MEET BDC

Bravo Dance Co. was founded in 2016 in Martensville, SK as a premier dance studio for children to learn, grow, and excel at dance while participating in an atmosphere that is supportive, pressure-free, and purposeful. Fulfilling and purposeful dance classes, age and skill appropriate lessons that help to develop and challenge students, as well as small-town, personal service is what BDC intended to provided. The team has done this and more, becoming an award winning dance school, winning awards and being recognized for not only their dance teams and choreography, but also their business operations.

 

Dance should be a place where children are excited to go - where they get to learn, socialize, and feel like a part of a team. This is the goal at Bravo Dance Co.

 

Not only are dancers taught dance skills and technique, but also lifelong skills and qualities such as teamwork, self-confidence, self-awareness, and work ethic. Dancers are taught by a staff that has incredible experience in all genres of dance from ballet to tap to hip hop and even Ukrainian dance! 

 

Everyone should not only get the chance to experience dance, but should also get to experience dance at the Bravo Dance Co.

Bravo Dance Co. not only has an experienced and knowledgeable staff, but also instructors who support and foster growth and relationships with the dancers. Our staff is fluent in teaching and performing the following genres:

  • Ballet

  • Hip Hop

  • Jazz

  • Tap

  • Pointe

  • Lyrical

  • Musical Theatre

  • Broadway

  • Highland

  • Adult Classes

  • and more!

 

The dance studio is a place where students make friends, have fun, and learn an incredible art form. Bravo Dance Co. welcomes both recreational and competitive dancers as everyone, we believe, should have the opportunity to express themselves, learn, make friends, and experience the world of dance!

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The Bravo Dance Co.'s mission is to provide a safe, supportive, and purposeful environment for all dancers to achieve their goals, make friends, and gain the qualities to excel  in all areas of their lives.

TEAM OF EDUCATORS

Not only is our staff at Bravo Dance Co. a group of experienced dancers, performers, mentors, and instructors, they also bring incredible experiences, knowledge, and backgrounds to each and every class. Dancers are constantly mentored, challenged, and encouraged in class with our fantastic instructors.

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MISS NICOLE KATELNIKOFF
Owner/Studio Director
ADAPT, SCA Coaches, SCA Judges, Alixa Flexibility, Acrobatic Arts, RIS, CDTA Pre-Associate Jazz & Tap, Sports First Aid

Nicole Katelnikoff started dancing at the age of 2 until her graduating year. Miss Nicole realized she wanted to be a teacher after her many years of assisting. She fell in love with choreographing at the age of 14 when she choreographed her first solo. She fell in love with all styles but Tap and Contemporary hold a close place in her heart. Miss Nicole has done a lot to branch off in her dance education, Miss Nicole has traveled to Riesa, Germany to compete with Team Canada Tap finishing in the top 2. 

Miss Nicole was apart of the first street dance crew to perform at Riders games. You can also spot her on an episode of season 2 Canada’s Got Talent on CityTV! 

Miss Nicole has trained in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, musical theatre, hip hop, street jazz, modern, lyrical, contemporary, acro and pom. She has completed most of her ADAPT tap and jazz exams, CDTA Tap exams and RAD ballet exams. Miss Nicole is a certified instructor with ADAPT, Acrobatic Arts, Alixa Flexibility, SCA Coaches & SCA judges. 

I cannot wait to share my love of dance and help create memories that will last a life time! It's more then a dance studio it's a family! 

MISS BAILEY DOUCETTE

Miss Bailey began dancing at the age of three at La Danse School of Dance Arts in Saskatoon. Since the age of eight she has competed in various provincial dance competitions and received numerous awards regarding her performances as a competitive dancer. Having trained in the disciplines of Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, and Hip Hop, her passion for Hip Hop was the greatest. She discovered her love for choreographing throughout her years of training, and was given the opportunity to teach dance and perform at her elementary and secondary schools at a young age. An award-winning choreographer, Miss Bailey is now entering her fourth year of teaching in formal dance studios, while she continues to train and perform. 

 

She hopes that her love of dance will allow her students to grow and learn in a positive, fun, and hardworking environment. She looks forward to a great season at Bravo Dance Co.!

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Mr Brett Stadnyk

Brett began dancing at the age of 8 at La Danse School of Dance Arts in Saskatoon. He has trained in all forms of dance for over 15 years. He has always had a passion for teaching dance and for creating choreography. Brett has his tap exam certificates with the C.D.T.A. from Grade 2 to Advanced, receiving honors,  and he has his Intermediate R.A.D Ballet exam. He has competed at numerous competitions around Saskatchewan and Alberta and has trained at VIP Dance Events in Alberta and Tremaine Dance Convention in New York City. In 2018, Brett performed in Canada Ballet Jörgen’s tour of The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition as The Nutcracker Prince/Farm Boy. He toured Ontario as well as Saskatchewan. Brett is a graduate of George Brown College’s dance programs and he holds a certificate in Dance Performance. After completing his certificate, he also attended the Commercial Dance program for 6 months. In the spring of 2020, Brett came back to Saskatchewan to start his teaching career. 

 

In Brett’s classes, they will most importantly emphasize the importance of energy, rhythmical accuracy, and style. He will bring a warm heart to every class and his dedication to the art of dance will show. Brett is excited to share his love for dance and looks forward to a great season at Bravo Dance Co!

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MISS CHRISTINE HAY
First Aid, CPR C

Miss Christine has over 20 years experience in dance and 4 years experience in cheerleading and gymnastics. Christine trained at Usask School of Dance, followed by Dance Collective YXE. At the same time, she trained as a competitive Highland Dancer through to the highest level ‘Premier’ at Wilson School of Highland Dance. She is both fortunate and proud that dance and cheerleading have taken her around Western Canada and Quebec competing and performing. 

 

Outside of the offerings in her home studios, Christine pursued and enjoyed training in musical theatre and had the opportunity to star in a variety of musicals and plays. She is excited to bring her background in musical theatre and vocal training to our exciting new “Broadway” program!

 

No stranger to a busy schedule, Miss Christine joins us while entering her 6th year teaching at Dance Collective YXE, specializing in tap, highland, musical theatre, special needs classes and teaching the basics of all genres to the newest budding dancers. She’s found it impossible to put down the dance shoes; you can still catch her training, performing and competing whenever possible! 

 

Outside of her passion for dance, Miss Christine is a Civil Engineer-in-Training working in transportation. She is excited to join the Bravo Dance Co. family this season!

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MISS DARBY LIEBRECHT
First Aid, CPR C

Darby has been dancing for 15 years and started training in musical theatre. She has trained in lyrical, jazz, contemporary, ballet, tap, musical theatre, hip hop, street jazz, pom, performance cheer, pointe, and modern, with her favorite styles of dance being jazz, lyrical, and contemporary. She first choreographed her own solo at the age of 14 where she found a passion for choreography. 

 

Back in 2018, she had the privilege of dancing for the Junior Crush Dance Team, performing in front of 15,000 fans at Rush games and going on to win Provincial Grand Champs in performance cheer. She also had the opportunity to dance on her school’s performance cheer and pom teams during the 2021-2022 season learning many new things along the way. She has won multiple awards including scholarships to dance in Paris, Lisbon, Hawaii, and Barcelona, a scholarship to ‘Be Discovered’ in New York, Standout Senior Soloist at the Performer in 2022, and many more. 

 

She was a member of a performing group for multiple years that had the opportunity to perform in schools across Saskatchewan, Telemiracle, and on the USS Intrepid in New York. She also had the opportunity to train with Broadway dancers. At the age of 8, Darby performed with the Summer Players as part of the Children’s Chorus in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. She has also had the opportunity to sing with the Canadian Tenors. 

 

She has completed most of her CDTA tap exams, ADAPT jazz exams, and RAD ballet exams. 

 

Alongside this, she teaches swimming lessons and lifeguards and goes to Starbucks any opportunity she gets. She is so excited to be teaching at Bravo Dance Co. and can’t wait for the upcoming season. 

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MISS JAYDA BECKER
CPR Infants, CPR Kids, CPR Adults, First Aid

Miss Jayda has been dancing her whole life, she started dancing when she was 2 years old! Miss Jayda studied dance at Sitter School of Dance in Saskatoon and danced at Sitters for 15 years. Throughout her dance career, she has competed all around Canada and participated in many dance workshops. Miss Jayda started being an assistant dance teacher by the time she was 15 years old and started teaching by 16 years old. during her dance career, she has had many other dance opportunities. Miss Jayda danced in Walt Disney World when I was 15, it was a dance experience she will never forget. Miss Jayda has also received many dance scholarships to LA and NYC. shortly after dancing in Disney World, she danced in the Junior Crush with the Saskatchewan Rush. Miss Jayda has completed all of her CDTA Tap, Jazz & RAD Ballet exams. Starting in 2019 she was a dancer for the Venom Dance Team with the Saskatchewan Rattlers. This is now her 3 year on the team as a dancer and as the director/choreographer! Some fun facts about Miss Jayda are that she’s a mom to a wonderful little boy, she works 3 jobs, and my hobby is obviously… dancing! 

 

Miss Jayda is so excited to be a part of Bravo Dance Company for the 2022/2023 season!!

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MISS MADISON BURNS-NEWBERRY

Miss Madison first began dancing at Lanigan Dance Dynamics, a small but highly competitive studio located about two hours southeast of Martensville. Here, she stepped into her first ballet class at the age of three. Immediately she was obsessed with dance. While dancing with her team in Lanigan, she competed in ballet, jazz, pointe, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, and (her favourite) TAP! Miss Madison has danced for over 15 years and has completed CDTA Tap exams , RAD exams in Ballet, and ADAPT Jazz exams. Upon graduating from high school, she moved to Saskatoon to pursue a Bachelor Degree in Science at the University of Saskatchewan. While taking classes at the UofS and teaching dance, , she was lucky enough to be apart of the inaugural year of the USask Dance Team. She is now in her second year of University and she is striving toward a degree in Nutrition. Madison is thrilled for the opportunity to be back at Bravo Dance Co this season!

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MISS TEAL HOENECKE
R.A.D, PBT

Miss Teal was born and raised in Rosetown, Saskatchewan and began her dance training at JD Dance. Starting out with a passion for ballet, her love for all genres of dance slowly started to flourish as she trained in multiple disciplines. Since the age of nine, Teal has participated in various dance competitions, camps, and conventions across Canada and received numerous awards for her performances as a dancer. Later in her dance career, Teal also began training out of Dance Ink in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to further develop her ballet technique. She has completed numerous exams in A.D.A.P.T Jazz and R.A.D Ballet. 

 

Although dancing is a passion of Miss Teal’s, she has found a new love in teaching and sharing her knowledge with students across the province. Over the last seven years, Teal has been an instructor, assistant choreographer, and rehearsal mistress across multiple studios in Saskatchewan. She has won many choreography awards in the genres of ballet, lyrical, jazz, and hip hop. Teal completed her Progressive Ballet Training certification in 2019 and is in year two of her R.A.D certification. 

 

Miss Teal is looking forward to teaching and building a lasting relationship with the students, parents, and faculty at Bravo Dance Co. this season!