Register before December 31, 2019 to secure your spot in our next workshop on January 25-26, 2020
Train with some of the industries best in Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, as well as Improv & Performance Tech.
Danielle Gardner is an established dancer, mentor and award winning choreographer from Vancouver BC. Bringing her love of physical art to the forefront, she has dedicated her life to teaching young minds to unleash their creativity. She originally became a recognizable figure in dance as a contestant on CTV’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Season 3. Her experience on the TV show was a stepping-stone to her career and shaped her into the entrepreneur she is today. Danielle has worked with top entertainment companies Matel, CTV, ABC and Disney in TV and Film projects over the past decade. She had the pleasure to be featured along side Flash Dance’s Jennifer Beal and All Star dancer Robert Roldan playing the character (Meaghan) on the hit show “MOTIVE”. Past credits: Shadow State, Romantic Child, Iredescence, Centre Stage,Toy story and Lilo & Stitch. She has travelled throughout Canada the United States, South Asia, Europe and Panama City teaching ,choreographing & judging. Danielle has worked with both Team Canada West & World Performers Canada as the Head Choreographer & Mentor. Being a former IDO World Champion Winner in Oslo, Norway made her the perfect candidate for this roll. If that wasn’t enough Danielle is also the Creative Director of West Coast Choreo Lab. A choreographic mentorship for young choreographers ages 10-18 seeking a safe environment to create. Danielle is a career driven young women continuously striving to expand her artistic capabilities as well as enrich the lives of others through dance.
Roberta Bierman is a passionate instructor, choreographer and performer based in Vancouver, Canada. Born in Victoria BC and dancing since the age of five, Roberta has studied many different styles of dance but once introduced to Hip-Hop & Street styles, it quickly became her main focus and passion. Roberta has trained extensively throughout the U.S including New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Texas and Seattle. While training in Los Angeles she has the opportunity to dance in the Silly Walks for Hunger Charity event choreographed by Rich and Tone Talauega. Roberta was invited to perform in Montreal at Danse Encore Festival while training with Tri-Tone Productions based out of Austin, Texas. Roberta was also invited to perform in the 2017 and 2019 Ladies of Hip Hop Showcase in New York. She has had the opportunity to adjudicate and educate at Street dance competitions throughout Canada and the U.S. Roberta is one of the most sought after choreographers and teachers in Western Canada however it doesn’t stop there! Her crews and choreography are continually recognized at competitions and festivals on an international level. Roberta’s choreography won a National Championship title for the University of Cincinnati Dance Team in 2017. Roberta can be seen as a feature dancer in music videos such as SonReal’s ‘For The Town’, Taliwhoah’s ‘Love Soldier’and Julz’ ‘Crosswords’. Roberta is a member and choreographer for the elite, all female dance crew, Diamonds in the Rough and Director of RUFFNECKS crew. She is also a Director and Choreographer for the reputable Canadian mega crew, TwoFourSeven Company who are the Body Rock 2017 1stPlace Champions and World of Dance 2018 Los Angeles 1st Place Champions. Roberta is known for teaching memorable classes filled with high energy and education that goes beyond just the ‘the steps’. She has had the opportunity to travel and teach throughout Canada, Seattle, Texas, Hawaii, Colorado, Cincinnati, Belgium, Amsterdam and Switzerland. Aside from teaching, Roberta strives to find ways to give back and create opportunities for the dance community. Roberta is the Co-Founder of Canadian production company and dance studio, A3 District as well as Co-Producer for Summer Knock-Out Street Dance Competition and Elements School Dance Competition.
Carolyn Schmidt is in a long term relationship with human movement. As a dance teacher, choreographer and movement therapist Carolyn has dedicated her life to the art and science of movement. Carolyn began dancing as a kid on Vancouver Island and went on to complete her professional training at The Ailey School in NYC. Her dance career has taken her to the USA, Europe and Australia where she has performed, taught and studied with diverse dance professionals from around the globe. Carolyn continues to teach and choreograph contemporary dance in the Vancouver area and is active in artistic projects and dance education initiatives. Carolyn also leads a platform called VAULT Movement Projects and regularly hosts dance and movement workshops and events around Vancouver. Carolyn is a Level 3 Fascial Stretch Specialist having completed the highest level of Fascial Stretch Therapy training in Arizona with Ann and Chris Fredrick. Carolyn also has received education in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary, and has intensively studied the movement system of Countertechnique as well as Franklin Method, Pilates, Yoga, Alexander Technique and Functional Range Conditioning (FRC).
Born and raised in Black Creek BC, Bronwynn developed a passion for dance at a young age. Training in everything from Ballet to Hip Hop, Bronwynn continued to develop her passion for the arts during her entire youth. On her journey, she also discovered her love of Musical Theatre, moving on to play Val in “A Chorus Line” as well as Amazing Mazy in “Seussical” to name just a few. After graduating, Bronwynn was accepted into “The Dance Initiative” pre-professional training program better known as TDI. Completing this program, helped bronwynn to not only rediscover her passion for dancing, but also her new joy of being a Teacher/Choreographer. Bronwynn teaches various commercial styles throughout the heart of Vancouver and is sought after for her choreography for Cabaret shows, as well as Music Videos. Credits include working with artists such as: Omar Khan, The Lunars, Genre, DANI, and T-West Bronwynn is currently part of the creative team at Luminesque Dance; The newest riveting Heels Dance program to hit the West Coast, as well as the Director of Artist Development programs With CoreDance Productions. Bronwynn is known for her electric performances and her urban flavour choreography. You can currently catch her on stage as a regular, performing in the professional Cabaret shows of “The Darlings Cabaret” with more on the horizon