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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 20 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)
  • 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
  • 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

Ballet
  • Award-Winning choreographer
  • Progressing Ballet Technique Certified
  • Royal Academy of Dance, RTS (Ballet)
  • 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)

Contemporary/Lyrical, Tap, Jazz & Musical Theatre
  • Award-Winning Choreographer
  • 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

Melanie Sunderland – B.A. Kinesiology

Hip-Hop
  • Award-Winning Choreographer
  • Trained in Humboldt
  • Danced with Abiding Lines Dance Company
  • Guest Instructor for Abiding Lines Dance Company Workshops
  • Instructor for 8 years
  • Pursuing U of S Registered Nursing Degree
  • Taught at various summer camps across Saskatchewan

Mariana Souza – Diploma in Dance (ballet)

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

Kirk Ford

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Samantha Sangitan-Wurzer

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Kersten Samoleski – PBT Certified, NCCP 1 Trained, AAM1

  • Progressive Ballet Technique Certified
  • National Coaching Certification Program Level Trained
  • Acrobatic Arts Certified (Module 1)
  • Advanced 2 RAD Ballet
  • Advanced Jazz
  • Taught for 3 years
  • CanAm Gymnastics Coach

Trinity Whiteside

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Cindy LaBrash Goldie (Athletic Manager/Director Baton) – CBTF Qualified Coach and Adjudicator

  • Trained CBTF Level 3 Coach and NCCP Trained Coach
  • Coaching for 20 + years- recreational to world level
  • Accomplished Provincial, Canadian and World Level Athlete
  • Competition director for Local, Provincial and International Qualifier competitions
  • Volunteer and Administrator for the SBTA/CBTF
  • Head coach and Director of the Saskatoon Myracles for 13 years
  • Attended 9 World Championships as an athlete and have coached athletes at 8 International competitions
  • Mother of 2 girls

Megan Priel – Baton CBTF Qualified Coach, Judge & Adjudicator

  • B.Sc Kinesiology Degree
  • CBTF Qualified Coach, Judge & Adjudicator
  • Trained NCCP Coach
  • Coach for 14 years
  • Attended 6 World Championships
  • 2nd Place World Baton Championships Short Program
  • 2nd Place World Baton Championships 2-Baton
  • Coached Rec to World level athletes
  • Specializes in 2-Baton & 3-Baton
  • Traveled over 26 countries in the world

Laura Hales – Baton & Acro

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Ashley Biggins – Baton Level 1 Coaching & NCCP

  • U of R Social Work Major
  • Level 1 Coaching & NCCP
  • Mental Health First Aid & Assist
  • Twirler for 15 years
  • Baton Coach for 9 years
  • Attended 2 World Championships
  • 3rd Place World Baton Championships Solo
  • 2nd Place World Baton Championships Pair
Contact

Ignite Danceworks Inc.

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

  306-244-4400
  info@ignitedanceworks.com

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