Faculty & Staff

Dance Adventure’s staff and guest teachers provide a positive and supportive environment, for every student. We encourage students to strengthen, and challenge themselves through movement and dance!

Miss Brooke Myers

Founder

Miss Brooke founded Dance Adventure in 1999. An accomplished teacher and choreographer with over 25 years of experience. Brooke has been recognized many times for her hard work and dedication, including being named as one of K-W's 40 under 40 community leaders and a KW Oktoberfest Arts & Culture Woman of the Year. Her spirit and values will continue to guide our DA team. Brooke's legacy is her love of dance, energy and creativity make Dance Adventure a wonderful place to support students through their adventure in dance. Read more about Miss Brooke's life and legacy here.

Ms Jenna Kerr

Miss Jenna has been a member of the Dance Adventure family since its opening in 1999. Jenna started out as one of Brooke’s students; from there she started assisting in dance classes and quickly found a passion for teaching. Her many years of teaching experience include: jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, and hip hop with students of all ages including recreational and competitive classes. Miss Jenna has grown to be a respected leader in our DA community. As a teacher Jenna strives to make each class a fun and exciting learning experience by sharing her passion of dance with all of her students.

Ms Natalie Sebastian

Ballet Director

Ms Natalie is an award winning teacher and choreographer as well as an accomplished singer, actress and dancer. She is a certified member of the Russian Society of Ballet, Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) and Canadian Dance Teachers Association. In her professional career, Natalie is an accomplished singer, actress and dancer. Natalie is a graduate of the George Brown College. She has performed with companies such as Stratford Festival, Canadian Opera Company, Drayton Festival and The Charlottetown Festival, Opera Lyon (France). Natalie will be preparing dancers for Russian Ballet Exams.

Ms Jacquelyn du Randt

Ms Jacqui holds extensive training is Acrobatics, Jazz, Tap and all of the core stage disciplines. She has taught professionally for 7 years in KW and the surrounding areas and has choreographed many overall award winning competitive pieces for various studios in Ontario. Jacqui has trained with Mandy Moore, Denise Wall, Frank Augustine and many other fantastic choreographers over the years, which lead her to several overall soloist titles in Canada and the United States when she danced herself competitively. More recently she has performed on Celebrity Cruise Line in their production cast and assisted the choreographers with the opening numbers in the Dance Canada Pageant 2014.

Ms Kelly Fleming

Ms Kelly sought out dance at a young age. With over 25 years of experience she has completed many exams through the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) and Canadian Dance Teachers Association. She is also a member of the Professional Curriculum for Acrobatic Arts and loves teaching many forms of movement. Her choreography has won many overall titles. Kelly has also completed a three year diploma program in Graphic Design and Advertising at Conestoga College. Kelly is thrilled to be teaching and choreographing for Dance Adventure again this season and can't wait to see her students grow in their love for dance.

Ms Meaghan Reitzel

Ms Meaghan has been a part of the Dance Adventure family since it's opening in 1999, first as a student and more recently as a teacher of both competitive and recreational students. Meaghan danced competitively for 15 years and had the opportunity to dance twice at Walt Disney's the Magic Kingdom as part of the Dance Adventure team. Meaghan has received training in many of the core disciplines of dance including ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, musical theatre and lyrical but has a special love for the sounds and rhythms of tap dancing. Ms Meaghan & Ms Kelly Reitzel run the Dance Adventure Rhythm Experience (DARE) program, which offers specialized dance classes for children and teens across developmental and physical spectrums.

Ms Kelly Reitzel

Ms Kelly brings experience as a long-time competitive dancer and teacher of tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical/contemporary, and hip hop. She is proud to have been a part of the Dance Adventure family since its opening. As a teacher, Kelly creates a supportive and fun environment for learning within the recreational and competitive programs. She was instrumental in the creation of the Dance Adventure Rhythm Experience (DARE) program which aims to make dance accessible for children and youth across developmental and physical spectrums.

Ms Shayna Dumbleton

Ms Shayna began her dance training at a very young age and joined Dance Adventure the first year it opened. She has training in a in variety of styles including Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Acro. She attended the University of Guelph, receiving a Bachelors of Commerce degree, and was able to continue her passion for dance as a member of the University's competitive dance pak as a dancer and choreographer for four years. During this time she was able to train and learn from other dancers, attend a variety of workshops and compete against other competitive University teams. Shayna has over seven years' experience teaching in a variety of styles including: Lyrical, Contemporary, Technique, Acro, Jazz, Ballet and hip hop. She has worked with the competitive and recreational team at Dance Adventure and loves watching the students grow and work toward their goals.

Ms Adrianna McMullin

Ms Adrianna has trained at Dance Adventure for 15 years in ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and tap. She has been competing for 8 years winning numerous awards and overalls. Her passion for dance has kept her close to the studio, and she is excited to continue to help and encourage the younger dancers improve their skills.

Ms Megan Manning

Ms Megan has been a part of the Dance Adventure family since the wee age of 3. She has trained in core disciplines including ballet, jazz, pointe, tap, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary and modern. Megan attended Eastwood Collegiate for the Integrated Arts Program as a Dance and Vocal Major. As a senior, she was Dance Captain where she competed and won numerous awards for her creative pieces, innovative choreography and leadership skills. Recently graduating from a student to a teacher, she has found a passion for sharing her love of dance. She wants all of her students to thrive to the best of their abilities, but most of all, to have fun!

Ms Naya Sanchez

Growing up at the studio, Ms. Naya trained in many styles including ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and acro. Through her years, she has gained a passion for dancing, and her love for the art led her to become a two time National Elite Team dancer, where she was given the opportunity to dance at Disney. Ms. Naya has been awarded numerous overalls as a soloist, along with many special awards for her performances. As a teacher, Ms. Naya wants to encourage a fun atmosphere where her students can strive for their absolute best; she honestly believes that if you set your mind towards a goal, anything is possible.

Ms Tracy Zinck

Ms Tracy was a competitive gymnast and helped to facilitate many international gymnastics competitions. She graduated from Seneca College's National Coaching Program and continued her involvement in the sport as a competitive coach in K-W, Toronto, and Ottawa. She has her diploma in Adult Education and works as a Client Engagement Manager at a learning software company in Waterloo; but her real passion is gymnastics. Ms Tracy is very excited about working with the Acro students and challenging them to improve their skills.

Mr Ben Fleming

Mr Ben is an accomplished gymnast and was a member of the Canadian National Men's Gymnastics Team with specialties in both the floor and pommel horse; Mr. Ben participated in many national and international competitions. Ben graduated from Conestoga College with a diploma in Computer Engineering Technology. Mr Ben toured the world as a member of Project Dunk, an acrobatic basketball show that performed on Canada's Got Talent and were the first group of its kind to perform for the Saudi royal family. He is looking forward to challenging Dance Adventure's acro students.

Ms Robin Warwick

Ms Robin has been working as a professional singer, dancer and actor for many years, both in Canada and abroad. Growing up in Kitchener-Waterloo, she was fortunate to perform in a variety of musicals, plays and choirs. Robin trained at Dance Adventure and attended Eastwood Collegiate Secondary School as a member of the Integrated Arts Program. It was at Eastwood that her passion for the stage really flourished. Upon graduation, Robin attended ‘Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts’ where she graduated as a triple threat. Since then, she has spent years working for ‘Royal Caribbean International’ as a Featured Singer. It was through this that she was able to travel the world, seeing places like Brazil, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. Currently, she teaches private voice, piano, dance and ukulele to a variety of ages and levels. When not teaching she can be found performing with Drayton Entertainment.

Mr Braden Kurczak

Mr Braden is an accomplished gymnast, acrobat, and a former Ukrainian dancer. He tells everyone he's a super-hero: by day, he is a professional engineer and consultant; by night he is a dance dad & "that studio guy". Mr Braden was an acrobat and founding member of Slam Dunk Entertainment, producing acrobatic basketball shows for the Toronto Raptors (halftime) and various NBA and NCAA teams. Through this he toured world as a member of the Slam Jam Air Team and Project Dunk, the latter of which was invited to perform on Canada's Got Talent and were the first group of its kind to perform for the Saudi Royal Family. Mr Braden is excited to continue working behind the scenes, as well as helping with our acro dancers helping to foster strong basics, confidence and a love of being in the air and upside-down!.