Academy Faculty Members

Annette Jakubowski, RAD RTS
Artistic Director
Heather Joosten-Fair
Artistic Director

Kristina Liland
Administrator
Jana Meerman
Administrator
Natasha Usenko
Administrative Assistant

Cathleen Andrews, DE
Classical Ballet Instructor
Lara Barclay
Contemporary Instructor
Ramona Boariu, ARAD RTS
Classical Ballet Instructor
Penelope Boyse, LISTD
Jazz & Musical Theatre Instructor
Amy Burns
Tap Instructor
Sheila Christie, BMUS, MMus
Vocal Instructor
Nicola Earl, RBS TTC, ARAD RTS
Classical Ballet Instructor
Shauna Elton, BFA Honours
Contemporary Instructor
Danielle Gardner
Jazz & Lyrical Instructor
Jocelyn Gauthier, BFA
Vocal Instructor
Tatiana Jakubowski, RAD RTS
Classical Ballet Instructor
Heather Myers
Classical Ballet Instructor
Shawna Parry
Jazz, Musical Theatre & Tap Instructor
Laura Ross
Acting, Jazz, Musical Theatre & Tap Instructor
Claudia Segovia, ISTD
Classical Ballet Instructor
Jacq Smith, BDes
Jazz & Lyrical Instructor
Natasha Usenko
Teacher Assistant
Cindy Varney
Pilates Instructor
Kyle Vicente
Hip Hop Instructor
Kamilah Wilson
Body Conditioning Instructor

Rita Chiu
Accompanist
Angela Mok
Accompanist
Michael Park
Accompanist
Tetyana Savchyshyn
Accompanist
Catherine Tseng, BMUS
Accompanist
David Wang
Accompanist

Annette Jakubowski, RAD RTS
Co-Director
Jozef Jakubowski
Co-Director
Heather Joosten-Fair
Co-Director

The dedicated Faculty at the Academy demanded professionalism from day one of my training there and this enthusiasm is what sparked my passion for a life in the performing arts…Every artistic choice, direction or creative idea that came out of the Academy had so much integrity and was crafted with a beautiful respect for the art of dance. - Gregory Pember, Academy graduate, Boston Conservatory graduate, Toronto-based actor, yoga teacher and dancer