DDA Faculty

Driftwood is a safe place where students can carve their own dance path, gain strong technique and artistry, create lifelong friendships, and improve their personal best.

 
 Miss Laura Killeen | Co-Director, Teaching Faculty

Miss Laura Killeen | Co-Director, Teaching Faculty

RWID, Family Dance, Preschool + Primary, Willow Dance Company

Originally hailing from Ontario, Laura grew up dancing at the Burlington Dance Academy where she trained intensively in Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap and Lyrical, with considerable experience in Acro and Modern...(read more)

 

Miss Jen Cole | Co-Director, Teaching Faculty

RAD Ballet, Modern + Contemporary, PBT, Performance Conditioning, Half Day Programme

Relocating from Ontario, after graduating from York University BFA with honours in dance (2007), Miss Jen loves calling Vancouver home...
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 Miss Courtney Cholette | Teaching Faculty, Admin Support

Miss Courtney Cholette | Teaching Faculty, Admin Support

AcroDance, Hip Hop, Lyrical Jazz, Stage

Born and raised in Abbotsford BC, Miss Courtney graduated from Yale Secondary and has been instructing dance for the past 5 years...
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 Miss Ashley Berry | Teaching Faculty

Miss Ashley Berry | Teaching Faculty

Modern + Contemporary, PBT, Tap

Originally from Edmonton, AB, Ashley began her official dance training at age 3. Her dance education took place at DanceCo Ltd. in St. Albert, and furthered by Victoria School of the Arts where she had the opportunity to take master classes with guests from around North America...
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 Miss Donna Perperidis | Teaching Faculty

Miss Donna Perperidis | Teaching Faculty

Jazz

Born and raised in Vancouver, Miss Donna started dancing at 3 years old. Her training began at Douglas Ballet Academy, which is where she first found her passion for dance.
She then trained for five years at Danzmode Productions with Rachael Poirier. 
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Miss Kiana Rigg | Teaching Faculty

Acrobatic Arts, Stretch + Strength

Kiana first started her dance training at the age of 3, and has had a passion for it every since!
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 Miss Tara Lenko | Teaching Faculty

Miss Tara Lenko | Teaching Faculty

RAD + Open Ballet

Tara Lenko started dancing at the age of 4.  Throughout childhood she tried out numerous different sports and athletics, but quickly stopped due to teammates concern over her "running on her toes"...
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