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
- 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.
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 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 20 years of dance experience, knowledge and passion to Project Dance and has been a part of the studio since its inception in 2006. In 2008 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. Briana 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. Outside of the studio, she is a Communications & Administration Manager at NEO Kids Foundation. Briana has her BA in Communications and a Diploma in Public Relations.
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 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.
Madison Allard has been dancing since the age of 3. For the past 14 years, she has found a love for tap. Madison is trained in contemporary, jazz, tap, point, ballet, modern, hip-hop and lyrical. Madison has worked with professional choreographers, and has attended many competitions and workshops. Madison is studying at Laurentian University.
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.