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 all students.

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 Teacher Training School . Additionally, Miss Natalie is an honours graduate of the Level 1 & 2 Teachers Training Program of Dance Educators Of America. She looks forward to attaining her level 3 this summer. She also practices the A.D.A.P.T Syllabi (Associated Dance Arts For Professional Teachers). She is an attendee of the Annual Dance Life Teachers Conference.

Miss Natalie was a successful studio director, taught dance at several renowned dance studios across the province and the United States, and now celebrates 11 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.


Alexander Grigorin

Alexander Grigorin

EXPERIENCE:

2004 – to date Ballet teacher, Bambolino Montessori Academy
2002 – to date Dance & Ballet instructions for any age and level (private lessons)
2002 – to date Acro & Ballet teacher, Dance Arts Centre, North York
2002 – 2005 Ballet teacher, Dance Factory, Mississauga
1998 – 2002 Ballet teacher, Conservatory Dance and Music, Toronto
1999 – 2002 Ballet teacher & choreographer, TNT Dance Force, Thornhill
2000 – 2002 Ballet teacher & choreographer, school of figure skating, North York
1999 - 2000 Ballet teacher, Young Dancers school, Thornhill
1998 - 1999 Ballet teacher, Kalev school of rhythmic gymnastics, Toronto
1991 - 1997 Ballet teacher, Ballet Studio Hod-Asharon, Israel
1991 - 1997 Ballet teacher, school of sport gymnastics, Aseret, Israel

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CHOREOGRAPHY

1999 – 2004 National and International dance competitions
1998 “From the madman’s diary” (the story of passion), Stanyslavski
Theatre of Toronto (Harbourfront Centre)
1989 “Poetry of Igor Severyanin”, Moscow State University Theatre,
Moscow, Russia

DANCE EXPERIENCE:

1997 – 1998 Ballet Dancer, soloist of Ontario Ballet Theatre, Toronto
1991 – 1997 Ballet Dancer, soloist of Israel Ballet, Tel-Aviv, Israel
1987 – 1991 Ballet Dancer, soloist of Moscow “Russian Ballet”
Theatre (artistic director V.Gordeev), Moscow, Russia
1986 – 1987 Ballet Dancer, soloist of “Moscow Ballet” ensemble, Moscow, Russia
1984 – 1986 Ballet dancer of Song and Dance Ensemble of Moscow Military District, Moscow, Russia
1983 – 1984 Ballet dancer of Opera and Ballet Theatre, Baku, Azerbaijan

REPERTOIRE:
- La fille mal gardee ( Alain ); - Walpurgy Night (“Pan”);
- Cinderella ( Dancing Teacher, Joker); - Flame of Paris (variation);
- Symphony in C ( choreography by Balanchine, - Gopak (variation);
3rd movement – solo); - Korsar (Pas De Deux);
- Four Temperaments (choreography by Balanchine, - Swan Lake (“Joker”);
“Sangvinic”); - Blue Bird (Pas De Deux);
- Opus 35 (choreography by H.Sheferly, solo); - Festival of Flowers
- Gershwin Concerto (choreography by Paster, solo) in Chinzano(Pas De Deux);

- Les Biches ( choreography by K.Paster, solo); - Nutcraker (“Nutcraker”)
- Percussion for six men (choreography by - Gizelle (Pas De Deux)
V. Nebrada, 1st and 6th variations);
- Concerto 622 (choreography by Lar Lubovich, solo);
- Surprise maneuvers or wedding with General
( choreography by V.Gordeev, “General”);

Main role ( “General”) in the ballet-film “Surprise maneuvers or wedding with
general” , Moscow, “Mosfilm”, Russia

TOURING:

Awards for choreography in International and National dance competitions

Czechoslovakia, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain, Hungary,
Arab Emirates, Malta, USA

Have had positive reviews in press and magazines

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Miss Lauren

A.R.A.D

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 Ballet 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.

Lauren is a graduate of the Dance Masters of America Teacher Program. Her dancers have won numerous overall awards and she has also won awards for her choreography. Lauren has had many great opportunities 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 Rachel

After studying dance at The State University of New York and achieving a Full Member Status with The B.A.T.D., Miss Rachel started teaching and choreographing full time. Five years ago, she opened The Dance Machine, and loved every minute. Many of her students have won overall awards and scholarships, and have gone on to study dance in university. "I am so excited to join the All That's Dance & More team this season!!!"




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Miss Allysha

Miss Allysha has been dancing and practicing dance and 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 completed 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 1 certificate. She has also attained her level 1 in acro with AcroBatique. She is always continuing to strengthen her teaching skills and is very excited to join 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 the students at 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 opportunities 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 Mississauga. 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, and Pointe. Throughout her competitive career she has been fortunate to attend many workshops working with many choreographers such as 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 has been assisting at All That's Dance for seven years sharing her knowledge and love of dance with many students. This summer she will be attending Dance Masters of America Teacher Training School. Miss Cassidy is very excited to join the All That's Dance faculty to share her passion and love of dance with others.


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Miss Patrizia

Patrizia is a Toronto based dance artist who discovered a deep interest in dance and choreography at a young age. Her passion for movement and expression of rhythm quickly grew into a commitment in pursuing an artistic career in dance. Her aspiration to study dance and movement, both practically and academically, steered her to Ryerson University's Dance Performance program under the direction of Nadia Potts. At Ryerson she partook in intense training in modern, ballet, contemporary, jazz, acting on camera, monologue studies, creative studies, and more. She had the opportunity to work with Roberto Campanella & Robert Glumbeck of Pro Arte Danza, Marie Jose Chartier, Allen Kaeja, Vicky St. Denys, Nadia Potts, and Karen Duplisea. She graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In 2014, Patrizia earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from York University's Choreography and Dramaturgy Program. At York she studied choreography, technology in performance, Laban Movement Analysis, and dramaturgy. Her thesis research involved audience participation as a methodology in creating contemporary dance works.

Patrizia has worked for reputable companies and choreographers in touring shows, films, industrials, and live theatre performances including: Cirque Du Soleil's Delirium touring show, Mia Michaels, Travis Wall, Bell Celebrity Gala, Cadence Contemporary Ballet, Toronto Fringe Festival, Roberto Campanella, Debra Brown, Conteur Dance Company, The Dance Migration, and Newton Moreas Dance Theatre. Dance has allowed Patrizia the privilege of touring Brazil, U.S.A, Europe, & the United Kingdom as a performer and teacher. As a freelance choreographer and dance teacher, operating under her company Zdance Projects, Patrizia has 13 years experience working in high school arts programs and private dance studios. Her choreography often wins high acclaim and her students place in high overalls. In addition, Patrizia has created professional choreographies for Induo Dance Works and Jasmyn Fyffe Dance.

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She is currently on staff at George Brown College teaching Intro to Dance Careers, Jazz & Wellness & Lifestyles. She also teaches Dance History, and Intro to Movement Analysis at Conteur Dance Academy. While completing her masters, Patrizia was a Teacher Assistant in Carol Anderson's third year Choreography Class at York University, and soon after she was hired to teach at York University's Fine Arts Intensive Program. In 2009, she co-founded Lady Luck Productions Arts and Entertainment Group, an outlet to provide local artists with performing opportunities. Since the company's inception, she has choreographed four full-length productions that included full event planning: Generation Jukebox (2009), Swing In The Night A Vaudeville Cabaret (2010), Hotel Albergo (2012), and Ristorante Albergo (2013). This summer she will be working with Debra Brown as the assistant choreographer for the 2015 Pan Am Games, Panamania performances at Nathan Philips Square.

Key Memberships: Dance Ontario, Canadian Dance Alliance. National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)

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Miss Andrea

Miss Andrea is a versatile and passionate performer and teacher originally from Markham, Ontario where she began her training at a very young age. Her extensive training has included jazz, hip hop, tap, gymnastics, ballet, and contemporary. Her performing arts career has taken her across North America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Europe on stage and in film and television.

Some of her performing credits include Dance Legends (Drayton Entertainment), the Canadian Opera Company's Carmen, A Masked Ball, War and Peace, & The Nightingale, Tokyo Disney, Celebrity Cruises, Canada's Wonderland, Toronto Raptors Dancepak, HeadFirst; Aerial Dance (CanStage Best of Fringe), That Dance Show in P.E.I., Romeo & Juliet Remixed, Legends Alive Canadian Tour, projects with Creative Habitat Dance Company, as well as numerous industrials such as Sony Music, MAC Fashion Cares, Bell Mobility, Contessa Awards, ReMax. She can also be seen dancing in a number of TV shows and movies including Hellcats, Nikita, Honey, Bang Bang Baby, Bomb Girls, Disney's Cheetah Girls, and Amelia, and a SoYouThinkYouCanDance commercial.


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Mr. Tyler

Mr. Tyler graduated with an Honour B.A. in Theatre from York University. He has danced in the Canadian Opera Company's productions of Iphigenia in Tauris and Nixon in China, and is a company member of Desiraeda Dance Theatre. Television credits include: Feist's 1234 music video; a national commercial for ItalPasta; international commercials for Nokia, Snickers and American Royalty. He is currently acting in FX Canada's The Strain, directed by Guillermo del Toro, and is featured dancing on Bomb Girls and the movie Life. Tyler works on independent film projects in Toronto as an actor, choreographer and assistant director. He also freelances in film as a videographer and director through his Toronto-based company, Dragon's Play Productions. Tyler enjoys teaching multiple styles of dance across southern Ontario and adjudicating competitive dancers. His creative energy drives his dedication to the arts and performance.