Christine Campbell - Director/CDTA Licentiate/Acrobatic Arts/Alixa Flexibility/PBT/PCT
Christine began dancing ballet at the age of 3 and quickly developed her love of dance. From there she began adding classes in tap and jazz. By the time she reached her teens she was fully engrossed with a full range of disciplines including modern, lyrical, hip hop, and musical theatre.
Christine has been teaching dance throughout various dance studios in Southern Ontario since 1999, and has been running her own studio since the summer of 2008.
Students she has taught over the past twenty years have received various recognitions such as, winning competitive overalls at Dance Attack, Starbeat, Starcatchers, Luv 2 Dance, Entertain Us, I Love Dance, Broadway Dreams, Kiwanis, Rhythm, Dance Canada, Ontario Dance Challenge, Bedazzled, Inspire, Kick It Up, Terpsichore/Dance Starz and Champions, and many choreography awards. Many of her students have also won the titles Jr. & Sr. Sweetheart/Hearthrob, Runner Up Miss Mini and Miss Dance Canada, along with numerous special awards and scholarships.
Christine also strongly believes in the importance of being an Exam based studio, and many of her students have successfully completed their Ballet, Jazz, and Tap exams, receiving the highest achievement of an Honours grade.
Many of the Ballare dancers have had the opportunity to perform in New York City, Los Angelas, Las Vegas, on Tiny Talent Time, in a Flash Mob, for the Hamilton Honey Badgers, and of course, be an opening act for the Blake McGrath Concert, here in Toronto, Ontario.
Christine is a Licentiate member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Associate member Modern. She also has her AAC1 membership with Acrobatic Arts, her Level Two with Alixa Flexibilty, and her Progressing Ballet & Contemporary Technique certification. Christine also has her International Dance Teaching Standards, Level One, and is a proud certified member with CLI studios in LA. Always continuing to educate herself, she has attended workshops and classes in Canada and the United States. Some choreographers Christine has worked with recently are Mia Michaels, Mandy Moore, Nick Lazzarini, Kenny Wormald, Teddy Forance, and Chaz Buzan. Christine also enjoys choreographing numbers in major productions and has worked on "A Night of Broadway" in Mississauga, ON, Keeping Time School of Dance "The Nutcracker" in Barrie, ON, Brantford Collegiate Institute's production of "Oklahoma", and Ballare Studio Dances recent productions of “Annie Jr.”, "Fame Jr.", Ballare on Broadway", and “Disney’s Cinderella Kids”.
Christine is currently a member of the Professional Adjudicator’s Alliance and A.C.E. , and continues her love of dance judging competitions.
Jamie Trowbridge - Acro/Tumbling/Acrobatic Arts
Jamie Trowbridge is a Toronto-based dancer, teacher, and choreographer. He began his training under the direction of Ms. Lynda Yurkin in Acton, Ontario. He has trained and competed in various genres of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, acrobatics, contemporary, hip hop, and musical theatre, as well as partaken in major exams with the Royal Academy of Dance.
Following his years as a competitive dancer, Jamie was accepted to the Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) Performance Dance Program under the direction of Vicky St. Denys, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
During his time at TMU (Ryerson), he studied closely under mentors including Nadia Potts (National Ballet of Canada), Karen Duplisea (TDT, Martha Graham Company), Kenny Pearl (Alvin Ailey Dance Theater), Tanya Evidente (Ballet Nacional de Cuba), Robert Glumbeck (ProArte Danza) and John Ottmann (National Ballet of Canada). He also worked with highly acclaimed choreographers including Vicky St. Denys and Marie- Josee Chartier (Chartier Danse).
Prior to graduation, Jamie traveled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates where he performed as a featured dancer and acrobat in a production of PINOCCHIO. In 2015 he was awarded the KENNY PEARL AWARD – an award presented to a student showing significant improvement throughout the 4 years enrolled in the TMU Dance Program. He was also proud to speak on behalf of his class as valedictorian of the TMU (Ryerson University) Performance Dance Program 2015. Following graduation, he was hired by Royal Caribbean International where he performed as a dancer, aerialist, acrobat, and aerial captain.
He is a member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance under the direction of Mr. Robert Jensen and Mr. Scott Kufske. He is also a proud member of Acrobatic Arts, Aerial Arts, and the Alixa Flexibility Method.
He has performed with other companies including Dublin Worldwide/Spirit Productions in the inaugural Cast of Carnival Extravaganza, choreographed by Tiger Martina (VEGAS! The show). He has also performed with corporate companies including Smart Car, Mercedes-Benz, TD Canada Bank, Prism Worldwide and Toronto Pride. Recently, he performed in Genvieve Copal & Moment Factory’s STARWATER as a featured dancer and aerialist and working as aerial captain. He most recently performed on the Ovation of the Seas with Royal Caribbean in Pixel’s Cabaret and The Beautiful Dream as a dancer and aerialist.
Jamie continues to share his passion for dance and performance by working with students of all ages. He has had the opportunity to teach and choreograph on students of all levels ranging from beginner to professional throughout the Greater Toronto Area. You can also find him teaching spinning classes at SPOKEHAUS in Toronto.
He is very excited to continue his own growth and education as a professional choreographer, teacher, mentor, and adjudicator!
Mikayla Madronich - Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Acro, & Hip Hop - PBT/CDTA Pre-Associate
Mikayla grew up dancing in Hamilton Ontario, where she quickly discovered it was her passion. She began competing at the age of 5, which opened up so many opportunities for her as a dancer. As a teenager Mikayla had won scholarships letting her perform and take classes from Top Industry Professionals in LA, Vegas, and New York, where she danced in concept videos, a live show at the Minskoff Theater in NYC, and in Times Square. Growing up she completed all of her CDTA Ballet Exams, and trained at Zacada Circus on Aerial Silks, Aerial Hoop, and Trapeze. After graduating she continued her training as a CLI trainee, where she was directed under her mentor, Teddy Forance. Mikayla then attended Intrepid Dance Company learning from Choreographers such as Derek Piquette, and Mitchell Jackson, and graduated in 2022. Mikayla has also had the opportunity to assist the well known choreographer Mitchell Jackson. She performed on Canada’s Got Talent Season 1 as a contestant with Intrepid Dance Company, she danced as an opening act for Blake Mcgraths Live Promo Tour, Back Up danced for REVE, and Local Toronto artist Nadia Stone, and danced in multiple music videos. On top of her love for performing she found a drive for Choreography, she first started choreographing competitive routines at the age of 16 and has since been awarded multiple choreography awards, and concept awards for her routines. Aside from the competitive industry Mikayla has choreographed Concept videos, Event performances, and multiple routines for a Nadia Stone virtual concert. She is Certified with “International Dance Teaching Standards”, “Progressing Ballet Technique”, “Acrobatic Arts”, and is a “Canadian Dance Teacher Association” Pre-Associate in Ballet.
Madeline Madronich - Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical - CDTA Affiliate/Alixa Flexibility/PBT
With her passion for teaching and determination she continues to expand her knowledge and build her teaching ability through a number of training courses and workshops. Attending the Toronto Teacher’s Expo and completing the level one CDTA teacher training in 2018 were two of the ways Maddie has expanded her knowledge. She is certified in Acrobatic Arts level 1, Alixa Flexibility Level One, Progressing Ballet Technique, and a Pre-Assocaite member in Ballet with the CDTA.
Quinn Morriss - Acro, Jazz, Lyrical
Quinn’s dance career and training has been in Brantford for the past 14 years in all genres of dance, but her three favourites are Acro, Lyrical and Tap. She continues to train in dance although her true passion is teaching dance. She has assisted teaching dance for 6 years, and has taught and choreographed competitive routines for the past 3. Many of Quinn's routines have won choreography awards, and special awards. When she is not at the teaching at the studio she coaches gymnastics and cheerleading.
Quinn is represented by DaCosta Talent Agency for Dance, where she has appeared in many tv shows and movies, and has also trained and performed with the Choreographer of Cirque Du Soleil, Debra Brown. She assists Dustin Wood for Acro workshops and intensives, and has been an Acrobatic Arts demonstrator. Quinn won Miss Petite Dance of Western NewYork, for Dance Masters of America’s Pageant. She currently is finishing her Early Childhood Education program at Fanshawe College and is attending University in the fall.
Some of the many teacher training programs Quinn has completed are, The LegWarmers Workshop Certificate
“dancing with the imagination”, Intellidance Workshop Certificate, (PAEC) Performing Arts Educators of Canada Certificate, (ADAPT) Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers Certificate, (CDTA) Canadian Dance Teachers Association Certificate, Healthy Dancer Canada Certificate “dance screening”, and Acrobatic Arts Certificate “introduction to acrobatic arts”
Shay Thornberry - Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz - CDTA Affiliate
Shay has been with Ballare for the past 9 years as a student, competitive team member and instructor. She has completed all Her Canadian Dance Teachers Association ballet exams and is an affiliate with the CDTA. Shay has won scholarships such going to 24 Seven Dance Convention in Rochester, and earning a place on Team Canada for Portugal 2023.
She has danced as an opening act for Blake McGraths Live Promo Tour, and as the Sugar Plum Fairy in a production of the Nutcracker. Shay plans to constantly expand her training as a teacher and dancer and is excited to continue that journey with Ballare.