Our Instructors

Emily Clements

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

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

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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Gregg Perry

Gregg Perry

Musical Theatre Production Director

Gregg started teaching high school drama in 1977 in Calgary. In 1992, he was invited to be the first producer/artistic director of the Chemainus Theatre. In 1998, he started Alderlea Performing Arts Company, and ran a summer program called “Putting On A Show!” for 8 to 16 year-olds at Queen Margaret’s School.

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Jacquie De Jong-Seinen

Jacquie De Jong-Seinen

Musical Theatre, Voice, Music Therapy

Jacquie has been singing most of her life. She began singing in choirs and soloing for the Victoria Police Choir as a teenager. The more she sang the more she wanted to sing.

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Tanya Guillespe

Drums, Songwriting, Guitar, Ukelele, 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 Piano, Guitar, Drums/Percussion and Song writing Coaching.

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Robyn Anderson

Robyn Anderson

Jazz, Contemporary, Stretch & 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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Lisa Rittenhouse

Lisa Rittenhouse

SOLOS

Lisa has been in love with dance since the young age of 3. She has worked through the RAD ballet exams up to intermediate advanced as well as studied modern, jazz, tap, musical theatre & hip hop.

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Timothy Allen

Timothy Allen

Tap

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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Jeremy Miton

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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Hannah Schneider

Hannah Schneider

Hip Hop, Hip Hop Crew

Hannah was born and raised on Vancouver Island and began dance at the age of three. She has trained in multiple styles including ballet, modern jazz and hip hop.

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Tiffany Miton

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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Jack Connolly

Jack Connolly

guitar, ukulele, songwriting, music theory, recording, beat making, rock band, 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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Sylvia Webb

Sylvia Webb

Hip Hop

Sylvia brings to Adagé Studio 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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Alora Killam

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 from Adage and is thrilled to be able to share her passion and skills with her students.

Robyn Fortunate

Robyn Fortunate

Piano & Voice

Robyn started her musical learning journey at one year old and has been drawn to the stage since the age of five, 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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Lisa Metz

Lisa Metz

Jazz Tech & Solos

Bio coming soon.

Christine Shaw

Christine Shaw

Ballet

Christine began taking ballet at Kirkwood Academy in Nanaimo, B.C. at the age of 4. As her love for dance grew, she began taking tap, contemporary, modern, jazz, song and dance, and hip hop, later sampling flamenco, yoga, salsa and contact improve.

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Maya Weckesser

Maya Weckesser

Musical theatre & mini classes

Maya started dance when she was 10 years old. She started with ballet but quickly expanded her dance to jazz, contemporary, pointe, street jazz, and lyrical- in addition to ballet. This is her 8th and last year dancing at Adage, and she has loved and still loves learning and growing as a student and teacher.

Brittany Millard

Brittany Millard

Jazz, Tap & Ballet

Brittany has been dancing for 11 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 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.

Jill

Jill Wright

Office Manager

Jill grew up in Saskatchewan and moved to the Island just over 6 years ago. As a young girl, she loved to dance, play piano and volleyball. Moving around from city to city and travelling as much as possible, she fed her need of adventure.

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Emily McQueen

Emily McQueen

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.