Miss Alexandra is a dancer, dance teacher and a former cheerleader. Alexandra danced competitively with Canadian Dance Company competing across Canada, USA and Europe in ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop. She cheered for Power Cheer Toronto Cobras, an athletic cheer force that competes across Canada and the USA, most importantly the “WORLDS” competition in Florida. Cheer routines consisted of tumbling, stunting (also known as lifts and tosses into the air), as well as synchronized jump and dance sequences. In addition, Alex offers personal training and is graduating in beauty school with a diploma in makeup, skin care, and eyebrows. Miss Alexandra is excited to devote her time, effort, and energy towards helping students grow and succeed in dance. Her goal is to improve, add to their skills and techniques and she promises to make dance as enjoyable as she possibly can!
Cristine Sousa - Guest Teacher
Cristine shares her passion for dance with over 25 years of experience. Having danced competitively since the age of 12, she has been trained in various styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, hiphop, lyrical, musical theatre, acro and barre. Cristine has been involved in producing, directing and performing in shows during her Bachelor Studies at the University of Ottawa, where she graduated with an Honours of Businesses. Her work there, as a Creative Director for a non-for profit organization called CASCO, consisted of teaching dance to over 40 students and professors for a fundraising gala donating over $30,000 to the children's hospital in Ottawa. In 2016, Cristine graduated from a Masters of International Business CEMS MIM program, studying in Portugal and The Netherlands, participating in various dance activities, teaching swing dancing and participating in jazz, pole, and hip hop classes. Cristine has been instructing for over 11 years teaching jazz, ballet, parents and tots, creative movement, cheerleading, musical theatre, barre and special dance classes to those with learning disabilities. Having been a part of the Can Dance family at a young age, Cristine is excited to return with her positive energy, open mindset, technical talent, and passion for dance!
Stephanie Truman - Acro, Ballet, Jazz
Stephanie began dancing at age six and has since studied many styles, including ballet, jazz, modern, acro, pointe, lyrical, and musical theatre. Stephanie graduated Cum Laude from the dance program at York University in 2014 and now holds a BFA with Honours. During her training, Stephanie achieved great success in dance competitions, including becoming the World Champion in the Ballet Duo category with her sister in 2007 and 2009. Her love of teaching has inspired her to become a Student Teacher in Training with the Society of Russian Ballet and work towards Associate status. She is also a Module One certified Acrobatic Arts instructor. Stephanie danced for Emmy award-winning choreographer Debra Brown in Panamania, the cultural festival accompanying the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Para-Pan Am Games. Stephanie is thrilled to be teaching acro at Can Dance Academy.