Christine Campbell - Director/CDTA Licentiate/Acrobatic Arts/Alixa Flexibility/PBT
Christine began dancing ballet at the age of 3 and quickly developed her love of dance. From there she began adding classes in tap and jazz. By the time she reached her teens she was fully engrossed with a full range of disciplines including modern, lyrical, hip hop, and musical theatre.
Christine has been teaching dance throughout various dance studios in Southern Ontario since 1999, and has been running her own studio since the summer of 2008.
Students she has taught over the past fifteen years have received various recognitions such as, winning competitive overalls at Starbeat, Starcatchers, I Love Dance, Broadway Dreams, Kiwanis, Rhythm, Dance Canada, Ontario Dance Challenge, Bedazzled, Inspire, Kick It Up, Terpsichore/Dance Starz and Champions, and many choreography awards. Many of her students have also won the titles Jr. & Sr. Sweetheart/Hearthrob, along with numerous special awards and scholarships.
Christine also strongly believes in the importance of being an Exam based studio, and many of her students have successfully completed their Ballet, Jazz, and Tap exams, receiving the highest achievement of an Honours grade.
Many of the Ballare dancers have had the opportunity to perform in New York City, Los Angelas, Las Vegas, on Tiny Talent Time, in a Flash Mob, for the Hamilton Honey Badgers, and of course, be an opening act for the Blake McGrath Concert, here in Toronto, Ontario.
Christine is a member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Modern. She also has her AAC1 memebership with Acrobatic Arts, her Level Two with Alixa Flexibilty, and her Progressing Ballet Technique certification. Her next course is the Progressing Contemporary Technique. She is extremely excited for this opportunity, and feels continuing her education is a huge benefit to her students. Christine also has her International Dance Teaching Standards, Level One, and is a proud certified member with CLI studios in LA. Always continuing to educate herself, she has attended workshops and classes in Canada and the United States. Some choreographers Christine has worked with recently are Mia Michaels, Mandy Moore, Nick Lazzarini, Kenny Wormald, Teddy Forance, and Chaz Buzan. Christine also enjoys choreographing numbers in major productions and has worked on "A Night of Broadway" in Mississauga, ON, Keeping Time School of Dance "The Nutcracker" in Barrie, ON, Brantford Collegiate Institute's production of "Oklahoma", and Ballare Studio Dances recent productions of “Annie Jr.”, "Fame Jr.", Ballare on Broadway", and “Disney’s Cinderella Kids”.
Christine is currently a member of the Professional Adjudicator’s Alliance and A.C.E. , and continues her love of dance judging competitions.
Jamie Trowbridge - Acro/Tumbling
Jamie Trowbridge is a Toronto-based dancer, teacher, and choreographer. He began his training under the direction of Ms. Lynda Yurkin in Acton, Ontario. He has trained and competed in various genres of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, acrobatics, contemporary, hip hop, and musical theatre, as well as partaken in major exams with the Royal Academy of Dance.
Following his years as a competitive dancer, Jamie was accepted to the Ryerson University Performance Dance Program under the direction of Vicky St. Denys, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Following graduation, he was hired by Royal Caribbean International where he performed as a dancer, aerialist, acrobat, and aerial captain.
He is a member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance under the direction of Mr. Robert Jensen and Mr. Scott Kufske. He is also a proud member of Acrobatic Arts, Aerial Arts and the Alixa Flexibility Method.
He has performed with other companies including Dublin Worldwide/Spirit Productions in the inaugural Cast of Carnival Extravaganza, choreographed by Tiger Martina (VEGAS! The show). He has also performed with corporate companies including Smart Car, Mercedes-Benz, TD Canada Bank, Prism Worldwide and Toronto Pride. His most recent accomplishment is with Royal Caribbean where he performed in Genvieve Copal & Moment Factory’s STARWATER as a featured dancer and aerialist and working as aerial captain.
Jamie continues to share his passion for dance and performance by working with students of all ages. He has had the opportunity to teach and choreograph on students of all levels ranging from beginner to professional throughout the Greater Toronto Area. You can also find him teaching spinning classes at SPOKEHAUS in Toronto.
He is very excited to continue his own growth and education as a professional choreographer, teacher, mentor, and adjudicator!
Madeline Madronich - Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical - CDTA Affiliate/Alixa Flexibility/PBT
Maddie has been dancing since she was 6 years old and competing since she was 8. She began her education at Dynamic Dancers followed by Ballare Studio Dance and has since completed ballet and jazz exams through the Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA). Maddie started assisting at the age of 12 and has been teaching at multiple studios throughout southwestern Ontario for the past 6 years.
With her passion for teaching and determination she continues to expand her knowledge and build her teaching ability through a number of training courses and workshops. Attending the Toronto Teacher’s Expo and completing the level one CDTA teacher training in 2018 were two of the ways Maddie has expanded her knowledge. She is certified in Acrobatic Arts level 1, Alixa Flexibility Level One, Progressing Ballet Technique, and is currently pursuing her associates membership in Ballet with the CDTA.
Emillee York - Ballet & Jazz - CDTA Affiliate
Since 2014, Emillee has been training at Ballare Studio Dance in a variety of styles including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Acro, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, and Hip Hop, thus starting her love for dance and performing arts. It was through Ballare that she had the opportunity to take part in numerous opportunities such as performing in Times Square with Dance the World Broadway, opening for Blake McGrath, and taking part in a CLI trainee program, where she was directed under her mentor, Teddy Forance, to develop her technique to a higher degree. In addition to studio training, she attended and graduated from Glendale Secondary School’s Audition Based Program of the Arts as a dance major, receiving the academic excellence award for Dance. It was through Glendale that Emillee diversified her performance experience and grew into a triple-threat, taking part in a variety of musicals including Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (2018) in the Ensemble, Brott Music Festival: Imagine (2019) as an Aerialist, and Into the Woods (2019) as the Baker’s Wife. Emillee has completed her CDTA Ballet training exams, from Grade One to Advanced, receiving the highest grade of Honours in each.
Since becoming an assistant five years ago, Emillee diligently works to expand her skill in teaching so she can educate her students effectively, helping them achieve the same love of dance that she has. Emillee is currently a CDTA Affiliate in Ballet and is looking to further her experience through other certifications. From learning choreographic techniques to training in adjudication, she has formed an extensive critical and creative understanding of dance in all of its forms and looks forward to continuing to share her passion of performance with students of all ages.