Christine Campbell - Director/CDTA Member
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 I Love Dance, Broadway Dreams, Kiwanis, Rhythm, Dance Canada, Ontario Dance Challenge, Bedazzled, Inspire, Kick It Up, Terpsichore/Dance Starz and Champions. Many of her students have also won the titles Jr. & Sr. Sweetheart/Hearthrob, along with numerous special awards and scholarships.
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. 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 and Kenny Wormald. 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.
Lauren began dancing at age 3. She trained in various styles such as ballet, jazz, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre and hip hop. She started dancing competitively at age 8 in all styles. During her dancing career, Lauren has completed her RAD ballet examinations grades 1-5. Lauren also spent many years assisting in classes of all styles and teaching her own recreational classes when she was 18. After graduation highschool, her passion for dance continued as she took part in UWO Dance Force and InMotion Dance Team at Western University. Lauren granted a teaching position on UWO Dance Force, a dance team that spent the year preparing a show for charitable organizations around London. Lauren also took on an executive role choreographing on Western's competitive dance team, InMotion, which competed across the country with several other universities.
Lauren is very excited to be a part of the Ballare Studio Dance faculty as an official teacher this year!
An energetic performer, Mikayla fell in love with music and movement at a young age and has been training with industry professionals since the age of 3. She has participated in numerous workshops and conventions throughout the world. As a dance teacher and later studio owner, her Aunt was able to act as both educator and mentor and encourage Mikayla's passion for dance to grow. With her natural talent and determination, she has become an accredited dancer in many aspects and continues to expand her knowledge and physical abilities through lyrical, acro, ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and modern.
One of the highlights of her dance experience includes dancing onstage with the Cuban National Ballet in 2009/2010, making history as part of the first group of foreign nationality to perform on the Gran Teatro de la Habana stage. With choreography by Alicia Alonso, Mikayla was exposed to an exciting and unique style of ballet with the passion and fire of Cuban culture. In 2012 she was presented with the scholarship award to Mr & Miss Dance Canada Pageant. More recently, Mikayla felt very honoured and excited to have had the chance to work with leading industry professionals during her time in L.A. (Be Discovered) and to have the opportunity to get an inside look at how the industry works. Recently, Mikayla had the opportunity to be one of the opening acts for Blake McGrath when he performed in Toronto. She has also worked with Mitchell Finke and performed in a number of his Flash Mobs.
Mikayla has studiously taken dance examinations throughout her career, and has excelled at numerous styles and levels, including achieving CDTA Grade 5 Ballet with honours. She has completed Level One of IDTS (International Dance Teaching Standards). To further her development, she is currently enrolled in Toronto Teacher Expo - Dance Attack, and Canadian Dance Teachers Association, Teacher Training Program (Ballet, Jazz & Modern) and has become certified with Acrobatic Arts Module One. Mikayla is also currently certified with CLI studios in LA. Some of her previous workshop experience includes Jump and VIP, along with CDTA Diamond Jubilee. Whilst working with numerous choreographers, she has most enjoyed working with Tabitha and Napolean D'Umo, Blake McGrath and Mia Michaels. Mikayla most enjoys lyrical and contemporary as it allows her to be self-expressive.