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. Read More →
Caulfield School of Dance is thrilled to announce that beginning Summer 2017, Jocelyn Wozencroft A.R.A.D., B.A.(HONS), R.A.D. R.T.S. will be leading our 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.
This summer, Miss Jocelyn will teach Summer Drop-in Ballet Technique Maintenance Classes and will also instruct, along with guest instructors including Nicole Caron (Alberta Ballet) and Sylvain Sinez (Ballet BC), in the elite Ballet and Contemporary Summer Intensive for Intermediate and Senior level dancers. 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. Hailley studied all the disciplines offered by Caulfield School of Dance in depth, officially beginning lessons from her big sister Cori when she was three. 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, 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. 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. Read More →
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 and Conditioning
Nicola Earl is fully accredited in the Royal Academy of Dance and Cecchetti ballet syllabi, and is now also fully certified to teach the Progressing Ballet Technique method. Nicola is a graduate of the teaching program at the Royal Ballet School in London, England. The three year full time R.B.S. teaching training program covered all aspects of classical 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.
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.
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, 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.
- Isabel Yuan R.A.D. R.T.S. R.A.D. Examiner – R.A.D. Master Classes
- Marc Naubert C.F.E.S.-S.P.T., Edu.,N.A.S.M.-C.E.S., N.C.C.P.3 – Conditioning
- 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
- Josh Beamish – 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.
Substitute Teaching Faculty
Erin Doherty studied all disciplines at Caulfield School of Dance, and graduated in 2011. Erin is pursuing a career in physiotherapy and has completed her third year of Biomedical Physiology studies at Simon Fraser University. She currently volunteers at a disability private school as an assistant occupational therapist. Read More →
Lauren Barnett trained in all disciplines at Caulfield School of Dance, graduating in 2011. She team taught with Erin Doherty in September of 2014 after teaching dance, gymnastics, and musical theatre (“Glee”) for several years in Port Moody and Coquitlam City Recreation programs. We are fortunate to be able to call on Lauren’s gentle yet clear and intelligent approach to teaching. Lauren is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Education degree.