Meet Our Teachers
Through her years teaching Jazz, Tap, Acro, Contemporary, Ballet, Hip Hop, and Musical Theatre, Jessica has always maintained that hard work and dedication should be accompanied by one thing – Fun!
Jessica trained competitively growing up and has since spent the last 17 years spreading her love of dance with studios in KW, Stratford, and Listowel. She majored in dance at Eastwood Collegiate in their Integrated Arts Program and was requested to teach Jazz to the dance major program as a para-professional.
She continues her dance education by attending various workshops throughout Canada and the United States, including classes at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City, and most recently became certified through Acrobatic Arts and Alixa Flexibility.
Her passion for teaching shows both through the smiling faces of students coming out of class and the numerous overall high score and choreography awards she has received over the past 17 years. Jessica’s mutually respectful and inviting classroom environment promotes strong relationships both on and off the stage. Jessica firmly believes that every day is a learning experience. With determination and a smile you can achieve anything!
Ms Natalie is an award winning teacher and choreographer and an accomplished singer, actress and dancer. Natalie is a graduate of George Brown College. She is a certified member of the Society of Classical Ballet, Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) and Canadian Dance Teachers Association. She has performed with companies such as Stratford Festival, Canadian Opera Company, Drayton Festival and The Charlottetown Festival, Opera Lyon (France). Her on screen credits include Schitt’s Creek, The Next Step, and Beauty and the Beast, among others. Ms Natalie has been teaching dance for 40 years and is a valued member of the ConfiDance family. Her commitment to sharing the joy of ballet through the years has had a lasting impact on the K/W dance community and beyond - she even taught Miss Jess!
Miss Diana is an Ontario Certified Teacher with a passion in both education and performing arts.
Diana grew up dancing competitively and expanded this interest when she discovered her love for singing and acting. She has performed in various musicals across the KW, Guelph, and London regions. While attending university to become a teacher, she continued to follow her love for performing arts by teaching at studios in KW, Listowel, and the London area. More recently, she has been training with the Performing Arts Educators of Canada as an Affiliate Teacher.
Inspired and mentored by incredible teachers herself, she’s ready to inspire her own students in performing arts. Get ready to find the song in your heart, the beat in your feet, and a passion for life!
Emma is a highly accomplished performer, teacher and choreographer from Kitchener, Ontario. With over twenty-four years of training in various styles including ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical/contemporary, modern, hip hop, acrobatics, musical theatre, voice, and acting, Emma has worked with some of the industries best choreographers, educators and teachers. She has studied under the Royal Academy of Dance, Quinte Ballet School and the National
Ballet of Canada. She attended Eastwood Collegiate Institute for the prestigious Integrated Arts Program. While studying at Eastwood she maintained a triple major in voice, dance and acting as well as working on a handful of productions with Kitchener Waterloo Musical Productions including Annie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat, Footloose, and Sound of Music.
Emma is a graduate of Randolph College For The Performing Arts where she studied voice, acting, dance, film and television over two years in their renowned “Triple Threat” college program. After graduation, Emma began her journey within the professional theatre industry. Select credits include Spring Awakening, RENT, Rocket Man: The Music of Elton John, Princess Pop: A Celebration of Wishes, Always ABBA: The Music of ABBA, Anything Goes, Fancy Nancy, and Legally Blonde, among others.
Emma is a certified Acrobatic Arts and Alixa Flexibility instructor as well as a member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance. Most recently she was voted Kitchener-Waterloo’s Best Dance Instructor receiving the “GOLD” award by the Waterloo Record.