REBECCA REINHART Business woman by day, Rebecca Reinhart works professionally in the industry as an actor, dancer, director and choreographer. Rebecca holds many lead roles in the Film & TV industry (ex: 'A Tune for Her', 'All the Wrong Reasons', Lynn & Louise). Her choreography can be seen in music videos for artists such as Paper Lions, Lights, Classified and Mugz, and in an award winning musical and dance production 'Numbers'. Rebecca Lynn has directed, choreographed and acted in many short films based around movement (Agape, Hope for the Hopeful Unknown, and Would You Babe - to name a few.) Her work has been showcased in festivals such as the Calgary International Film Festival, Toronto Short Film Festival, Toronto Urban Film Festival, won 2 awards on Broadwayworld.com, and had a film single handedly selected to be a part of the Toronto Silent Film Festival. Rebecca's strong and diversified technical dance background - trained in ADAPT, teaching specialty areas such as acro and combat choreography, and her triple threat training in a professional company for over 12 years - allows her to work within many fields. Musical Theatre, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Contemporary are only a few of her fortes. She has been dancing professionally since the day she left her company training, and has worked for artists such Alx Veliz, Warren G, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald. She has won awards from Groove Street Productions and The Young Canadians for her excellence in dance, and continues to improv upon her expertise.  Rebecca has coached many individuals in performance and acting for the Stampede Talent Competition in Calgary, and has been teaching all styles of dance to all ages and levels for over 14 years. Miss Reinhart has now moved on to adjudicating dance competitions, including Kiwanis Dance Festival, Millennium Productions, judging dance battles such as Hip Hop Krismas and is a member of the PAA (Professional Adjudicators Alliance).

MEAGHAN GIUSTI has plenty of experience in the performing arts industry, She is a graduate of York University with a Masters degree and Honours BFA in dance and studied dance abroad at University of Chichester in England. She is a certified member of the International Academy of Dance Adjudicators (IADA) and completed her intermediate level ballet exam with the Cecchetti Society of Canada. In her home town of Sudbury, Ontario Meaghan trained in dance, theatre and voice at Sudbury School of Dance, Ida Sauvé Dance Studios, the Sudbury Theatre Centre and Sudbury Secondary School of Performing Arts. As an active member of Sudbury's arts community Meaghan was a founding owner of the Sudbury Summer Drama Camp as well as a founding member of the Unweeded Garden Theatre Company. She studied Jazz, Tap (CDTA), Ballet, Pointe (Cecchetti) Lyrical, Modern (Cunningham, Graham, Limón) and Musical Theatre. Throughout her training, Meaghan competed and won awards in many cities throughout Ontario. Working within Toronto's vibrant dance community for over 5 years Meaghan worked with the Canadian Dance Assembly, fFIDA International Dance Festival, George Brown College Dance Department, DanceFuzion and the CanAsian Dance Festival. Meaghan has taught with Groove School of Dance and as a guest teacher with the Canadian Children's Dance Theatre, Sir Sandford Fleming Academy, Oakwood Collegiate Institute, and Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School. As a passionate teacher and artist, Meaghan is very excited to offer professional level training in all of the performing art forms to aspiring young artists. By combining her formal education at York University with her 26 years of practical education, Meaghan is thrilled to share her expertise by bringing professional education into the studio.

HEATHER SAUM (DEI consultant) has many years of experience in dance education and the performing arts. She holds a Master of Arts degree from York University (Dance Performance) and a Bachelor of Arts Education degree from the University of Regina. She has advance certifications in jazz and tap (CDTA), intermediate level ballet exam with the Royal Academy of Dance and has studied African, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, and  Modern (Cunningham, Graham, Horton, Limón).  Within Toronto's dance community, Heather has engaged in multiple collaborations with leading organizations and events such Dance Ontario, Canadian Dance Assembly, and the Fringe International Dance Festival. She has also served as a board member for The Dance Umbrella of Ontario. Currently, Heather trains young dancers for Toronto District School Board, as well as in private dance studios. She is also an instructor for the Dance Additional Qualification certification program at York University in the Education Department. Heather’s certifications and professional memberships include: Canadian Dance Teachers Association, Canadian Artists of Dance Association, Royal Academy of Dance, National Dance Educators Organization, and the Ontario College of Teachers. As a passionate teacher and artist, Heather is excited to offer professional level training to children and teachers while advocating for dance education.

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