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.
Dani Grahn - Acro/Tumbling
Dani comes from a strict gymnastics background. She trained with Romanian Olympic medallists Nick Moscu and Cristina Bontas. At the age of 12, Dani switched to dance. She soon flourished as a strong dancer, competing in Acro, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, and Musical Theatre.
She has been teaching for close to 20 years, priding herself on proper technique, progressions, stretching and muscle conditioning. She has taught numerous workshops in the Hamilton and Niagara areas and is well known for her Tumbling training and smooth, inventive choreography.
Dani wants all of her students to build confidence and believe in themselves. She can't wait to work with the dancers of Ballare!
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.