Director, In Studio
A graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School’s Teacher Training Program, Kate Kernaghan received her Royal Academy of Dance Teacher’s Certificate, as well as her Associate from the Imperial Society of Teacher’s of Dancing. She is also a Fletcher Pilates Licensed provider as well as a CanFit Pro Personal Trainer. Having had former students go onto Canada's National Ballet School, The Ailey School, the School of Alberta Ballet and Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Ms. Kernaghan’s dedication to teaching and to her students never goes unnoticed. Ms. Kernaghan’s wealth of teaching experience in both the dance and fitness community lend to her confident, dynamic yet caring teaching style.
Johanna Bergfeldt was born in Sweden and trained at the Royal Swedish Ballet School. She has an extensive performance background beginning with Östgötabaletten in Sweden where she worked for six years. She later joined Norrdans, and Barents Dance Ensemble. She came to Canada in 2000 and was a dancer with Toronto Dance Theatre for six years. She has worked with numerous choreographers and companies including Kate Alton, Louis Laberge-Côté and ProArteDanza to name a few. Ms. Bergfeldt has been nominated three times for a Dora Mavor Moore Award. She teaches regularly at Canada’s National Ballet School, Dance-teq, GMD, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre and Toronto Dance Theatre, as well as teaching Pilates at Riverdale Pilates.
Originally from Waterloo Ontario, Kahlil Calder completed his dance studies at Canada's National Ballet School. Kahlil went on to dance with the National Ballet of Canada, Alberta Ballet and with the International Dance Theatre in the Netherlands. In 2010 Kahlil was accepted as associate professor in the dance department at the University of Stavanger in Norway where he taught, performed and produced work. Kahlil is a sought-after guest teacher and coach both nationally and internationally.
Wendy trained at the Royal Ballet School in London, England. She holds the Royal Ballet School Teaching Diploma, Registered Teacher and Associate status of the Royal Academy of Dance and also Advanced 2 Ballet in R.A.D., I.S.T.D. and Cecchetti Syllabi. In addition she also attained Associates in Cecchetti Ballet and National Dance and the Benesh Notation Teaching Diploma. She is currently an Examiner and Tutor of the Royal Academy of Dance and has worked extensively across Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Great Britain. Former students of Wendy have been accepted to the National Ballet School, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and Quinte Ballet School.
Harrison James was born in Paraparaumu, New Zealand and trained at San Francisco Ballet School's Trainee Program in California and the New Zealand School of Dance. Mr. James danced with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Béjart Ballet Lausanne before joining The National Ballet of Canada in 2013 as a member of the Corps de Ballet. Mr. James was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2016.
Chelsy Meiss was born in Melbourne, Australia and trained at Karen Curlis School of Dance, Thelma Williams School of Dance, The Victorian College of The Arts and The Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. Ms. Meiss danced with San Diego Ballet before joining The National Ballet of Canada as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2008. Ms. Meiss was promoted to First Soloist in 2015.
Ms Robledo graduated with Distinction from Canada’s National Ballet School’s Teacher Training Program and was honoured with the Betty Oliphant Award, which pays tribute to the most promising graduate in the field of teaching. She began her career as professional dancer with the National Ballet of Mexico in 1991, where she worked under the direction of such renowned Ballet Masters as Fernando Alonso and David Howard. Katya has been teaching young dancers, adult beginners and professional dancers for nearly 25 years. In addition, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Management from the University of Ottawa, which has led her to venture into research, cultural promotion and production of spectacles. But, what she enjoys the most is sharing her love of dance and promoting the overall well-being of her students.
Born in Grande Prairie AB, Jarrett Siddall began his career with the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers and Citie Ballet in Edmonton AB. In 2009 he began training at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre where he was awarded the Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artist Grant in contemporary dance in 2010. After graduating in 2012, Jarrett joined Toronto Dance Theatre. Alongside TDT, Jarrett performs with Vazari Dance Projects and in other independent works.