TEACHERS AND STAFF

STUDIO OWNER AND DIRECTOR

 

Suzanne Zelmer (TAP, JAZZ, LYRICAL, MUSICAL THEATER, BALLET)

 

Suzanne Zelmer’s background consists of teaching, choreographing, and performing. She has studied tap, jazz, ballet, hiphop, lyrical, modern, musical theatre, and highland. Beginning her formal training at age three, Suzanne has studied throughout Canada, England, and the USA with many respected dancers including Jack Ackerman, Cholly Atkins, Fayard Nicholas (Nicholas Brothers), Tony Coppola, Savion Glover, Arthur Duncan... (CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO)

 

 

INSTRUCTORS

 

 

Jane Marlinga (HIP HOP)

 

Born & raised on the small island of Victoria, BC, Jane Marlinga began her dance training at the young age of 3. She started off by learning Filipino folk dancing and quickly moved on to study at The Sinclair Academy of Performing Arts. Here she focused on the R.A.D ballet syllabus as well as I.S.T.D tap, completing numerous …(CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO)

 

Jessica Wood (RAD BALLET)

 

Jessica Wood began dancing in the lower mainland at the age of eight and has

maintained her passion for it ever since.  Her training began in jazz, ballet, and lyrical and eventually she decided to focus her energy into ballet and

contemporary styles of dance.  …(CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO)

 

Kiana Rigg (ACRO)

Kiana Rigg first started her dance training at a very young age and has had a passion for it ever since.  She has trained in various styles

including Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Tap and Ballet but specializes in Acro. ...(CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO)

 

Magnus Futrell-Fruhling (BREAKDANCE)

 

 

"Life without dance is not a life worth living; Self Happiness through dance." Growing up as a homeschooler Magnus was a very sheltered insecure fearful young man, Simply 'Surviving' life instead of 'Living' life. His only passion was hanging out with his very small network of friends, playing in parks or playing computer games, board games and trading card games. Simply put there wasn't a very bright future for him, until he found his true passion in life… DANCE. Magnus learned his first Bboy move from his older brother Karl in the living room of his house, His very first role model, and reason for becoming a Bboy. This started his slow beginning to his dance career... (CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO)

 

Krista Warzel (BALLET, JAZZ, HIP HOP, MUSICAL THEATER, TAP)

 

Krista has over 14 years of dance experience. She started dancing at the age of 2 in her hometown Winnipeg, MB. When she moved to Langley, she joined the Dance Trance studio to continue her training in tap,jazz, lyrical, hip hop, musical theatre, ballet, and..... (CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO)

 

Gabriel Sanchez (HIP HOP)

We are excited to welcome Gabriel Sanchez to our Dance Trance team.

Gabe will be teaching hip hop and introducing a variety of moves such as waacking, krumping, locking, popping and many more styles.  Gabe has trained  from a very young age and has  participated in  many street competitions.    He was named The View Dance Challenge Solo of the year in 2017.....(CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO)

Nicole Vanderwall (ACRO, JAZZ, LYRICAL, BALLET, HIP HOP)

Nicole grew up dancing at Dance Trance. Her first love was ballet and later added jazz, lyrical, tap, hip hop, stage, and contemporary. During her years at Dance Trance she achieved the mark of Distinction on her Intermediate RAD exam... (CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO)

 

Alana Koolen (CONTEMPORARY)

Alana's love for dance began at the young age of 3 locally in South Surrey. She grew up competing and performing all over the West Coast winning numerous high score medals and scholarships. Alana also completed the AIDT jazz exams achieving “Honours with Distinction” in the Advanced syllabus and is continuing her training with the AIDT Associates Teachers Program...(CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO)

Dianelle Prinster (Tap)

Born and raised in Maple Ridge BC, Danielle has had extensive training with numerous choreographers from across Canada and the US. The development of her style and dance ability has been established through dedication, passion, individualization, and a strong educational experience for the past 22 years....(CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO)

Gillian Gardner (Jazz, MT)

Gillian's training began at a young age training locally in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap and Musical Theatre.....(CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO)

Hannah Uy (Hip Hop)

Hannah is a young individual dedicated to her constant growing passion of dance. Starting at the age of 5....(CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO).

OFFICE MANAGER

SUSANA TIPLADY

SECRETARIES

BRITTANY NELSON 

CHANTAL CLARKSON

BOOKKEEPER

ADELE WALDERN 

 

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