Chrystal Galic (Mazzotta) has been dancing since her first steps. At the young age of two she began her dance life with Ballet. Her love of dance quickly flourished and just a couple of years after starting Ballet, Chrystal was introduced to Jazz and Tap. A few years after that, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Acro. Training under some top industry professionals throughout her life, her love and passion for dance never faded.
Chrystal’s passion for dance expanded into a passion for teaching, inspiring and working with youth. Ensuring strong foundations she achieved certification in jazz and tap through Dance Masters of America as well as Ballet through the Society of Russian Ballet. Sharing knowledge is part of this incredible industry and Chrystal loves to continue to do so through guest teaching as well as judging competitions across Canada and the United States. Chrystal is proud of her dancers who have become professional dancers themselves as well as certified and successful dance instructors. She is also proud of every dancer who leaves each class with a new skill, feeling better about themselves, and who worked hard to achieve their personal goals.
Renee Gratton is a graduate of York University, majoring in Dance. Renee first discovered her love for dance at the age of four at The Georgetown Dance Company where she trained in jazz, tap, lyrical, ballet, hip hop and acro. In high school, Renee attended Saint-Thomas Aquinas Secondary School where she was enrolled in the Performing Arts program for dance for four years.
Renee has been a member of the Toronto Argonauts Cheerleading team for the past four seasons where she has had the opportunity to perform with numerous artists such as Kardinal Official, Karl Wolf, Tim Hicks, Jarvis Church, Hedley, Raghav, Brett Kissel and Dallas Smith. She has also performed at the 99th, 100th, 101st and 102nd Grey Cup games. Renee loves sharing her passion for dance with her students and always promotes a positive, hard working and fun attitude!
Sydnee Scott has been dancing since the young age of 3 here at Georgetown Dance Company. Sydnee studied in Ballet, Jazz, and Tap and after quickly realizing her love and passion for dance she started competing in Jazz and Tap at the age of seven. She later added Acro, Lyrical, and Hip Hop to her competitive repertoire, and had the opportunity to study Pointe during her time at GDC. She continued to dance competitively for the studio until the age of 18. Sydnee has always had a love for dancing. She was a member of her high school’s dance team and competed with the team for 2 years. While continuing to dance at GDC, Sydnee was an assistant teacher in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Acro and Hip hop during her last two years. In 2015, she had a rare opportunity to travel with the studio to Disney to participate in the “Dance the World Program”. There they participated in a showcase with other dance teams from Canada and the United States, as well as dancing down “Main Street” in one of the daily parades at Magic Kingdom. Sydnee has recently graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a BA in General Arts. She will be continuing her education at George Brown College taking Early Childhood Education. After completing this program she wishes to pursue a career as an elementary school teacher.
Paige Chaisson is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with a double major in Child and Youth and Psychology. She has done several placements working with children of all ages in schools and community centres. In addition to teaching dance, she is currently a Child and Youth Worker on the Waterloo Catholic District school board.
Paige started dancing at Encore Dance Studio when she was 6 years old, where she trained in hip hop, jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical and contemporary. She was chosen to represent team Canada in Hip hop and also danced on the Laurier Brantford Competitive Hip Hop Team for a year where she gained more skills and knowledge in that genre of dance. Paige has been teaching for almost a decade and her love and passion for dance has brought her to continue her dance education and get her teaching certification with Acrobatic Arts.
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