2022 - 23  FACULTY


Inspiring, loyal and motivational

Originally from Saskatchewan, Miss Karla has owned SBDC since 2007. Her proudest moment as a studio director was when the SBDC team won the Spirit Award at Thunderstruck Dance Competition for having dancers and teachers who were not only talented, but kind and supportive to the other competitors. As a teacher, Miss Karla leaves her students feeling happy and energetic after every class.



Passionate, dedicated and knowledgeable

Miss Amanda did the majority of her training through the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. As a teacher, Miss Amanda takes pride in her student's achievements from their first step in the studio to becoming a professional dancer, and everything in between. Around the studio, Miss Amanda is known for holding her students to a high standard while also encouraging them to reach their personal best.



Encouraging, artistic and compassionate

As a dancer, Miss Courtney shone on stage across all genres, especially tap. Her most memorable experience as a dancer was competing in the Moose Jaw festival and winning first place overall for her tap duo. Now as a teacher, she loves the feeling of hearing her students say how much they enjoy her classes and can't wait to see what they'll learn next week.



Friendly, empathetic and charismatic

Miss Amy has spent most of her life on stage entertaining audiences through her portrayal of a wide array of characters. As a teacher, she loves seeing her students perform, especially when they are more excited than nervous to hit the stage. Miss Amy feels great when she sees her students having fun learning in class and leaving every week feeling happy and accomplished.

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Kind, caring and magical

While dancing, Miss Katie was our resident ballerina, though she also trained in lyrical, jazz, tap and musical theatre. Her proudest accomplishments are performing a pointe solo and completing her Advanced Ballet exam. As a teacher, Miss Katie uses her knowledge to provide her students with an excellent foundation in dance while leaving each child feeling cherished.



Enthusiastic, creative and supportive

Throughout her dance training and years competing, Miss Claudia excelled in many different styles of dance such as hip hop, jazz, contemporary and tap. Her love for dance shines on stage with every performance. She has cherished all of the opportunities she has had to travel and learn from different choreographers. As a teacher, Miss Claudia is excited to pass down her knowledge to her students and help ignite their love of dance.

Maria Villarreal


Energetic, uplifting and passionate

Miss Maria began dancing at age three and immediately fell in love with dance. She has trained in Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Tap and Musical Theatre. Once she began competing at age twelve, Miss Maria quickly discovered her favourite styles of dance were Hip Hop and Lyrical and these became her primary focus. She has been recognized at multiple competitions with special awards for her performance ability. Miss Maria is very excited to work with SBDC's dancers this year and hopes to spread the love and passion she has for dance.