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DWP TEACHERS AND STAFF


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Sarah Robichaud
Sarah Robichaud has been a proffessional dancer for over 20 years. She is thrilled to be able to use her expertise and passion for dance to help those living with PD.

 

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Yolande Grosman
Yolande joined the National Ballet of Canada in 1971 and spent 16 years performing with one of the world’s largest and most recognized ballet companies. She has toured and performed throughout North America and Europe and has worked with leading choreographers, coaches, designers, and teachers. Yolande has also participated in interviews for both French and English newspapers, radio and television.

 

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Lhara Eben
Lhara is a certified personal trainer and was a ranked member of the Canadian national rhythmic gymnastics team. Dance was always a part of her training and soon became a focus and passion leading her into musical theatre. The combination of gymnastics, dance and competitive multi-sport training enables Lhara to provide innovative and inspiring training for the PD dancers and her personal clients.

 

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Nikki Bergen
Nikki Bergen loves to dance! An avid Ballroom and Latin dancer, she is the owner of Grace Corps studio, a dance and Pilates training company dedicated to helping you move, dance and live with grace. She has also created dance programs for a youth custody detention centre and is beginning a new dance venture with CAMH in their eating disorders clinic.

 

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Miriam Schacter
Performer, community arts programmer and poet - Miriam Schacter ran the Learning to Lead, children's choreography program in schools for 5 years. She currently runs Nia and Flow Motion Fitness programs throughout the downtown core. Her background includes extensive physiotherapy-assistant experience which inspires her to bring the arts and sciences together in both dance studio and clinical settings. Miriam is completing a 6 year program in psychotherapy from an embodied-mind perspective.

 

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Rachael Gibson, Teacher / Volunteer Coordinator
A graduate of L’École Supérier de Danse du Québec, Rachael started her career as a professional ballet dancer and musical theatre performer. She also taught ballet for several years in Toronto and was a member of the teaching faculty at the Randolph Academy for Performing Arts. Rachael is delighted to be part of the DWP team, and serves as both a dance instructor and volunteer coordinator. She is also completing her PhD in Political Science at the University of Toronto.

 

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Sarah Murphy Dyson
Sarah is honoured to be a part of the DWP family. Sarah has taught ballet all over Canada. She was a professional ballet dancer for many, many years, culminating in nine seasons with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet as a First Soloist. She was featured in the original cast of Dirty Dancing (Mirvish) and now works in Toronto as an actor, dancer, writer, stunt double, teacher and mother..

 

Robin Mcphail Dempsey

Robin Mcphail Dempsey
With extensive training and professional experience in both dance and the expressive arts, Robin is thrilled and honoured to bring her passions and skills to DWP.  Highlights of her dance career include 7 seasons with Toronto Dance Theatre and travelling nationally and internationally as an independent performer. Robin facilitates expressive arts programs for numerous community groups and organizations, teaches for MamaDances and aspires to play the ukulele as well as her daughters.