Meet Our Faculty

Poise Dance Academy’s teaching staff are professionals who are passionate about high quality education in dance and performance as well as children’s well-being and personal development.

Linda Leowinata

Linda Leowinata

Artistic Director

Known for her lyrical musicality as a dancer, choreographer and dance educator, Linda imbues her students with her love of dance and her life-long motto of “dancing with the heart”.

Using her strong ballet foundation Linda has choreographed several major ballets and experimental pieces in collaboration with other dancers and musicians of traditional and modern genres from Canada, USA, China, Japan, Singapore and her native Indonesia. Her full-length ballet choreographies include The Doll Shop; Lileo si Burung Kutilang (Lileo the Kutilang Bird); Fusion I and II; Peace in the New Century; Dancing Under the Stars; Ariel, Save the Sea; No Place Like Home; The Butterfly Friends; and The Jewels. Linda’s work has won numerous awards at dance festivals and competitions.

Linda holds ballet-teaching certificates from the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), London, England. Her students have consistently achieved high grades and honours in their RAD exams, and received prestigious recognitions for their dancing quality in performances and competitions since 1987. Many of them now dance and teach across Canada as well as in Australia, Indonesia, China, and the USA. Read more

 

Tamerra Herres

Tamerra Herres

Acro, Contemporary Teacher

Stella Leowinata

Stella Leowinata

Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Acro Teacher

Katherine Olsen

Katherine Olsen

Ballet Teacher

Raffaele Brereton

Raffaele Brereton

Hip Hop Teacher

Emily Sugianto

Emily Sugianto

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Acro, Hip-Hop Teacher

Kaitlin Kawam

Kaitlin Kawam

Acro, Jazz, Contemporary Teacher

Bronwyn Roberts

Bronwyn Roberts

Ballet Teacher

Crystal Finn-Dunn

Crystal Finn-Dunn

Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Tap Teacher

Lorena Perez Sanchez

Lorena Perez Sanchez

Jazz, Tap, Contemporary Teacher

Nailah Ramcharan-Gibbs

Nailah Ramcharan-Gibbs

Acro, Jazz Teacher

Jia Brent

Jia Brent

Ballet, Jazz Teacher

Kelsey Willmott

Kelsey Willmott

Jazz, Tap Teacher

Jewel Cormier

Jewel Cormier

Acro Teacher

Ita Dwi Lestari

Ita Dwi Lestari

Office Manager

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Summer Program

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Why 950+ Students Have Chosen Us

High Quality Training

Poise Dance Academy aims at the best possible learning outcomes for every student. All our teachers are highly committed to imparting their knowledge, skills, and experience to every student. With patience and thorough attention to details we ensure that our students have a complete understanding of what they need to do to learn and succeed. Poise Dance Academy continually motivates each student to progress and improve on a daily basis.

Individual Attention

Poise Dance Academy firmly believes that every child is special, and we do our utmost to ensure that every single student reaches their full potential. Each student receives personalized attention in our small-sized classes in a nurturing – albeit also challenging – environment that encourages them to grow and develop through the most rewarding way possible.

Professional Performance

Poise Dance Academy believes that the experience of performing on a stage enhances and completes the dance education experience. Showcasing the progress each student makes is rewarding after all the hard work and time students and parents invest in training. To make this moment as magical as possible, Poise Dance Academy creates a full-length dance production annually, on a stage with full lighting/set and costumes, with professional standards. This recital gives dancers the opportunity to perform in front of a large and welcoming audience.