meet our I2D team
Owner / Teacher / Artistic Director
Hannah is an excellent teacher, mother of 3, and the Owner/Operator of Inspired 2 Dance! Dancing since the age of 3 and taking her RAD Exams, Hannah then decided to audition for the National Ballet School of Canada when she was just 11 years old. She was one of 150 students out of 7,000 auditioning to attend their summer school of intensive training. At the end of the summer she was offered one of the 50 spots for the full time professional program. While training at NBS she had the privilege of performing with the National Ballet Company in the world renowned Nutcracker at the Hummingbird Theatre in Toronto which was at the time was only Company members performing.
Having trained in Cecchetti ballet she came back to the Kawartha Lakes to pursue other styles of dance such as Jazz, Lyrical, hip Hop and Modern. Expanding her dance knowledge and experiences she joined a competitive team where she continued to grow winning many awards all around Ontario.
After settling with her husband and her family in Fenelon Falls, she noticed the need for experienced and qualified dance instruction. Starting to teach at the Seniors Centre, she then opened into her own space on 44 Colborne Street. The studio quickly grew, and needing more room she moved across the bridge to 49 Lindsay Street where she opened her new space with 2 wonderful studio spaces, a large waiting room, parent viewing cameras, and opened a Dancewear Boutique for all your Dancewear needs.
With an expanding Competitive Team, and many wonderful students and parents, she continues to bring the love of Dance and Arts into the heart of Fenelon Falls.
Miss Maddy not only started dancing at the age of three, but by the time she was 6 she was hitting the stage at competitions across Ontario!
Today she continues to compete, learn, and choreograph all over Ontario. Maddy specializes in Acro, but has trained in many other styles including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Hiphop, and Tap. As she continues her training and learning she has achieved many certifications including her Elementary and grade 5 levels of B.A.T.D and her Acrobatic Arts certification. She has taken many workshops over the years her favourites include: Hip-hop with Twitch, Contemporary with Allison Holker, Jazz Funk with Emily Einsmann, Turning with INT. Dance Acclaim and floor work technique with Kylie Thompson. All of these steps over the years have lead Maddy to winning many awards including, but not limited to a 1st overall for senior jazz group at the Nationals for Luv2dance in 2014, a Judges choice award & 'Dance Achievement Award' in 2016, and a 1st place highest title overall senior division in the open category; a score of 94.17 at Breakthru Dance Challenge in 2017.
She continues to work hard being an amazing example to our younger dancers showing them if you take all the opportunities given to you, work hard, and Try you can succeed. We at I2D are excited to welcome Maddy for her first full season here and cannot wait to see her encouraging our students to be the best they can be!
Teacher / Competitive Team Director
Choreographer from Newmarket, Ontario. Miss Danielle has been dancing for over 24 years, and teaching dance for over 14 years. She is a certified Tap teacher with the British Assosiation of Teachers of Dancing (B.A.T.D), and Acro Teacher with Acrobatic Arts Certification (A.A.C.). Although she has trained extensively in and teaches many disciplines including Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, Pointe, Acro, and Hip Hop, she has a special love for Tap and Musical Theatre.
Miss Danielle is a graduate of the Huron Heights Arts Program, receiving a Triple Threat Diploma in Drama, Dance, and Vocal. She has been teaching and choreographing for competitive and recreational students of all ages and is known for treating all dancers equal. Her passion & love of dance shines as she instructs with great entusiasm. Some of her past performances in musical shows include Crazy for You, South Pacific, Children of Eden, & Seussical!
The past 2017 compeitive season was incredibly successful for her students & choreography; producing Special Awards, high scores, many scholarships, and overalls! One of the highlights was her routines qualifying and going to Nationals in Niagara Falls, Ontario!
Miss Danielle loves each and every student she is able to work with as a guest choreographer, and as a regular weekly dance instructor. She can not wait to see what the 2017-18 season will bring!
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Teacher / Guest Competitive Choreographer
Maryssa began her dance career at the age of 8. She found her passion for competing by the age of 10 years old and never looked back! Her love of dance became the bases for her post secondary choice as she decided to pursue her university degree specializing in dance!
Maryssa is a Bachelors of Fine Arts graduate from York university, in Toronto Ontario. She has been professionally trained in both cecchetti and RAD Ballet forms.
Maryssa's students have been the recipient of many awards over the past few years and her choreography has been highlighted as well. Maryssa has also received many awards for her performance at various competitions around the world.
Most recently of note she was chosen to be on the Canadian Dance team and traveled to Germany to compete in the World Dance Championships where her groups places top three and top ten.
Maryssa has taken her choreography passion to the studio and has been a teacher for seven years! She has also recently started judging at competitions across Ontario. Maryssa specializes in contemporary, modern, ballet and acro with substantial training in all genres including hiphop, lyrical and tap.
She recently travelled to Kenya, assisting in the process of building a school and a library for a small community outside of the capital Nairobi named Salebwek. She uses her experience and interaction with the individuals she met toward her choreography and creates unique and beautiful pieces.
Maryssa has worked with several professional dancers and choreographers and has learned the importance of growth as a dancer herself.
Maryssa has been a guest choreographer and teacher for many studios across the GTA and Muskoka and has the support and love of many adoring students as well as their families.
Candace has been in the fitness and rehab industry over 12 years; graduating with honours from Humber College with a Fitness & Health Promotions Diploma and honours from Sir Sandford Fleming College with a Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy Therapy Assistant Diploma. She also holds her Mat Pilates with East to West Yoga and Pilates; She is a CAN FIT PRO certified Personal Trainer Specialist and Fitness Instructor Specialist.
Candace was a competitive gymnast at the Regional level and a injury threatened her competitive year, but with intensive Physiotherapy she was able to return to compete and won the competition. From that moment she has geared her career to helping others achieve their goals with strengthening their bodies and minds.
Candace takes a functional approach to how the body moves and strengthens the mind and body connection. Pilates is a major component in strengthening the mind body connection; as well as improving core strength and circulation.
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Confucius