Competitive and Recreational Dance Instructors
Miss Gwen Trombley -- Artistic Director for Mini, Junior & Teen Teams, Recreational and Competitive Teacher
Gwen Trombley has been in love with dance since she first started at the age of 2. She has been dancing for 16 years; 11 of those competitively. Gwen has trained in nearly all styles of dance. In addition to taking years of exams for ballet, jazz and tap, she has trained with specialized experts such as Halifax Circus and Atlantic Cirque. She was selected to perform in season 2 of the Galala television series, showcasing her talent in contortion. She is currently dancing at the most advanced level of CDTA ballet. She has also completed intensives at École nationale de cirque in Montréal, and at Quinte National Ballet School of Canada. Gwen aspires to create a nurturing environment to help her students bring out their potential, passion and talent.
Miss Cristin Gapasin — Senior Team Leader, Competitive and Recreational Hip Hop Instructor
Cristin Gapasin started dancing when she was 7 years old. Her journey to becoming a professional dance coach was built through a series of overcoming failures, rising above rejections, and accepting imperfections. Today, she has been in the dance scene professionally for 13 steadfast years and recreationally pursuing it for 22 years.
Cristin’s teaching technique is geared towards molding not just dancers, but leaders in the industry. Driven by strong faith, strict discipline, and character. She is passionate in inspiring people and touching lives -- encouraging those who think they cannot move.
She has dance background in Hip-Hop, Street, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Ballet and Folk. She has competed in the Philippines, Singapore and the US, placing 4th worldwide with La Salle Dance Company in 2012 at the Hip Hop International Las Vegas and again in 2015 at the the Hip Hop International San Diego.
Miss Jordan Sanford -- Recreational and Competitive Ballet Instructor
Miss Jordan has over thirteen years of dance teaching experience. She has taught ballet, tap and jazz to a wide range of ages both recreationally and competitively. She has successfully completed the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts' two year Dance Teacher Training Program in ballet and stage. She is also a certified dance instructor through CDTA in jazz, tap and ballet, has her Associate level BATD stage certification and is an ADAPT qualified instructor. During the day, Miss Jordan is a high school teacher where she teaches courses such as Drama 10 and Dance 11. The arts have always been a huge part of Miss Jordan's life. She was enrolled in her first dance program at the young age of 2 and kept right on twirling. Throughout her dance career she has assisted with many high school musical productions, has traveled across Canada and to New York for dance events, has had some of her students accepted into ballet programs at the National Ballet School of Canada and Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and has prepared dancers for CDTA exams from the lowest grades up to the Advance grade level.