• 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 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 EvansTAP

        Rebecca Evans spent her young years dancing like crazy to stay warm during the freezing winter weather of Saskatchewan. She has trained 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 conventions throughout North America, and in December 2014 she competed at the World Tap Dance Championships in Germany. After a Teacher’s Training course at her home studio in 2010, she fell in love with the art of teaching and taught at multiple studios until moving to Vancouver in 2015. There she spent the next two years 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 summer workshop alongside her best friend back home in Saskatchewan. She is so pleased to be a part of the VPS family.

        • 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 Bartlett

              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.