The Studio

The Studio

Project Dance has been providing quality dance education since 2006 in the City of Greater Sudbury. We are an educational institution that provides a full program of classes in varied disciplines for all ages and levels.

Students and their families will enjoy the newly renovated and modern facility with three dance studios, sprung floors, mirrors and barres to create a “dance” atmosphere. Parents may watch their dancers through a viewing window. Change rooms, washrooms and office area are here for your convenience.

From the Director

We pride ourselves on well organized & professional classes, communication & training. Our students love to be in the studio & parents enjoy watching their children grow in a fun & friendly atmosphere! Our faculty makes it easy for students & parents to LOVE their experience with PROJECT DANCE!”

Aspirations/Goals for the Studio

  • Thrive ahead in the dance industry
  • Continue sharing my knowledge of dance, teaching children the importance of technique, style, motivation, confidence, discipline, team work, & the value of performance and passion for dance
  • “There is nothing more fulfilling to me than knowing that I have instilled the love of dance within a child’s heart.
  • Project Dance offers dancers a place to do what they love, to be themselves, and to express themselves freely in a positive atmosphere.

About the Director

Maegan Fram

Maegan Fram is an accomplished dancer and a certified dance instructor. She began her journey in the dance world at the tender age of 4. Maegan’s talents have been recognized on a National level, winning awards in Las Vegas and New York City, and training with the National Ballet School of Canada. In her teens, Maegan began to teach dance and within a few short years has become a much sought after choreographer and teacher. In 2006, Maegan followed her dream and opened Project Dance. It is here that Maegan teaches and inspires her students through dance. Upon the opening of Project Dance, Maegan’s students have also been recognized across Ontario, winning numerous scholarships and awards. Remaining true to her vision, Maegan is incredibly excited to share another year of dance with all of her students!

  • Member of Dance Educators of America.
  • Certified through Dance Masters of America, & Dance Educators of America.
  • Teacher, Choreographer and Adjudicator.
  • Extensive training in all disciplines.
  • Trained with master teachers and choreographers in New York City and Los Angeles.
  • Creative Choreographer, has won numerous choreography awards for performances.
  • Recipient of the Young Women of Distinction award.
  • 13 years experience, teaching dancers across Northern Ontario.
  • Attends many workshops/seminars each year to stay up dated with the current dance trends.
  • YMCA Young Woman of Distinction Award.
  • Recipient of the Greater Sudbury 40 under 40 award.

The Faculty

Andrée Guénette

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Andrée Guénette began dance training at the age of 3. Born in Sudbury, she studied and perfected her art at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, L’atelier de Danse Moderne in Montreal as well as Dance Makers in Toronto. She has performed in many countries across Europe and North America and worked with great choreographers. Andree is trained and seasoned in all styles of dance, including modern, contemporary, Russian and Cecchetti Ballet, acro and jazz. She was the recipient of the highest Kiwanis Scholarship two years running and her dancing career has been filled with success. She has been recognized with many different scholarships and awards. More recently, she has spent the better part of 5 years teaching in Ottawa and is happy to have returned to her roots teaching in Sudbury once again. Now a certified dance instructor and a choreographer, Andrée has been teaching for the past 15 years.

Briana Fram

Briana Fram

Briana has studied dance in Sudbury since early childhood, having been trained under Director Maegan Fram in her teenage years. Briana is trained in Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Tap and Ballet. She brings almost 30 years of dance experience, knowledge and passion to Project Dance and has been a part of the studio since its inception in 2006. Briana was a cheerleader for the Toronto Argonauts having performed for thousands at numerous games, community events and the Grey Cup. Having participated in competitions across North America including New York and Las Vegas, Briana has won numerous awards and scholarships for her outstanding performances. She has participated in Dance Masters of America’s Teachers Training Program and regularly attends workshops with some of the best choreographers to stay current with the latest trends. As a teacher and choreographer, her students have won numerous awards and she has been recognized for her choreography.

Outside of the studio, Briana is involved within the community through volunteer work and is a board member for the Sudbury Community Foundation. She has been presented a Forty under 40 award and the J. William Lloyd Award from USW International for her work in mining health and safety. She is also the Marketing and Promotions Officer for Economic Development with the City of Greater Sudbury.

Zac Rivest

Zac Rivest

Since the age of six, dance has always played an important part in Zac’s life. Originally from Sudbury, he is no stranger to the competition world. Trained in all types of dance, Zac has received his Cecchetti ballet exams (Intermediate-Advanced 2) as well as attending the National Ballet School of Canada. Growing up in a small town with little resources and opportunities, Zac was thrilled to be accepted into the prestigious post secondary training program Conteur Dance Academy, run by artistic director Eryn Waltman in Toronto. Working with the likes of many highly acclaimed choreographers and teachers such as Sheona Bell, Andrew Winghart, Kelly Shaw, Ryan Lee, Julia Cratchley, Eryn Walman and many more. Zac landed his first gig as one of the lead characters in DABDA, a production with a mixture of contemporary dance, fashion and film, held during the Toronto Fringe Festival. After graduating from Conteur, Zac moved back to Sudbury to continue his teaching career. He is currently teaching full time and choreographing for many studios in Northern Ontario. He will also be travelling to Australia this summer to be a faculty member for the Xchange Dance Tour, which is a dance convention and competition based out of Australia. His main objective when teaching students is not only to instil proper technique by using a strong ballet foundation, but to motivate children to dance from the heart.

Julie Rochon

Julie Rochon

Julie has been dancing since the age of 3 and found her passion for teaching at 16. Born and raised in Sudbury, she trained locally where her love for Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Hip Hop and Musical Theater grew.

She continues to broaden her dance knowledge by attending various workshops and seminars such as The Pulse on Tour Teacher’s Workshop in NYC and Toronto’s Dance Teacher’s Expo. Julie has completed her 3 year A.D.A.P.T syllabus in Jazz and Tap and she continues her education through International Dance Teaching Standards. Graduated medical radiation technologist and dance enthusiast, Julie has traveled across Canada and the US where she’s had the opportunity to train with today’s new and upcoming choreographers.

Julie has taught all ages, and has won many choreography awards, judge’s choices, top scoring marks and dance off titles at reputable competitions. Her energy, enthusiasm and positive approach encourage all her student to grow and learn through the art of dance.

Danika Mikic

Danika

Danika started to dance at the age of 3, she has been with the Project Dance team since its inception and joined the competitive team in 2008. She has trained in various styles of dance such as, tap, musical theatre, jazz, ballet, modern, contemporary, acro, lyrical and hip hop with a special passion for contemporary and musical theatre Given her love for musical theatre and performing on stage she has also participated in many summer theatre groups. Danika attends yearly competitions and dance workshops and has had the opportunity to work with several professional choreographers. She has been assisting and teaching classes for several years and looks forward to sharing her passion and love of dance with all of you!

Cassie McGuire

Cassie McGuire

Cassie has been with the studio since 2007 and still pursues her training today. She has a strong foundation in numerous styles including jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, acro, contemporary and even musical theatre. She also attends weekly classes and various workshops to further improve and push herself as a dancer. As Project Dance has taught her countless lessons as a student, she can not wait to be a teacher and be able to pass them on to her dancers.

Sara Gauthier

Sara Gauthier

Sara Gauthier

Sheridan Forsyth

Sheridan

Sheridan Forsyth started dancing at age 4 and joined the Project Dance family in 2007. Sheridan is trained in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop and musical theater. Sheridan attends workshops and dance competitions yearly. Sheridan wants to teach young children the joy of dance and help them learn in a positive atmosphere.

Hailey O'Grady

Hailey O'Grady

Hailey has been dedicated to dance for 15 years. At the age of 6 she attended her first dance class and fell in love. She has trained as a competitive dancer for 13 years, acquiring skill in the styles of acrobatics, jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop and more. Competing gave her the chance to showcase her hard work and passion to others. This brought her many awarding experiences. She has been recognized by judges in Canada for her presence, passion, strength and control. She has received many overall awards for herself and alongside her team. In 2015, she travelled to Greece along with eight dancers from across Canada to train and perform on various islands with Ryerson University and VIEW Dance Challenge in their production of “Dance Me to the End of Love”.

Hailey began teaching locally and instantly felt joy when teaching her passion to others. Following the end her competitive dance career, Hailey attended Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario to study dance in their Performance Dance program (BFA). For one year she studied and trained intensely in ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary and improvisation styles. Currently she studies Health Promotion at Laurentian University here in Sudbury.

She is incredibly excited to be joining the Project Dance team and can’t wait to share her passion, creativity and strong work ethic with her students!

Hailey McAuley

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Hailey started to dance at the age of 4 and joined the Project Dance Competitive Team in 2007. She has trained in various styles of dance such as tap, jazz, ballet, modern, contemporary, acro, lyrical, musical theatre and hip hop. Hailey attends yearly workshops in the Toronto area and often works with guest choreographers. She enjoys performing all genres of dance and is excited to join the faculty at Project Dance to pass on her skills, new fresh ideas and love of dance to others.

Rolande Kehoe

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Rolande Kehoe • Office Administrator