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Stoney Brook Dance Company

Karla Coldwell
Director & Dance Instructor

Miss Karla has been teaching with Stoney Brook Dance Company since 1999, and has been Artistic Director since 2004.  Miss Karla became SBDC’s studio owner in 2007. She received her postsecondary training from the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts in Toronto, ON. 

Miss Karla has successfully passed her Advanced Tap & Jazz examinations with honours (CDTA syllabus), and holds a Major Level Ballet Certificate (RAD syllabus).  She is a certified A.D.A.P.T. Jazz & Tap instructor and is qualified to enter students into Al Gilbert exams.  She has also passed her Associate Membership examination with the Canadian Dance Teachers Association. 

Miss Karla has travelled to Boston, MA to attend Rhee Gold’s DanceLife Retreat Center’s Studio Owner’s Seminar & to Scottsdale, Arizona for his IDEA Dance Teacher Conference for studio owners.  Miss Karla travelled to New York in 2019 to participate in the dance portion of the Broadway Student Summit. Most recently she joined CLI online studios allowing her to take exclusive classes with teachers such as Twitch, Allison Holker, Jordan Clark, Kathryn McCormick & many more. 

Miss Karla is very excited for another dance season at SBDC, and wishes all our dancers a wonderful season.
 

 

Amanda Dark
Ballet Director & Dance Instructor

 

Miss Amanda has been teaching with Stoney Brook Dance Company since 2004.  She received her training through the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and graduated from their 3-year Teachers Training Program, Professional Division. She holds an Associate Diploma Certificate with Cecchetti Canada and an Applied Anatomy Certificate with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance.  Miss Amanda is a certified A.D.A.P.T. jazz and tap teacher and qualified to enter students into Al Gilbert tap exams.   In addition to her ballet, jazz and tap qualifications, Miss Amanda has become a certified acro teacher through Acrobatic Arts and holds certification with the Progressing Ballet Technique and Alixa Flexibility programs. 

Miss Amanda continues to further her dance education through CLI studios, classes at the Broadway Dance Centre in New York and workshops with the Cecchetti Society of Canada and the National Ballet School.

In her teaching career, Miss Amanda has trained students who have later gone on to study at professional programs with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the National Ballet School of Canada and Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers.

Miss Amanda is very excited to share her knowledge and love of dance with this seasons dancers!

 

 

 

Stephanie McLean
Dance Instructor

 

Miss Stephanie has been teaching at Stoney Brook Dance Company since 2004. She received her dance training here at SBDC, and since the age of 4 has studied Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe and Musical Theatre. She is the first of our own students to successfully complete our Teacher’s Training Program, in which she started assisting at age 12. 

She is a certified A.D.A.P.T. Jazz & Tap instructor, and has successfully entered students into Al Gilbert Tap examinations. Miss Stephanie has completed the Al Gilbert Tap syllabus. She has successfully completed numerous Musical Rudiments Theory, and Musical Composers and History examinations under the Royal Conservatory of Music, receiving honours and first class honours with distinction.

Miss Stephanie has travelled to New York 4 times to participate in the New York Broadway Summit.  She has gone both as a teacher as well as a student. 

Miss Stephanie is very excited to be teaching at SBDC again this dance season.

 

Cammie Bugeac

Dance Instructor

 

Miss Cammie is very excited to be teaching with Stoney Brook Dance Company.  She has been dancing with us since the age of 10 taking classes in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical & Hip Hop. Miss Cammie was one of our original senior company members and has trained in the Cecchetti Ballet Syllabus, having successfully completed her Advanced 1 Ballet exam, as well as the ADAPT Jazz syllabus. 

She has participated in various workshops and conventions including Triple Threat (Winnipeg), The Pulse (Minneapolis and Florida) and 5678 (Winnipeg) where she had the pleasure of working with such teachers as Mia Michaels and Wade Robson. 

Miss Cammie spent 2 years as a member of the Un1te Dance Company in Winnipeg (hip hop) working with choreographers in multiple urban styels.

Most recently Miss Cammie joined CLI online studios allowing her to take exclusive classes with teachers such as Twitch, Allison Holker, Jordan Clark, Kathryn McCormick & many more.  She is very excited to be working with our students this year and hopes everyone has a wonderful year!

 

 

Paige Rivard

 

Miss Paige is very excited to be teaching for SBDC this year.  She began dancing with us at the age of 5.  Over the years she has taken Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern & Hip Hop. Miss Paige has completed the Al Gilbert Tap Syllabus & is qualified to enter students into Al Gilbert tap exams.

At the age of 16, Miss Paige completed SBDC’s student teaching program and began teaching for us, first as a student teacher and now as an instructor in our non-competitive and Intensive classes. Most recently Miss Paige has joined CLI online studios allowing her to take exclusive classes with teachers such as Twitch, Allison Holker, Jordan Clark, Kathryn McCormick and many more.

Miss Paige is proud to have won the hip hop scholarship from the 2018 SEMF.

Miss Paige has danced in the Italian folk troupe,‘Le Ragazze Italiane’ since 2016 and in the French Canadian folk troupe, ‘La Troupe Jeunesse de L’EFRR’ since 2015.  With these troupes she has been able to travel to Thunder Bay, North Carolina and Indonesia.

Miss Paige is currently studying to become a school teacher at L'université de Saint-Boniface.

Miss Paige is thrilled to be teaching with us this year and would like to wish all dancers a wonderful year J

 

Courtney Warkentin

Miss Courtney is very excited to be able to share her love for dance with our dancers this year.  She began dancing at the age of 7 and hasn’t stopped.  She has achieved advanced levels in all styles of dance including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop & Musical Theatre. Miss Courtney successfully passed her Al Gilbert exams all the way up to Grade 7.

She has taken workshops with Idance, MB Provincial Dance Festival and Tap Jam (with Ryan Foley). During the summer of 2014 Miss Courtney went to New York to attend the New York Broadway Student Summit.

Miss Courtney has received numerous scholarships.  In 2014 she was the Jr Tap Scholarship recipient at the MB Provincial Dance Festival, as well as being chosen as a ‘Standout Dancer’ at Midwest Starz in Fargo, ND.  In 2015 she received scholarships from both SEMF and Dance Inspirations in Moose Jaw, SK.

Most recently Miss Courtney has joined CLI online studios allowing her to take exclusive classes with teachers such as Twitch, Allison Holker, Jordan Clark, Kathryn McCormick and many more.

Miss Courtney can’t wait to see her previous students and to meet her new ones for the year.  She hopes everyone has a fantastic year of dance J

 

Katie Unrau

Miss Katie is very excited to bring her love of children and enthusiasm to teach to SBDC this year.


She began dancing at Stoney Brook at the age of 3 and has since been involved in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Lyrical &
Contemporary. She has successfully completed her Advanced 1 Cecchetti Ballet exam as well as numerous Jazz and Tap exams through the A.D.A.P.T and Al Gilbert Syllabi,

She has been a member of our Competition Team since it’s inception in 2012, winning many awards, both as a soloist & with group routines at
multiple competitions.

Miss Katie has participated in multiple National Ballet School of Canada workshops.  She has also successfully completed SBDC’s student teacher program. Miss Katie is wonderful with children and very excited to be able to work with them again this year.

 

 

Amy Lange

Miss Amy began dancing at the age of five with Stoney Brook Dance Company. She has trained with SBDC in various styles including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Musical Theatre. She has also completed SBDC’s student teacher program.

Miss Amy has successfully completed ADAPT jazz exams, her Standard 3 Ballet exam through Cecchetti Canada, as well as her Grade 4 Al Gilbert tap exam. Miss Amy has danced competitively with SBDC competition teams, winning several Special Judges Awards, 1st place overall for her age group at Dance Canada in 2018 and a leadership scholarship from SBDC.

She has participated in several conventions such as NUVO, The International Music Camp and the Broadway Student Summit in New York City.
Miss Amy has trained vocally for 4 years, both classically and through Musical Theatre with numerous voice coaches.  She is passionate about voice and theatre and is entering her second year studying for her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg. 

Miss Amy is excited to bring her love of teaching, new skills and experience to Stoney Brook this year.

 

 

Jordyn Coldwell

Miss Jordyn has been dancing with SBDC since the age of 3 and is thrilled to be teaching with us this year.  Over the years she has taken Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Lyrical and Contemporary. 

She has gained experience and knowledge attending conventions like iDance and NUVO, learning from teachers like Travis Wall, Stacey Tookey, Jordan Clark Tara-Jean Popowich, and more.

Miss Jordyn started dancing competitively at the age of 8.  She has earned many special awards both as a soloist and with her groups since then. In 2013 she received a hip hop scholarship at a NUVO dance convention & in 2016 she received a scholarship from SEMF. 
She was fortunate enough to audition for, and be chosen to attend, the Professional Summer Program at the National Ballet School of Canada in Toronto.

Miss Jordyn has also attended summer schools at International Music Camp in Peace Gardens and Decidedly Jazz Dance Works in Calgary. Miss Jordyn has been able to attend, and learn from, multiple workshops from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and the National Ballet School of Canada.

Miss Jordyn is very enthusiastic to be teaching here at Stoney Brook.  She is ready to bring her knowledge, positive energy and experience into her teaching and she wants to wish everyone a fabulous year.