The Richmond Academy of Dance - Celebrating 31 Years of Excellence

Our Graduates

Every year, senior dancers graduatefrom the Academy, ready to take on the dance world. We are proud to display a few of our alumni who embody dedication and persistence while fulfilling their dreams around the world.Many of our alumni are award-winning choreographers, teachers, directors, producers, physiotherapists and yoga and Pilates instructors.

To name a few, Richmond Academy graduates are dancing with the National Ballet of Canada, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Alberta Ballet, Ballet BC, Les Ballets de Jazz Montreal, Alvin Ailey, Batsheva Dance Company, LA Dance Project, Bad Boys of Dance Company, Broadway, Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers, Digitize, andLes Grands Ballets Canadiens. Alumni are studying at world-renowned schools such as New York’s Julliard, the Boston Conservatory, London’s Central School of Ballet, Ryerson University, Arizona State University,Palucca Hochschule fur Tanz Dresden, Edge School of Performing Arts, Broadway Dance Centre and the San Francisco Conservatory.


Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Heather Ogden.

Heather Ogden

Principal Dancer, National Ballet of Canada

Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Nicole Caron.

Nicole Caron

Principal Dancer - Alberta Ballet, Canada

Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Tara Williamson.

Tara Williamson

Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal

Ballet BC

Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Fiona Drewbrook.

Fiona Drewbrook

Ballet Jörgen, Toronto, Canada

Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Alexei Geronimo.

Alexei Geronimo

Bad Boys of Dance Company

Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Jasmine Chiu.

Jasmine Chiu

Boston Conservatory, Jacobs Pillow

Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Brenddan McCooey.

Brenddan McCooey

Tapestry Tap Company, Texas

Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Kristina Roper.

Kristina Roper

Ballet Spartanburg

Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Tiffany Mo.

Tiffany Mo

Graduate of American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Actor in L.A.

Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Britte Nielsen.

Britte Nielsen

Undergraduate Degree in Dance Sciences - Cal State University Long Beach

Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Janine Laidlow.

Janine Laidlow

Cape Town Ballet, South Africa

Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Stephanie Amurao.

Stephanie Amurao

Batsheva Dance Company

LA Dance Project

Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Anouk Froidevaux.

Anouk Froidevaux

European Continent, Independent Choreographers

Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Greg Pember.

Greg Pember

Boston Conservatory of Music, Off Broadway Musicals

Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Connie Drewbrook.

Connie Drewbrook

Pre Professional Program, Alberta Ballet, Canada

Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Kate Richard.

Kate Richard

Central School of Speech and Drams, London, England

Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Pamela Schneider.

Pamela Schneider

Cirque Du Soleil, Madonna, Shakira

Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Anna Theodasakis.

Anna Theodasakis

Toronto-based Director & Choreographer of Opera; Dance Division Professor at University of Toronto Opera; Acting & Movement Coach for Canadian Opera Company Ensemble

Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Chelsea Preston.

Chelsea Preston

Off West End in London

Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Leah Paterson.

Leah Paterson

Graduate of Grant McEwan Musical Theatre Program, Actor

Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Tamara Vishkianoff.

Tamara Vishkianoff

Graduate Cap College Musical Theatre Programme

Richmond Academy of Dance graduate, Tessa Skara.

Tessa Skara

Musical Theatre Program at New York University


Many of our Alumni are also award-winning choreographers, teachers, directors, producers and so much more. Some even apply their skills dancing skills in human-kinetics, physiotherapy for dancers, yoga, and pilates.

Our hearts go out to our graduates listed here or not, and we will continue to update this page as we continue to extend our family and community.