Instructors 2018 / 2019 Dance Season



Kay Kenney

Contemporary, Jr. C0mpany,  Sr. Company

Originally from Kingston, Kay Kenney grew up dancing at the Kingston School of Dance where she received up to her Elementary Cecchetti certificate in ballet.  In 2009 she moved to Ottawa to pursue her studies in dance at The School of Dance Professional Contemporary Dance 3 year Diploma Programme, where she worked with great Canadian artists such as Brian Webb, Susie Burpee, Louise Bédard, Martin Bélanger, Heidi Strauss and Ginelle Chagnon.   Kay has performed work for Caroline Barrière, Cathy Kyle-Fenton, Sylvie Desrosiers/Dorsale Danse, Jocelyn Todd/Lawless Dance Co and has worked in collaboration with Andrea Nann/Dreamwalker Dance Co(2014-2015).  In spring 2013, she was invited back to Kingston through the Kingston School of Dance under a Kingston Arts Council Grant to create and perform work at The Grand Theatre and last past spring premiered her first full length work, initially/(un)conditionally presented in The first annual Juvenis Festival.  Other festivals Kenney has been a part of include Jazz Fest (Ottawa), Dusk Dances (Ottawa), Summerworks (Toronto), Kingston Promenade (Kingston), Nuit Blanche (Ottawa), Quartiers Danse Festival (Montreal) and was the choreographer for A Chorus Line presented by Blue Canoe Productions in the Kick and Push Festiva l(Kingston 2015).  Most recently Kenney was invited to perform a new solo work titled 6/26/80 in the second edition of Dark Horse Dance Projects in Ottawa and worked in creation and performance for MayDay Danse (Montreal).  For the past 5 years Kenney has performed and choreographed work for Dances By Youth For Youth, a project originally mentored by Peter Boneham and has assisted Boneham during his teachings in Montreal.  Currently a company member of Ottawa Dance Directive, where she has worked and collaborated with artists such as Andrew Turner, Melanie Demers, Harold Rheaume and artistic director Yvonne Coutts.  Kenney has also been a company member of Social Growl Dance since 2013, under artistic direction of Riley Sims (Toronto), where she also acts a rehearsal director for projects and intensives.  Kenney is a very proud member of the Kingston Community and is passionate about evolving the artistic experiences within the city, to open knew doors and give new opportunities for expression and collaboration.  She is thrilled to be back teaching at the Kingston School of Dance!

Emily Stoddart

Tap & Acro

Elysse Chennette

Jazz & Mini Dance


Erin Thompson

Hip Hop

Jessica Irwin

Lyrical Fusion

Meredith Dault



Alina Anton

Ballet & Broadway Jazz


Victoria Bassard-Manahon

Acrobatic Arts