in Pembroke since 2016 and brings over 13 years of competitive dance experience to the table. He's competed across Ontario and Quebec, racking up numerous overall wins, judges' choice awards, high scores, and scholarships.
Starting his dance journey at 4 years old, Dorian has successfully completed various exams in Ballet (RAD), Tap (ADAPT), and Jazz (ADAPT). In 2014, he finished the ADAPT Assistant Teacher Program, and by 2020, he completed the three-year ADAPT Syllabus Teacher's Training Program. As a result, Dorian is a fully certified ADAPT dance teacher. In 2021, he added Alixa Flexibility Module 1 to his credentials. Dorian looks forward to many more years of teaching, training, and performing in the dance community.