Co-Director and Dance Instructor
Effie began her dance training at the age of four in Toronto and began competing at the age of five in the styles of Jazz, Tap, Acrobatics, Musical Theatre, Ballet (R.A.D. completing ballet exams) and eventually Lyrical and Hip Hop. She has attended conventions in Canada and the United States as well as performed abroad as a professional dancer. Effie began her teaching career in 2004 and has taught all ages in competitive and recreational programs. In addition to her dance training, Effie has had extensive training in gymnastics, developmental gymnastics, figure skating, off-ice training, obtained certifications with Gymnastics Ontario, as well as a post secondary schooling background in Fitness and Health.
With a strong passion for dance, Effie continues to take classes, and updates her certifications. She is determined to share her knowledge and pass her love for dance to her students.
Co-Director and Dance Instructor
Leanne Yagi began her dance training at the age of four, at Lori DeLuca’s Dance Place in Welland, Ontario. She graduated in 2014 from York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, studying primarily performance and choreography. Since then, Leanne has performed commercially for events such as Canada’s Walk of Fame, Honey Jam, as well as performed in music videos for Canadian talent Taya Marquis, Seaway Band, Grandtheft, and Crystalyne. From 2012- 2015 Leanne was part of the Toronto Blue Jays cheerleading team, and had the pleasure of dancing in the 2015 playoff games.
Leanne has over 7 years of experience teaching styles such as Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary and Lyrical. More recently she has taken up an interest in Hip Hop, Heels, and Latin dance. Leanne is now focusing on teaching and choreographing, fulfilling her dreams in the art of dance. She hopes to inspire her students with her passion and knowledge of dance.
Regan began dancing at the age of 3 and has trained and competed in many styles including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and modern dance. Growing up, she always enjoyed participating in as many opportunities as she could, including two summers at the prestigious Rockettes Summer Intensive at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 2011 and 2012. She also began an apprenticeship with Simcoe Contemporary Dancers while still in high school and continued to dance with them through her University experience as a guest artist. Regan attended York University and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts Honours in Dance, specializing in Choreography and Performance. She also spent the final year of her degree on exchange in England at The University of Chichester in their dance department, having one of her choreographic works performed by their undergraduate touring company 3Fall Dance Company. Since graduating Regan has become a certified instructor in Tap and Jazz through ADAPT as well as completing her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies through the Royal Academy of Dance. She is currently working towards her Acrobatic dance certification through the Acro Dance Teachers Association. Regan is also a certified Pilates, Barre, Yoga and PBT instructor and brings her knowledge of healthy and safe movement to all of her classes. She always stays up to date with current dance science and loves to share her passion for the art form with her students!