Our Instructors and Staff

Emily Clements – Owner

Emily has always had a passion for working with people, educating them and inspiring them to achieve their very best.  Emily earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and English as well as a Bachelor of Education Degree in 2004. She has been teaching since then.

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Olivia Boudreau – Owner

It seems that Olivia has spent most of her life in a dance studio. As a small child Olivia was introduced to dance the day she learned to walk as owning a dance studio has been in the family. Going to work with her mom became a daily occurrence.

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Jill Wright

Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Jill grew up in Saskatchewan and moved to the Island in 2012. As a young girl, she loved to dance, play piano and volleyball. Since moving west, she has pursued a few of her passions including Architecture and Interior Design courses, as well as, a degree in Accounting with a minor in Finance at Camosun College. She’s never lost her love of dancing and fit right in when she started working with Adage in January 2017.

Emily McQueen

Office Assistant, Acro, musical theatre, Costume Alterations & Parent & Tot

Born in Victoria BC, raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Emily grew up with a passion for gymnastics and competitive cheerleading. After graduation she moved back to the Island to start a family. In 2018, she became an integral part of the Adage team and in the spring of 2020, successfully completed the Acrobatic Arts teacher certification program. She is now certified to teach Acro levels 1 – 6.

Candace Ammerman

ballet, pointe, pilates & Solos

Candace has had the privilege of studying ballet and modern dance under leading artists in both disciplines: Alan Howard, a principal dancer with the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo; Dimitri Romanoff, regisseur (reconstructing the classic ballets) for American Ballet Theater and Cliff Keuter & Elina Mooney, my mentors in modern dance, who directed companies in NY and on the West coast.

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Robyn Anderson

senior contemporary & solos

Robyn began dancing at age 3 and since then has trained and competed extensively in various styles of dance including jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary and musical theatre. Robyn started her training in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she has had the opportunity to perform and train with very talented dancers.

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Jeremy Miton

Tap, Jazz, Jazz Tech, Modern Stage & solos

BC born and bred, there has never been a time when Jeremy wasn’t dancing. Studying all forms of dance, his training led him all over the world. On top of competing across Canada, the US and Europe, Jeremy was part of the original touring company, Tap Co. with the Vancouver Tap Society.

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Tiffany Miton

Ballet, ACRO, POINTE & Solos

Born and raised in England, Tiffany has been dancing since the age of 2. With a passion to further herself, she was accepted to Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in the UK, training in all genres while taking exams in RAD, Cecchetti and ISTD.

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Christine Shaw

BALLET, POINTE, LYRICAL, CONTEMPORARY, JAZZ, PBT, musical movement & Solos

Christine began taking ballet at Kirkwood Academy in Nanaimo, B.C. at the age of 4. As her love for dance grew, she ventured into Tap, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, Song and Dance, and Hip Hop. She then sampled Flamenco, Yoga, Salsa and Contact Improv.

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Tiernan Schneider

Hip Hop Crew, Hip Hop & solos

Tiernan is a Hip Hop dancer and instructor from Victoria, BC. Dance has always been her passion from the time she was able to walk. Tiernan has had the opportunity to dance with crews and companies such as GTX and TwoFourSeven. Some of her biggest accomplishments include being a part of Team Canada in 2015 and representing her country on an international level, as well as fulfilling her dreams of dancing at renowned competitions such as Vibe and World of Dance.

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Trista Knight

jazz, contemporary, jazz tech & Solos

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Owen Hogg

jazz, jazz tech, lyrical, contemporary & Solos

Owen trained at Adage Studio in Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Acro and has had great success with all styles. Owen began choreographing while still a student and won awards for his outstanding choreography. His love of performing lead him to being selected for roles in multiple musicals including Beauty and the Beast, How to Succeed, Matilda, Aladdin and more. He has been awarded many scholarships and been accepted for dance programs including The Joffrey Ballet and The Victoria Ballet Academy. After graduation, Owen accepted a contract with Royal Caribbean Cruises. We are excited to have him back!

Sylvia Webb

Hip Hop, Musical Theatre & Pop Choir

Sylvia brings to Adagé, extensive experience in leadership, and excellent communication skills through her many years in management. Sylvia’s enthusiasm for life, along with her empathy and kindness, make her a one of a kind teacher.

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Michelle Rhode

whole dancer, yoga & wellness

Michelle Rhode is a contemporary dancer teacher, Registered Massage Therapist, farmer and mother to three exuberant and physical children. Originally trained in classical ballet, Michelle enjoyed a long career in professional contemporary dance. As an independent dancer, she worked with many of Canada’s renowned choreographers, performing across Canada.

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Jack Connolly

Guitar, Ukulele, Songwriting, Music Theory, Recording, Beat Making & Rock Band

Jack Connolly is a singer-songwriter, guitar player, producer and teacher who has been playing and performing since a pre-teen. He released his first album in 2001 at the tender age of 15.

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Robyn Fortunat

Piano, Voice, Pop Choir & Musical Theatre

Robyn started her musical learning journey at 1 years old. She has been drawn to the stage since the age of 5, after her very first dance recital. Since then, she has looked for every opportunity to perform and learn as much as she can in numerous disciplines.

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Tanya Gillespie

Drums, Songwriting, Guitar & Piano

Accompanist Tanya’s training began with piano in the Suzuki Method and later with the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music. Here she graduated with First Class Honors in piano, theory and harmony and from that foundation, went on to become a multi-instrumentalist with her focus being teaching others in guitar, drums/percussion, piano and song writing/coaching.

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Cara McCandless

Guitar, bass, voice, piano, ukulele, Songwriting, recording & performing

Cara grew up surrounded by music since she was in the womb. Her passion for music is as strong as her passion to share her knowledge with future musicians of all ages.

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Roslyn Pringle

Latin Line Dance

Roslyn was born in the Caribbean on the island of Trinidad. She moved to Canada when she was six years old and then moved with her family to the Bahamas between the ages of 9 and 13. She started dancing Jazz at age 12 and continued when she moved back to Canada until she was 18 years old.

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Allana Shillito

Academy

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Jaci Geiger

Academy

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Lisa Metz

Solos

Creating an environment of freedom so that we can share our voices, Lisa’s diverse passion for Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary and Hip Hop compose the ground work for her career and unique vision. Based in Vancouver BC, Lisa has vast experience ranging from television and music videos to performing on stage in New York and LA.

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Timothy Allen

Solos

Timothy has been tap dancing for 9 years now, and is constantly expanding his rhythmical vocabulary. Timothy grew up learning tap dance from his teacher Lynda Allen, who gave him the love for the dance.

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Kaiya Boudreau

Jazz

Kaiya started dancing at the age of 1 and has been training at Adage Studio for the past 14 years. Kaiya has participated in the Adage Studio teacher training program and has been assisting various classes for the past 5 years. Kaiya has trained in all styles of dance and was selected as the Provincial Alternate in 2018. During the Spring of 2020, Kaiya successfully auditioned for the Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive.

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Lily Killam

Tap

Lily has been dancing for 12 years, 7 of those have been with Adage. She enjoys Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Modern Stage. In 2019, Lily was chosen to be a BC Provincial representative. She was also accepted into the Joffrey Ballet. Lily’s favorite part of teaching is watching the students progress into a team.

Jorja Hawkins

Jazz

Jorja has been dancing at Adage Studio since the age of 5. Over the years, she has trained in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern Stage and Street Jazz. She has been a party of Adage’s competitive team for many many years. Jorja was invited and attended higher training at Joffrey Las Vegas.

Eva Moreside

Tap, Ballet & jazz

Eva has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She has trained in many different styles including tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, modern stage and highland. In 2018, she was invited to attend a North American wide highland dance conference and won 3rd in her written theory exam. Eva enjoys working with the younger dancers seeing them improve throughout the year.

Laina Allen

Hip Hop

Laina is one of Adage’s newest student teachers. She is a competitive Hip Hop dancer and has been dancing for 12 years, 3 of which have been at Adage. Laina loves kids and enjoys being a role model for younger dancers. Dance is a great passion of hers and she feels privileged to share her experiences and skills with others.

Sydney Johnson

jazz

Bio coming soon