• Katy Schroeder
    Katy SchroederFOUNDER/DIRECTOR

    A graduate of the Musical Theatre Diploma Program at The Randolph Academy in Toronto, Katy has been trained in all aspects of the performing arts including jazz, ballet, musical theatre performance and choral and acting technique. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in French and Theatre from UBC, an Honours in Advanced R.A.D. Ballet and credits in film and theatre including The Stratford Festival of Canada. As a teacher, Katy aims to inspire students and teachers with her passion for the performing arts and strengthen one’s physical strength, theatricality, voice and self-confidence.

    • VANESSA AERE
      VANESSA AEREMUSICAL THEATRE

      Vanessa has had a passion for musical theatre since she was a little girl. She quickly enrolled into several dance classes, acting classes and voice lessons so she could pursue her love further. At the age of 16, she began to branch out to the behind the scenes roles of choreographer, stage management and director in several plays and musicals such as Anything Goes, Romeo and Juliet, and Back to the 80s to name a few. Having currently graduated at the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Vanessa is currently working on obtaining her second degree in Social Work. Vanessa is very excited to be teaching the young minds at VPS the confidence to follow their passions and dreams.

      • Rebecca Evans
        Rebecca EvansOPERATIONS ASSISTANT / TAP, JAZZ, BALLET, HIP HOP, MUSICAL THEATRE

        Rebecca Evans spent her young years training in many genres, and has successfully completed her Intermediate 3 ADAPT jazz and tap exams, as well as the RAD Grade 8 and Advanced Foundation Ballet exams. Throughout high school, she frequently attended high level competitions, and in December 2014, competed at the World Tap Dance Championships in Germany. She fell in love with teaching and taught at local studios until moving to Vancouver in 2015. The next two years were spent exploring the professional dance world via Harbour Dance Centre’s Intensive Training Program, and, most recently, training and performing with the Source Dance Company in Vancouver, Kelowna, and Seattle. In the summers, she runs a fun workshop alongside her best friend back home in Saskatchewan. She is so pleased to join the VPS family.

        • MASHA SHCHERBYNA
          MASHA SHCHERBYNABALLET

          Masha has been dancing ballet for 15 years, 7 of those
          years, professionally. She started her training at Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver and at 13 years old, received a scholarship from Youth American Grand Prix in New York to attend Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto. There she studied professionally for four years and over the years, was given the opportunity to travel and perform in ballet festivals in the Netherlands and Germany, and receive
          the Peter Dwyer Award and Jeffrey Kirk Award in her graduating year. Post graduation, she attended the San Francisco Ballet School and danced in the company’s
          production of “The Nutcracker” and “Swan Lake.” Now, she lives back home in Vancouver spending time with family, attending the University of British Columbia for her Kinesiology Degree, and teaching the awesome mini dancers at Vancouver Performing Stars. She feels it is a real treat and honor to pass along the ballet knowledge she have collected over the years and to see the love for dance develop and grow in the young ballerinas!

          • REBECCA MIDDLETON
            REBECCA MIDDLETONBallet

            Rebecca started dancing at the age of 3, at her local ballet school in Gainsborough, England. She started training professionally at Northern Ballet Academy in Leeds when she was 11 years old, dancing along side a professional ballet company on a daily basis really inspired her to continue her training, she had the opportunity to appear in Northern Ballet’s ‘Giselle’ when she was 14. Rebecca then moved to Manchester, to Northern Ballet School, where her dance repertoire expanded. She studied ballet, jazz, contemporary, pilates and musical theatre. Whilst at NBS she was cast as a Lead Swan in ‘Swan Lake’ and did many guest performances. Rebecca graduated NBS with an NVQ level 6, diploma in professional dance. In 2015 Rebecca moved to Vancouver, Canada and joined Coastal City Ballet where she is currently still dancing. Rebecca loves sharing her personal training experiences with her students and hopes to inspire them to continue to reach their goals.

            • Jenny Rose
              Jenny RoseYoga

              Jenny first found yoga while trying out different ways to reduce stress and heal trauma. She found guided meditation and yoga most helpful, and soon felt a spark to share it with others. She had three young children at that time, so her first venture was a radiant child teacher training, from the Kundalini branch of yoga. Karma classes at Yaletown Yoga, dvd’s, and many wonderful opportunities to practice yoga, led Jenny to seriously consider taking a teacher training in her beloved Moksha Yoga. The more self-acceptance and self-love that was created on the inside, was soon mirrored on the outside. Plenty of peace was created through practice and the training became a reality. By 2014, she had completed her 500hr level 1 training. During that year of distance learning, she completed her Yogassage teacher training that complimented her interest in massage therapy.

              In the last year, Jenny has felt overwhelmingly compelled to teach children yoga and self care. She wants to give children and teens the opportunity to experience mind-body connection and inner peace through regular practice. Jenny has completed level 1, YogaKids Foundations teacher training, and is currently working through level 2, YogaKids Integrations. Throughout that time, Jenny has completed her CHI Kids Master certification. CHI Kids gives children self care tips and tools for happiness.

              Jenny’s biggest passion is working with children. Jenny’s mission is creating peace warriors in childhood, spreading peace from the inside out.

              • Eve-Lyn de la Haye
                Eve-Lyn de la HayeChoir / Vocal Lessons

                Praised for her “effortless lyric soprano of sumptuous beauty and a graceful, expressive stage presence”, Eve-Lyn de la Haye has performed principal roles with Vancouver Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria, Calgary Opera, and is a frequent soloist with the Victoria Symphony, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Bach Choir, and the West Coast Symphony.

                With over 15 years of experience teaching children and teens in musical theatre classes, music camps, choirs, and private voice lessons, Eve-Lyn is passionate about developing young voices with a focus on healthy tone production, breath support, posture, language, ear training, story telling, and musicality. Eve-Lyn holds teaching and performance diplomas from the Victoria Conservatory of Music and is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Opera Division. She is thrilled to be part of the VPS team as show choir director and voice teacher.

                • Laura Bartlett
                  Laura BartlettJAZZ

                  Laura began dancing 20 years ago with an emphasis on ballet, but quickly branched out into jazz, hip hop and musical theatre. Originally from Vancouver, she has also trained extensively in Los Angeles, New York and London. As a dancer, teacher and choreographer, she has the opportunity to travel all over the world. Most recently, she could be seen as a principal dancer with Synthesis Dance Project in New York City, as well as many off Broadway and cabaret shows with BT Productions.

                  • DREW TEMPLE
                    DREW TEMPLEHIP HOP

                    Megan Drew’s love for the stage began at a young age, performing in school plays and competing for more than 10 years with numerous dance studios throughout Ontario. She began teaching all forms of dance at the age of fifteen, with a focus in hip hop. While studying Theatre at York University, she worked with Kaiyotes Dance Inc. for five years as Head Choreographer, department manager and performer. She has organized and performed in shows for Molson Indy, Roy Thompson Hall & Massy Hall to name a few. Sharing her love and passion for performance and dance is what she finds most rewarding. The real gift is watching students of all ages gain confidence through their dedication and commitment to learn.

                    • CRIMSON HASLEHURST
                      CRIMSON HASLEHURSTHIP HOP
                      Crimson Haslehurst grew up in Vermilion, Alberta and started dancing at the age of 3. There she trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Pointe, and Acro. She has completed her ADAPT Intermediate 3 Jazz and Tap exams, and her Cecchetti Intermediate exam in Ballet. Crimson moved to Vancouver to further her dance training at Harbour Dance Centre in the Intensive Training Program under the direction of Moe Brody. Crimson is currently training with Joanne Pesusich and the Source Dance Company. She is enthusiastic about experiencing new opportunities and is always learning which she loves to share with others in the classroom. With a strong technical background, Crimson emphasizes the importance of proper body alignment and positioning. She encourages her students by providing personalized feedback and making the classroom a fun place to be.