Our Instructors

Emily Clements – Owner

Pilates, Burn @ The Barre, Fitness Fusion

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

Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Company

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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Candace Ammerman

Ballet, Modern, Pilates, Adult Ballet

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

Jazz, Contemporary, Street Jazz, Pilates, Stretch and Company

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, Company

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, Jazz, Lyrical, Company, Contemporary

Born and raised in England, Tiffany has been dancing since the age of 2. With a passion to further herself, she was accepted to the Arts Educational School, Tring Park. Immediately upon completing her 2 year intense course, she was hired by Carnival Cruise Lines and began traveling and dancing on their ships in March 2006.

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Roslyn Pringle

Latin Ballroom and 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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Christine Shaw

BALLET, LYRICAL AND PBT

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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Alora Killam

Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Ballet & Jazz

Alora started dancing at the age of 3, and has loved it ever since. She is educated in many styles of dance such as Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pointe, Street Jazz, Contemporary, and Lyrical. Alora also has a passion for musical theatre and hopes to pursue a career in the arts one day. This is Alora’s sixth and final year at Adage. She has learned many dance and life skills at Adage and is thrilled to be able to share her passion and skills with her students.

Tiernan Schneider

Hip Hop and Hip Hop Crew

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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Michelle Rhode

Academy Modern, Academy Contemporary and Partnering

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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Sylvia Webb

Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and 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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Owen Hogg

Hip Hop and Solos

Owen started dancing at the age of 11 in Duncan, BC. The first genres that he was interested in were Jazz and Hip Hop. In 2017, Owen began taking classes at Adage and soon expanded and excelled in all genres that were available to him. Being on stage and performing for an audience are Owen’s favourite parts about being a dancer. Owen enjoys meeting new students, forming personal connections with each of them, and helping to build their confidence while creating a comfortable space for them to find their own passion for dance.

Brittany Millard

Jazz, Tap & Ballet

Brittany has been dancing for 14 years. She enrolled in ballet with Adagé at the age of 3 and later on started learning more styles of dance such as Jazz, Modern, Tap, Lyrical, Pointe, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Street Jazz. Brittany loves to try new things and is always eager to learn. She is excited to share her passion and everything she has learned over the years with her students.

Kaiya Boudreau

Jazz and Ballet

Bio coming soon.

Taylor Ruckemesser

Jazz and Ballet

Bio coming soon.

Lisa Metz

Jazz Tech & 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

Tap and 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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Tanya Gillespie

Drums, Songwriting, Guitar, Ukelele and 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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Robyn Fortunat

Piano, Voice, Pop Choir and 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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Jill Wright

Office Manager and 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.

Jack Connolly

Guitar, Ukulele, Songwriting, Music Theory, Recording, Beat Making, Rock Band and Group Guitar

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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Caitlyn Bruce

Billing and Account Management

Bio coming soon.

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Emily McQueen

Acro and Office Assistant

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 and started a family. When her daughter showed an interest in dance and the performing arts it re-sparked her passion and soon after she began assisting Acro classes.  In the spring of 2020 Emily successfully completed the Acrobatic Arts teacher certification program and is certified to teach levels 1 – 6.