AnnaLisa has been dancing since the age of four and fell in love with it the first time she hit the stage. She has studied dance in her hometown of Oakville at the Canadian Dance Company and Across the Floor Dance Centre. She began assisting in 2012 and teaching in 2017. She started dancing competitively at the age of 7 and has trained in Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Lyrical, Tap, Acro and Hip Hop.AnnaLisa took her love for dance to St. Catherines when she moved to pursue her education at Brock University in 2018 studying Concurrent Education with a French Teachable. At Brock, she participated in a club called Brock Dance. Brock Dance has a competitive dance team where she would compete in 3 university level competitions. After 4 years of being on the team in 2022, she took the lead in becoming the president of the club. Planning and organizing events such as the Brock Dance Benefit which brings local studios, high schools, and universities together to put on a show to raise money for the RAFT Niagara. She has also been one of the team choreographers for the past 6 years.AnnaLisa loves to share her passion for dance and knowledge with her students while motivating them to become the best versions of themselves!
David Cox has been dancing since the age of 2, as he was brought into
this world by a musical family; his father, a Motown artist, and his
mother a dance teacher. Since becoming a professional, he has gone
on to perform for and at the following: ‘Bojangles’ the show time movie
starring Gregory Hines, the international sensation ‘STOMP’, The Duke
Ellington Society, Save The Last Dance 2, Bravo Fact ‘The Hoofers
Club’, and has performed for the speaker of the house, and Prince
Charles to name a few.
David shared his passion with the world as a featured dancer in the
Opening Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. He is on
the faculty at the Tap Dance Centre where he directs DCC (one of the
youth performing companies), and he is also a proud member of the
band, Theatre Crisp, where he taps as added percussion. His happy go
lucky and energetic attitude are contagious to those around him, and
he urges others to pick up a tap and discover the music they can
make. Here’s to the 2nd Balcony...Keep it copasetic.
Samantha is a dance artist and choreographer based in Toronto, ON. She is proud to be an Indigenous woman of the Ktunaxa Nation. In 2018 she completed the Arts Umbrella Dance Graduate Program under the direction of Artemis Gordon in Vancouver, BC. During the 2019/20 season, Samantha worked with Lesley Telford in Inverso Productions Performance Research Project where she performed at BLOOM: Dance in Vancouver and alongside Chor Leoni Men’s Choir. In the same 2019/20 season Samantha also worked and performed as a guest artist with Ballet BC in their production of Romeo and Juliet by Medhi Walerski. For the 2020/21 season, Samantha joined Red Sky Performance as an Associate Artist under the direction of Sandra Laronde in Toronto. During her time with the company, she performed Flow choreographed by Jera Wolfe in Fall for Dance North 2020 and was a part of a new creation by Yosmell Calderon.
Chris Gallina is a dancer and choreographer from Toronto, On. Throughout his dance career, he has performed and choreographed for events by Hugo Boss, WestJet, Crystal Ball Foundation, Wal-Mart, Scotiabank and many more. Chris has featured in the Chapman's Ice Cream Sunday commercial, Megan Patrick's "Bow Chicka Wow Wow" music video, and Brett Kissel's music video for "Anthem". His recent tour of The Jungle Book Circus has taken him to China, Singapore, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. He has taught at numerous studios across Canada and his choreography has won numerous awards at competition. Chris loves to share his knowledge with his students and loves to support their individual growth.