Artistic Director, RADTC.,YTC, HTAC
As a life-long student of the arts Beverley has dedicated herself to dance, painting and the healing arts. Beverley began her training in highland, folk, tap, jazz, ballet and modern under the loving tutelage of Jean Muir. In high school she discovered theatre and after graduation continued her studies at Niagara Theatre College in Welland, Ontario majoring in scenic painting. She graduated with an Honours Degree in Theatre Arts and apprenticed in Mannheim, Germany. After marrying and moving to California, Beverley began ballet classes again and danced professionally in the Southern California Ballet Company as well as freelance. Having been greatly influenced by many of her teachers, she began to teach in 1980 and opened her own studio in Yucca Valley, California. She and her family returned to Canada in 1988 and shortly afterwards she began teaching in Peterborough at the Academy of Dance and Move N’Groove. In 2003 Beverley opened Studio 505 - “Home of the Arts”.
Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Certificate
Honours Certificate, Theatre Arts
Namaste International Certified Yoga Teacher.
Dreda graduated from The National Ballet School of Canada in 2003 before continuing her training in The Hague, Netherlands at the Koninklijk Conservatorium. She danced classical and contemporary work in the corps and small solo roles with Het Nationale Ballet in Amsterdam for three years. In 2007, she joined Northern Ballet in Leeds, UK and toured narrative dance-theatre productions for the past eleven years. She rose through the ranks and became a principal dancer, performing many wonderful roles like Jane Eyre, Cinderella and Juliet (her favourite!). Dreda is passionate about the powerful and poetic way that dance can tell stories. In the past few years, she has studied physical theatre with D’ell Arte International in California, Punch Drunk and Siti Company. She trained in Arts Education with Young People’s Theatre in Toronto and began teaching drama to ballet students in the UK. Dreda also has a CanFitPro certification in Barre Fitness. She is delighted to be returning to Peterborough with her husband, Bruno, and joining the team at 505!
RAD RTS, L.I.S.T.D., PBT CERT.
Lindsay has spent well over a decade educating dancers in studios across Southern Ontario, in both competitive and non-competitive settings, specializing in a wide range of dance styles including Modern/Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet and Hip Hop. Lindsay began her dancing career at the age of three in Toronto under the tutelage of Cynthia Fisher, and moved to the Kawartha area at the age of 13, where she continued her studies in R.A.D. Ballet, I.S.T.D. Modern, and Jazz with the Lindsay Dance Studio. After three years of study in languages and anthropology at Trent University, Lindsay returned to the Lindsay Dance Studio, to pursue her I.S.T.D. Associate for Modern and Jazz. Lindsay has since also acquired her R.A.D. Intermediate ballet and her Associate Diploma with the Modern Theatre branch of the I.S.T.D.
After many years of study, Lindsay received her Licentiate status in the Modern Theatre branch of the I.S.T.D. and was awarded the Royal Academy of Dance’s Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies, under the guidance of mentor Beverley. Over the years, Lindsay has also had the wonderful opportunity to teach students at many different elementary and secondary schools across Ontario. Lindsay has been entering candidates for I.S.T.D. Modern and Jazz exams for over a decade, and more recently R.A.D. Graded and Vocational exams, all of whom have been successful. Most recently, Lindsay has received certification to teach the revolutionary Progressing Ballet Technique Program. Lindsay has enjoyed, being rehearsal master for Ballet Jorgen's local production of the Nutcracker twice now. Many of Lindsay's students have gone on to work and study professionally at such schools as The National Ballet of Canada, York University and George Brown College, as well as holding featuring roles in television series such as Degrassi and The Next Step.
Lindsay continues her passion for arts and education by taking courses with world-renowned examiners and choreographers covering various dance disciplines such as hip-hop, lyrical, and contemporary, and looks forward to growing these programs within Studio 505.