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Lindsay Storms



Lindsay has spent over two decades educating dancers in studios and classrooms across Southern Ontario, in both competitive and non-competitive settings, specializing in a wide range of dance styles including Modern/Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet and Hip Hop. Lindsay began her dancing career at the age of three in Toronto under the tutelage of Cynthia Fisher, and moved to the Kawartha area at the age of 13, where she continued her studies in R.A.D. Ballet, I.S.T.D. Modern, and Jazz with the Lindsay Dance Studio. After three years of study in languages and anthropology at Trent University, Lindsay returned to the Lindsay Dance Studio, to pursue her I.S.T.D. Associate for Modern and Jazz. Lindsay has since also acquired her R.A.D. Intermediate ballet and her Associate Diploma with the Modern Theatre branch of the I.S.T.D. 


After many years of study, Lindsay received her Licentiate status in the Modern Theatre branch of the I.S.T.D. and was awarded the Royal Academy of Dance’s Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies, under the guidance of mentor, and friend Beverley. Over the years, Lindsay has also had the wonderful opportunity to teach students at many different elementary and secondary schools across Ontario. Lindsay has been entering candidates for I.S.T.D. Modern and Jazz exams for well over a decade, and more recently R.A.D. Graded and Vocational exams, all of whom have been successful. Most recently, Lindsay has received certification to teach the revolutionary Progressing Ballet Technique Program.  Lindsay has enjoyed, being rehearsal master for Ballet Jorgen's local production of the Nutcracker twice now.  Many of Lindsay's students have gone on to work and study professionally at such schools as The National Ballet of Canada, York University and George Brown College, as well as holding featuring roles in television series such as Degrassi and The Next Step. 

 Lindsay continues her passion for arts and education by taking courses with world-renowned examiners and choreographers covering various dance disciplines such as hip-hop, lyrical, and contemporary, and looks forward to growing these programs within the Studio 505 space.

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Leah Wakelin
B.F.A., B.Ed. 

Leah Wakelin is an aspiring dance artist who is a graduate of York University’s Dance Education and Concurrent Education programs. She spent six years studying at York University to accomplish a Specialized Honours B.F.A degree in Dance Education and a BEd degree in the intermediate/senior teaching divisions. Miss Wakelin is a former student of the Lindsay Dance Studio training primarily in ballet, modern, jazz, national and highland dance technique. She has numerous performing and teaching experiences including: The York University third year choreography show Tessellation and she has recently assisted in the dance program at Trillium Lakelands Arts Camp in the hip hop, funky ballet and partner work courses. She is looking forward to teaching a variety of classes at Dançe Nouveau! 

Beverley Brown-Chislett
Artist Emeritus, RADTC.,YTC, HTAC 

As a life-long student of the arts Beverley has dedicated herself to dance, painting and the healing arts. Beverley began her training in highland, folk, tap, jazz, ballet and modern under the loving tutelage of Jean Muir.   In high school she discovered theatre and after graduation continued her studies at Niagara Theatre College in Welland, Ontario majoring in scenic painting. She graduated with an Honours  Degree in Theatre Arts and apprenticed in Mannheim, Germany. After marrying and moving to California, Beverley began ballet classes again and danced professionally in the Southern California Ballet Company as well as freelance. Having been greatly influenced by many of her teachers, she began to teach in 1980 and opened her own studio in Yucca Valley, California. She and her family returned to Canada in 1988 and shortly afterwards she began teaching in Peterborough at the Academy of Dance and Move N’Groove. In 2003 Beverley opened Studio 505 - “Home of the Arts”.

Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Certificate 
Honours Certificate, Theatre Arts 
Namaste International Certified Yoga Teacher.

Nicole Quinlan

Nicole is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with a passion for dance. She attended Brock University and successfully completed her Bachelor of Recreation and Leisure Studies, majoring in Therapeutic Recreation. Nicole has experience working with individuals of varying abilities and strives to create a barrier free environment. Currently, Nicole is completing a post graduate certificate in Mental Health and Addictions with Algonquin College. 


As a former student of Studio 505 and A Frost Dance Experience, Nicole grew up training in ballet, completing her Grade 8 RAD examination. As well, Nicole attended the Kenner Dance Program and branched out into new styles, expanding her love of dance. While at Kenner, Nicole was a part of the International Baccalaureate (I.B) Programme where she achieved a level 7 in I.B. Dance. 


Nicole is excited to bring her knowledge and passion for dance and therapeutic recreation to Dançe Nouveau!

Amy Strizic 


Amy is a young professional working in Peterborough in Urban Forestry. She fostered her love of both dance and the outdoors growing up, completing her RAD Advanced 2 with Distinction in high school while attending wilderness camps in the summer.


She has done Intensives with Interlochen Center for the Arts (Michigan), Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (New York) and Ballet BC. She enjoys ballet and modern, as well as contemporary and improvisation styles. Amy has danced professionally with TDC Entertainment (Toronto) performing dance and aerial circus. She is excited to be a part of the Dance Nouveau team, and looks forward to meeting all the new faces.

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