With an illustrious stage career of over 20 years as Principal Dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, Ms. Goh is one of the most prolific artists of her generation. Her delicate lyricism and emotional depth personify the essence of numerous lead roles. In 2010 upon retiring from her performing career, Ms. Goh accepted the invitation to become the Director of Goh Ballet, to further her passion to inspire dancers of tomorrow and to provide students with opportunities to train with world-renowned teachers. Extending her reach and always advocating for the arts, Ms. Goh serves as a jury member for several international competitions. She guest instructs and sets choreography for some of the most renowned companies in the world and since 2009 has been the Executive Producer of Goh Ballet’s critically acclaimed The Nutcracker, a holiday tradition in the City of Vancouver. Ms. Goh is a founding member of Vancouver’s Arts and Culture Policy Council, which assists in giving the creative community a voice. Her accomplishments, with irrepressible devotion to the enhancement of the cultural life of Canada, have garnered several prestigious awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the YWCA Women of Distinction Award, the New Pioneers Arts Award and the Best Teacher Award at the World Ballet Competition. In 2019, Ms Goh was appointed a member of the Order of Canada and in 2020, the University of British Columbia awarded her the distinction of Doctor of Letters honoris causa.
Chan Hon Goh C.M. D.Litt. Director
Fiona Smith Associate Director of the Junior School, Instructor, N.B.S Dip. & A.R.A.D
For more than two decades Ms. Smith has provided leadership for the Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver, Canada, overseeing the Children’s Division, Junior School, and aspects of the Senior Professional School. Choreographing award-winning ballet pieces, providing coaching for national and international competitions, and leading preparations for all levels of RAD examinations, she has been recognized for her student-centric approach and dedication to the well-being and personal success of the student body.
A graduate of the Teacher Training Program at Canada’s National Ballet School and the London Studio Centre in London, England, Fiona has held instructor positions in Tokyo, Toronto, and Vancouver. She provides instruction for ballet intensive sessions on the margins of dance competitions and showcase events, including the Ballet Beyond Borders Competition held in Missoula, Montana, and Los Angeles. She has also been sought after as a ballet adjudicator and judge for various dance competitions, including the U.S.A. and the Victoria DanceWorks Festival. Her portfolio includes annual leadership of significant theatre productions, including Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker and adaptations of classical ballets for the Children’s Division such as Sleeping Beauty and Alice in Wonderland.
Her career has brought her full circle, having received formal training at the Goh Ballet Academy, where she performed and toured throughout Canada, France, and China with the Goh Ballet Youth Company. She moved to England in 1995 to perform with London Studio Centre’s Images of Dance, working with choreographers such as Geoffrey Cauley, Michael Corder, and Harold King.
Transitioning her love of teaching into her next career move, Ms. Smith returned to Canada and continued her post-secondary education at Canada’s National Ballet School, as well as earning her Advanced 2 R.A.D., Advanced 2 Cecchetti and Advanced National Dance Examinations. She also achieved her teaching certificates in both the R.A.D. Teacher’s Examination and the ISTD National Dance Teachers Examination. Ms. Smith also recently received her Silver Swans Licence from the R.A.D. Ms. Smith returned to the Goh Ballet Academy in 2001, bringing her international experience and love of ballet as the Associate Director to the Junior School.
Tanya Phelps Associate Director of Outreach & Special Projects, Instructor, R.A.D., RTS, ABT® Primary – Level 3
Tanya Phelps is a highly regarded Ballet & Dance Instructor, Choreographer, and Coach, boasting an extensive background across various dance forms, including ballet, jazz, contemporary, and tap.
Ms. Phelps joined Goh Ballet Academy as an instructor in 2003, throughout the years, she has skillfully instructed students of all age groups, from children to juniors, seniors, and adults. Her teaching expertise extends beyond the studio, encompassing successful coaching in competitions, examinations, technique refinement, and rehabilitation.
In her capacity as Associate Director of Special Projects and Outreach, Ms. Phelps specializes in curating program and curriculum development in educational outreach. Her role involves coordinating external relations performances, executed through relationship management and strategic brand elevation.
Throughout her illustrious career, Ms. Phelps has garnered numerous awards and accolades for her outstanding choreography. Creating extraordinary large-scale performances and dances for competitions, weddings, musicals, events and productions. Her inclination to work collaboratively has fostered partnerships with a diverse array of companies on cultural initiatives and cross-promotions, continually advocating for the realms of dance, art, and beauty. Notably, Ms. Phelps's coaching has produced students who have achieved international acclaim, including a prestigious 1st place win at YAGP (Youth America Grand Prix).
Beyond her commitments at the Goh Ballet Academy, Ms. Phelps has assumed roles as an adjudicator, masterclass instructor, and coordinator for the Global Dance Challenge International Dance Competition. Her multifaceted involvement extends to designing competition rules and regulations, shaping the competition's digital presence, and serving as a key liaison for participants.
Ms. Phelps's richly diverse career includes memorable performances in acclaimed ballets such as Giselle, Don Quixote, La Fille Mal Gardee, Serenade, Paquita, Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker. She has worked as an MC for various events and educational outreach performance shows, including a tour to China where she MC'd in both English and Mandarin. Ms. Phelps also appeared on Guang Dong TV's Future Stars of
Tomorrow as a dancer, choreographer, actor, and model.
Ms. Phelps has undergone extensive teacher certification and training, including a certification in Progressive Ballet Technique and being an American Ballet Theatre certified teacher for primary levels to level 3. She also has Registered Teacher Status with the Royal Academy of Dance and ongoing career development courses with the Academy.
Her pedagogical expertise extends to the Vaganova technique, where she trained under the guidance of Professor Xu Ding Zhong, Deputy Director of the Beijing Dance Academy, and the Balanchine technique, under the mentorship of Suki Schorer.
Ms Phelps is passionate about dance and dedicated to sharing her knowledge and
expertise with others. Her commitment to her students and the dance community is evident through her student’s success and her ability to create performances and choreography that inspire and elevate the art of dance.
Isabel Yuan Senior Ballet Instructor; R.A.D. Examiner; N.B.S. P.D.T.C.
Isabel Yuan was born in China where she studied classical Ballet at the Beijing Dance Academy (the National Ballet of China), and graduated with distinction in all subjects. Ms. Yuan danced professionally as a principal ballet dancer for 15 years with the Tani Ballet Company in Tokyo, Japan and performed internationally in the most famous classical ballets such as Don Quixote, La Sylphide, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, La Fille Mal Gardee, Coppelia, Cinderella and Swan Lake among others. After sustaining dance injuries, Ms. Yuan retired from dancing and came to Canada to study at the National Ballet School of Canada to obtain her professional dance teacher training in Toronto. She has over two decades of teaching experience and this includes guest teaching at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School of Canada, the Beijing National Ballet School, and the National Ballet School of New Zealand.
Ms. Yuan’s teaching credentials include: the National Ballet Professional Dancer Teaching Certification (NBS. P.D.T.C.), Imperial Society Teachers of Dancing, Advanced Certification and Associate Certification (A.I.S.T.D.), Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Certification (R.A.D. TC.). Ms. Yuan was appointed as a Vocational Examiner for the Royal Academy of Dance in 2005, and has been a Dual Examiner since 2011.
Adonis Daukaev Instructor
Adonis Daukaev started his career in 1985 as Principal Dancer at the LWOW Opera in the Ukraine; he went on to an astounding career as Principal Dance and House Choreographer at Pfalztheater of Kaiserslautern, Germany.
He has been a ballet teacher at the LWOW Opera (Ukraine), Gdańsk Opera Baltycka (Poland), Salzburg Ballet (Austria), and Pfalztheater (Germany). In addition to his credentials, Mr. Daukaev graduated as Ballet Master and Choreographer at the Notable Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia.
With a professional dance background spanning over 26 years, Mr. Daukaev has worked with many renowned dancers and professors including: K.M. Sergueyev, I.G. Gensler, R.I. Gerbeck, and B.V. Blankov, all of whom embody strong traditional Russian Ballet artistry.
Mr. Daukaev has choreographed several original works in both Classical and Modern dance and has worked with internationally renowned artists such as Germinal Casado, Patricia Neary, and Nikita Dolgushine. Since 2014 he has maintained a regular engagement with the Goh Ballet (Vancouver, Canada) as Ballet Master and Choreographer.
Eva Draw Senior Ballet Instructor and Student Advisor
Trained at the Bolshoi Ballet School graduating with honors, Ms. Draw joined Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet Theater in 1979 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 1981.Ms. Draw interpreted many principal roles of the classical repertoire and had ballets created for her. During her dancing career Ms. Draw studied at the Russian University of Theater Arts(GITIS) for her degree as a Ballet Master under the guidance of Marina Semyonova. In 1994 Ms. Draw joined the faculty if the National Ballet of Canada as a ballet teacher, while completing her Diploma of the Former Professional Dancers teacher training program with distinction. During her tenure at the National Ballet School Ms. Draw received the Diploma as a Teacher of the Cecchetti Method and the Associate Diploma in Cecchetti Classical Ballet from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance(ISTD) as well as granted the registration status as a teacher of Royal Academy of Dancing. In 2002 Ms. Draw was promoted to the Senior Teacher and Senior Student Advisor and cared the responsibility for career advisory for the senior students at the National Ballet School of Canada. In 2009 she was invited by Nikolaj Hubbe the Director of the Royal Danish Ballet to join the company as a ballet mistress as well as the ballet teacher for the Royal Danish Ballet School. As a ballet mistress of the company, she has the responsibility to teach company classes, lead rehearsals, coach principal dancers and stage the productions. In 2012 in co-operation with Nicolaj Hubbe, Ms. Draw has staged full production of La Bayadere which received praised reviews from particularly the New York Post magazine. In 2015-2022 Ms. Draw worked in the Dance faculty at the UNCSA as an Associate Professor and became the recipient of the Excellence in teaching award 2020-2021.
Jiawen Mann Pan Instructor, R.A.D, RTS
Ms. Jiawen Mann Pan's professional ballet career began at Guangzhou Ballet where she received training from the vice-principal of Guangzhou Art School. Her six years of training in the Vaganova methods and syllabus, combined with extensive training in Chinese classical and folk dance, culminated in her graduation with distinction. Ms. Pan's repertoire includes classical ballet performances of Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and Nutcracker during her frequent tours of China, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong. In recognition of her accomplishments, she received her certificate of Ballet Teaching and Certificate of Chinese Dance Teaching from the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy in 2006.
Since moving to Canada in 2008, Ms. Pan has continued to pursue her passion for dance by joining the Senior division and Youth Company at Goh Ballet Academy. In 2011, she became a RAD-certified teacher at Goh Ballet after completing a three-year teaching course. Ms. Pan has also participated in master classes instructed by Lin Yee Goh, Professor Xu Ding Zhong of Beijing Dance Academy, and Suki Schorer at the School of American Ballet.
Ms. Pan's commitment to excellence has led her to work with Anna-Marie Holmes and Maina Gielgud during her tenure at Goh Ballet. She has received awards from the Surrey Festival of Dance and Global Dance Challenge for her choreography, and her students have achieved great success under her tutelage. One of her students won first place in the Youth America Grand Prix in 2019 after being coached by Ms. Pan in classical ballet variation.
Ying Zhang Instructor
Ms. Zhang has been a distinguished presence in the dance world since 1980. She began training at the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy at the age of 7. She excelled in ballet, character dance,
traditional Chinese dance, and Chinese folk dance.
She graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy and was accepted into Guangzhou Ballet Company where she started her professional dance career. Zhang was promoted to soloist in just 2 years.
Ms. Zhang has performed around Asia and North America, working with a number of notable dancers, teachers and choreographers, including Mrs. Lin Yee Goh. Her repertoire included Balanchine’s Serenade, Spring Fantasy,and La Fille Mal Gardee, Nutcracker and Swan Lake.
Ms. Zhang has been a teacher and choreographer at Goh Ballet in Vancouver, BC. Ms. Zhang has received her Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Certificate (RAD) and Goh Ballet Academy’s full time professional teacher’s training course diploma. Her students say that she was born a ballerina and choreographer. She has choreographed many pieces in classical ballet, neoclassical, and Chinese dance where her students have always been awarded 1st place or top 3 at competitions.
Her esteemed career as classical ballet dancer, character dancer, teacher, and choreographer has given her extensive knowledge of exactly what a student requires to achieve his or her goals of excellence in ballet and dance. Ms.
Zhang’s classroom is a nurturing and enjoyable environment where every dancer is taught with discipline, clear and precise instruction, understanding, and patience.
Katherine Somody Instructor, ABT® Primary – Level 3
Katherine Somody began her dance training at a young age where she developed her lifelong love of dance. Ms Somody received her dance training in Goh Ballet Academy's Senior Professional Division, where she toured China and Japan performing in varied repertoire, including: Swan Lake, Giselle, Nutcracker, Don Quixote, and Balanchine’s Serenade. She holds a BA in Art History from UBC and the Sorbonne in Paris, France, and an MFA (Performance Art & Dance) from Cornell University in New York. Ms Somody has had the privilege to perform, choreograph, and teach in Berlin, Paris, New York, Halifax and Vancouver. In addition to continual ballet teacher training, Katherine has also trained in various functional movement methodologies, including Countertechnique, Axis Syllabus, Developmental Movement Patterning (Laban/Bartenieff Fundamentals), Contact Improvisation, the Franklin Method and Gaga. She is also a certified Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) instructor. With a fascination for the intersection of Ballet and Somatic practices, Katherine continues to be impressed by the confidence, courage, creativity and grace of the dancers she works with.
Monica Proenca Contemporary Instructor - Master of Arts in Dance Pedagogy for Modern and Contemporary
"What immerses me in my art, is the connection it creates with the human soul."
Monica Proenca is a professional dance choreographer, teacher and coach with a Master Degree in Dance Pedagogy from the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden in modern, contemporary dance and contemporary ballet.Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she began her dance training at an early age and went on to graduate from the San Francisco School of the Arts in the United States.
Monica' s professional dance career led her to perform in Classical, Contemporary and many independent productions all over the world .
As a choreographer Monica has designed dance pieces for film, television and International Dance Companies. She has taught and choreographed in renowned institutions such as San Francisco, USA for Lines Contemporary Ballet Program, for Germany's - Nordhousen Ballet Company and Schewerin Ballet . Canada 's Arts Umbrella Youth Company, Kayzer Ballet - Portugal , Brazil's Divina Dança and São Paulo compania de dança and in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Japan, Germany all over Brazil and Canada.
Her professional eye for dance excellence has earned her invites to be a adjudicator at several steemed dance competitions.As an adjudicator she has set in the Jury of the Brasilia international Dance Seminar (Brazil) , Global Dance Challenge (Canada), Valentina koslova international ballet competition (Paraguay).
Monica was a nominee for the 4th Annual Inspirational Latin American Awards for Arts and Culture in Vancouver.
In film Ms Proenca produced "Strings for 2" a short dance film for Bravofact Canada. She was the choreographer for "Dance First" a short film produced by Dunbar Underground Productions , "Dualidade" for São Paulo cia de dança. The features, "A Christmas proposal " CBS/ Netflix and"Center Stage On Pointe," Sony Pictures/ Life network .
In Canada she continues to choreograph, produce, dance, teach, coach and inspire others with passion, strength and elegant technique combined with her own Brazilian flair.
Ramona Boariu Instructor, ARAD, RAD RTS, PBT Certified, Barre Fitness Certified
Ramona Boariu is an established Ballet trainer and Choreographer for the past 15+ years.
Ramona has successfully worked with the junior, Intermediate and Senior levels of dancers.
She has been trained under the RAD method of ballet, Vaganova and the ISTD method.
Ramona began her training in Vancouver at the age of 9 learning the discipline of Ballet from many leading teachers and choreographers. She trained with Annette Jakubowski, Jian Rong Sheng, Suzanne Ouellette, Susannah Steers, Anabel Ho and Wendy Green. She moved on to the professional world of dance at a young of 14 with the RWB where she trained extensively under the direction of David Moroni. Her teachers include Galina Yordanova, Jacqueline Weber,
Arlene Minkhorst, Evelyn Hart, Jorden Morris and Carol Roderick.
Ramona was graciously invited to work with the RWB Company in such works as the Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and other various contemporary pieces. Ramona received her Certificate of Ballet Teaching through the Royal Academy of Dance and is an Associate of the Royal Academy. Ramona also holds certification with the PBT method and Barre fitness instruction.
Natalie Dixon Instructor
Natalie May Dixon grew up in Calgary, AB where she completed the first 16 years of her dance training. Natalie has most notably trained with The School of Alberta Ballet as well as Edge Studios. She has completed all of her Royal Academy of Dance examinations, each with Distinction, where she even received a special mark of acknowledgement. Her background extends from not only extensive ballet training but contemporary, modern, jazz, and lyrical styles of dance as well.
The last 2 years Natalie has spent as a member of the Goh Ballet Youth Company. She is now a Soloist with the company for their 23/24 season. During her time living in Vancouver she has had the pleasure of teaching ballet outreach classes on behalf of Goh Ballet at Pythagoras Academy, as well as teaching for the Goh Ballet children’s summer programs.
Natalie looks forward to this season as a teacher at Goh Ballet Academy for the Children's Division.
Nyah Xiyan Wong Penner Instructor
Nyah Xiyan Wong Penner is a dance artist currently based in Vancouver, Canada. Nyah was
born and raised in Vancouver and trained in classical ballet from age three to 18 years at Goh
Ballet Academy under the direction of Chan Hon Goh. In February of 2022, Nyah traveled to
Berlin, Germany and fell in love with postmodern movement improvisation. For the 2022-23
season, Nyah trained at Victoria Academy of Ballet in the Post-Secondary Bridge Program
under the direction of Bleiddyn Del Villar Bellis. That spring, Nyah was contracted to dance in
the corps in Joshua Beamish’s New York City premier of his original contemporary-ballet work,
“@giselle.” Now training at Modus Operandi in Vancouver, Nyah is invested in a developing
relationship to the form through exploring improvisational and choreographed contemporary
movement and teaching ballet.
Sam Block Certified Mat Pilates instructor
Born and raised in New Westminster, Sam began dancing at age three and continued on to compete nationally and internationally in all styles of dance. She maintained her love of the art as a dance instructor in New Westminster for several years. Pilates became a regular part of Sam’s dance training from a young age, and she fell in love with what the practice does for both mind and body.
She has since become a Certified Mat Pilates instructor and Certified Barre Fitness instructor. Sam has a passion for teaching and loves sharing her knowledge of movement with students of all ages.
Ilze Titova Instructor (Goh Ballet Bayview)
Ilze Titova was born in Latvia, where she received her professional ballet training at the Riga Choreography School. Ilze began her professional dance career at the Latvian National Opera & Ballet Company in 1994, performing multiple roles in a wide variety of classical and contemporary repertoire and touring extensively throughout Europe.
In 2005, Ilze began the Teacher Training Program for former professional dancers at Canada’s National Ballet School. She graduated with Distinction, became a Registered Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance, and was selected by the faculty as the recipient of the Betty Oliphant Award.
Immediately after graduation, Ilze began teaching at Canada's National Ballet School where she taught Ballet Technique, Pointe, and Repertoire to male and female students of all ages in both the Professional and Associates Programs.
Ilze has been a regular juror on the National Ballet School’s national audition tour and has served on the jury of the Universal Ballet Competition in Florida, the Asian Grand Prix in Hong Kong and the Surrey Festival of Dance in British Colombia. Since 2017 Ilze has been teaching company classes at Canada’s Ballet Jörgen.
Heidi Lorenz Instructor (Goh Ballet Bayview) BFA Performance Dance, ACTRA Apprentice
Heidi Lorenz is a professionally trained dancer, teacher, and performer based in Toronto, Canada. Heidi specializes both her training and teachings in modern contemporary and ballet contemporary practices.
Heidi graduated from Ryerson University’s Performance dance program where she received her BFA and was awarded the Pamela Hackett Excellence in Dance scholarship. Upon graduation, Heidi had the privilege of dancing and performing with a prestigious ballet contemporary company ProArteDanza. Heid has performed on various performance platforms such as the Fall for Dance North Festival, Dance Made in Canada and Aeris Korper. Heidi’s performance experience extends into commercial work and she can be seen on Disney channels “The Next Step” and “Backstage”.
Heidi has worked with well-known choreographers and creators around Toronto such as Hanna Kiel, Kenny Pearl, Kate Hillard, Louis Laberge-Côté, Matjash Mrozewski, Alysa Pires and many more. Heidi continues to refine her teaching and movement practices by attending numerous programs such as “Movement Invention Project” In New York City, “Kenny Pearls Emerging artist intensive” in Toronto and “Nuova Officina della Danza” in Italy.
Heidi is thankful for the opportunities provided to her and is excited to share her knowledge with the next generation of artists.
Stephanie Landry Instructor (Goh Ballet Bayview)
A native of Montreal (P.Q.) Stephanie received her formal professional training at Canada's National Ballet School and was privileged to join The National Ballet of Canada, performing in Toronto as well as travelling abroad for 15years.
Upon retirement ,Stephanie went on to adjudicate for competitions, as well as producing numerous successfully awarded original choreographic pieces, including coaching repertoire solos.
Whistle bringing in the richness and abundance of knowledge from her career ,Stephanie having trained in the Pilates Method also adopted many other tools from various techniques, expertly developing a program of exercises so suitable for today's classical dancer, always aspiring to the best of professional teaching, educating, training and healthily developing the young minds and bodies of the next generation.
Bianca Pariselli Instructor (Goh Ballet Bayview) BFA Dance Honours. TTP Dip NBS. RAD RTS
Bianca Pariselli trained at Canada’s National Ballet School studying classical ballet, pointe, partnering, repertoire, and character dance and performing in The Nutcracker, hosted by The National Ballet of Canada.
Bianca has a passion for sharing her love of dance with aspiring dancers and attended York University’s Dance program in joint with the Teacher Training Program at Canada’s National Ballet School, to further her knowledge in teaching dancers of all levels. Bianca has graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance along with Honours from York University where she studied ballet and modern dance. Bianca is also a recent graduate of the Teacher Training Program at NBS, studying Classical Ballet and Royal Academy of Dance. Bianca is also a Mat Pilates instructor and teaches her students how to properly warm up and condition their bodies to prevent injuries while performing at their best. Bianca’s teaching philosophy is that education through dance is being able to accommodate various learning styles while translating them through movements and sequences that are able to help her students progress effectively.
Cheng-Ni Ho Instructor (Goh Ballet Bayview) BFA, NBS- TTP Dip., RAD- RTS
Cheng-Ni Ho began her training in Taiwan, where she studied many different dance forms including Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Tap and Chinese Folk dance. Upon
arriving in Toronto as a professional dancer in 2010, her versatile dance background was quickly recognized in the dance community where she performed professionally with several different companies, including the Canadian Opera Company.
While Ms. Ho was still performing, she was also sharing her love for dance with her students. To further expand her teaching knowledge in ballet, she graduated with
Distinction from the Teacher Training Program at Canada’s National Ballet School and is a proud recipient of the Betty Oliphant Award for Excellence in Teaching. She holds her
Registered Teacher’s Status with the Royal Academy of Dance, Cecchetti Society and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Ms. Ho was teaching in the Professional,
Associates and Adult Ballet programs at Canada’s National Ballet School before joining Goh Ballet Academy in 2019. She has also taught in professional dance programs in
Taiwan and in many private studios in the Greater Toronto Area.
Ms. Ho has trained students successfully for dance exams through Royal Academy of Dance and the Cecchetti Society. Many of her students went on continuing their training
in many different professional dance programs. She also teach and coach competitive athletes such as figure skaters, synchronize swimmers and gymnasts who viewed ballet as
an important part of their training to achieve their professional goals. Ms. Ho’s passion for dance is evident in her teaching style and she is dedicated to work with her students to inspire a love of dance that will help them achieve their goals.
Eleanor Bull Instructor (Goh Ballet Bayview)
Eleanor received her professional training at Canada's National Ballet School. Upon graduation, Eleanor began her professional career dancing with Pacific Northwest Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre before returning to Canada where she danced with Les Grands Ballet Canadiens and Canada's Ballet Jorgen performing and touring across the country in multiple soloist roles and contemporary works.
In 2016, Eleanor graduated from the Teacher Training Certification through Canada's National Ballet School as a former professional with distinction. Studying under Rosalie Deligioridis, she also obtained her Cecchetti Associate with Distinction. Since then, Eleanor has taught classes in the professional and associate programs, as well as the outreach programs at NBS. From 2016-2020, she was the head of the Adult Ballet Department at the Hamilton Conservatory providing classes for all levels, as well as pilates, stretch and conditioning. Before joining In Studio, Eleanor worked at Goh Ballet Bayview under Chan Hon Goh. Eleanor is passionate about providing students with strong technique and instilling a genuine joy of movement.