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.
MISS MEAGAN BARABASH
With two decades of experience behind her, Miss Meagan has enjoyed a constantly evolving dance career. Her desire to share her love of dance with others came naturally at a young age as she began as a teaching assistant at her dance studio. Meagan has been granted the opportunity to continue teaching in Saskatoon and area throughout the years, sharing dance with students ages two through 18 in various genres, and becoming an award-winning choreographer. Studying syllabi including RAD, CDTA, and ADAPT, Meagan offers great knowledge and expertise to her students. In addition to her dancing and teaching background, Meagan has choreographed for national productions including the Miss Teenage Canada pageant.
As Saskatchewan’s Top Entrepreneur 2017, WESK’s Emerging Entrepreneur 2018, and finalist for WMBEXA New Business of the Year, SABEX Entrepreneur of the Year, and ABEX Young Entrepreneur awards Miss Meagan is also incredibly passionate about becoming a leader in her community.
She is excited to begin a new season in a studio that cares so much about the student’s individual needs and not only as dancers. She feels deeply about not only sharing her years of knowledge and experience in dance with her students, but also in providing the best environment for students, parents, and community members.
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.!
MISS CAROLYN MCDONALD
Miss Carolyn started dancing in 2004 as a student at Pure Energy Dance Co. She took Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Hip-Hop, Ballet and Contemporary. In 2015, she began teaching her own classes in Hip-Hop and taking on Hip-Hop soloists. Miss Carolyn is in her 4th season of teaching dance. She has done guest choreography within high school programs, city summer programs and studio summer camps. Her main focus is Hip-Hop but is on her way to completing her modern license through the CDTA branch. She is very excited to start her first dance season with the BDC family.
MS CAROLYNN CHOW
Born and raised in Alberta, Carolynn joined her older siblings at the Edmonton School of Ballet before the age of 2. Ballet was all Carolynn knew for the first several years of her dance experience. Studying and preparing for large ballet productions and formal examinations are some of Carolynn’s earliest and most fond memories. At the age of 10, Carolynn discovered the world of competitive dance and a multitude of other disciplines (jazz, tap, lyrical, musical theatre, hip hop, and even highland dance styles) through her enrolment at Shelley’s Dance Co. At the age of 15, Carolynn decided to leave the formal and competitive dance world to pursue other interests. Nevertheless, dance remained deep in her soul. After a near-decade absence from formal dance training, Carolynn convinced her husband Randy to enrol in social dance classes at Dance with me Studio in Edmonton. Together, they practiced various couples dance styles including formal ballroom, country, latin, and swing. Finding it much more difficult to continue dancing into her adult years (lack of program access, increasing family and professional responsibilities) Carolynn would join every Zumba or step-class she could find. Often recruiting for programs to ensure enrolment was high enough for classes to continue. In 2015 Carolynn and her family relocated to Martensville where they discovered BDC. After spending one year as a ‘dance mom’ Carolynn began substitute and guest instructing intermediate and senior ballet at BDC. As an original member of BDC’s Adult Tap Troupe, Carolynn is elated by the opportunity to share her love for dance as an instructor and dancer.
MR COLE CHORNEY
Mr Cole began dancing primarily in Ukrainian dance at the age of seven. Since this point, he has immersed himself in the dance world, studying not only all areas of Ukrainian dance, but also modern dance styles. Today, Cole dances at a semi-professional level with the Yevshan Ukrainian Folk Ballet Ensemble doing performances and events and frequently gracing the international stage in places such as Ukraine, Cuba, Croatia, and more!
Cole is extremely excited about sharing his passion for dance with other young students. He looks forward to not only seeing what all the students can accomplish in the studio, but also the personal growth that will take place this season!
MISS JESSICA NAGY
Miss Jessica is an award winning dancer and vocalist with over 17 years of training behind her. She began dancing at the age of 4 at La Danse School of Dance Arts and completed later years of training at Sitter School of Dance.
Miss Jess began dancing competitively in 1996 placing in all performances and receiving numerous additional awards, 'Outstanding Performance' and 'Best in Show' titles. She is trained in the disciplines of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop and Musical Theatre and has completed her CDTA and RAD exams in Tap and Ballet.
Additionally, Miss Jess has over 10 years of classical vocal training and has won many awards at Saskatchewan Music Festivals and provincial dance competitions. She has attended numerous training conventions including, Tremaine Dance and Triple Threat and further developed her performance quality at the Persephone School of Theatre.
To say Miss Jess loves dance is an understatement as it's part of her very being. Along with passing along her technical knowledge in voice and dance, she more importantly hopes to develop the self confidence and love in every child she trains. Miss Jess looks forward to working with the next generation of incredible dancers at Bravo Dance Co.!
MISS KALICIA CHORNEY
Kalicia began dancing at the age of 4 with the Veselii Dancers in Nipawin and then at the age of 8 she starting taking classes at the Nipawin School of Dance. Over her 13 years of dance in Nipawin she took classes in Ukrainian folk dance, ballet, jazz, tap and lyrical and completed CDTA exams in jazz and tap and ballet exams with RAD. After graduating high school Kalicia began taking classes with the University of Saskatchewan and is currently in her fourth year of her Bachelor of Education degree. She hopes to teach grades 1 and 2 and loves working with children of all ages. Kalicia is very excited to be a part of the Bravo Dance family and can’t wait for a great season of dance!
MISS MIA SCHEWAGA
Miss Mia grew up in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and has been dancing for the last 15 years. She trained at both The Performing Arts Warehouse as well as Bold Dance Productions and has been involved in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Pointe, Hip Hop and Acro. While dancing Miss Mia studied curriculum from RAD as well as CDTA. She performed all over Saskatchewan and Alberta winning multiple awards and scholarships as well as being involved in commercials both provincially and nationally for dancing. After graduating from High School she continued to teach dance as well as went on to become a member of the Saskatchewan Rush Dance Team and cheered them on as they won the NLL Cup!
Miss Mia could not picture her life without dance and is very excited to be joining Bravo Dance Co. for the upcoming year!