Artistic Director Cori Caulfield has engaged an exceptional team of professionals to support the development of all Caulfield School of Dance students.
Ballet, Pointe, 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, Progressing Ballet Technique®
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. Read More →
Tap, Jazz, Contemporary/Modern, Ballet, Acting, Musical Theatre, Acrobatics, Conditioning
“Tap sensation” (The Georgia Straight) Hailley Caulfield Postle, is the head of our Tap Department and teaches several disciplines at Caulfield School of Dance. Ms. Hailley is also accredited with Canfit Pro and has Fitness Instructor Specialist Certification, CPR/AED certification, Fitness Theory and Group Fitness certificates, and is trained in all formats of Barre Fitness™.
Hailley 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, Musical Theatre/Stage, Primary Ballet, Conditioning
Lauren Taylor is the head of our Hip Hop and Acro departments. 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 an accredited Acrobatics instructor, and is certified with Alixa Flexibility. Acrobatics is another skill area that is increasingly necessary to all forms of dance. Read More →
Internationally acclaimed and recognized choreographer and entertainer from Australia, Tyler Aryres is an expert in aerial arts, acrobatics, hand balancing, tumbling and hand-to-hand. Tyler was the youngest person ever to be funded by the Australian government ARTS ACT fund and has been working professionally in the entertainment industry since the age of 9.
Companies that have benefited from Tyler’s performance and instruction include names from Cirque du Soleil and the Australia Institute of Sport to BLOCH and IADMS. In 2009, Tyler toured Central America with the International Ballet Theatre , raising much needed funds for a foundation for youth diagnosed with HIV. Read More →
Voice, Musical Theatre, Acting
Triple threat performer Jocelyn Gauthier began 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 passion for performing, music, and telling stories, combined with her talent and determination, has allowed her to quickly establish herself as a versatile artist, who can transition seamlessly between film, television, theatre, and voice-over. Read More →
Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Character, Chinese Dance
Isabel Yuan performed under the name Kasumi Hayashi as a Principal 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. Read More →
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 →
Carrie Coulter R.A.D. R.T.S.
Ballet, Pointe, Character, Progressing Ballet Technique®
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. Read More →
Stewart Iguidez – aka Stuey Tellar – is an extraordinarily eclectic freestyle dancer and choreographer. Stewart’s distinctive and creative choreographies are a true fusion of urban movement consisting of b-boying, popping, house, new jack swing, tutting, isolation, video dance, locking, and stylized hip-hop. His spontaneous nature and witty humour makes his classes fun and engaging. Above all else, Stewart lives and works with integrity, honesty, and kindness.
Stewart started as a b-boy in the mid 90’s before taking interest in hip hop choreography. He has developed his style and skills over the years dancing across North America notably in battles for Rock Da House, Monsters of Hip Hop, and Battle Zone. He has won titles in World of Dance Seattle and Vancouver with his crew The Faculty, as well as Bodyrock San Diego and Artists Emerge Upper Division. Individual credits include work with DJ Tiesto, The Roots, The Dogg Pound, Grandmaster Flash, Mos Def, Black Eyed Peas, Michael Bublé, Naughty By Nature, and Nelly Furtado. Stewart was a finalist in So You Think You Can Dance Canada, and has danced in television and feature films Once Upon A Time, Hellcats, Rags, and Another Cinderella Story. Most recently he has transitioned into the world of acting on Freeform’s The Deep, CBS’s Zoo, and numerous national commercials.
Stewart’s classes are high energy fun. Stewart believes that the most important aspect of teaching is to offer tools to students so they can become more efficient learners, and who have a deeper sensitivity to body awareness and musicality. From this teaching philosophy, he creates a comfortable setting for all levels to learn the latest of urban movement.
Jazz/Lyrical, Contemporary, Conditioning
Danielle Gardner is an established dancer, award winning choreographer and mentor to youth around BC. Bringing her love of physical art to the forefront, she has dedicated her life to teaching young minds to unleash their creativity.
Danielle placed in the top 3 of girls in Season 3 of CTV’s So You Think You Can Dance Canada, and credits this experience for propelling her dance career and shaping her into the entrepreneur she is today. Danielle has worked with top entertainment companies such as Matel, CTV, ABC, and Disney, in TV and film projects over the past decade. She has most recently been featured alongside Flash Dance‘s Jennifer Beals and “All Star” dancer Robert Roldan playing the character “Meaghan” on the hit show Motive. Past credits include Read More →
Lindsay Warnock B.P.A., Musical Theatre Diploma
Voice, Musical Theatre, Acting
Lindsay Warnock is a Jessie-Award nominated actor /singer /dancer /musician /educator based in Vancouver, BC. She is an alumnus of the Langley Fine Arts School and holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts with a Major in Musical Theatre from Capilano University. It was there that she received extensive training in acting, film, dance and voice. She is also a trained pianist and composer who has Music Directed and Composed for companies such as CircusWest, Studio58 and Arts Club Theatre. Lindsay also created her first hour-long composition for the contemporary ballet In Colour mere months after graduating from University.
Lindsay has been performing professionally onstage and onscreen as an actor/singer/dancer for companies across Canada such as Arts Club, Gateway Theatre, The Globe Theatre, and Theatre Under the Stars, for the past decade. Her most recent credits include Squirrelle in Elephant and Piggie’s; We are in Play (Carousel Theatre for Young People), Peggy Sue in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at the Globe Theatre in Regina, Music Director/Performer in Resilio with CircusWest, Lydia Bennett/Caroline Bingley in Pride and Prejudiceat Chemainus Theatre Fesitval, Asst. Music Director of Arts Club’s Peter and the Starcatcher, The Student in Arts Club’s Godspell, The Tinman in The Wizard of Oz at Gateway Theatre and Princess Fiona in Theatre Under the Stars’ Shrek the Musical. When she’s not teaching or onstage, you can see her this summer in her sixth year of Head MC of The World Famous Grouse Mountain Lumberjack Show where she has performed over 1200 shows. It was there that she was introduced to the world of Loggersports and now she can be seen on TV travelling across Canada and the world as the Host of TSN’s STIHL TIMBERSPORTS. She is so grateful and honoured to be a part of the Caulfield family and to have the opportunity to be a part of the development of its bright young artists.
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. Read More →
Corrective Exercise and Conditioning for Dance
Originally from Montreal, Marc Naubert comes to us with twenty-five year’s 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 →
Hip Hop, Tap, Stage, Jazz/Lyrical, Ballet
Katherine Cahoon began assistant teaching at Caulfield School of Dance in 2012. She became a Teacher Trainee at Caulfield School of Dance in September of 2016 and in that year 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. Now in her second year as a Faculty member Read More →
Emily Nicholson was born in B.C. and began her ballet education with Avril Johns. She later trained at the National Ballet School and the Goh Ballet Academy before moving to Calgary in 2006 to dance with the Albert Ballet. She loved performing in Madame Butterfly, Othello, The Fiddle and the Drum, Alice in Wonderland, and Swan Lake. Some of her favourite roles with the Alberta Ballet also include Arabian in The Nutcracker, Demon in Love Lies Bleeding, Pas de deux #4 from Songs of a Wayfarer choreographed by Emily Molnar, Balanchine’s Serenade, and Prairie People in Jean Grand-Maître’s Balletlujah!. After ten years with the company, Emily retired and returned to B.C. to raise her family. Read More →
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. Read More →
Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Stage, Jazz/Lyrical, Primary Ballet
Rebekah Gill recently graduated from the CSD Professional Training Division after training from age 2 at Caulfield School of Dance in Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Acro and Contemporary/Modern.
Rebekah was given exceptional placement to Team Canada’s 2015 Adult Tap Dance Team at the age of 14. She competed with Team Canada at the IDO World Tap Dance Championships in Riesa, Germany, and her team placed 7th in the World. Rebekah received individual sponsorship for Team Canada from Bloch®, one of the world’s largest dance wear manufacturers. Read More →
Guest and Substitute Instructors
Voice, Musical Theatre, Acting
Dr. Gina Oh developed the voice program of Caulfield School of Dance to where it is today – recognized as one of the most successful in the province. We are honoured to have this gifted instructor mentoring our young singers.Jordan Fassina headshot
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/Lyrical
Based in Boulder, Colorado, Crystal Wills’ patience, passion, and distinctive choreography have made her a cherished guest teacher and choreographer Caulfield School of Dance. Parallel to her teaching career, Crystal has toured with MOVE: the company and has received acclaim performing in works such as Josh Beamish’s Sold Doubt, Allemande, and Atonement, and Lara Barclay’s Caught Excerpt, in performances in B.C., Toronto, New York City, and Bangkok. Crystal has also toured with Lamondance in Germany and Brazil. Crystal has been commissioned to create work for MOVE: the Company in recognition of her unique choreographic voice. Read More →
Voice, Musical Theatre, Acting
Makayla is a professional dancer, actor and educator. She grew up in Calgary where she trained as a competitive dancer at Drewitz Dance Productions. After receiving a scholarship to Harbour Dance Center, Makayla moved to Vancouver to join The Source Dance Company while enrolled in Capilano University’s Musical Theatre Program. Since graduating in 2014, she has had the pleasure of performing on both stage and screen, across Canada and throughout the world. Credits include Toronto Raptors Dance Pak (NBA Dancer), Crazy for You (Citadel/Theatre Calgary), Ross Petty Panto (The Elgin), Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot (The Arts Club), Grease, Footloose (Chemainus Theatre Festival), Evita (Vancouver Opera), James and the Giant Peach (CTYP) and a featured dancer with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
Jordan Fassina’s fervor for dance began in his hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where his foundation in dance was set. Since, Jordan has invested in his knowledge of street dance from house, hip-hop, new jack swing, Afrobeat and other forms. While residing in Vancouver, Jordan pursued his development through training under Culturally Defined (Street Dance Company, directed by Kyle Vicente and Chris Wong); Illustrative Society (Professional dance and development, directed by Tristan Anderson and Joseph Tuliao); Progressive Freestyle/Street Dance with Natasha Gorrie and others; Ketch Di Vybz (Afro/Dancehall training company, directed by Mikhail “Venom” Morris and Judy Madarász); Higher Ground (Street dance/freestyle training company, directed by Natasha Gorrie and Bryce Koebel).
Jordan aims to provide a holistic teaching experience through developing body awareness, imparting knowledge, and refining execution, from technical basics through to complex choreography.
Ballet, Contemporary/Modern, Acting/Musical Theatre
Linda Arkelian has performed internationally with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Theatre Ballet of Canada, Anna Wyman Dance Theatre and the Judith Marcuse Dance Company.
Linda has choreographed and collaborated in the creation of numerous contemporary dance projects. She teaches Ballet and Contemporary Dance at Scotiabank Dance Centre, as well as Advanced Ballet at the School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University. She is also ballet instructor and repertoire coach at Lamondance Company. Read More →
David Secunda M.A. (Art Education)
Originally a visual artist specializing in fibre arts, David Secunda began experimenting in ritual style performance art at gallery openings and conferences such as the International Sculpture Symposium in 1978. Through the 1980s David Secunda performed physical theatre, puppetry, and performance art touring nationally and internationally with Imago and Theatre of Giants. David’s work was recognized with several Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council grants.
In 1989 he became a theatre arts teacher in Coquitlam directing 23 musicals and dozens of other plays at Terry Fox, Centennial, and, Riverside Secondary Schools. Favourite musicals directed include “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Hair”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Godspell”, “Westside Story” and “Copacabana”. After retiring from teaching he has appeared in several films and plays including “We Are Three Sisters” and “Marriage of Figaro” and “Escape from Happiness”. Favourite film credit include Brandon Norman’s “Cohesion”. Most recently he directed and dramaturged Joylyn Secunda’s solo show, “The Moaning Yoni”, which is touring Fringe festivals.
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 →
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.
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 is an accomplished teacher in many disciplines and has been a valued contributor to the Caulfield School of Dance Royal Academy of Dance program for several years. She 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.
Voice, Musical Theatre
Barbara Towell graduated from the University of British Columbia’s with her Master’s of Music in Opera program. An accomplished singer in a variety of repertoire from opera to art song to jazz puts her on the leading edge of the ever-changing world of classical music. Operatic appearances include: Hansel in “Hansel and Gretel”, Cherubino in “Le Nozze di Figaro”, Flora in “La Traviata”, and Berta in “The Barber of Sevilla”. Barbara was also a member of the ensemble cast of “Sweeney Todd” with Vancouver Opera and performed in he chorus for “Die Fledermaus”.
In November 2014 Barbara was honoured to perform in the world premiere of Vancouver Opera’s “Stickboy” based on the novel by acclaimed poet Shane Koyczan. She was also a cast member of the world premiere of “The Lake / N-ha-a-itk” with Astrolabe Musik Theatre and Turning Point Ensemble, in collaboration with Westbank First Nation.
Also in demand for concert and oratorio Barbara has recently performed Handel’s Messiah with Vancouver Bach Choir and St.John’s Passion with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra. Barbara recently completed a tour of BC, performing in the hilarious show “Opera for Everyone” with the Canadian operatic supergroup Quintessence. In the 2017-2018 season she performs in Vancouver Opera’s Russian White Nights Festival in the chorus for “Eugene Onegin”.
Ms. Barb has been instructing voice and musical theatre for several years t Caulfield School of Dance and elsewhere. Her calm and gentle yet exacting approach instills both confidence and skill in her students.
- Lara Barclay – Contemporary
- Kayla Dunbar (Artistic Associate of Carousel Theatre for Young People) – Voice, Acting, Musical Theatre
- Nicole Caron A.R.A.D. – Ballet and Yoga
- Dario Dinuzzi – Contemporary
- Steven Salinas – Hip Hop
- Sylvain Sinez – Ballet
- Josh Beamish – Contemporary
- Shauna Smith – Hip Hop
- Scott Augustine – Tap
- Molly McDermott – Contemporary Dance and Pilates
- Kristina Linden – Tap
- Lexi Vajda – Contemporary Dance
- Dario Dinnuzi – Contemporary Ballet
- 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 Dance
- Sarah Corrigan – Hip Hop
- Danny Nielson – Tap
- Jennifer Varney – Barre Fitness Conditioning
- Sarah Brewer Clowes – Ballet
- Andrew Haydock – Contemporary Dance
- Krista Langtree – Conditioning
- Kazumi Evans – Acting and Musical Theatre
- Paula Giroday – Various Disciplines
- Bill Greenland – Acting
- 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
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All photographs of students on this site are of current or past Caulfield School of Dance students; the photos are by Laura Zeke, Aldo Monteforte, Ken Kajiwara, and Edward Yu.