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Our Team
Our Dance Instructors

Get to know our dance instructors. We are all passionate about making a difference in the lives of the youth who step through our doors by providing a well-rounded arts education. 

 

  • Celina Booth
    Dance Instructor

    Celina Booth
    Dance Instructor

    Celina has over 24 years of experience as a dancer with training in all genres including jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, modern, musical theatre and tap. She graduated from Langley Fine Arts School as a dance major, 2011 and completed the Kill The Lights Company Pre-Professional training program. Celina provides a vast knowledge of different techniques and skill sets and is well equipped to provide high quality training to her students in many different genres of dance. You can also catch Celina as a principal dancer in the film Puppystar Christmas that was released on Netflix.

  • Kara Robinson
    School of Dance Manager and RAD Ballet Instructor

    Kara Robinson
    School of Dance Manager and RAD Ballet Instructor

    Kara began dancing at age 4. Began teaching in 2008. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, lyrical from 4-17 years of age. Attended various dance competitions throughout these years. 3 years at York University dance department, 2 years at National Ballet School’s Teacher Training Program. Danced in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. She acquired her Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University as well as a Diploma from National Ballet School’s Teacher Training Program and she is a Registered Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance

    As a teacher, she is firm, fair, fun. Her motto is to work to connect with each student and help them see the joy in each dance class and that working hard can be fun!

  • Lindsay White
    Dance Instructor

    Lindsay White
    Dance Instructor

    Lindsay brings with her 25 years of teaching experience. She has taught dance in multiple genres at both the recreational and competitive levels. She holds an Associate Arts degree. Lindsay pursues courses to further enhance her teaching as well as attending dance conventions.  She is a certified yoga instructor, as well as most recently adding Sugarfoot Therapy certification and Mental Skills Training. Lindsay is an encouraging, technical, and positive teacher.  She believes in creating a fun learning environment.  Lindsay is invested in nurturing her dancers by teaching the whole dancer.

    Accolades and awards: 

    •  Outstanding performance, high score awards, and choreography awards.
  • Sabra Lind
    Dance Instructor

    Sabra Lind
    Dance Instructor

    Sabra has worked for 13 years as a professional dancer and choreographer with credits including Pacific National Exhibition, Simon Fraser University, Fuze Entertainment, Disney, and many more. She was trained at Lux and follow the Company Pre-Professional Training Program and Professional Company Program. It is important to Sabra to foster a positive learning environment for all types of students and believes that dance can and should be accessible to everyone. Sabra strives for excellence in dance but, more importantly, values training that is safe and is rooted in an understanding of anatomy. She wants to help young artists to cultivate a relationship with dance that is sustainable.

    Accolades and awards: 

      • Langley Fine Arts School Dance Department Valedictorian, 
      • Great Canadian Dance Challenge Most Innovative Choreography, 
      • Star Talent Choreography Award, 
      • Peak Invitational Choreography Award
  • Vanessa Tonks
    Dance Instructor

    Vanessa Tonks
    Dance Instructor

    Vanessa started dancing at the age of 6 training in jazz, tap, ballet & pointe, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, and stage. Eventually, she became inspired to become a role model so she started assisting alongside her mentors for 5 years. Vanessa worked with PRP putting together entertaining performances at the PNE and being a part of fun parades as well as dancing in the opening ceremony at the Worlds Women’s Softball Championship in 2016. She then got the privilege to be in Harbour Dance Centres, Intensive Training Program working up to 25 hours a week with Vancouver Circus School, taking singing lessons, acting sessions, and dance classes. While in ITP she performed as Warren Flandez’s background dancer at the sound wave concert early in 2018. Most recently Vanessa performed as a dancer at the Pola cosmetic in 2019, the Canada day parade (2020), the drive-thru PNE Experience(2020), and the Winter Lights Festival this past December (2020.)  She is a Sugarfoot therapy certified teacher and also holds a certification in  Progressing ball technique and followed a pre-professional intensive training program(2017/2018.)

Our Partners

  • “The Arts Conservatory leadership embodies the Canadian spirit of inclusivity, empathy, and community. Our staff is from all over the world and everyone loves working here because there are mutual respect and camaraderie. Linda has always led by example and I always see her take the time to greet every staff member in the kitchen no matter how busy she is.”

    Mehernaz Parakh, HR Administrator and Clerical Supervisor

  • “Feeling welcome and getting positivity and support from leadership is something that I admire, so that has been a good impact on my first couple of months here.”

    Cindy Duong, Office Coordinator

  • “When you walk through our doors you can tell immediately that we are passionate advocates of the arts. There are few companies more worthy of a Business Excellence and Leadership award than this one. I love it here. And you and your children and grandchildren would too.”

    Jennifer den Hartogh, Applied Arts and Science Instructor