Owner/ Artistic Director:
Acrobatic Arts Level 1, CPR/FirstAid
Miss. Leanne has been dancing since the age of 5. She developed a love of ballet at and early age, and has been dancing ever since. Miss.Leanne completed a 2 year intensive Teachers Training course at The Oakville School of Dance under the Direction of top Instructor's. She holds her Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) teaching certificate with studies in Dance Anatomy and Dance History. She also holds her Canadian Dancer Teacher Association (CDTA) teaching certificate, and her Acrobatic Arts level 1 teachers certificate. Miss. Leanne has been teaching in area studios for over 20 years, and is going into her 5 th year of owning FSDBA. She has developed the Barrefit classes which are exclusively offered at FSDBA, and is constantly researching new and improved ways to add variety to her classes. Leanne is a an Ambassador for Just Strong which is an group that promotes Strong Women. She prides herself on making each and every student feel confident and proud of their dance abilities , while encouraging them to improve and learn something new each class. DREAM. INSPIRE. DANCE
" If first you don't succeed, fix your ponytail and try again"
Miss. Alycia- Studio/Class Assistant
Miss Alycia is our Studio/class assistant. You will see her around the studio assisting with classes, front desk and whatever else may need doing. She loves working with the children, watching them learn and grown. She has been accepted to Niagara College for the Educational Assistant Special Needs program , and is looking forward to bringing her new experiences with her to the studio!
Ballet, Tap, Lyrical
Chantelle began dancing at the age of seven and by the age of twelve, she was taking all styles of dance and assisting the younger classes. At this time, she began her competitive career as well under Miss Jessica Weaver. At the age of seventeen, Chantelle traveled to Las Vegas to obtain her Dance Educators of America level One Teacher Training Certificate, has received her certificate through Dance Masters of America in 2012, and in 2018 received her certificate to teach all levels of Progressing Ballet Technique. Throughout this time, Chantelle continued to compete until the age of twenty five under the direction of Miss Alice Burke. Chantelle has taught both competitive and recreational students for over fifteen years. Chantelle is certified to teach Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theatre, and Acro. Chantelle’s students have won many place awards, as well as scholarships. Chantelle has received four different Best Choreography awards, and many special awards as a choreographer for age appropriate music, costuming, and choreography. Chantelle guest teaches for many studios in the Niagara Region, as well as being a guest teacher for The Travelling Stage based out of Toronto where she teaches dance in daycares, Montessori Schools, and for school boards. Chantelle is currently enrolled in the Online Dance Teacher Training Program through the Canadian National Academy of Dance Education. She has completed Part One and is currently working on Part Two. During the day, when not teaching dance, Chantelle is an Educational Assistant with the District School Board of Niagara
Hip Hop Instructor
Trinity's love for dance began once she took her first steps and began to take classes at the age of 6 years old. Trinity currently studies at Brock University in the hopes of becoming a teacher. Trinity danced competitively for several years. She has taught children of all ages in both recreational and competitive levels. She enjoys all dance styles, but is known to excel in Hip Hop. Trinity is continuously learning by participating in workshops and classes to keep up with what is current and to expand and strengthen her skills and abilities as a dancer and teacher. It is important to Miss. Trinity that her students are always having fun in her class and doing their absolute best to improve. " I am so excited to dance with you!"