After teaching dance for over 10 years, Miss Julie has decided to bring her love of dance to Dorchester!
At age five, Miss Julie began taking ballet lessons with Judith Coleman's Oxford School of Dance. She fell in love with the art and couldn't get enough.
She studied classical ballet through the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus and successfully completed numerous graded exams including the Intermediate Foundations and Intermediate Exams. She also achieved multiple medals through the British Association of Teachers of Dance (BATD) in both ballet and jazz.
As years went on, Miss Julie's love of dance grew and she decided to take on more disciplines such as lyrical, jazz, and hip hop. She danced competitively for three years throughout Ontario.
Miss Julie likes to keep up her training by attending workshops and seminars. She is so excited to bring her knowledge, experience, and passion for dance to Dorchester.
She welcomes everyone to JNS Dance and looks forward to a wonderful dance season!
Miss Brenda is a highly trained and knowledgeable dancer and choreographer with over thirteen years of dancing experience.
Throughout her dance career, Brenda has worked with distinguished artists such as Kenny Pearl, Jera Wolfe, Roberto Campanella, Kate Hilliard, Evelyn Hart, Kelly Shaw, Raoul Wilke, and Louis Laberge-Cote.
She has had the great pleasure of working with Wild Fire Dance Studio in Toronto as a dance teacher and choreographer for over six years, and joined JNS Dance's teaching faculty in 2019.
Miss Brenda obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Ryerson University in the spring of 2021 and is now completing her post-grad studies in film and television production at Fanshawe College.
Miss Brenda is a very passionate and dedicated artist, as well as an enthusiastic and attentive educator. She is as creative as she is driven.
Miss Madison is passionate about working with youth. She has been teaching dance for the past five years in London, and three years at JNS Dance. She teaches many different disciplines including tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and musical theater.
She also worked as a dance camp counselor for five years and as a lead counselor for three of those years. She is currently attending Western University to achieve a bachelor's in psychology in hopes to work as a Child Life Specialist in the future.
Miss Madison danced for 11 years at Dance Extreme in London where she also competed for 9 of the years. She competed in jazz, tap, musical theater, contemporary, and hip hop. During that time, she achieved a Tap Scholarship from Dance Canada. She also performed on the London Lightning Dance Pak for two years.
In addition, Miss Madison has choreographed musicals at an elementary school for a two years, including High School Musical Jr and the Wizard of Oz.
Madison loves teaching dancers of all ages and sharing her knowledge and love of dance.
Miss Haley is a graduate of St. Lawrence College’s Musical Theatre Performance Program. She has a fiery passion for all things art, including singing, dancing, and acting. Growing up, Haley was a competitive dancer and a teacher’s assistant. She is so excited to be working with JNS as an educator and can’t wait to share her passion with Dorchester!
Miss Mairen is a current senior advanced student at JNS Dance,
and is now joining as a dance faculty member! She is on the JNS Dance competitive team and was a top scorer last year. Miss Mairen has also been a student assistant for a number of years. You may recognize her from JNS Dance Summer Camps this summer as she taught a number of classes and camps! Miss Mairen’s favourite dance genres are Lyrical
Miss Emma has been dancing at
JNS Dance in 2016, and was the first ever JNS Dance student! JNS Dance is so happy to have Miss Emma joining the team of instructors. Miss Emma has been a student assistant for a number of years and will be co-teaching with Miss Mairen and Miss Brenda this year. You may have seen her at the wading pool in Dorchester while lifeguarding this past summer. Her favourite dance styles are Ballet and Jazz!