Our 2023-2024 Administration Team:
Keeley Cavanagh – Executive Director
Alyssa Parry – R.A.D. Ballet Director
Casey Barnes – Administrators
Ballet, Contemporary/Modern, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Acting, Tap
Cori “Caulfield has created some of the most memorable moments of contemporary dance in Canada,” (The Vancouver Sun) as a choreographer and performer, while developing a highly respected performing arts academy serving the community in which she grew up. Cori officially founded Caulfield School of Dance in Port Moody in 1988 after having taught performing arts in her parents’ basement from the age of twelve. Read More →
Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Character, Chinese Dance
Former Principal Dancer, Ms. Isabel Yuan, was appointed as a Vocational Examiner for the Royal Academy of Dance in 2005; and a Dual Examiner in 2011. Ms. Yuan’s teaching credentials include: the National Ballet Professional Dancer Teaching Certification (N.B.S. P.D.T.C.), Imperial Society Teachers of Dancing, Advanced Certification and Associate Certification (A.I.S.T.D.), Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Certification (R.A.D. R.T.S.) and the Cecchetti Associate and Advanced Certificates. Read More →
Tap, Jazz, Contemporary/Modern, Ballet, Acting, Musical Theatre, Acrobatics, Conditioning
“Tap sensation” (The Georgia Straight) Hailley Caulfield Postle, is the head of our Tap Department and teaches several disciplines at Caulfield School of Dance. Ms. Hailley is also accredited with Canfit Pro and has Fitness Instructor Specialist Certification, CPR/AED certification, Fitness Theory and Group Fitness certificates, and is trained in all formats of Barre Fitness™.
Hailley was a Principal Tap Dancer in the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies. Also in 2010, Hailley was invited to Brazil to be a performer, teacher and Judge at the XX Seminario Internacional De Danca De Brasilia. In 2011, she went to Germany to perform with Lamondance in the Tanz Art Festival at the Nordhausen Theatre. Hailley has also danced for Read More →
BFA Ryerson University, CDTA, PAEC, ADTA, AAC, AF, PAA, YPAD
Lexy is a diverse performer, choreographer and instructor specializing in a variety of dance styles. She is a graduate of Ryerson University’s BFA program, majoring in Theatre Performance and Dance. Her additional dance certifications include, the Canadian Dance
Teachers’ Association, the Performing Arts Educators of Canada, Alixa Flexibility, the Acro Dance Teachers Association, and Acrobatic Arts Canada. Lexy is also a qualified dance adjudicator with the Professional Adjudicators Alliance and a proud member of Youth Protection Advocates in Dance.
As a choreographer Lexy has worked across Canada and the US on projects such as World Performers Canada National Dance Team (Spain, Portugal), Mini PopKids, Mirvish’s Matilda (Travelling Stage Artist Educator), Mirvish Musical Theatre Summer Intensive, Shrek The Musical (Rainbow Stage), Toronto Dance Teacher Expo, One Night Only Musical (Dora Award Winner- Now Audience Choice), Port Hope Capitol Theatre Company, New York City’s Theatre Arts Centre, City Dance Corps, CNE Rising Star Talent Competition, Illuminite Toronto, Bravo AcademyToronto, and Google Learning Mini Series.
Her performance credits include; Bound For Broadway (NYC Theatre Arts Center), A Chorus Line (Rose Theatre), Cory Lee’s Cruel Intentions Music Video, ET Canada, Much Music’s Best Dance Crew Commercial (New Music Live), Madonna Bazaar (Opera House), High School Musical 2 live on Stage (Jonathan Randall Productions), Peter Pan (Royal City Musical TheatreVancouver), as Velma Kelly in Chicago (Treehouse Theatre), and as Bombalurina in Cats (Stanley Theatre Vancouver).
Currently Lexy is the Artistic Director of Full Out Dance, Managing Dance Attack Acro Convention, Directing Move With The Beat Dance & Acro Competitions, The Certifications Director of the Acro Dance Teachers Association’s Acro Teacher Training Programs, and adjudicating competitions/ guest teaching for dance companies across Canada.
Ballet, Pointe, Progressing Ballet Technique®, and Conditioning
Ms. Dawn Braun Crawford, a teacher and choreographer for over 20 years, brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to the Ballet faculty of Caulfield School of Dance. A registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance for over ten years, Dawn has prepared students to the most exemplary standard in both Graded and Vocational R.A.D. examinations. Dawn is also fully certified in the Progressing Ballet Technique®. For over 15 years, Dawn has been serving as a professor for the Trinity Western University Human Kinetics Department; been involved in the continued development of the T.W.U. dance program Read More →
Stewart Iguidez – aka Stuey Tellar – is an extraordinarily eclectic freestyle dancer and choreographer. Stewart’s distinctive and creative choreographies are a true fusion of urban movement consisting of b-boying/break dance, popping, house, new jack swing, tutting, isolation, video dance, locking, and stylized hip-hop. His spontaneous nature and witty humour makes his classes fun and engaging. Above all else, Stewart lives and works with integrity, honesty, and kindness. Read More →
Kelly Douglas R.A.D.R.T.S.
Vancouver trained dancer and teacher, Kelly Douglas has studied at The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, The Banff School of Fine Arts and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens with teachers such as Laura Alonso, David Earl, Lynn Seymour and David Wall. While with Alberta Ballet Company she danced in The Nutcracker, Firebird, Serenade, Facade, Allegro Brillante, Coppelia and Cinderella. Ms. Douglas received her Royal Academy of Dance teaching diploma in 1990 and was elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance. This qualifies her to teach the syllabus of the Academy and enter students to all levels of the Academy’s examination. Kelly is also a member of the Imperial Society of Teaching Dance. She is currently a Practical Teaching Supervisor for the RAD.
Ms. Douglas has had more than two decades of teaching experience during which she has also choreographed and performed in independent dance projects such as Vancouver’s 12 Minute Max and Dancing on the Edge, as well as the Sunshine Coast’s Annual Celebration of Dance. Ms. Douglas was a guest teacher at the Ballet by the Sea Studio in Malibu, California for 7 years.
In July 2012, Kelly auditioned for and was accepted for one of four spots in North and South America to train to become an examiner for the Royal Academy of Dance. After successful training in February and March in London England 2013, Ms. Douglas was appointed to the board of the International Panel of Examiners for the Royal Academy of Dance, making her one of fourteen in Canada.
Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Stage, Jazz/Lyrical, Primary Ballet
Rebekah Gill graduated from the CSD Professional Training Division after training from age 2 at Caulfield School of Dance in Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Acro and Contemporary/Modern.
Rebekah was given exceptional placement to Team Canada’s 2015 Adult Tap Dance Team at the age of 14. She competed with Team Canada at the IDO World Tap Dance Championships in Riesa, Germany, and her team placed 7th in the World. Rebekah received individual sponsorship for Team Canada from Bloch®, one of the world’s largest dance wear manufacturers. Read More →
Cierra completed all of the Royal Academy of Dance Vocational Examinations from Intermediate to Advanced II earning Distinction; and under the training of Isabel Yuan and Lynette Kelly, received the highly prestigious Solo Seal Award in 2016.
After graduating, Cierra was selected for the Jacob’s Pillow Ballet Program in 2017 under the tutelage of Anna Marie Holmes and participated in a world premier choreographed by Bruce Wells for the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival’s 80th anniversary. She later joined Oregon Ballet Theatre as a member of OBT2, Oregon Ballet Theatre’s second company. Cierra also performed in many company productions at Oregon Ballet Theatre including George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” Read More →
Nicole Smith A.R.A.D.
Ballet, Tap, Jazz
Nicole Smith took her first steps into the world of dance at age 3 at Caulfield School of Dance, where she trained in various styles including, Ballet, Jazz/Lyrical, Hip Hop, Tap, Modern/Contemporary, and Musical Theatre. Under the tutelage of R.A.D. Dual Examiner Ms. Isabel Yuan, Nicole completed her Royal Academy of Dance vocational examinations to the Advanced level. As a member of the Caulfield School of Dance Performance Training Company, and the Professional Training Division, she won numerous awards competing, and loved performing in events including provincial invitational showcases with her fellow dancers.
Immediately after her graduation from Caulfield School of Dance in 2013, Nicole was accepted into the Arts Umbrella Summer Intensive program and the Intensive Training Program at Harbour Dance Center. She later trained and performed in the Aviary Dance Company under the direction of Julio Fuentes with guest choreographer Heather Laura Gray.
As a professional dance artist, Nicole has co-choreographed and performed for the event management company, Patrick Roberge Productions and has enjoyed performing opportunities including WE Day, the 104th Grey Cup, the PNE stage, the Show of Hearts Telethon, and both the Special Olympics and Million Dollar Round Table opening ceremonies.
After completing a two-year diploma program in Recreation Studies at Langara College, Nicole utilizes her knowledge in both recreation and performing arts to create unique programs for preschool, children, youth and adults. Nicole has created special events related to the Arts and completed a 4-month long internship with the City of New Westminster. She continues her education with Langara to complete her degree. Nicole has completed her Standard First Aid, CPR/AED Level C, Wilderness Survival First Aid, High 5 and BCRPA recreation instructor training.
Nicole is determined to continue her journey in the heart of her hometown and give back to the community with the opportunity to learn and teach as a new faculty member of Caulfield Schoo of Dance – both nostalgic and humbling!
We are delighted to have Nicole’s knowledge and bright energy back in this School!
Currently residing in Vancouver, Lauren is a freelance dancer and teacher in the Lower Mainland. Most recently she was apart of the Performance Research Project, led by Lesley Telford. Since joining PReP, Lauren has had the opportunity to perform works and workshop with Lesley Telford, Noam Gagnon, Idan Cohen, Serge Bennathan, David Raymond and Vanessa Goodman. Previously, Lauren danced with Ballet Edmonton performing works by: Francois Chevennement, Laurence Menotti-Chevennement, Heather Meyers, Jorden Morris, Alysa Pires, Solveig Desilets and Waldemar Bartowski.
Born in Edmonton, Lauren’s early training included Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) examinations in ballet, tap, modern at the Art of Dance – trained by her godmother, Sherri Urkow, and mother, Jacqueline Pooke. Later, Lauren additionally danced at Edmonton Dance Centre trained by Deborah Morgan, where Lauren achieved her R.A.D graded and vocational examinations, as well as receiving her Solo Seal Award in 2012. In 2011, Lauren competed in the Genée International Ballet Competition hosted in Cape Town, South Africa where she advanced to the finals representing Canada. Read More
Consultants and Contributors
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All photographs of students on this site are of current or past Caulfield School of Dance students; the photographers are Aldo Monteforte, Ken Kajiwara, Lindsay Forbes, Laura Zeke, and Edward Yu.
Guest and Substitute Instructors
- Santé D’Amours Fortunato – Acrobatic Arts
- Kirsten Wicklund – Contemporary Ballet
- Peter Smida – Contemporary Ballet
- Brandon Lee Alley – Contemporary Ballet
- Racheal Prince – Contemporary Ballet
- Lara Barclay– Contemporary
- Kayla Dunbar (Artistic Associate of Carousel Theatre for Young People) – Voice, Acting, Musical Theatre
- Caitlin Griffin –Ballet, Pointe, Progressing Ballet Technique®, and Conditioning
- Heather Laura Gray – Contemporary
- Nicole Caron A.R.A.D. – Ballet and Yoga
- Dario Dinuzzi – Contemporary
- Steven Salinas – Hip Hop
- Sylvain Sinez – Ballet
- Josh Beamish – Contemporary
- Shauna Smith – Hip Hop
- Meredith Kalaman – Ballet
- Scott Augustine – Tap
- Molly McDermott – Contemporary Dance and Pilates
- Braeden Burasee – Hip Hop
- Kristina Linden – Tap
- Lexi Vajda – Contemporary Dance
- Dario Dinnuzi – Contemporary Ballet
- Kelly Douglas R.A.D. R.T.S. – R.A.D. Examiner Master Classes
- Barb Towell – Voice
- Kyle Vicente – Hip Hop
- Hayden Fong – Contemporary Dance
- Sarah Corrigan – Hip Hop
- Danny Nielson – Tap
- Jennifer Varney – Barre Fitness Conditioning
- Sarah Brewer Clowes – Ballet
- Andrew Haydock – Contemporary Dance
- Krista Langtree – Conditioning
- Kazumi Evans – Acting and Musical Theatre
- Tiffany Levers – Primary Tap
- Paula Giroday – Various Disciplines
- Bill Greenland – Acting
- Sarah Dixon – Acting
- Jordana Jackson – Musical Theatre, Voice, and Acting
- Ken Kajiwara – Ballroom and Swing
- Jaelan Mills –Tap, Primary Ballet
- Kara Nolte – Contemporary
- Loreli Skinner R.A.D. R.T.S. – R.A.D. Master Classes