Our Faculty

Miss Kim Horseman & Miss Kim Cox

Co-Owners & Directors

 

As Co-Owners & Directors of Performance Dance Academy of Arts, Kim Horseman and Kim Cox have combined over 30 years of experience in the dance teaching industry. With goals to inspire and build confidence through the art of dance, these two highly motivated and educated dance professionals are truly excited to give each dancer at PDA a positive dance journey. With focus on strong dance foundations and inspiring creativity, dancers can discover their passion for dance and learn life skills that go well beyond the studio and stage.


Miss Cheyenne Chante

B.A.T.D

Cheyenne has competed all across the world in various dance competitions such as Dance Dance Canada, JUMP, CAN Dance, Dance Masters of America, and American Showstopper Nationals where her acro group won the Teen National Championship title with “Our Prayer”. Cheyenne had completed numerous ballet exams in RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) in levels from Pre Primary to Advanced Foundation. Cheyenne’s been given the opportunity to work with many choreographers such as; Luther Brown, Tabby “Rockstar” Donaldson, Jade “Hollywood” Anderson, Misha Gabriel, Tasha “Tazz” Ricketts, Shavar Blackwood, and Leon Blackwood. Cheyenne received her B.A.T.D teaching certificate in stage at the age of 16. Cheyenne continued her training in the industry with “Girls Club”, “Eye Candy”, and “Footnotes”.

 

Training and being mentored by Toronto’s most influenced choreographers aspires Cheyenne to better herself for her students. Cheyenne’s passion to inspire the youth will always be her motivation to be the best she can be.  Cheyenne’s long term goals are to be a role model for her students, and to continue to learn and grow as a dancer and a choreographer.



Miss Danielle Nerenberg

BA

Miss Danielle has been dancing since the age of three and was classically trained in the Vaganova method of ballet from a young age. She has since gone on to train in jazz, modern, and contemporary dance. The 2019-2020 season will mark her fourth year assisting and teaching ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary at PDA.

 

Miss Danielle has her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Guelph. She is presently a student at Humber College working towards an Advanced Diploma in Child and Youth Care. She aspires to obtain a Masters of Arts in Dance and Movement Therapy.   

 



Miss Emily Combe

BA, BEd, OCT, Acrobatic Arts (M1), Pre-School AcroDance

Miss Emily is ecstatic to be a part of the faculty at Performance Dance Academy of Arts! With over 10 years of experience dance teaching, Emily is excited to share her passion for dance with her dancers. Emily has taught both competitive and academy programming throughout her teaching career. 

 

Emily is an Acrobatic Arts Certified teacher, having obtained her AA1 Module (Primary-Level 5) and completing the Aerial & Back Handspring workshop. This summer, Miss Emily was one of the first in the world certified as a Pre-School AcroDance instructor through Acrobatic Arts. Emily has also received her American Academy of Ballet level 10 examination certificate while dancing herself. 

 

Emily has attended many conventions and workshops throughout her dance career with well-known choreographers. Emily has studied ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, musical theatre, lyrical, and contemporary throughout her dance career both competitively and non-competitively. Emily also choreographed for and led her high school’s dance team Dance Inc as an Executive Member for two years. 

 

In 2019 Emily graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts with a French Teaching Option and from Nipissing University with a Bachelor of Education with a focus on Primary/Junior grades. Miss Emily is also working in the Upper Grand District School Board as a primary school teacher. 



Miss Emma Wooldridge

BA, BSW, Acrobatic Arts (M1&2), Alixa Flexibility (M1)

Miss Emma began her dance training at the age of seven and it has been a major part of her life ever since. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop and acro. Miss Emma has competed throughout Ontario and the United States where she has been awarded many special awards, scholarships and overalls. Miss Emma is Acrobatic Arts Module 1 & 2 certified. 

 

Miss Emma is a graduate of the University of Guelph where she completed a 4 year Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Public Policy. After completing this degree she went on to pursue a Bachelor of Social Work degree. Through her love of teaching and dance in addition to social work, Miss Emma created 100% You Athletics’.  This program’s main goal is to help athletes reach their 100% potential in both their sport and in their everyday life. Miss Emma works with athletes to provide educational tools to help develop the skills to conquer new goals, strengthen their team cohesion and develop a mental toughness for their sport.

 

Miss Emma is very passionate about what she does today and her main goal is to engage her students and ensure they are learning the essential skills to become technically amazing and breathtaking dancers. Miss Emma would like to extend her appreciation to everyone at the Performance Dance Academy for giving her this opportunity.



Miss Kim Cox

BA(Hons), B.A.TD, I.S.T.D, Progressing Ballet Technique Cert., Acrobatic Arts (M1), Alixa Flexibility (M2)

Mrs. Kim has been dancing, performing and teaching for a combined  30 years. She has trained extensively in classical ballet, jazz, modern/contemporary and musical theatre. Over the years, Mrs Kim has attained many of her major Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD) and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) ballet and modern qualifications. Other professional certifications include ISTD and BATD ballet teaching certificates, Progressing Ballet Technique, Acrobatic Arts Module 1, Alixa Flexibility certification. 

 

To further her studies in dance, Mrs. Kim studied at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, a top performing arts college in London, England for three years where she gained a Level 4 National Diploma of Arts with Honours degree in Professional Dance/Musical Theatre.  She studied all forms of dance, musical theatre, singing and acting. She performed in many musicals, pantomimes and dance shows, gaining valuable experience and excellent intensive training.   

 

Mrs. Kim continues to attend workshops and conventions to further her dance education every year.

 

Some professional credits include; dancer, QDOS pantomime “Dick Whittington” (Cardiff, Whales), soloist/dancer for Carnival Cruise Lines, and dancer on Toronto Rock Lacrosse Dance Team.

 

Mrs.Kim has been teaching and choreographing for more than 15 years for many schools in Canada and the UK, both competitive and recreational. 



Miss Kim Horseman

BA, BEd, OCT, B.A.T.D, Acrobatic Arts (M1 & M2), Alixa Flexibility (M1 & M2)

Miss Kim has upwards of almost 30 years of dance training and teaching experience in the GTA.  She has a broad background in various disciplines including ballet, tap, jazz, acro, and lyrical. Miss Kim gained her qualifications through B.A.T.D where she received her Stage Membership with honours. She certified with Acrobatic Arts Module 1 & 2  and Alixa Flexibility certified in both Module 1 & 2.

 

Miss Kim has an honours degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario and has completed her Bachelor of Education (Primary/Junior division) at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

 

While attending university in London, she was a member of the 21-time National Champion University of Western Ontario cheerleading team and was also the Core Team Captain of UWO Dance Force.

 

Miss Kim continues to attend workshops and conventions to further her dance education every year.

 

The past 15 years she has taught in the GTA and Southwestern Ontario, winning many overall awards for her choreography while motivating her students to  find their full potential and passion for dance. 



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