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Gilly Chaplin

Gilly Chaplin was born in San Francisco and received her early training at The Royal Academy of Dance in London, England. In 1976, she received a full scholarship to study at the renowned National Academy of Dance in Illinois. By 1980, she moved to New York to continue her professional dance trainin...

owner & director
Deandra Filippo

Deandra Filippo is an Ontario Kinesiologist, CSEP- Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist and a Yoga and Pilates instructor. She began her early dance training in 1995 with The Woodbridge School of Dance (formerly The Ballet School of Woodbridge) studying in various disciplines of dance including ...

owner & director
Olivia Filippo-Paternoster

Olivia began her dance career at the young age of four with the Woodbridge School of Dance (formerly The Ballet School of Woodbridge) where she studied Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Musical Theatre in their Intensive and Pre-Professional training programs. While attending the scho...

office manager
Elizabeth De Luca

Elizabeth began dancing at the Woodbridge School of Dance at the age of 4 and graduated from both the Advanced Pre-Professional Program and Teaching Assistant Program in 2016. Throughout her dance training, she studied in a variety of dance disciplines including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, M...

musical theatre, jazz & tap
Sharon Lindsay
Jazz & Musical Theatre Department Head

Sharon Lindsay has been teaching and choreographing at The Woodbridge School of Dance since 1999. She received her formal dance training in Toronto, studying Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Acrobatics and Musical Theatre under the direction of Susan Spring, and has successfully completed both R.A.D and B.A.T.D e...

ballet & pointe
Nancy Greyeyes
Department Head

Nancy danced with Feld Ballets/NY, The Cleveland/San Jose Ballet, the Alberta Ballet and the Wilkes-Barre Ballet Theatre and is an award winner at the prestigious New York International Ballet Competition (1987). She has performed principal roles in Eliot Feld’s A Footstep of Air, The Jig Is Up, a...

acrodance & jazz
Taylor Bullock
AcroDance Department Head

Taylor Bullock is a passionate performer who was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. While in Vancouver she had the opportunity to train in various styles of dance and worked under well-known choreographers such as Rachael Poirier and Liz Tookey to name a couple. Growing up she competed across C...

contemporary, ballet & jazz
Raquel Gutierrez
Contemporary Department Head

Raquel is a dedicated educator, choreographer, and creative based in the Greater Toronto Area. Raquel has explored and trained under a variety of disciplines, with a professional focus in contemporary and modern techniques. Raquel has also worked and assisted choreographers from across Canada and th...

ballet & acrodance
Adriana Cecatini

Adriana Cecatini is an emerging dance artist in Toronto, Ontario. She began dancing at the age of four at The Woodbridge School of Dance and graduated from the Advanced Pre-Professional Program. She has trained in numerous dance disciplines including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Contempora...

ballet & jazz
Olivia DiBiase

Olivia DiBiase trained at the Woodbridge School of Dance since the age of four, where she studied a range of dance disciplines. Her dance education included Jazz, Classical Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Hip-Hop and Musical Theatre. Olivia is well versed in the Cecchetti and Vagonava ballet methods a...

ballet, jazz, tap & contemporary
Colleen Dingeldein

Colleen Dingeldein graduated from York University having earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, specializing in Choreography and Performance. Prior to her University dance career, Colleen trained in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Hip-Hop. She has achieved her R.A.D. Balle...

contemporary & acrodance
Madeline Feist

Madeline Feist is a dance artist, instructor and choreographer located in Toronto, Ontario. She began her dance training in Leduc, Alberta where she studied ballet, jazz, Irish, contemporary, hip hop, tap and acrobatics. She followed her passion for dance to York University where she holds a BFA in ...

ballet & pointe
Sonia Franco de Batres

Sonia Franco de Batres has a great amount of experience teaching, choreographing and directing in diverse learning environments. After being trained at the National School of Dance of El Salvador, she went on to teach ballet at San Francisco Conservatory of Ballet in California. In 1991, she was app...

ballet & pointe
Ekaterina Kornienkova

Ekaterina was educated at the Vaganova Academy of Ballet in Moscow and Academy of Classical and Character Dance in Voronezh, Russia. She began her teaching career in Moscow in 1997, while dancing with the Professional Dance Company “Rhythms of Planet.” Ekaterina received her professional teac...

Alessia L'Europa

Alessia L’Europa received her dance training at the Woodbridge School of Dance, starting at age 3 and graduating from the school’s Senior Division. While at WSD, she studied a variety of dance disciplines, including Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre, and Hip Hop. She has trained under D...

ballet & jazz
Simona Todaro

Simona Todaro is an emerging dance artist in Toronto, Ontario. She began her early dance training at the age of two with The Woodbridge School of Dance, where she studied multiple disciplines including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, and Hip Hop. During her time at the school, S...

musical theatre & hip hop
Sierra Vallescura

Sierra Vallescura received her dance training at the Woodbridge School of Dance, beginning at the age of four and graduating from the Advanced Pre-Professional Program in 2017. She studied many different disciplines including Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Musical Theatre. During h...

Winnie Wong

Winnie began her ballet training in Hong Kong, and later moved to Canada studying under Cristina Pora, former ballerina of the National Opera Bucharest, Romania, and Sergiu Stefanski, former principal of the National Ballet of Canada. After graduating with a Master's and Bachelor's of Science Degree...

hip hop
Shenel Williams

Shenel Williams began exploring dance at the age of six in numerous styles including Hip-Hop, Ballroom, African/Afro, Dancehall, Ballet and more. Growing up she was an active member of Downsview Secondary School’s Arts Advantage Program in dance, music, and drama where she took on choreographic an...

administrative faculty

Elizabeth De Luca
Office Manager

Louise Filippo
Administrative Associate

Alessia L’Europa
Administrative Associate

Adriana Cecatini
Administrative Assistant

Simona Todaro
Administrative Assistant


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“The teachers that have been with the studio for many years and are a wonderful group who worked very well together.”
“Great learning environment; professional yet empathetic and understanding; wonderful performances.”
“High Standards and discipline, and dedicated teachers.”
“Very professional, excellent technique, beautiful recitals, I enjoy the non competitive environment.”
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