|Sharon Boswell RAD RTS RADTD PRINCIPAL & DIRECTOR, Classical Ballet, Competitive & Exam Divisions
Born in Malaysia, Sharon Boswell began her early classical training there with Cynthia Too (L.R.A.D.) and later with Anna Kronenburg (A.R.A.D.). She received training in classical ballet, jazz, musical theatre, national/ethnic dance. She moved to Vancouver in 1988 to complete her dance training and to pursue a career in dance. Sharon has completed all levels of ballet examinations with awarded Honours and Distinction. She graduated with RAD Certification in 1991 and awarded the RAD Teaching Diploma in 1993 and has been a Registered Teacher and member of the Royal Academy of Dance for over 30 years. She has taught throughout the Lower Mainland before forming the Boswell Dance Academy in 1994. ‘Miss Sharon’ as she is most often referred to, teaches the Children’s Graded and Vocational Grades of the R.A.D. Syllabi and also coaches the Competitive Ballet Division, which receive high scores, as well as choreography and judges choice awards.
|Lacey Clarke Competitive Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Hip Hop & Stage
Lacey is a highly accomplished dancer in Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Ballet,Voice, Stage, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Rhythmic Gymnastics. She has trained with some of the top choreographers in North America. Lacey holds many International Championship titles, among them the Miss U.S.A. Dance Classic and she is the five time gold medallist of the International Tap and Jazz Competition held in Reisa, Germany. She has also received many top awards as a choreographer, and judges choice awards for her top scoring groups each year. BDA is proud to have her coaching our competitive division with her great artistry and passion for dance.
|Kathryn Carlberg RAD RTS Competitive Division, Classical Ballet & Modern
Kathryn began her early training at Boswell Dance Academy and completed all 14 consecutive grades of the RAD Ballet Examinations with Honours and Distinction. She has also trained intensively in various other styles, Jazz, Lyrical and Modern.Kathryn performed with our top competitive teams and also excelled as a ballet and lyrical soloist. Graduating from BDA, she then trained intensively at Danzmode Productions before being accepted into S.F.U’s Modern Dance Program. She holds her Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts majoring in Dance and is also a graduate of the RAD CBTS program. ‘Miss Kathryn’ is one of BDA’s most committed instructors, a creative choreographer and also an integral part of the academy’s Administration.
|Michelle Bedry Competitive Tap, Jazz, Lyrical & Acro
Michelle is a former graduate of BDA and excelled as a competitive dancer in Company Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Tap and Hip Hop, as well as a strong soloist throughout the years. She is a dedicated instructor who inspires her students with her solid technique and dynamic choreography, which have received competitive awards and high scores at annual competitions.
|Bryanna Jang Competitive Tap & Hip Hop
Bryanna is a graduate of BDA and excelled as a competitive dancer in Company Tap and Hip Hop, BDA’s top team groups throughout the years. She is a committed instructor who inspires her students with her solid technique and skill, we are proud to have Bryanna on our team of supportive and dedicated teachers.
|Tristan Ranford Competitive Acrobatics
Tristan is an accomplished dancer, a graduate of BDA and a fully certified Gymnastics Instructor including tumbling, competitive trampoline and hand-balancing. She is also a certified Yoga Instructor, and an Education Assistant in the New Westminster School District. We are thrilled to have her join our coaching team, bringing her strong style and expertise to BDA’s Acro Program.
|Samantha Block Jazz, Lyrical, Pilates & Stage
Samantha is a BDA Company Member in Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Tap and Hip Hop. She has received many top highest scoring awards each year, among them Jr. Dancer of the Year, and was also awarded the title – Synergy Sr. Dancer of the Year. Sam is a dedicated dynamic instructor who shares her solid technique, artistry and skill with her students. BDA is proud to have Sam on staff faculty since 2015.
|Emma Best Ballet, Acro & Lyrical
Emma is a graduate dancer of BDA and was a prominent and talented performer in Company excelling in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Stage, Tap and Hip Hop. She has received many high score solo and duo/trio awards each year. Emma is a committed and caring instructor who inspires her students to develop greater skill and artistry. We are so happy to have Emma on our teaching team here at BDA.
|Willow Chown Ballet & Tap
Willow is a current Company Level performing member, she performs with the competitive teams and as a soloist annually. She works with the junior division students, greatly helping with the development of their tap and ballet skills.We are excited and pleased to have Willow join our teaching team for the past year and our new upcoming season.