Trishya Perera is a dancer, choreographer, teacher and judge who found her passion at a very young age. She has been trained in a range of different forms from classical to urban styles. Trishya graduated from York University in Toronto with a BFA honors in Dance. Trishya has choreographed for numerous plays, showcases and musicals with both her work and her self being represented in many industry showcases. Her musical theater experience continued as Consuela in “West Side Story” performed at The LOT in Toronto. She has had the opportunity to go on tour to Qatar, Fujairah, Dubai and Newfoundland with companies such as Creativiva & Echo Productions performing in “The Little Prince”, “Aladdin” & “Bonnie & Clyde”. Trishya is very grateful to have had the opportunity to produce and choreograph her own production, "All ApartTogether" in March of 2014. Her teaching experience took her to London, England where she taught Contemporary at Pineapple Dance Studio, which then opened doors to tour Western Canada teaching and performing contemporary dance. Trishya is honoured to have been on the judging panel for StarCatchers Dance Competition and Toronto International Youth Dance Festival. She moved to Vancouver in 2018 where she performed with Vancouver Opera, Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular, The Main Event and is a resident dancer for The Darlings Cabaret. Being introduced to film she has had the greatest honour of working for choreographers Mandy Moore with assistant choreographers Jillian Meyers and Jeffrey Mortensen in NBC Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and, Kenny Ortega and Paul Becker with assistant choreographers Tori Caro and Louise Hradsky in NETFLIX Julie and the Phantoms. Most recently she moved to Los Angeles on a teaching contract teaching contemporary and hip hop to kids and youth. She cannot believe her dream came true in having her own dance studio. Trishya is very excited to shed her knowledge on the next generation and live out her dream as the studio owner of In Movement Dance Co!
Jazz, Lyrical, Stage
Emily began dancing in Kelowna, British Columbia when she was three, then expanding her vocabulary when she was nine, studying in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Flamenco. Within the last ten years, Emily has traveled to Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Toronto to perform and train with professional dancers and choreographers from around the world. Recently in 2021, Emily was a part of a training program in Kelowna called The Body Project, deepening their training in contemporary and ballet, while being a part of a dance on film project with the Centre for Arts and Technology called IN/2. Emily has recently moved to Vancouver B.C. to train and work under the directorship of Carol Mendes with AMOK project. Over the past year, she has performed with AMOK project with a piece called NOWhere. As well as IMPACT with CollabArtCreations under direction by Kylah Powell, and a piece choreographed by Sarah Yu. She is continuing to work with AMOK and strive to work with more artists in Vancouver as her career grows.
Ballet, Contemporary, Adult Ballet
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Andrea began her training in ballet when she was 6 years old with La Academia de Ballet Fanny Montiel. After immigrating to Canada in 2011, she started training at the Caulfield School of Dance, completing her Royal Academy of Dance Intermediate Vocational Examination and training with the Professional Training Division in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and musical theatre during the last three years of her training there. She also began her teaching with the Caulfield School of Dance as a Teaching Assistant, and then a Teacher Trainee, now specializing in teaching ballet and contemporary to students ages 2 to 15 years old. When not on the stage or in the studio, you can find Andrea backstage, as she has also trained and worked in stage production management under the mentorship of Mandy Tulloch. Andrea has performed in many productions including the Goh Ballet’s “The Nutcracker" and the Evergreen Cultural Centre's "Canada 150: the Show." Andrea has recently completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts and is excited to embark on a new chapter in her life, sharing her passion for dance with all of her students!
Hip Hop, Jazz, Combo, Lyrical, Adult Jazz, CPP
Paige McConnell began dancing at the age of 7, at her hometown studio The Guelph Academy of Dance, where she spent 11 years training in Ballet (RAD), Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, and Musical Theatre. She completed her Inter. foundation and Intermediate RAD Ballet Examinations, while also choreographing and performing with the CCVI Dance Inc. company! Following her high school graduation, Paige spent a year performing with the One Movement Dance Company(Cambridge, ON). In September of 2017, Paige made the move to BC to enter the SFU Contemporary Dance BFA program, where she spent 4 years learning from distinguished dance artists such as Rob Kitsos, Megan Walker-Straight and Judith Garay! As an emerging contemporary dance artist, Paige is one half of the project based collaborative dance collective ‘Counterbalance Projects’. She is also a part of a mentorship program for dance artists through the New Works organization. As an independent creative, she is actively developing her skills in dance film direction, social media marketing, and annual planning. Paige spent several years at her hometown studio gaining experience as an assistant teacher in Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary classes before she began independently teaching classes full time for a variety of Summer Dance Camps! In 2020, Paige became a certified Yoga Instructor for both children and adults! Over the last year she has been teaching around Vancouver with Mind Moves; a company creating classes that combine children’s Yoga, creative movement, and mindfulness. Paige is incredibly passionate about teaching and working with young movers, and is looking forward to joining the In Movement Dance Co team!
Bella has had a passion for dance since age 5, competing in Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Ballet, and Acro, both locally and internationally. At 16, Bella competed in the Hip Hop World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. She was honoured to represent her country in the Team Canada Senior Hip Hop crew and to support the junior and children’s teams in their training. Recently, she trained with the professional hip hop company TwoFourSeven Co. and has continued her training with A3 District, where she works with outstanding choreographers such as Erik Perena and Roberta Bierman. Always dedicated to continuing her dance education, Bella has completed certifications in Acrobatic Arts Level 1, Acrobatic Arts Back Handsprings, Acrobatic Arts Level 2, and IDTS (International Dance Teacher Standards) Level 1. Bella is excited to share her love of dance with the community and looks forward to fostering both technique and a passion for dance in all her students.
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Tiny Tots Hip Hop, Combo
Alejandra Isea Galindo was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela up until she turned 5 when she moved to Canada. She began her ballet training at the Academy of Fanny Montiel at 3 years of age. She has been training in various styles of dance including contemporary and hip-hop at Caulfield School of Dance for 11 years. She has just finished completing her RAD Advanced 1 exam with a Merit certificate. She began as an Assistant Teacher 5 years ago working with students from 2-8 years old. Alejandra also has 6 years of stage, on-film, and voice-over training under the direction of Mandy Tulloch and the agency of Lloyd Talent. She has been passionate about hip-hop since 2012 when she first started exploring it. Alejandra is ready to share her love of dance with all of her students and she is thrilled to be a part of the In Movement Dance Co team!
Jeff & Michelle
Salsa, bachata, cha cha, merengue... Jeff and Michelle fell in love with them all as a part of their quest to explore the fun and exciting world of Latin dance! Having danced and taught across Canada for 20+ years combined, Jeff and Michelle have recently made BC their new home, and are excited to help spread the news - that as long as you have music in your heart, and a willingness to have fun, anyone can learn to dance and join the amazing global social dance community!