Competitive and Recreational Dance Instructors
Miss Gwen Trombley - Artistic Director for Team Spark, Ember and Blaze, 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 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 - Leader for Team Inferno, 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 recreationally for 22 years; 13 of those professionally.
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.
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, recreationally and competitively. She has 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. She has her Associate level BATD stage certification, and is an ADAPT qualified instructor!
Through the day, Miss Jordan is a high school teacher where she teaches courses such as Drama and Dance. The arts have always been a huge part of her life. She was enrolled in her first dance class at the age of 2, and kept on twirling.
Throughout her 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 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 Advanced!