AISTD RAD TDIP. RTS
Nicole Bachellier has studied dance for over 35 years and has been teaching Classical Ballet, Modern Jazz(Luigi) Lyrical, Contemporary/Modern, National Folk,Character,Natural Movement,Tap for over 25 years.Nicole also specialises in Pilates and Body Conditioning/Stretch and Strength classes,and has devoted considerable time to injury prevention, and physical rehabilitation.
Nicole is a fully registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) holding both the Teachers Certificate, and the Teaching Diploma (Distinction on the Vocational Grades specialisation). Nicole holds the Dance History Diploma obtained through the RAD andYork University, and the Anatomy Diploma obtained through the RAD and Waterloo University,in addition to Music Theory and Child Development.
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Faculty, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Jazz
Training at Sheridan College for Musical Theatre and at George Brown College for Dance, Maddie has had the opportunity to train under master teachers including Chun Che, Candice Helm and Annie Wood.
Her training began at a young age with CDTA Examiner, Audrey Meredith. At age twelve, Maddie moved to Burlington and continued her training with Burlington Studio Dance in several disciplines including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre. Maddie successfully completed student exams in many disciplines receiving Honours at Advanced levels.
With Musical Theatre roots in lead roles of her High School plays, Maddie went on to train vocally with top vocal teachers in Canada; and to train theatrically with Sear and Switzer Acting Studio in Toronto.
In addition to her dance and theatre training, Maddie has participated in modeling events including Twin Modeling by Diana Photography and the 2009 Mirrorball Awards by Paul Mitchell.
Maddie loves to work with children and looks forward to another creative season at Burlington Studio Dance.
Faculty, Accelerated Beginners Program
A student of Wilfred Laurier University, Melissa is currently working on receiving her B.E.D and B.A. in the field of Concurrent Education allowing her to apply the techniques she has learned in an academic environment in an artistic environment as well. During her first year of studies at Laurier, Melissa gained experience during her Practicum at by teaching dance to those with little or no dance experience. Melissa also worked at the Wilfred Laurier Recreation Centre teaching aerobics and dance classes allowing her to pursue her
Although Burlington Studio Dance is welcoming Melissa as a new addition to our faculty, she is certainly not a newcomer to the BSD family. Attending dance at BSD from the age of four, Melissa has trained in several dance disciplines under the current faculty; studying ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, contemporary and many more artistic styles.
Faculty, Acro and Tap
Burlington Studio Dance welcomes to their faculty this year, Mrs. Tina Cook-McNamara. With her exuberant personality and warm persona, Tina will prove to be an exciting addition to our creative faculty.
Talented in many disciplines of dance, Tina has been dancing for most of her life completing several student Examinations in Tap, Jazz and Ballet through the Canadian Dance Teacher’s Association.
Tina started competing at age 9 winning many trophies and special awards for her dancing over the years including the All-Ontario and Canadian Intermediate Stage Division Dancer title for the C.D.T.A. As a member of the American dance company The Sweethearts, Tina performed in Las Vegas and New York City for over 3 years.
Qualified in many dance disciplines, Tina holds Associate Teaching Memberships in Tap and Jazz through the C.D.T.A. and in Acro through P.A.E.C.
Over the last few years, Tina's students have won multiple special awards and overall titles. Tina is looking forward to great year with Burlington Studio Dance!