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. Founder and Artistic Director, Meagan Barabash, saw the need to bridge the gaps for the bedroom communities North of Saskatoon. 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:
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!
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.
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 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 back at Bravo Dance Co. for the upcoming year!
MISS NICOLE KATELNIKOFF
Nicole Katelnikoff started dancing at the age of 2 and trained at Pure Energy Dance Co and Dance Ink. Miss Nicole realized she wanted to be a teacher after her many years of assisting. Miss Nicole 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. After high school she would love to continue performing as well as choreographing. This past summer Miss Nicole was apart of the first street dance crew to perform at Riders games.
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. She can not wait to see what this season has to offer and to share her passion of dance!
MISS NICOLE RAULT
Miss Nicole began dancing at the age of 4 at Envisions Dance Club in her hometown. She trained and competed in a variety of styles such as: Jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, modern, musical theatre, contemporary and hip-hop. Miss Nicole has also trained with Sole Performance Studios and finished off her later training at DK Dance Visions. Miss Nicole went on to continue competing and choreographing solos and duets after high school - mainly in jazz, lyrical and tap. During this time she also had the pleasure of teaching at St.Brieux Dance Club and DK Dance Visions. Over the years Miss Nicole has attended many workshops as a student and teacher all over the province, and has won various awards for her dancing and choreography. Miss Nicole also has her Bachelor of Social Work and works in Health Care! She is extremely excited to be joining the team at BDC this season and looks forward to sharing her love and passion for dance with everyone!
MISS SHELBY SAWATZKY
Miss Shelby has been in love with dance since the age of 4. She is a certified Royal Academy of Dance exam teacher and Member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association (Jazz & Acrobatic Division). She grew up in the Town of Watrous and began teaching there in 2009. She’s also had experience teaching at various other studios in Saskatchewan.
Ballet is Miss Shelby's favourite dance discipline. She’s had the opportunity to dance two summers at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, dance in Moscow’s Swan Lake, and loves Latin dancing at the Central American Pavilion at Folkfest.
Currently, she keeps busy during the day chasing after her two boys, Teo & Tre. They are everything to her,and she hopes to teach them to dance one day.
Miss Shelby is excited to join the BDC team this fall! She encourages the students to bring their joy for dancing & passion to learn!
MISS JILL KLASSEN
Miss Jill is so very excited to be joining the Bravo Dance Co. team for the upcoming season. She has been dancing for 16 years and teaching for 5. Last year, Miss Jill completed her advanced jazz exams with CDTA and achieved my advanced 2 ballet exam with the RAD. I also have a growing passion for acro, and have my module 1 and 2 certifications with acrobatic arts. This year I will be continuing at the university of Saskatchewan pursuing a bachelor of commerce. I cannot wait for a new season and everything this year will have to offer. I feel so lucky to be a part of such an amazing studio!
MS KAREN CRELLIN
Ms. Karen began Ukrainian dancing at age 4 with a group local to her hometown. Throughout her dancing career, she has competed in various Ukrainian dance competitions in both Saskatchewan and Manitoba and had the benefit of being taught by many great instructors who instilled in her a love of this tradition of dance. Ms. Karen began teaching Ukrainain dance in high school and has taught at a variety of different clubs both within Saskatchewan and outside the province. She is knowledgeable in many regional dances and enjoys working with dancers of all ages.
Ms. Karen is very excited to be joining BDC and is looking forward to a great dance year!
MISS MADISON BURNS-NEWBERRY
BIO COMING SOON!