Artistic Director Cori Caulfield has engaged an exceptional team of professionals to support the development of all Caulfield School of Dance students.
Ballet, Contemporary/Modern, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Acting, Tap
Cori “Caulfield has created some of the most memorable moments of contemporary dance in Canada,” (The Vancouver Sun) as a choreographer and performer, while developing a highly respected performing arts academy serving the community in which she grew up. Cori officially founded Caulfield School of Dance in Port Moody in 1988 after having taught performing arts in her parents’ basement from the age of twelve. Read More →
Ballet, Pointe, Character
Beginning Summer 2017, Jocelyn Wozencroft A.R.A.D., B.A.(HONS), R.A.D. R.T.S. leads the Caulfield School of Dance Ballet section, including our Monday to Friday 1:30 – 4pm Ballet and Contemporary Dance Half Day Training, and teaching all levels of the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus.
Jocelyn danced professionally on the international stage before devoting her talents to teaching and mentoring in her hometown area of the lower mainland. Jocelyn holds her R.A.D. R.T.S., and is also an R.A.D. Mentor. Jocelyn trained at Goh Ballet Academy, and at age 11, was accepted and attended the National Ballet School. She came home to train with the Richmond Academy of Dance under the Direction of Annette Jakubowski Read More →
Tap, Jazz, Contemporary/Modern, Ballet, Acting, Musical Theatre, Acrobatics
“Tap sensation” (The Georgia Straight) Hailley Caulfield Postle, is the head of our Tap Department and teaches several disciplines at Caulfield School of Dance.
She was a featured dancer in the tap section of the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies. Also in 2010, Hailley was invited to Brazil to be a performer, teacher and Judge at the XX Seminario Internacional De Danca De Brasilia. In 2011, she went to Germany to perform with Lamondance in the Tanz Art Festival at the Nordhausen Theatre. Hailley has also danced for Read More →
Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Jazz, Modern/Contemporary, Stage
Lauren Taylor is the head of our Hip Hop department. As hip hop continues to influence culture world-wide, even classical ballet, we benefit from her strong stewardship of this vital form of dance in our School. Miss Lauren is also an accredited Acrobatics instructor, another skill area that is increasingly necessary to all forms of dance. Read More →
Ballet, Pointe, Conditioning, Progressing Ballet Technique®
Caulfield School of Dance is thrilled to announce that Master Teacher Beverley Bagg will be teaching Ballet and Conditioning, including the Progressing Ballet Technique®, beginning September 2017.
Beverley Bagg danced soloist and principal roles with the national ballet company of South Africa, PACT Ballet Company, for 15 years before transitioning into a master teacher. She was Ballet Mistress at Alberta Ballet for 7 years before taking on instructing at Ballet BC. Ms. Bagg is also in demand as a guest teacher who has taught for many companies and schools in the US, Canada, and internationally, notably National Ballet of Canada, L’Ecole Superiuere, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and The Washington Ballet.
With a diploma in Biomechanics and Physiology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Beverley Bagg integrates her ability to assess the structure and limitations of a young dancer into her teaching. She is certified in Progressing Ballet Technique®, a unique training method designed to strengthen and address areas of weakness in ballet technique; her teaching has been endorsed by the PBT founder, Marie Walton-Mahon.
Beverley began her training in both the Royal Academy of Dance and Cechetti syllabi in Johannesburg, South Africa, and was accepted to the Royal Ballet School in London, England, where she completed her training. The roles she performed include Bluebird and Princess Aurora in “The Sleeping Beauty”, Odette/Odile in “Swan Lake”, the Sugar Plum Fairy in “The Nutcracker”, Swanhilda in “Coppélia”, Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet”, Giselle in “Giselle”, Kitri in Rudolph Nureyev’s production of “Don Quixote”, and the lead in Balanchine’s “Theme and Variations”. She has also performed works by renowned choreographers such as Jiří Kylián, John Cranko, Goh Choo San, André Prokovsky, and Sir Frederick Ashton. Since retiring as a dancer, she has been instrumental in staging “Swan Lake”, “Giselle” and “Romeo and Juliet” for South African Ballet Theatre and Washington Ballet. This seasons, she will lead the local cast of Alberta Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” at Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
We are so very fortunate to have the extraordinary Beverley Bagg at Caulfield School of Dance. “Ms. Bev” draws on her experience of over 40 years of passion-driven success as a professional dancer, teacher, and coach to offer a rich and insightful approach to teaching and coaching. She establishes an environment of positive energy and demands excellence in a nurturing and inspiring manner.
Isabel Yuan R.A.D.R.T.S., Cecchetti, A.I.S.T.D., N.B.S. P.D.T.D.
Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Character, Chinese Dance
Isabel Yuan performed under the name Kasumi Hayashi as a principal ballet dancer for fifteen years with Japan’s Tani Ballet Company. After retiring from performing in 1995, Ms. Yuan came to Canada to study at the National Ballet School. After her teacher training, she taught Teacher Training at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, and students of both the Professional and General Divisions. Ms. Yuan moved to BC in the summer of 1998 and began teaching at Caulfield School of Dance that September.
Ms. Yuan is now a Vocational Graded Examiner for the Royal Academy of Dance. Ms. Yuan also holds the National Ballet School Professional Dancers’ Teaching Certificate, Cecchetti Associate and Advanced Certificates, and Royal Academy of Dance Registered Teacher certification.
Born in China, Ms. Yuan began professional Russian training at the Beijing Ballet Academy at the age of ten. After graduating with distinction in all subjects, she immediately went on to dance professionally in Japan. As a Principal with Japan’s Tani Ballet Company, and as a Guest Artist with the Houston Ballet Company in the U.S., the National Ballet of Canada, and others, she danced leading roles in the most famous classical ballets, such as Les Sylphides, Don Quixote, and Swan Lake.
Ms. Yuan holds a full-time faculty position with Goh Ballet, and is in demand worldwide as a master teacher. With her international touring as an examiner and teacher, Ms. Yuan’s professional enrichment is constant. We are very grateful to have her expertise and passion at Caulfield School of Dance.
Ballet, Pointe, Modern/Contemporary, Stage, Tap
Julia Zennstrom has been teaching at Caulfield School of Dance since 2009. Miss Julia leads our Preschool and Primary dance programs and also teaches Ballet and Modern/Contemporary at all levels. Julia is accredited in the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus to the Advanced level. She graduated from the School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2003. In Toronto she performed in the works of Christopher House, Julia Sasso, Danny Grossman, Sharon Moore, and Michael Trent. After training for a year in Stockholm, Sweden, Read More →
Voice, Musical Theatre, Acting
Melody Courage is a professional opera singer and voice instructor. Melody has taught students of all ages and levels preparing them for musical theatre auditions, festival competitions, and performances, for over ten years. Melody received her degree and diploma in Opera Performance from the Vancouver Academy of Music after studying music at the University of British Columbia. She has performed professionally as a coloratura soprano with Vancouver Opera since 2003, touring with their ensemble as ‘The Queen of the Night’ Read More →
Acrobatics (Partnering, Contortion, Tumbling)
Adam Menzies is an acrobatics, contemporary circus arts, gymnastics (with Level 2 Artistic and Trampoline Gymnastics Coach Canada accreditation), and trampoline instructor. He has been coaching for over 15 years while continuing to perform in the productions of companies including Cirque du Soleil, Le Grand Cirque, Cavalia, Royal Caribbean, and MAC Cosmetics, and for Television shows, including being a guest on the Ellen Degeneres show in February of 2011 (and being named “one of her favorite guests of all time”).
In demand as a circus arts expert, Adam has also worked in various capacities, including choreography, direction, and casting, for Cirque du Soleil, Disney, Orlando Science Center Theatre, Vancouver Circus School, Inner Ring Productions, and as the Acrobatic Director for the 2015 and 2016 Broadway Tour of “Pippin”. As an International Qualified Coach, Adam teaches seminars for U.S.A. Gymnastics to improve the quality of the program in that country; he contributed to the U.S.A. Gymnastics Coaching Manual, and demonstrates correct technique for executing and teaching skills at an advanced level to U.S.A. Gymnastics coaches.
Adam is a three-time world medalist in the sport of Trampoline Gymnastics, winning both a gold and silver medal in the 2003 World Championships. He is a five-time Canadian National Champion.
Adam loves working in dance and has taught acrobatics at several dance studios in the lower mainland including Project Dance. He is particularly passionate about integrating acrobatic elements such as partnering, contortion, hand balancing, and tumbling, as seamless parts of engaging and creative choreographies.
We are so excited to welcome Adam to the Caulfield School of Dance Faculty!
Carrie Coulter R.A.D. R.T.S.
Ballet, Pointe, Character
Carrie Coulter specializes in the Graded Syllabi of the Royal Academy of Dance. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance 3-year Registered Teacher Program attaining R.A.D. Registered Teacher Status with the Academy in 2001. She continually pursues the ‘Continued Professional Development’ courses provided by the Royal Academy of Dance attaining all 25 hours of mandatory development each year.
Carrie trained in the Royal Academy of Dance Graded and Vocational syllabi under the instruction of the legendary Betty Farrally, co-founder of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company and School at the Canadian School of Ballet in Vernon, BC, and Deborah Banks, A.R.A.D., director of the Okanagan School of Ballet (formerly the Canadian School of Ballet).
As a teacher she was a fundamental part of Jocelyn Wozencroft’s Avant Dance Co. in Burnaby, BC from 2014 to 2017 serving as Head of Junior Division. Prior to returning to Canada, Carrie founded a ballet program, following the R.A.D. syllabus, to provide dance to expat and local children in Lagos, Nigeria.
We are very pleased to welcome Ms. Carrie to the ballet faculty of Caulfield School of Dance.
Amber Funk Barton
Amber Funk Barton is well known as one of Vancouver’s most dynamic performers. She has worked with most of Vancouver’s most popular and respected contemporary dance companies, and she is also the artistic director of her own company, the response. Amber’s work has been presented in various venues in Vancouver, across Canada, and internationally at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, Wales, and the NW New Works Festival in Seattle, WA. She is also a respected teacher who is as technically demanding as she is warm and encouraging.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Amber trained with Goh Ballet Academy, Arts Umbrella, The Banff Centre Dance Training, and Ballet British Columbia’s Mentor Program. Upon completion of her training, she established herself as a professional dance artist in Vancouver and has danced for various companies and choreographers, including: Joe Laughlin (Joe INK), Gail Lotenberg (LINK dance), Judith Marcuse (Judith Marcuse Projects), Lola MacLaughlin (Lola Dance), Martha Carter (Marta Marta Productions), Jennifer Mascall (Mascall Dance), Day Helesic (MovEnt), Lee Su-Feh (battery opera), Karen Jamieson (Karen Jamieson) Dance Company), Josh Beamish (MOVE: the company), Dana Gingras (Animals of Distinction), Ruckus Company Productions, Adam Shankman, Mark Godden, Marla Eist, Jennifer Clarke, Emily Molnar, Wen Wei Wang, Cori Caulfield, Lina Fitzner, and Heather Laura Gray. She has also been featured as a guest artist with 605 Collective/Company 605.
Amber has been a guest teacher for Drive Dance Centre’s Scholarship Program, Harbour Dance, iNDUSTRY Dance Training Program, the Training Society of Vancouver (Working Class), Arts Umbrella, Victoria Academy of Dance, The Landing Dance Centre, Richmond Academy of Dance, and Avant Dance Company. She was also a mentor for The Cultch’s IGNITE! Youth Mentorship Program in dance from 2012-2014. Amber has been invited to set works for the students of Dancestreams, Modus Operandi, Arts Umbrella, Pro Arte Dance, The Landing Dance Centre, Simon Fraser University’s School of Contemporary Arts, and Coastal City Ballet.
In 2005, Amber was named the inaugural recipient of the Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award. Recently, Amber had the immense privilege of collaborating with Director Mindy Parfitt and the theatre company Horseshoes & Hand Grenades to choreograph the Jessie Award winning production of “This Stays in the Room”. In 2017 Amber and Mindy premiered a collaborative theatre production called “am a” which was also nominated for a Jesse Award and presented by The Cultch.
We are so excited to have Amber Funk Barton instructing the Contemporary component of the Caulfield School of Dance Ballet and Contemporary Dance Half Day Training program, and to have the connection to her company the response with its vibrant apprentice program.
Welcome Ms. Amber!
Corrective Exercise and Conditioning for Dance
Originally from Montreal, Marc comes to us with twenty-five years of experience as a Corrective Exercise Specialist. Marc employs his thorough understanding of the body and how to help improve performance, stave off injuries, and increase career longevity, to get impressive results from young dancers.
Marc’s passion for Dance, Gymnastics, and Fitness began in 1991. Since then, he has produced many gold-winning champions and has helped hundreds achieve their goals in elite sport and fitness. Read More →
Lindsay Forbes, B.A.(Dance), B.C.R.P.A.
Lindsay Forbes trained in the Royal Academy of Dance ballet syllabus since the age of 3. She completed a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University with a Major in Dance and Psychology then moved to Toronto where she trained with the National Ballet School. She is also a certified Barre Above barre fitness instructor and B.C.R.P.A. certified fitness instructor. Lindsay has also trained extensively in yoga and pilates, and enjoys sharing her love of fitness with all ages.
Lindsay was a Teacher Trainee under the direction of Cori Caulfield from September 2016 to June 2017 and began instructing Adult Ballet at Caulfield School of Dance in Summer of 2017. She brings her extensive knowledge of ballet and best practices in physical development to both her ballet and conditioning teaching.
Welcome Ms. Lindsay!
Hip Hop, Tap, Stage, Jazz/Lyrical, Ballet
Katherine Cahoon began assistant teaching at Caulfield School of Dance in 2012 and has been a Teacher Trainee at Caulfield School of Dance since September of 2016. In that year she distinguished herself choreographing for group courses, including the Professional Training Division Musical Theatre group’s Christmas presentation, and several very successful competitive solo and duo pieces. This is Miss Katherine’s first year having her own courses which she will teach under the mentorship of Caulfield School of Dance faculty.
Katherine completed her Royal Academy of Dance Vocational Examinations with a successful Advanced II examination when she was 16 years old. She has trained at Caulfield School of Dance in Ballet, Tap, Jazz/Lyrical, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, and Modern/Contemporary Dance beginning at age 6. She joined the Junior Performance Training Company when she was 10 years old, and is now part of the Professional Training Division. She has been awarded multiple scholarships from Surrey Festival of Dance and other institutions. Katherine has been an awarded competitive dancer for ten years in all of her dance disciplines, both in ensembles, duets, and as a soloist, locally, and at the 2017 Seattle Semi-Final of the Youth American Grand Prix.
Katherine had her professional dance performing debut in Coriograph Theatre’s “The Poets” at the 2017 Dancing on the Edge International Contemporary Dance Festival. As an amateur performer, Katherine has performed with Caulfield School of Dance in many venues including Disney Performing Arts in 2013. She has also performed in two of Goh Ballet’s productions of “The Nutcracker”; sang, danced, and acted in multiple pantos with the Royal Canadian Theatre Company; and trained at ABC Acting for 4 years.
Katherine has her Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C. She currently in her graduating year in the French Immersion Program at Dr. Charles Best Secondary.
Katherine is thrilled to be teaching and choreographing at Caulfield School of Dance and looks forward to being a part of the development of her students both artistically and technically.
We are very proud to offer the intelligent, passionate, and creative energies of this devoted young teacher and choreographer to students of Caulfield School of Dance.
Andrea Isea began assistant teaching at Caulfield School of Dance in 2012 and has been a Teacher Trainee at Caulfield School of Dance since September of 2015. As both a student of dance and a student of dance pedagogy, Andrea has always distinguished herself with her dedication, perspicacity, and attention to detail. Andrea’s teaching draws on her love for the art and science of dance and her gift for working with children. She has a patient and clear instructing style that allows her students to understand her expectations while feeling supported to achieve them.
Andrea began dancing when she was 6 years old in Venezuela where she performed in the El Teatro Teresa Carreño production of “The Nutcracker”. After her family’s immigration to Canada in 2011, she immediately started training at Caulfield School of Dance. Andrea completed her Royal Academy of Dance Intermediate Vocational Examination and trained in Tap, Jazz/Lyrical, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, and Contemporary/Modern. She was a member of the Professional Training Division for the last 3 years of her training at Caulfield School of Dance, and competed in all styles of dance in groups, and in Ballet as a soloist.
Andrea has performed in many productions and events including the Goh Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” and recently under the direction of Mandy Tulloch in the Evergreen Cultural Centre’s “Canada 150: The Show” with performances in September and October, 2017.
Andrea is at Simon Fraser University pursuing a Dance Major, with dance, kinesiology, and stage production and management courses. It is gratifying to have Miss Andrea sharing the skills she has gained through her years of Teacher Training mentorship at Caulfield School of Dance, and continuing in her pursuit of a career in dance instruction.
Jocelyn Gauthier B.F.A. (Acting)
Voice, Musical Theatre, Acting,
Originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, triple threat performer Jocelyn Gauthier began cultivating her love for the arts at a very young age. She began playing piano at the age of three, and acting, singing, and dancing shortly thereafter. At the age of nine, she was cast as Mary Lennox in a regional production of “The Secret Garden”, and she never looked back. Jocelyn’s talent, determination, and passion for performing, music, and telling stories, allowed her to established herself in film, television, theatre, and voice-over.
A dual citizen, Jocelyn moved to Vancouver upon receiving a President’s Entrance Scholarship to study performing arts. She auditioned, and was accepted to train as an actor in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting program at the University of British Columbia. While still attending university, Jocelyn was cast as the lead in a David DeCoteau feature film, and was also a Top 10 Finalist on the CBC Television show “Triple Sensation”, winning an award for Most Outstanding Actress. She graduated from the prestigious U.B.C. conservatory program with distinction, and was immediately accepted into both the American Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in the One Year Masters Classical Acting Program, and trained at the latter.
In addition to acting, classical piano and flute and dance training, Jocelyn has been training with a member of the Vancouver Opera since university, studying classical, musical theatre, and popular vocal styles. Her rigorous acting training, combined with her impressive vocal talents and versatility, have allowed her to be successful in many different mediums, winning her numerous awards, and landing her lead roles in almost every one of the more than 30 theatre, musical theatre, and film productions she has been involved in. Selected credits include “The Buddy Holly Story” (The Globe Theatre), “Rock Legends” (Drayton Entertainment/Chemainus Theatre Festival), “Footloose” (Chemainus Theatre Festival), “The Little Prince” (Theatre Calgary, World Premiere), “Snapshots” (Presentation House Theatre, Canadian Premiere), “Les Miserables” (Arts Club Theatre), and Elle Woods, in “Legally Blonde” (TUTS), for which she won an Ovation Award, E.V. Young Award, and an Aida Broadbent Award. Selected Film and Television Credits include “Murder She Baked: Just Desserts” (Hallmark), M&Ms (National Commercial), Comcast (National Commercial), and “Strawman” (Short).
In addition to performing, Jocelyn believes that constant and rigorous training is critical to the development of her craft. She has participated and trained in Masters Workshops with Broadway composers Pasek and Paul, Matthew Barry, the Los Angeles based casting director of “The Notebook”, local casting directors Sean Cossey, Jackie Lind, Tiffany Mak, and Candice Elzinga, a Shaw Festival Masterclass with Tim Carroll, and with Peter Jorgenson during his Musical Theatre Masterclass. She also regularly trains with Nadine Wright at Act II Studios in Vancouver, and has trained with Jebb Beach.
Jocelyn is passionate about providing training opportunities to the young people of the world, and enjoys giving back to the community by passing on her craft to others. She teaches children ages 3 – 18 in musical theatre, singing, and acting. We are so pleased to welcome Ms. Jocelyn to our faculty.
Voice, Musical Theatre, Acting
Dr. Oh completed her doctorate dissertation on breathing physiology and awareness for the singer at l’Université de Montréal where she also succeeded in her studies in French and was recognized with the Cedric Ferguson Award. She holds a Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory in Boston. Read More →
Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, Jazz
At the age of three, Crystal Wills began her training at Caulfield School of Dance. She trained intensively in ballet, modern and contemporary dance, and jazz, and also did several years training in musical theatre and acting. In her graduating year from Caulfield School of Dance, Crystal won the Provincial Senior Modern and Contemporary Dance title at the BC Festival of the Arts. Read More →
Ballet, Progressing Ballet Technique®, and Conditioning
Nicola Earl is fully accredited in the Royal Academy of Dance and Cecchetti ballet syllabi, and is also fully certified to teach the Progressing Ballet Technique®, a unique training method designed to strengthen and address areas of weakness in ballet technique. Nicola is a graduate of the teaching program at the Royal Ballet School in London, England. Nicola has w been on the staff at Harbour Dance for the last sixteen years and has been a regular guest teacher for Ballet BC. Nicola has also enjoyed adjudicating for the Prince Albert Festival of Dance. Read More →
Ballet, Jazz, Tap
Alyssa Parry holds the distinguished R.A.D. Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies and has provided guidance and leadership in the Royal Academy of Dance ballet program for various dance schools in the lower mainland and abroad. She has choreographed award-winning pieces, provided coaching for international competitions, and led preparations for all levels of R.A.D. examinations in the Academy. Her formal training Read More →
Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap
Morgan McQueen began taking dance classes from Deborah Cameron at the age of three at Cameron Academy of Classic Dance; she also trained at Dance Expressions under the direction Barry Colter and Tara Macdonald. Morgan’s love for ballet was always strong, even as she developed as a dancer excelling in several dance forms including, tap, jazz/lyrical, musical theatre, and hip hop. Morgan’s postsecondary training included training in Canada and the U.S. with Dawn Braun Crawford, Alyssa Parry, and others.
Morgan’s passion for teaching classical ballet as a career led her to pursue her Certificate of Ballet Teaching Studies with the Royal Academy of Dance. She has been teaching for over 18 years and her talent as a dance educator has helped her students earn many scholarships, bursaries, and professional achievements. Morgan always aspires to influence her students as her teacher’s did her, and she is very excited to be a part of the ballet program at Caulfield School of Dance.
- Nicole Caron A.R.A.D. – Ballet and Yoga
- Sylvain Sinez – Ballet
- Josh Beamish – Contemporary
- Shauna Smith – Hip Hop
- Scott Augustine – Tap
- Molly McDermott – Contemporary and Pilates
- Kristina Linden – Tap
- Kelly Douglas R.A.D. R.T.S. R.A.D. Examiner – R.A.D. Master Classes
- Barb Towell – Voice
- Kyle Vicente – Hip Hop
- Hayden Fong – Contemporary
- Sarah Corrigan – Hip Hop
- Danny Nielson – Tap
- Jennifer Varney – Barre Fitness Conditioning
- Krista Langtree – Conditioning
- Kazumi Evans – Acting and Musical Theatre
- Paula Giroday – Various Disciplines
- Bill Greenland – Acting
- Linda Arkelian – Ballet and Contemporary
- Sarah Dixon – Acting
- Jordana Jackson – Musical Theatre, Voice, and Acting
- Ken Kajiwara – Ballroom and Swing
- Kara Nolte – Contemporary
- Loreli Skinner R.A.D. R.T.S. – R.A.D. Master Classes
Consultants and Contributors
Biomechanical Health Consultant:
- Dr. Lindsay Rite BSc (Hkin), DC
Doctor of Chiropractic
Active Release Therapy
- Dr. Lindsay Rite BSc (Hkin), DC
- Aldo Monteforte
All photographs of students on this site are of current or past Caulfield School of Dance students; the photos are by our current studio photographer, Aldo Monteforte, or our previous studio photographer, Ken Kajiwara.