Dawn Ward was born and raised in Freeport, Bahamas. She has trained with the Bahamas Dance Theatre, Frenchwoods Performing Arts, Allegro School of Music, among others. Her performance experience includes Soca and Reggae artists such as Destra Garcia, Popcaan, and Sizzla’. Dawn began teaching nine years ago. Her styles include African Jazz, Hip Hop, Flirty Fitness, and Caribbean Movement. She moved to PEI in 2014, to study Theatre Performance at Holland College School of Performing Arts. After graduation, she continued her studies at Acadia University for one year to further her Theatre studies, as well as study Sociology and English Literature. Dawn is delighted to be back on PEI, and is looking forward to sharing her love of dance with her students.
Galina Terentiev has 15 years teaching experience in various styles, first in the Ukraine and, more recently, in Israel. Galina completed University of Education, Faculty of Choreography with honours. She is a versatile and highly knowledgeable instructor and choreographer.
Julia Sauvé, M.A. in Movement Education, has been performing, teaching, and choreographing on Prince Edward Island and the United States for 35 years. She co-founded dance umbrella and Montage Dance Theatre, and has performed with The Charlottetown Festival. Currently, Julia is Artistic Director for Luminosity black light theatre which specializes in “family edutainment” style performances.
Kylie Jensen is a dancer, choreographer and teacher, originally from Victoria BC where she received her early training in ballet, contemporary and modern at Victoria School of Contemporary Dance and Victoria Academy of Ballet. She moved to Toronto for post-secondary studies in dance at York University and is a graduate of the Performance Studies program at George Brown College. Kylie holds a Certificate of Professionalism from Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, along with voice and acting training. She has a strong base in movement improvisation and Dance for Camera work, and has been teaching and dancing professionally in Toronto. In addition to creating her own collection of works on her company Influuent Momentum, Kylie has performed in solo pieces, duets, and group work in a variety of settings, including backup dancer for international artists. The opportunity to work with and train under some of the industry’s most exciting professionals has instilled a passion for creating and a love of teaching to one’s highest potential. Kylie is thrilled to be staring a new chapter with the Holland College School of Performing Arts and Dance Umbrella – and is excited to be back living on an island!
Morgan Wagner is a participant in dance umbrella’s Intensive Training Program and is currently studying to earn a Bachelor of Music (Voice) degree at U.P.E.I. Performing credits include the Confederation Centre Young Company, Anne & Gilbert, and the Beaconsfield Children’s Festival. She has been the dance instructor for the Confederation Centre Performing Arts Camps, and recently choreographed Bluefield High School’s production of Happy Days: The Musical.
Peggy Reddin is Director of Arts Education at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, PEI. She co-founded dance umbrella in 1988 with Julia Sauvé and has served as its Director since 1996. Ms. Reddin is the program coordinator and instructor for the Dance Performance and Theatre Performance programs in the Holland College School of Performing Arts, a partnership with Confederation Centre. She has taught with Charlottetown Ballet Theatre, DancEast, and Charlottetown Festival Young Company, and has directed and choreographed numerous events on the Island. Ms. Reddin is a graduate of the National Ballet School Teacher Training Program and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) degree from U.P.E.I.
Sandy Zinck holds degrees in Arts and Music (voice) from Acadia University and an Education degree from University of Alberta. She has taught drama and musical theatre with both Edmonton Public Schools and the Toronto Board of Education.
Taryn Kristalovich holds her BFA in Theatre Performance-Dance from Ryerson University. She has trained and performed around the world in various styles such as contemporary, jazz, ballet, and tap. Prior to moving to the Island to teach with dance umbrella and the Holland College/Confederation Centre partnership School of Performing Arts, Taryn spent several years teaching and choreographing in BC.
Wanda Naylor has trained in a variety of dance genres such as tap, jazz, social dance and creative movement at York University, Humber College and private studios in Ontario. She has earned degrees in Fine Arts and Primary/Junior Education from York University. Wanda has performed with Merrytime Clown and Puppet Theatre and created choreography for the Beaconsfield Children’s Festival.