Meet Our Family

Michelle Fracchia-West – Associate Diploma CSC-CICB (ballet), RAD RTS (ballet), ADAPT T.T.S. (jazz and tap)

Artistic Director, Ballet, Conditioning, Jazz
  • Over 23 years teaching experience
  • Award-winning Choreographer
  • Adjudicator
  • Cecchetti Society of Canada Associate Diploma (Canada)
  • Progressing Ballet Technique (P.B.T.) Certified
  • Mentor for dance teacher trainees for the Royal Academy of Dance
  • Royal Academy of Dance, RTS (Ballet)
  • CSTD Affiliate Member (all disciplines)
  • ADAPT TTS Certified (Jazz & Tap)
  • Acrobatic Arts Certified Module 1 (AAC1)
  • Alixa Flexibility Module 1
  • B.A. Sociology with Distinction

Meagan Komada – Studio Manager

Office Manager
  • Certificate in Business Admin & Human Resource Management
  • Years of admin & management experience
  • Mother of 3 boys

Taylor Landry – ADAPT TTS Certified (Tap & Jazz)

Tap & Jazz
  • Award-Winning Choreographer
  • ADAPT TTS Certified
  • Alixa Flexibility Module 1
  • Studied in North Battleford
  • Advanced 2 RAD ballet
  • Trained in CDTA Tap
  • Instructor for 8 years
  • B.Comm. Human Resources
  • Performed in the Nutcracker for Moscow Ballet
  • Ballet Across the Prairies tour local guest performer – White Birch Ballet

Megan Lorenz – A.RAD & RAD RTS

  • Award-Winning choreographer
  • Progressing Ballet Technique Certified
  • Royal Academy of Dance, RTS (Ballet)
  • Alixa Flexibility Module 1
  • Danced with the White Birch Ballet Company
  • Advanced 2 RAD (ballet)
  • Studied with The Banff Centre for the Arts and The Quinte Ballet School of Canada
  • Former ballet teacher at Juliette’s Dance Centre
  • 25 years combined dancing and teaching experience
  • Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts (Great Distinction)
  • Lawyer with McDougall Gauley LLP

Karsen Morrison – ADAPT TTS Certified (Tap & Jazz), AAM1

Contemporary/Lyrical, Tap, Jazz & Musical Theatre
  • Award-Winning Choreographer
  • Acrobatic Arts Certified
  • ADAPT TTS Certified
  • Progressing Ballet Technique Certified
  • Trained in Saskatoon
  • Advanced levels in RAD ballet and ADAPT jazz
  • Professional dancer in the 2005 Centennial Gala
  • So You Think You Can Dance Canada Finalist Season 2
  • Instructor for 8 years
  • Danced with Dare to Dance Company, Saskatchewan Under The Northers Lights Company & Inspired Dance Company
  • Performed with the Moscow Ballet in Swan Lake

Maegan Marshall, CDTA Full Member (Jazz), B.Kin, Masters in Physical Therapy (MPT)

Conditioning, Contemporary / Lyrical
  • Master of Physical Therapy – Orthopedic therapist specializing in dance rehabilitation and dizziness and balance disorders
  • CDTA Full Member/Licentiate, Stage Division (Jazz)
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology with Distinction
  • Award-Winning Choreographer
  • Progressing Ballet Technique Certified
  • Dancer and choreographer for several SaskExpress Summer Tours
  • Guest choreographer for the Abiding Lines Dance Company
  • Danced with the Youth Ballet Company of Saskatchewan
  • CDTA Advanced Jazz
  • RAD Intermediate Foundation Ballet
  • Alixa Flexibility Workshop
  • Trained worldwide

Mariana Souza – Diploma in Dance (Ballet)

  • Award-Winning Choreographer
  • Trained in Brazil
  • Progressing Ballet Technique Certified
  • Diploma in Dance, Municipal Dance School of Sao Paulo
  • Pursuing B.Sc. Kinesiology
  • Advanced 2 RAD
  • Trained in various ballet methodologies
  • Years of ballet teaching experience
  • Fluent in Portuguese, English & Spanish

Samantha Sangitan-Wurzer – Pre-Dance

  • Advanced 2 RAD Ballet
  • Progressing Ballet Technique Certified
  • Specializes in Pre-School Dance
  • Teacher for over 3 years
  • Assistant teacher for 4 years
  • U of S Arts and Science Major (planning to apply into Vet Med)

Trinity Whiteside – Hip-Hop

  • Trained in multiple styles of Hip Hop
  • Danced with the RiderFlo hip hop team
  • Won first place as an All Star at Artists Emerge
  • Competed at World of Dance New York and World of Dance Edmonton
  • Trained under Carlo Atienza
  • Danced with bsoFlo Company
  • Trained in Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Tap

Brianne Schroeder – RAD RTS

Bio Coming Soon!

Rumbi Mutswangwa – Baton & Acro (AAM1)

  • Acrobatic Arts Module 1 Certified
  • Provincial and National championship Award Winner
  • Member of Team Canada (2 years)
  • International Cup Winner – Bronze & Silver Medal (Croatia & France)
  • Twirler for 12 years
  • Saskatoon Myracles Athlete of the Year Award
  • SBTA Adult All-Around Award of Excellence in 2019

Stacey Syrenne – ECC Level 3 (First Steps Fine Arts Club)

  • Level 3 Early Childhood Educator Diploma
  • Over 15 years teaching experience
  • Been at Ignite Danceworks Inc for 5 years
  • Extensive experience as a preschool teacher as well as working with children with diverse needs
  • Mom to a busy and active 11 year old
  • Warm and friendly caregiver
  • Passion for Teaching – active learning creates active minds!

Lindsay Harpham (Guest Instructor)


  • Professional Contemporary dancer (Current)
  • Toured throughout Europe, Australia, Canada, and the U.S with Red Sky Performance in productions of “Backbone”, and “Trace”
  • Performed at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Massachusetts
  • Company work; Red Sky Performance, Larchaud, RSD Performance, Ace Dance Theatre, Gadfly, Conteur, and Hit and Run Productions
  • R.A.D Certified Teacher (CBTS)
  • 10 years of Teaching Experience
  • Dance extra in Nickelodeon film
  • Competition choreographer throughout Canada
  • Advanced 1 Cecchetti exam, Advance 1 CDTA Tap and Jazz
  • Current Bachelor of Kinesiology student majoring in Human Kinetics (UofR)

Millie Jamieson (R.A.D. Advanced Ballet & Acro)

  • 5 Years Assisting & Teaching Experience
  • University of Saskatchewan College of Engineering
  • Been at Ignite Danceworks for 3 years
  • Trained at Juliette’s Dance Centre for 13 years
  • RAD Advanced 2 Ballet & Acro

Mary Washkosky (RAD & Cecchetti Intermediate Ballet, ADAPT Intermediate Jazz & Tap)

  • IDI Intensive Training Program Student
  • 2 Years Assisting & Teaching Experience
  • Been at Ignite Danceworks for 4 years
  • Attended School of Alberta Ballet & Royal Winnipeg Ballet Schools (including Full Scholarship student to School of Alberta Ballet)
  • Premier highland dancer
  • Recipient of the Muriel Boyle Memorial Award in 2019
  • Outstanding Student Award Summer 2018 Wilson School of Highland Dance

Julia Boyd (Cecchetti & RAD Advanced Ballet, ADAPT Jazz & Tap)

  • Former IDI Intensive Training Program dancer
  • 2 Years Assisting Experience
  • Been at Ignite Danceworks Inc for 4 years
  • Attended Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and National Ballet School
  • Award-winning dancer
  • Holds both Cecchetti Advanced 1 and RAD Advanced 2 Ballet
  • ADAPT Intermediate 3 Jazz & Tap

Kaelie Gibson (Advanced Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Hip-Hop)

  • IDI Intensive Training Program
  • 3 Years Assisting Experience
  • Been at Ignite Danceworks Inc for 5 years
  • Award-winning dancer
  • Cecchetti Advanced 1 Ballet, RAD Advanced 1 Ballet
  • ADAPT Pre-Advance Tap and Jazz

Ashley Biggins (Level 1 CC)

  • Provincial and National championship award winner
  • Level 1 coaching course
  • Coach for 3 years
  • Twirler for 15 years
  • Member of Team Canada (Jacksonville and Croatia)
  • International Cup Winner- Silver and Bronze (Croatia)
  • NCCP-A
  • Saskatoon Myracles Athlete of the year
  • Bachelor of Social Work – University of Regina

Ignite Danceworks Inc.

Studio Location:

511A 51st Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 6V4


Mailing Address:

Ignite Danceworks Inc.
PMB 322
116-2723 Faithfull Ave
Saskatoon, SK
S7K 7C3
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