Academy Faculty Members

Artistic Directors

Annette Jakubowski, RAD RTS
Artistic Director
Heather Joosten
Artistic Director

Administration

Rita Wei
Administrator

Instructors

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)

Brandon Alley
Contemporary Instructor
Cathleen Andrews, DE
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
Danielle Gardner
Jazz & Lyrical Instructor
Jocelyn Gauthier, BFA
Vocal Instructor
Josephine Jakubowski, ARAD
Instructor/Administration
Tatiana Jakubowski, RAD RTS
Classical Ballet Instructor & Fitness Instructor
Racheal Prince
Contemporary Instructor
Monica Proenca
Contemporary Ballet Instructor & Choreographer
Gabriela Nastase
Classical Ballet Instructor
Laura Ross
Acting, Jazz, Musical Theatre & Tap Instructor
Brianna Roberts
Fitness Instructor
Claudia Segovia, ISTD
Classical Ballet Instructor
Jacq Smith, BDes
Jazz, Lyrical, Conmtemporary & Musical Theatre Instructor
Natasha Usenko
Musical Theatre & Tap Instructor
Cindy Varney
Pilates Instructor
Kyle Vicente
Hip Hop Instructor
Karyn Way
Vocal Instructor

Accompanists

Rita Chiu
Accompanist
Gloria Huang
Accompanist
Connie Lin
Accompanist
Zabrina Ng
Accompanist
Tetyana Savchyshyn
Accompanist
Jaya Story
Accompanist
David Wang
Accompanist

Directors

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