OUR FACULTY

Sharon BoswellSharon Boswell RAD RTS RAD TD 

PRINCIPAL & DIRECTOR, Classical Ballet, Competitive Div. & Examinations

Born in Malaysia, Sharon Boswell began her early training in classical ballet, jazz, musical theatre, national/ethnic dance before moving 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 the Royal Academy of Dance, with awarded Honours and Distinction. She graduated with RAD Teachers 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 Division Ballet Teams which have received high score awards as well as choreography and judges choice awards. She has personally trained and mentored teachers, and numerous graduating students who are now dancing professionally or teaching within the dance industry.

Kathryn CarlbergKathryn Carlberg RAD RTS Competitive Div. & Examinations, Classical Ballet, Pilates & Modern

Kathryn began her early training at Boswell Dance Academy and completed all 14 consecutive grades of the RAD Ballet Examinations with awarded 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 as well as a fully certified instructor in Pilates. ‘Miss Kathryn’ is one of BDA’s most committed and beloved teachers, a creative choreographer and also an integral part of the BDA’s Administration.

IMG_9307.JPGMichelle Bedry Competitive Tap, Jazz, Lyrical & Acro

Michelle is an alumni member and graduate of BDA excelling as an Elite Competitive dancer in Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Tap and Hip Hop throughout the years. She is a dedicated instructor who inspires her students with her solid technique and dynamic choreography, which have received several choreography awards 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.

SamanthaSamantha Block  Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Pilates & Stage

Samantha is a graduate of BDA, highly trained in Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Tap and Hip Hop since an early age at BDA. 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 2017 in her graduating year of dance. Sam is a dedicated dynamic instructor who shares her solid technique, artistry and skill with her students. She is also a fully certified Pilates instructor and brings her knowledge on dancers health and wellbeing to her classes. We are incredibly proud to have Sam on our faculty team since 2015.

Willow ChownWillow Chown  Tap & Hip Hop

Willow is a graduate of BDA and excelled as a competitive dancer in Company Teams of Tap and Hip Hop, BDA’s highest level and top performing groups throughout the years. She teaches all levels of Tap and Hip Hop, working with many of our younger classes, greatly helping with the development of their Tap technique and Hip Hop skills. It is a joy and honour to have Willow on our committed teaching team for the past 3 dance seasons.

paige Paige Rains Jazz, Ballet & Stage

Paige is an incredibly talented and accomplished dancer, a graduate of BDA,  highly trained in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Acro and Stage, dancing with BDA’s top team groups throughout the years. As an individual performer, she has received many awards including highest score solos, judges choice awards, and has now completed the RAD Advanced Vocational Examinations at all levels. She is a committed instructor who inspires her students with her solid technique and skill, we are proud and happy to welcome Paige to our team of supportive and dedicated teachers.

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Steven Do Street & Hip Hop
Steven Do is an well established Hip Hop instructor and choreographer, working with high school and college dance teams, and currently teaches choreography classes at UBC and is also a director at Unity Dance Co. He trains his students in a variety of street styles – hip hop, house, popping, whacking etc. and his dancers have placed highly in various hip hop competitions. Steven brings with him the most current and latest evolved styles to our energetic BDA Hip Hop classes. We are so excited to welcome him to our committed teaching team to work with our Inter & Sr Competitive Hip Hop Teams as well as our teen classes.
A personal message from Steven Do –  My training program is designed to help young dancers find their confidence, my belief is that it is not just how you look when you perform but rather how you feel about yourself when you dance. The fun and motivation part is exceptionally important to me and I look forward to meet and dance with everyone soon!”