Sarah Po Ting Yeung Sarah is joining us to share her wealth of ballet knowledge, skills, technique, expertise and passion for the training of beautiful performance with our dancers. Mrs. Sarah Po Ting Yeung grew up in Hong Kong, where she dreamed of being a ballerina, she knew from a young age that dance was going to be a huge part of her life. Sarah started her ballet training at the Jean M. Wong School of Ballet. While she trained there, she received The Dame Margot Fonteyn Award from the Tsinforn C. Wong Memorial Scholarship to attend the Hamburg Ballet School in Germany. After graduating, she danced professionally with Dreseden Semper Opera Ballet, as well as The Dutch National Ballet, based in Holland. Sarah returned to Hong Kong to complete further study at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She joined The Hong Kong Ballet as a company member dancing many full length ballets. With her wealth of performances as well as beautiful technique, Sarah was invited to join the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. After a full career on the professional stage Sarah returned to the studio as a Professional, full time dedicated ballet teacher. In addition, Sarah also took her time to become certified as a 200hr yoga teacher, PBT, chair yoga and ACE personal trainer. Thought the variety of mind-body training she understood that the movement off stage speaks to her just as much as she was performing. Now as a teacher, she teaches her classes with compassion and grace. With a creative and fun sequencing always offering a dynamic and balanced practice in the ballet studio. Sarah is driven to push the youngest of students to reach their potential, focus on the details and train with a guided purpose. Many of Sarah’s students have moved forward with awards, scholarships and offers that exceed the dreams of most ballet students!
Alondra joins us after an extensive training and performing career in Cancun, Mexico. As Professional Dancer she trained at the Pro Ballet Post Graduate Program, after finishing her training and graduating from Ballet Concierto Cancún with honors in Preformance Awards. Although, she trained in Mexico, her training program was an affiliated School of American Academy of Ballet, based in New York City. This school provides the training alongside with the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum.
As a dancer Alondra has won numerous International achievements, including American Academy of Ballet Invitational, Concurso Internacional de Danza Ciad, as well as top choreographic award at the XIII Concurso Nacional de Ballet Infantily Juvenil, dacning at the Palacio de Bellas Artes. As a Professional Teacher Alondra has attained Certification and Qualifications through the American Academy of Ballet. In her teaching qualifications, Alondra received Gold with Distinction in her final teaching examination. Alondra is certified by the American Academy of Ballet in all levels 1 to 12, which is a full bodied curriculum for dancers. Alondra brings this full bodied training and influence with her to her classes at Simply Ballet, sharing her knowledge and expertise as a porfessional performer and qualified teacher witht the students at Simply Ballet.
Myah McCarthy Myah is an independent artist residing on the stolen ancestorial territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, more commonly known as Vancouver, British Columbia. Myah holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with Honours from Simon Fraser University and is a recipient of the Edam Dance Companies Training Scholarship. Myah’s focus lies in how the bones of the body function within phrases of movement in order to find the most effortless trails. Myah has worked with many well-known artists such as Justine Chambers, Margarida Macieira, Emmalena Fredricksson, Rob Kitsos, Nini Dongnier, Jaclyn Royal, Sarah U and Peter Bingham. Her recent works include her assistance in Emmalena Fredrikssons’ Ecdysis, as well as her performance in Shion Skye Carters Kinetic Glow, and Margarida Macieira’s Movement Paragraphs. As an artist Myah has experienced many hours on the stage with a professional career, performing for audiences with passion and artistry far beyond her years. Now Myah returns to the studio to share her knowledge and experience to teach and educate the bodies of young students. She strives to teach the dancers to have movement that is effortless, but full of storytelling, artistry and sensitivity.
Taylor Ginter is a recognized and accomplished dancer who represented British Columbia numerous times as a Provincial Represented. As a high-level dancer Taylor excelled with an abundance of talent in all discipline of dance, however ballet and lyrical were her area of expertise, as well as mastery of skills. However, as a high-level dancer she trained extensively in modern, contemporary, jazz and even hip hop. She is an ambassador for dancers, as she knows there are disciplines that hold more importance to a dancer personally, but to be the best dancer, with full training, you do need to be fluent in all disciplines of dance.
Taylor has had the opportunity to travel Internationally to various studios around New York, Calgary AB and Los Angeles to work with world renowned choreographers: So You Think You Can Dance's Travis Wall, Brian Friedman, Stacey Tookey and Ray Leeper, Kidd Pivot's Jermaine Spivey, and Netherlands Dans Theatre's Roger Van Der Poel just to name a few. She studied at the Joffrey School of Ballet in New York and has gone back to New York since to train at Broadway Dance Centre. In Vancouver with The Source Dance Company under the direction of Joanne Pesusich and with ‘The Bridge Movement’ under the direction of Stacey Tookey. Taylor is now focusing her time on her full-time professional teaching career. Taylor is an in-demand teacher with her accolades of achievements too great to list. Taylor has created award winning Choreography that has been awarded on the international stage on her dancers at Simply Ballet. She has made us very proud as our faculty creating artistic and beautiful choreography that not only wins great awards but showcases our dancers to most of their potential. Taylor is a gifted teacher with her guidance, attention to detail and sharing her passion for artistic performance with her creative and beautiful choreography. Taylor has been teaching and choreographing for the past 9 years, with overwhelming success. Taylor loves to share her passion for dance with the younger generations and wishes to guide them into beautiful artists. From the studio to the stage she nurtures her dancers with kindness and understanding of the demands for high level achievement in a very competitive, yet artistic performance.
Brianna is a well-recognized teacher in the Lower Mainland for her outstanding results taking students from primaries to seniors. Brianna is a passionate teacher, going out of her way to carefully guide young students to meet their potential and gain confidence. This is a skill she has embraced as her magic touch when working with young dancers, holding their hand as they progress and achieve.
Brianna has been training as a high-level dancer since she was 5 years old. In her training, she has explored as many styles as were available to her, training in Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Tap, Hip Hop, and Ballet.
Unlike most dancers, Brianna knew from a young age that she had a passion for teaching and thus wanted to get started as soon as she could. She began teaching at 15 years old, responsible for her own classes and choreography, and has continued developing her craft ever since. Brianna has now progressed into a Full Time Professional Teacher with a wealth of talent for teaching. She continues to utilize her abundance of training to create pieces that are inventive and challenging for her students. She aims to share her love of dance and learning with her students in a fun and constructive environment.
Brianna is devoted to developing both her students and her choreography over her years in the studio. This has enabled her to find success in both local and international competitions. As a result, Brianna has won a variety of awards for her choreography on the dancers of Simply Ballet. In her time with Simply Ballet, she has had her dancers and choreography winning top honours at the British Columbia Performing Arts Provincial Champions, the Global Dance BC Provincial Finals as well as her choreography being recognized at Youth America Grand Prix International Ballet Competition.
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