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.
Chelsea is in Business Major at Simon Fraser University specialize in Human Resources and Finances. With 2 years office experience and an exceptional work ethic, Chelsea is recognized as a responsible and trustworthy member of the team. Chelsea also has a passion for design and music. She is caring and empathic and loves bringing a smile and happiness to people. Chelsea is really excited to be a part of the team at Vancouver Performing Stars.
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.
Kayla has been involved in the performing arts from a young age. She is currently studying Theatre and English Literature at the University of British Columbia. She has 11 years experience at Carillon Music Academy in piano and voice, has completed her Grade 8 Royal Conservatory piano and has 10 years of dance training with Panorama School of Dance. Her previous acting credits include lead roles in the musicals Back to the 80’s and Anything Goes, as well as experience in stage management and choreography. Kayla is thoroughly enjoying every shining moment with her performing stars and is looking forward to the upcoming production with VPS!
Born in Taiwan, Sheryl’s love for ballet blossomed after seeing a Swan Lake performance. She has always been so charmed by the beauty, elegance and perfection of ballet. Sheryl has studied at various Lower Mainland schools as well as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and is a graduate of the Senior Professional Dance Program at the Goh Ballet Academy. In addition to dance, Sheryl is a professional harpist with a B.Mus in Orchestral Performance from UBC.
She loves sharing the joy of dance with her students and seeing them share that joy with audiences. She aims to inspire her students to develop their individual, creative, technical, and artistic abilities.
Endre began his dance training young, studying Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acro, Contemporary, and Lyrical at Perform Art Studios. From age 12 to 15 , Endre furthered his dance training, enrolling in the PAS full-time dance school where his love for Hip Hop and Acting became very apparent. He has performed with Ballet Jorgen in their production of Anastasia, and has been acting in several TV commercials, including an Advil, and a Campbells commercial. Endre is excited to share his passion for dance with the students and is thrilled to be a part of the Vancouver Performing Stars team!
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. Right now, Vanessa is attending the University of British Columbia obtaining her Bachelor of Arts Degree. Vanessa is very excited to be teaching the young minds at VPS the confidence to follow their passions and dreams.
Alicia grew up at a competitive, reputable dance studio in Saskatchewan. Her training is extensive, having completed the R.A.D Advanced 1 Ballet and the C.D.T.A Tap Exam Syllabus with marks of Honor. She trains daily in Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop/Urban Styles, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, and Musical Theatre. She has travelled all over North America to compete and further her skills. Alicia has a true passion for teaching and strives to consistently bring a positive, encouraging energy to the classroom. Nothing makes her happier than helping her students build their confidence and reach their full potential.
Vikki started dancing at the age of 3 completing exams in ballet, modern and tap and performing in many musicals. She studied dance full time in Dublin for two years before moving to England to train at the Deborah Capon Dance College in Kent for a further three years. While gaining her DDI and DDE teaching qualifications in ballet, modern and tap she also took vocational graded examinations in all three genres, LAMDA acting exams and performed in annual shows. Vikki trained students in London for dance examinations, festivals festival and auditions. She choreographed many school productions and the original ballet ‘Windvale Sprites‘ based on the novel by Mackenzie Crook. She also set up Musical Theatre Workshops intensive summer courses which she ran for 5 years. She was presented with a Jack Petchey Award as an outstanding teacher in 2015. Vikki is really excited to be apart of the team at Vancouver Performing Stars.