Our Instructors

Our qualified, experienced instructors strive to promote self-esteem and positive self-image.

Dance styles include Tots & Toes, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Baton.


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Chantelle McEwen has been the Dance Program Coordinator for the Canterbury Dance Centre for 10 years. She has over 16 years of experience teaching Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Lyrical at the recreational and competitive level. Chantelle received her training in the Durham Region successfully completing ADAPT (Tap and Jazz) and RAD (Ballet and Modern) examinations. She participated in a competitive training program for over 10 years and upon completion of her training moved to Ottawa and continued her love for dance through various performance opportunities (local Musical Theatre show and CFL performance team). Chantelle has achieved her MA Counselling Psychology and is passionate about sharing her knowledge of dance, promoting positive self-image and inspiring youth!


Nadine has spent many hours at the CCA dancing, her first class being tap at the age of three. Over the years she has taken hip hop, jazz, tap, contemporary, acro and ballet as well as competitive classes. Nadine continued her practice over the summers at the Stouffville Academy of Music and Dance. This is Nadine’s third year teaching at the pre-junior/junior jazz and tots & toes levels and first year as a competitive instructor. Studying biomedical sciences at the University of Ottawa, Nadine dances every spare moment and is very excited to spend another year sharing her love of dance with the little ones


Libby has been teaching at the Canterbury Dance Centre since 2009. She is a choreographer and dancer for the Ottawa entertainment company Toptyr Productions. She was with the dance company DRIVEN Dance Ottawa for 6 years competing and performing all around Canada. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a double Major in Psychology and Anthropology. She trains and choreographs for the University of Ottawa GeeGees Dance Team and was a member of their team for 5 years. Libby received her formal technical training in Ottawa at Greta Leeming Studio of Dance where she completed many levels of RAD and ADAPT syllabuses as well as competed and won many awards. She is an accomplished Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary and Lyrical dancer. Libby eats sleeps and breaths dance. She attends as many workshops as she can that run in Ottawa and Montreal. Libby has been in several music videos, performed with international singer Mohombi, performed for top DJ’s at the Escapade Music Festival and performs regularly at many events in Ottawa, Gatineau and Canada. Libby might be little, but her enthusiasm makes her presence very large!


Amy has been dancing since the age of 5 and competing since the age of 6. She received training in the ADAPT and RAD syllabus as well as the Cecchetti method. She has won numerous overalls and regional titles and recently graduated from the dance program at Canterbury High School with Honors and a Distinction in dance. Amy has been teaching dance for the last 3 years.She teaches jazz, tap, ballet, and contemporary and is thrilled to share her love of dance with her new students.


Sarah Hamilton is an accomplished ballet, tap and jazz dancer. She has studied dance since the age of 3, participating in exams in BATD, CDTA, ADAPT, and RAD. She has her associates in BATD. Sarah is a graduate of Canterbury High School for the Performing Arts in Dance. While attending Carleton University, she was one of the founding members of the competitive Ravens Dance Pak (formerly Carleton University Dance Team). Sarah has been teaching tap, jazz and ballet to all ages for over 10 years. She loves working with children and youth in order to help make them stronger, graceful dancers.