FACULTY

With a passion for the arts and an attention to detail, each member of our faculty share the traits necessary for shaping dancers into incredible performers and incredible human beings.

Who We Are

All members of our faculty are creative and prestigious in their respective disciplines. Each member brings with them their own wealth of training and experience, this allows students to receive the advice and encouragement needed to see their dance ambitions and training goals come to fruition.

If you have any questions, or would like to inquire with one of our members specifically, please Contact Us.

 

 

 

 
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Milena Canta

Owner and Director

Ballet // Conditioning // Musical Theatre // Street Jazz

Professional Choreographer
Professional Performer
R.A.D. Registered Teacher
ISSA Personal Trainer
Instructor

Milena has been an instructor for eight years teaching ballet, jazz, musical theatre and tap for companies throughout the lower mainland. She was vocally trained in Opera, Jazz and Musical Theatre and in the last five years, has developed a passion for fitness and healthy living.

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Nycole Maglalang

Lyrical // Tap

Professional Performer
C5 Aerialist
Instructor

Nycole has recently returned home from life at sea with Royal Carribean Cruise Lines. Prior to her departure, she was the recipient of numerous Triple and Future threat awards as a result of her incredible well-rounded dance training. She shares her love of dance with her husband and 1 year-old son.

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Kristina Nishi-Beckingham

Hip Hop

Dancer
Instructor

Currently enrolled at Street Kings Academy, Kristina has hip hop training in the following styles: waacking, house, krump, popping, breaking, locking, old school, new school and jookin. She’s worked closely with many iconic hip hop artists and has represented Team Canada twice at IDO Competiton.

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Sherrie Scherger

Contemporary // Jazz // Lyrical

Professional Performer
Professional Choreographer
Dance Arts Graduate - Grant McEwan University
Adjudicator
Instructor

Born in Toronto, ON, Sherrie has attended, instructed, choreographed and danced at world-renowned companies. Her professional dance career includes commercial and theatre credits from all over Canada and the US, and her choreography has won distinguished International awards.

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Sarah Stonehouse

Ballet // Tap

Dancer
Instructor

Originally from Calgary, AB, Sarah has a background in various styles of dance such as ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop. She shares her love for dance at local studios and is great at working with children. She is currently attending Simon Fraser University for business with a minor in Kinesiology.

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Masha Tadic

Ballet

Professional Performer
Instructor

Masha was a Professional Ballerina for the National Theatre of Belgrade and the Madlenijanum Opera. She has a wealth of knowledge and extensive training in ballet styles such as R.A.D., Cecchetti and Vaganova.

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Jessica Williams

Acrobatics

Professional Performer
B.C Felions Cheerleader
Instructor

With experience in film, television and theatre, Jessica specializes in Acrobatics. Her performance and teacher training came from local schools such as West Coast Contortion and Vancouver Circus School. Her choreography and teaching style are dance focused.

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This Could Be You!

Passionate for dance? Interested in working with kids?
We are always looking to add members to our VELA team.

If you have interest in working with kids and endorsing a lifestyle of activity and movement, we want to hear from you! Contact Us.