Meaghan Giusti Owner & Artistic Director
Meaghan has over 17 years of experience in the performing arts industry, She is a graduate of York University with a Masters degree and Honours BFA in dance and studied dance abroad at University of Chichester in England. She is a certified member of the International Academy of Dance Adjudicators (IADA) and completed her intermediate level ballet exam with the Cecchetti Society of Canada.
In her home town of Sudbury, Ontario Meaghan trained in dance, theatre and voice. As an active member of Sudbury’s arts community Meaghan was a founding owner of the Sudbury Summer Drama Camp as well as a founding member of the Unweeded Garden Theatre Company. She studied Jazz, Tap (CDTA), Ballet, Pointe (Cecchetti) Lyrical, Modern (Cunningham, Graham, Limón) and Musical Theatre. Throughout her training, Meaghan competed and won awards in many cities throughout Ontario.
While at York University Meaghan performed as a member of the York Dance Ensemble. As a performer and choreographer she has presented work at the fFiDA International Dance Festival, the Toronto Fringe Festival and International Dance Day at Dundas Square. Meaghan also dances and choreographs with contemporary dance companies Collective HEAT and Con Moto Dance Projects. Her work was also commissioned and presented by the Simcoe Contemporary Dancers in Barrie Ontario.
Working within Toronto’s vibrant dance community for over 5 years Meaghan worked with the Canadian Dance Assembly, fFIDA International Dance Festival, George Brown College Dance Department, DanceFuzion and the CanAsian Dance Festival.
As a passionate teacher and artist, Meaghan is very excited to offer professional level training in all of the performing art forms to aspiring young artists. By combining her formal education at York University with her lifetime of practical education, Meaghan is thrilled to share her expertise by bringing professional education into the studio.
Michael Rubinstein Acting & Musical Theatre
Michael has learned from and worked with some of the worlds leading producers and artists. He is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Acting Program, has interned for Kevin Wallace on the West-End production of The Lord of the Rings, and worked for Sonia Friedman Productions. Michael has directed numerous projects, such as: Rebecca Perry’s Confessions of a Red Headed Coffee Shop Girl, From Judy to Bette at the Next Stage Festival, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Al Green Theatre and both Reefer Madness and Spring Awakening at The Lower Ossington Theatre. He was also the writer and director of The Jungle Book Circuswhich traveled to Dubai in 2013. Michael worked as the Assistant Producer at Birdland Theatre on the Dora Award winning production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and was the Producer at Theatre 20. Michael previously worked as head of the casting department and the on set acting coach at Brain Power Studio. Michael currently works as an agent for Jess Rapp Talent.
Caroline Niklas-Gordon Dance- Ballet & Contemporary
Over the past 20 years Caroline has had the privilege of dancing in Europe, the U.S. and Canada. Starting off she danced with The National Ballet Prague. Upon returning to North America she danced for choreographers Peter Anastos, Julia Aplin, Peggy Baker, Bridget Cauthrey, Jennifer Lynn Dick, David Earle, Christopher House, Megan O’Shea, Vicki St.Denis, Lucy Rupert, Anne Troake and others. Caroline has a dance performance diploma from George Brown College and holds a teaching certificate from The Royal Academy of Dance. She has taught ballet and contemporary dance extensively over the last 23 years. In the past 5 years she has developed her own program which explores creative expression through movement and has been teaching it throughout public schools in and around Toronto.
Sarah Williamson Dance- Ballet & Contemporary
Originally from Sudbury Ontario, Ms. Williamson is an honours BFA graduate from Ryerson University’s Dance Program. She had the honour of working under the direction of Nadia Potts where she continued her training in ballet, modern and jazz. Prior to University, she received professional training from The National Ballet School and the Quintee Ballet School. She has also performed as a Principal Dancer for Cadence Progressive Contemporary Ballet Company as well as independently for many dance companies in Toronto. She has several years of dance teaching experience and is certified through the Society of Russian Ballet in Canada. She has choreographed for and co-directed several children’s theatre productions with Lock and Keynote Productions including “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” She also has experience in the film industry as an actor and dancer in commercials and movies. Look for her in American Girl’s movie “Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight” where she performed as member of the corps de ballet. Ms. Williamson, a skilled and passionate teacher, choreographer, adjudicator and actor, is constantly expanding her skills as a multi-faceted performer.
Rachel Cornejo Dance
Rachel grew up dancing in many forms and moved to Toronto in 2008 to pursue professional level studies at George Brown College. Graduating with honours and the Faculty Choice award in 2010 with her Diploma in Performance Dance – she continues performing and teaching. Rachel has been teaching dance to children, teens and adults for the past ten years. Rachel has performed for many stages, including WE DAY, Dance Ontario, the Cambridge Symphony’s Nutcracker and many more. When Rachel isn’t performing she is passionately teaching fitness and dance to inspire others to find their creative voice.
Jamee Valin Dance
Jamee Valin currently works as a solo dance artist, choreographer, educator, performer and producer. Jamee trained at York University and George Brown College for Dance Performance Studies and Fine Arts Cultural Studies as well as mentored with Dreamwalker Dance Company, Project CPR, MascallDance, PuSh Festival, National Artist Program, and the Cultch Ignite! Dance Mentorship. She has performed and choreographed for Dance: Made in Canada, Dusk Dances, Dancing on the Edge, ROMP!, 12 Minutes Max and many more. Miss Valin is a co-producer for To.Be.Announced Choreographic Showcases and Artistic Director of Valence Movement (dance theatre). As an educator, she has worked for Canada’s Ballet Jorgen, The Landing Dance Centre, Defy Gravity Dance Co, Quick Ball Change, Broadway Arts Centre, Toronto Youth Ballet Ensemble and George Brown College’s Dance Department. Her energy is infectious and bright in every class she teaches. Continuing her outreach Jamee is an active adjudicator and panelist traveling throughout Canada. She looks forward to many endeavours with Broadway Arts Centre this spring and beyond!
Heidi Lange Musical Theatre & Singing
Heidi is a singer, teacher, writer and actor, balancing a varied teaching schedule of vocal, piano and musical theatre instruction. With over 13 years of teaching experience, Heidi seeks to develop trust and a strong rapport with her students, encouraging them to express themselves as honestly as possible. She sings jazz and pop regularly in and around Toronto, as well as performing in theatre and was recently featured at the inaugural Women of Musical Theatre Festival in Toronto. A graduate of Mohawk College’s Applied Music program, she also studied Musical Theatre at the University of Windsor. Heidi has one album, Later, and is currently working on her next recording, celebrating the music of Paul Simon. She is very pleased to be retuning to Broadway Arts Centre this season.
Joanna Mills Vocal, Mini & Junior Musical Theatre
Joanna’s passion is music and singing. Since 2001, she has led a local gospel choir which performs monthly, and has written and directed original children’s musicals at Emmanuel Howard Park United Church. She also performs frequently in local festivals and clubs with her eight-voice folkgrass ensemble North of Queen. Joanna is also an award-winning songwriter (Songdoor, Song of the Year, ISSA) and arranger and her works have been performed by several local choirs and her band. She also has several choral compositions under consideration for publication. Trained formally in voice, piano, and oboe throughout her younger years, Joanna continued to develop her musicality by singing in, and leading, various choirs, performing with the New Westminster Musical Theatre Guild, and teaching piano as an adult. She believes whole-heartedly that everyone has the ability to sing with the right encouragement and instruction, and specializes in helping novice singers to learn the rudiments of proper singing techniques, harmonization and group/chorus performance.