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Our teachers love to dance and share this passion with each of their students. Leap teachers not only have dance training but they either possess or are working towards a teaching certificate through a recognized dance association or post-secondary education in dance and/or have solid industry experience
Ms. Ruth formally started her dance training at Lynn Morrison School of Ballet at the age of three and continued her studies at the National Ballet School, where she performed with the Kirov Ballet in their production of "Sleeping Beauty" and Ryerson University, where she trained with instructors such as Nadia Potts, Karen DuPlessis, Vicky St. Denys, Stelio Calagias and Maureen Consolati. Ruth's passion for dance and her love of teaching has brought her full circle to one of the most exciting moments in her life, opening her own studio. Her goal is to ensure that all her dancers receive structured ballet training that continues to build upon their knowledge and development of dance. Ruth is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of dancers and providing them with strong ballet technique that will allow them to pursue other forms of dance as well as give them the discipline and confidence they need to succeed in life.
Breanna Harvey has trained vigorously in a variety of disciplines at Deborah Thomson School of Dance and the Studio School of Dance in Brampton, Ontario, where she participated in a multitude of competitions. Breanna’s dance experience includes the following disciplines; Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Acro and Hula/Hawaiian Dance.
She attended Mayfield Secondary School and graduated at the top of her class in the Regional Arts Dance program, where she was awarded the honour of producing and overseeing the production of her final performance.
Breanna successfully completed her BFA in Contemporary Dance from Concordia University where she produced, choreographed, and performed in over 8 departmental shows - including at the Montreal Fringe Festival.
Most recently, Breanna completed her MA in Dance Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she taught dance education integration to
pre-service teachers who used that knowledge to integrate dance into their classrooms. Her experience in Hawai’i allowed her to become immersed in Hula and Hawaiian culture, and it is currently her mission to spread Aloha wherever she goes through Hula and cultural instruction.
Breanna has taught dance at several locations for over 10 years, and uses her exceptional educational experience to help her plan and support her love of teaching children dance. She hopes to bring out the same passion in her students and create life long and successful dancers.
Jamaica Fraser is a dance coach, choreographer, and emerging dance artist. Throughout her dance training, Jamaica focused on ballet, contemporary, and jazz, and has attended programs such as the School of Cadence Ballet Summer Intensive, Fresh Dance Intensive, and Ignite, among others. Jamaica has successfully completed the BATD associate level in ballet and RAD Advanced 1 and is a 2019 graduate of the George Brown College Dance Performance program. During her time at George Brown, Jamaica had the privilege of being taught by notable teachers and choreographers such as, Hanna Kiel, Derek Sangster, Ryan Kelly, Ryan Lee, Tina Fushell, Nicola Pantin, Cindy Macedo, Laetitia Clement, and Kathleen Rea. Jamaica has performed in productions of In Haüs, Unleashed, Lofty Goal Project and Beats and Intentions. She also performed in the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
Sara Langdon is a dancer, instructor and a current student of York University. Having recently received a diploma in Early Childhood Education from Humber College, she now studies Youth and Child Care.
Sara has been dancing since the age of 2 and teaching dance and gymnastics from the age of 16. She graduated from Rugcutterz Danz Artz and now teaches jazz, tap, ballet, acro, contemporary and hip hop.
Throughout her life, Sara has had many exciting opportunities in dance. In 2013, Sara travelled to Los Angeles on a scholarship where she took dance classes from agencies and learned from famous choreographers and dancers. While in Los Angeles, Sara filled her time with dance as well as acting classes.
In 2014, Sara travelled to Prague with the Team Canada Dance Team to compete in the World National Dance Competition where they earned a bronze medal. Three years later, Sara returned to Team Canada to act as an assistant for the team choreographer.
Sara looks forward to bringing her passion and excitement for dance to many young dancers.