Instructors

Natalie Lacasse PhotoNatalie Lacasse

DIRECTOR/OWNER

"Natalie... is very organized, and works very hard. She takes the responsibility of teaching children very seriously. Natalie strives for perfection, and good quality work... Her talents would be an asset to any community."
Ida Sauvé (of the Ida Sauvé Dance Studios)

Natalie Lacasse is the Director/Owner. Natalie... is very organized, and works very hard. She takes the responsibility of teaching children very seriously. Natalie strives for perfection, and good quality work... Her talents would be an asset to any community."
Ida Sauvé (of the Ida Sauvé Dance Studios)

Natalie Lacasse is the Director/Owner. She brings enthusiasm and extreme dedication to her studio. This is reflected in her dancers accomplishments, the Dance programs and the facility. Her aim is to pass along her love for dance to each & every student.

She is a Full Member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association, Dance Educators Of America & Dance Masters Of America. She is also an honours graduate from the three year Dance Arts Program at Cambrian College as well as a graduate of the Dance Masters of America & Dance Educators Of America Teacher Training Schools. Additionally, Miss Natalie is a member of Acrobatic Arts. She also practices the A.D.A.P.T Syllabi (Associated Dance Arts For Profes- sional Teachers). She is an attendee of the Annual Dance Life Teach- ers Conference & The Dance Teachers Summit.

Miss Natalie was a successful studio director, taught dance at several renowned dance studios across the province and the United States, and now celebrates 14 successful years in Barrie.

Miss Natalie's choreographies and students have won several awards and scholarships across Ontario and the US, including "excellent technique awards", " most professional potential award" and "Choreography Awards". As an instructor and choreographer, she strives to bring out the best in dance from her students such as technique, grace, poise, self-esteem and discipline. It has also been recognized that she always creates age appropriate routines and costuming.

With her constant upgrading in attending conventions and workshops throughout Canada and the United States, Miss Natalie is always on top of the newest dance styles. She not only takes pride in her career as a dance teacher, but also takes a great interest in her students' progress and wellbeing.

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Miss Niki

Miss Niki is an award-winning dancer who appears in her own work and has had the honour of performing in the works of Robert Desrosiers, Peggy Baker, Shawn Hounsell, Siona Jackson, Linda Garneau, David Connolly, Patti Wilcox, Sean Curran, Laila Diallo and more. She danced in the Canadian Opera Company's productions of Aida; Nixon in China; and the Dora Award winning production Iphigenie en Tauride at the prestigious Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto. She has also appeared in commercials and music videos, including Serena Ryder's Slow.

Other projects have included choreography for the documentary series Science of Sin (Vision TV); Lift, a short dance film directed by Chris Muir; Amor Fati, directed by Jazz Virk for Fahad Khan Fine Jewellery; the National Modern Dance Theatre (SK); Toronto International Dance Festival 2006; Series 8:08; and the Rotary Club of Toronto's 2008 Black Tie Icebreaker event. Miss Niki was the Dance Director and Choreographer for the Red Rain Energy Drink National Promo Campaign 2007 for Peach Stone Media Inc. and Cott Beverages.

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Miss Niki began dance training in her hometown of Prince Albert, SK. Upon receiving her Advanced 2 Ballet Honours Certificate with the Royal Academy of Dance and Advanced Tap & Jazz Honours Certificates with the Canadian Dance Teacher's Association, she moved to Toronto to continue her development. After attending Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, she was selected to train at The Professional Project 2004 (affiliated with The Juilliard School, now Springboard Dance) in Montreal, and with Doug Varone and Dancers in New York.

Since founding Desiraeda Dance Theatre in 2007, Miss Niki has been making her mark as a unique and dynamic force in Toronto's contemporary dance scene. Her choreographic style is notable for its theatrical and almost cinematic approach to exploring the human condition. Her creations are motivated by her passion for music and psychology, a curiosity of people, and a vibrant, imaginative vision.

As Artistic Director, Miss Niki has choreographed several works for Desiraeda Dance Theatre, including In the invisible city... (Commissioned by Dance Ontario and Viv Moore for Nuit Blanche 2007; The Historic Distillery District, Toronto); The Tower, which was presented to rave reviews in the company's premiere full-length production Desiraeda (Factory Theatre, Toronto 2008); the duet "And then there were two..." (The Chimera Project's Fresh Blood; Enwave Theatre, Toronto 2009), which received an honourable mention from dance critic Paula Citron; Weight (Dancemakers Centre for Creation, Toronto 2010); and Wake of the Fallen (Winchester Street Theatre, Toronto 2013).

Miss Niki has been teaching for over 10 years and is in demand as a teacher, choreographer and adjudicator across Canada, the USA and Barbados. She has taught students from the ages of 3 up to adults: recreational, competitive and professionals, alike. Her students have won awards and several have gone on to become professional dancers.

Miss Niki is very excited to join the faculty of All That's Dance and to share her passion for dance, style, and technique with her students.


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Miss Lauren

A.R.A.D

Miss Lauren fell in love with dance at the tender age of 4. Her journey began at the Greta Leeming Studio of Dance in Ottawa and after a family move she continued her training at Simcoe Dance Academy in Barrie. During these years she achieved Advance 2 in RAD Ballet, Advance ISTD Tap and Modern, and Advance CDTA Jazz, all with Honours or Advanced Standings. She has also attended the Quinte Bal- let School, Ryerson University in the Theater Dance program, and has worked with or participated in workshops under choreographers such as Jen Cohen, Nadia Potts, Shawn Byfield, Annie Woods, and Siona Jackson. She has also had the joy of working with Moving Art. This program brings dance and theatre into the grade school system so that children, who otherwise would never get a chance, can experience the arts first hand.

Miss Lauren is now a graduate of the Dance Masters of America Teacher Training School. She has had many great opportuni- ties in her life, which relate to the arts. She has worked with the Toronto Blue Jays Dance Force, appeared on Royal Canadian Air Farce, and can currently be seen dancing in an Italpasta commercial. Her other passion in life is Musical Theater. She has appeared in many productions throughout the years including, the Wizard of Oz, Big the musical (South Simcoe Theatre), Godspell, School House Rocks Live, Once Upon a Holiday (Moving Art) and Jesus Christ Superstar (Kempenfelt Community Player). She was also honoured to be part of the Theater By the Bay production of Romeo and Juliet in 2003. The knowledge and experience gained from working with the professional cast and crew was invaluable.

Lauren is extremely dedicated to her art and to her students. Not only does she take pride in her career as a dance educator, but she also takes great interest in her student's progress and their personal wellbeing. She strives to pass on her love and passion for the arts, and her enthusiasm shows!

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Miss Allysha

Miss Allysha has been dancing and practicing contortion her entire life. She was very excited to start assisting students at the age of 14 in all genres and her love for teaching has only grown from there! At the age of 16, Allysha took her first choreographic pieces to the Simcoe County Area. Eventually, she started teaching dance (Acro, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Contortion, and Lyrical/ Contemporary) and she competed provincially with her numbers receiving first overalls and choreographic excellence awards. When Miss Allysha graduated high school, she decided to go to York for her BFA in Dance Choreography and com- pleted one and a half years. The knowledge and training she received solidified her passion to teach dance for the rest of her life. That year, she also took more of her pieces to national competitions, placing within the top 10, first overall and winning three overall choreography awards.

This summer, Miss Allysha will be attending the Dance Masters of America Teacher Training School where she will complete her level 2 certificate. She is also in the works of fully certifying in her Beginner and Inter- mediate Acrobatique syllabi. She is always continuing to strengthen her teaching skills and is very excited to continue at All That's Dance for the season!

Miss Allysha has worked with students of all ages & levels of ability and looks forward to sharing her talents with current and future students of All That's Dance & more.




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Mr Kevan

Mr. Kevan started dancing at the age of 8, and began competing at the age of 12. Throughout his competitive dance career he had a number of incredible opportuni- ties such as being chosen as a back-up dancer for Michelle Wright. He also won the I Love Dance Competition Heart Throb which gave him the opportunity to perform in Lake Tahoe. He became a member of the Thrive Hip Hop Company in 2001, where he worked under the direction of Shawn Byfield and Jeff Wong. In 2002, he performed in the musical production of West Side Story at Stage West Hotel in Mis- sissauga. From 2003-2006, he was a dancer and choreographer for VYBE Hip Hop Dance Company where he continue to develop his talents.

Kevan took a short break from dance to have a lovely family. When his daughter turned 3, she began taking dance at All That's Dance & more which was when he realized how much he was missing dance. Now he's back at it & looking forward to sharing all of his cool moves & grooves with the boys & men at All That's Dance. The ATD family is excited to welcome Mr. Kevan for the upcoming season.




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Miss Cassidy

Miss Cassidy fell in love with dance at the age of 5. Dancing with a local Barrie studio for her first few years, she then joined the All That's Dance's family in 2006. She is trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acrobatics, Modern, Lyrical, Hip hop, Modern and Pointe. Throughout her competitive career, she has been fortunate to attend many workshops and work with many choreographers including Blake McGrath, Sho-Tyme, Mia Michaels, Stacey Tookey, Jason Samuel Smyth, Benji Schwimmer and many more. She also has won many awards including a "Be Discovered" scholarship to Los Angeles, California.

Miss Cassidy recently graduated from Lakehead University with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree. She will be continuing her education this year while completing a Graduate Program in Human Resources. She has her level 1 and 2 Dance Masters of America Teacher Training Certificate. She assisted for seven years and has taught for three years at All That's Dance. She looks forward to returning to ATD for another exciting year of dance.