Alicia Sewell

Owner / Teacher

Alicia dreamed about being a dancer from the time she could walk and started dancing at the age of 7. Alicia trained through the BATD for Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Stage, Modern, Acro, Cheer, as well she trained with the CLRG in Irish Dancing. Alicia Competed in Jazz, Modern, Tap, Musical Theater for 9 years and Irish dancing for 20 years.

Alicia has had the pleasure to dancing on CTV Morning Television, 2010 Winter Olympics, FAT Toronto and Cogeco to name a few. In 2010 Alicia competed in the Northeast Irish Dance Championships and ranked 5th, qualifying for Worlds. This has given Alicia the opportunity to travel and compete in international competitions.

Alicia Believes in providing the best dance experience possible to her dancers so she continues her dance education by taking classes and workshops all over Canada. She has had the pleasure of training in Toronto, Mississauga, Kingston, Vancouver to name a few places. She is certified with Membership level with the BATD as well as here Acrobatic Arts certified. Alicia has happily travel across Ontario teaching at different studios to spread her love of dance with others, She has also worked at a handful of dance competitions and dance conventions giving her the in and outs of the dance industry so she can provide her dancers with real life knowledge.

Alicia also believes in supporting her community. She has Volunteered her time with the VIQ for their fundraiser Dancing with the Stars Quinte, Trenton Scottish Irish Festival, Dreams for dancers, as well as community events such as parades and community shows. Alicia has also won Top Leaders under 30 in Quinte in 2017/2018.as well she was chosen to be feature in Hello Boss Girl in 2019.  

Alayna Kellette

Teacher

 Alayna began her dance training in Trenton, Ontario, with Carol Brown School of Dance. She has received many awards, scholarships and titles while under her tutelage. After graduating high school, Alayna continued her dance education at Ryerson University, training under instructors such as Nadia Potts, Karen Duplisea, Stelio Calagias, Holly Small, Vicki St. Denys, Kenny Pearl, Allen Kaeja, Robert Glumbeck and Roberto Campanella.


     After Ryerson, Alayna performed with several companies including Ballet Creole, Ballet Espressivo, The Dance Migration, and Kaverma.

As a choreographer, Alayna has worked on everything from musicals for various production companies to groups and training programs, music videos and artists’ live performances, corporate shows, cruise lines, commercials, runway shows and fashion films. She has also worked as the resident choreographer for Big Soul Productions, Lilogi Fashion, TDC, and Pro Arte Dance.

Throughout the years, Alayna has performed on stages for MuchMusic, MTV, TSN, TSN2, CJOH, and countless others across Canada.

 

     Most recently, Alayna has been hired by various Canadian dance studios to choreograph and train competitive dancers. Her routines and dancers have won awards for Best Overall Choreography, Top Contemporary Overall Mark, Highest Overall Lyrical Line, and Most Potential Novice Dancer.
 

     Beyond dance specific training, Alayna also works as a stage combat choreographer and movement coach for actors. She is a preparation coach for dancers, prepping for auditions and dance title competitions. 

Riley Martel

Teacher

Riley loves sharing his passion for the art of dance . Dance to Riley isn't just steps, it's a way to express myself, who you are, your emotions, and the hard work that you put in to many years of training. Mr. Riley has been dancing since the age of 4. He started dancing to help him develop communication skills with other children because he was always very shy. Riley started off his Dance Jourany at "Dance For Life" in Cobourg Ontario. From there I went to "Cobourg Dance Alliance". The next stop was "Premiere Dance Cobourg & Theatre Arts Academy" and my final destination was "Twinkletoes Studio Of Dance" where I graduated from and shared my last year with the same group of dancers that he began dancing with when I was 4.

 

Competition season was always Mr Riley’s favourite time of the year. He will never forget the memories he shared with all of the dance friends who became family over the years. Working in the studio with your peers is an amazing experience. It is a surreal feeling to know that you have a team standing behind you who are there to support you, and encourage you when you need it most. Mr Riley is currently practicing, teaching and training full time at Arthur Murray Richmond hill where I’m developing my love for Ballroom and Latin dance. I graduated from Centennial Dance Program, and right away went and began a contract dancing for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.  Mr Riley has also danced on/ for the Family channels “The Next Step”, “ Blake McGrath”, as well as danced on music videos as well. Centennial Dance program has allowed him to stay up to date with current styles as well as the generation that is quickly approaching underneath our feet. Riley has train in all styles of dance and have all my life. Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Ballet - where he has completed my RAD Intermediate exam, Tap, Flamingo, and a few other cultural styles that he has completed exams in during my post-secondary studies. Riley have been assisting classes since the age of 13, spending lots of hours at the studio!

 

When Riley was 16, he received his certification to be an assistant teacher which then gave me the opportunity to teach my own classes. Mr Riley have completed my RAD Intermediate exam, and as well as Acrobatique Arts. He is currently training for his BATD exam certifications as well as a 3 year ADAPT teaching program. “Your children are my children when we are in the studio and the bond and relationship that is formed helps in many ways when it comes to their growth as people and as dancers.”  Mr Riley continue to take classes around the GTA, work full time teaching Ballroom and Latin while still competing with his students around the world.

Mr Riley looking forward to getting to spend time with your children as well as give them the challenge that they need to meet their goals, while making friend and a having great time! “Dancers remember to keep stretching and I can't wait to see you all soon!”

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