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.
Director, Tap Program
Darcy began dancing at the age of five and it has been a huge part of her life since. She is trained in tap, jazz, ballet and acrobatics. As a former competitive dancer, Darcy obtained numerous overall standings and scholarships in both national and international competitions. Similarly, Darcy has trained her students to many overall titles, high scores, and scholarships throughout North America.
In addition to her dance achievements, Darcy is also a Gemini-nominated Television Producer. She has worked for eTalk Daily, The Comedy Network, CBC and MTV and has extensive knowledge of the entertainment industry. Darcy is able to provide her students with valuable knowledge for those who have a passion to pursue dance both recreationally and professionally. Her goal as a teacher and choreographer is to create an environment that results in continuous growth, improvement and brings her students’ talents and abilities to a whole new level.
With meticulous attention to detail Darcy has reconstructed the Tap curriculum at Burlington Studio Dance, bringing our Tap standard to award winning heights.
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.
Director, Breakdance Program
Having honed his skills on the streets of his hometown, Jesse credits his strong will, perseverance and family support for helping him follow his dreams. Jesse considers his dance style to be "straight b-boyism."
As one of Canada’s TOP 20 in So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2008, Jesse showcased himself not just as a dancer but more importantly as an artist. He used this opportunity as an outlet to show the entire nation what he is capable of doing, and to spotlight the true dance talent Canada has to offer.
Known for his signature dance move, the ‘coffee grinder-torpedo-coin drop-jump-jazz split-chair freeze’, Jesse’s positive outlook and Never Say Never attitude keeps him motivated to continually show himself as a dancer with heart.