Instructors


Cecile Thomas (RAD RTS ABATD AISTD)
(Director)
Growing up I loved to dance. My parents decided to put me in Ballet classes. I trained from the age of 4yrs old to 19yrs of age at Lynn Morrison’s School of Ballet School.

I was a part of many performances and competitions throughout Canada the United States, England and Scotland. While dancing at Lynn’s we were also invited to Dance at a Royal Gala in England. We were lucky to take part in Ballet Company Dance classes in London England and Manchester.

While attending the Ryerson Dance program, I received instruction from Nadia Potts, a soloist from the National Ballet Company for 12 yrs.  I achieved my Elementary Exam Certificate for National Dance.

After starting my family, I achieved my Teachers Certification through the Royal Academy of Dance three year training program. Since then I have been preparing and entering students into their RAD exams.

I am always improving my knowledge of Teaching and Ballet by participating in Master classes and Teachers Workshops. So I can create strong/beautiful dancers!

In the summer of 2010 I participated in a Master Class and Repertoire Class with Frank Augustine. I loved every minute of it!!!

With all my experiences and knowledge I feel that I can give the best to my students at Citrus Dance Inc.

Jenee GowingJenee Gowing (Bachelor of Arts from Ryerson University)
(Contemporary/Creative Dance/Pre-Ballet/Jazz Instructor)
Miss Jenee is thrilled to share her passion and love of dance with the students and faculty of Citrus Dance Inc.!!!

Jenee began her dancing in her home town of New Hamburg, Ontario and continued her intensive training in Toronto where she graduated from Ryerson University’s Theatre-Dance Program. Jenee danced, created, toured and performed with Verve Mwendo Dance Company in Halifax Nova Scotia. Her choreography has been showcased at Atlantic New Dance Festival, Kinetic Studio, Acadia Theatre Company, Halifax Young Company, Maritime Performance Group, Time Canada’s Marketing Department and at Toronto’s Cultural Awareness Week. Jenee was a movement lecturer in the Theatre Studies Department at Acadia University in Wolfville N.S.

In 2005 Jenee and her family moved to Orangeville where she has been actively involved in the community. Her choreography has been showcased with Theatre Orangeville, the Sweet Adelines, and T.O.Y.S choir. She continues to offer movement/contemporary/modern workshops across the province and has won numerous choreography awards at dance competitions.

Jenee is still a performer herself and will take every opportunity she can to be on stage!

Victoria Spiers
Victoria Spiers
(Contemporary/Ballet Instructor)
Victoria was age four when she was instantly captivated by the art of Ballet. She trained eleven years in the B.A.T.D method at Lynn Morrison’s School of Ballet and that is where she had her first experience with teaching and choreography.

Victoria competed for several years throughout Canada and the United States in various competitions. She also got the opportunity to dance in Scotland under fabulous teachers and choreographers like Ken Burke and Julian Moss. Victoria then trained at Sean Boutilier Academy before moving and completing her training at The Quinte Ballet School of Canada where she got to train in several styles of dance including Ballet (Cecchetti method), modern, contemporary, jazz and flamenco. Victoria then entered the Teachers training program offered at the Quinte Ballet School.

Victoria loves teaching and being able to keep the beautiful art of dance alive in the hearts of all who wish to learn.

Veronica Lange
Veronica Lange
(Jazz/Hip-Hop Instructor)
Veronica Lange from Caledon, Ontario has had a passion for dance since 1999. Veronica has extensive experience and advanced training in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Acro, which includes the completion of her Advanced One Ballet Certificate with the Royal Academy of Dance. She completed first year of performance dance program at Ryerson University and currently enrolled in a general business program at Sheridan. She is a member of Dance Masters of America teachers exams in the style of Jazz. She has received several scholarships from workshops like Nuvo and Jump Dance Convention.

Veronica has taken master classes from Mandy Moore, Mia Michaels, and Misha Gabriel, as well as personal training and choreographer directly from Shannon Mather, Nick Lazzarini, Marty Kudelka and more.

Veronica wants to broaden her typical geographical range and is looking forward to experiencing potentially different dance styles and programs and this summer has toured the West coast of British Columbia to continue her passion and share her knowledge of teaching at various camps and workshops. Veronica has recently taken on choreography at studios in styles of Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre, and can not wait to see where her next journey takes her.


Eran Goodyear
(Vocal/Drama/Musical Theatre Instructor)
Eran Goodyear began training in dance and voice at the age of three. She is also a graduate of Sheridan College’s Music Theatre – Performance Program. Eran has since worked as a singer, dancer, actor and choreographer professionally from coast to coast.

Credits include: West Side Story (Swing), Kiss Me Kate (Lois Lane/Bianca understudy), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Geminae) and Evita at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. War and Peace with the Canadian Opera Company, A Funny Thing happened on the Way to the Forum (Mirvish), The Producers (Hold Me Touch Me) Neptune Theatre, Oklahoma! (Asst. Choreographer) Theatre Aquarius, Cabaret (Rosie) Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Oklahoma! (Kate/Dance Captain), Anne Of Green Gables (Gertie Pye/Dance Captain), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Tintinabula/Dance Captain) and Aladdin with Drayton Entertainment.

Eran was also the Asst. Choreographer for the television series The Doodlebops. And was also Asst. Choreographer for two seasons of Fashion Cares. Eran was also a feature choreographer for The Stratford Shakespeare Festivals fundraising event Miscast.

Eran toured aboard Celebrity Cruises, dancing from Florida to Alaska. Her singing and dancing career has also led her to perform with many celebrities including Katy Perry, July Black, Sarah Brightman and Chaka Kahn.

Eran has spent many years adjudicating dance competitions across Ontario and Quebec. And has won many awards for her competitive choreography in Musical Theatre, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary.

Christian Chopp
Christian Chopp
(Competitive Tap Instructor)
Christian Chopp has grown up with many different aspects of dance since he started at age five. It wasn’t until he was nine that he truly found his love for tap dance. Ever since then Christian has moved on to work with the some of the most prominent names in tap dance and has represented Canada twice on the world stage in Germany on the Nation Tap Team. Some of the people he has worked with include David cox, Everett Smith, Danny Nielsen, Andrew Prashad, and Ryan Foley; all of whom are highly respected among not only tap dancers, but musicians and TV producers alike.

Besides taking classes, Christian has performed at many different shows including Two years with the Toronto Rhythm Initiative, and three consecutive years of entertaining with Everett Smith’s Bringing Tap Back Company. Christian has also had the opportunity to perform at the Eastern Canadian Tap Conference for the past two years, a show that draws the biggest names in tap dance from all over the United States and Canada. The shows performed with Bringing Tap Back include: A Day Through Rhythm and Sound, Tap Love Connection, and Tap Talk. All three shows drew in crowds from all over Ontario and often times amongst the crowds were respected tap dancers and industry leaders who all loved and only had high things to say about them.

All in all, Christian has a passion for tap dance that is only getting stronger by the year and he hopes that he will be able to continue to learn and study from the best, and hopefully one day be considered one of them.

Patricia Petsinis
(Hip-Hop Instructor/Competitive Choreographer)
Patricia has been dancing since the early age of 3. She has had extensive training in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical/Contemporary, Acro and Hip Hop. Competing for over 16 years across Canada and the United States Patricia Has won Various awards and titles.

She has always enjoyed entertaining audiences throughout North America. Her credits include commercials for KFC, Pepsi, Bell Canada, Pringles, Tide, Rice Crispy Squares, Barbie, and many more.

She has been in music videos with various artists along with live performances such as CIRV Radio Fest, Special Olympics National Summer Games, Ontario Lacrosse Man Cup and Portuguese artist Jessica Amaro’s Background dancer in many of her concerts. Patricia was also a member of the Raptors Junior Dance Pac.

Patricia has studied under the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers for three years and is an ADAPT Certified teacher. She has been teaching and choreographing around the GTA for the past 11 years.

Patricia loves sharing her passion and talent for dance with her students and is very excited to see what this year will bring.

Stephanie Petsinis
(Acro/Musical Theatre/Competitive Instructor)
Stephanie Petsinis has pursued an extensive dance education, training in Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Ballet (Russian Vaganova and Royal Academy of Dance R.A.D. Methods), Pointe, Acrobatics, Hip Hop, and Musical Theater since the age of two at Performing Dance Arts located in Woodbridge, Ontario.

Throughout the years, Stephanie has trained with various Teachers/Choreographers across Canada and the United States including Tyce Diorio, Rosero McCoy, and Micheal Knight.

Stephanie graduated from York University with her Bachelor of Arts with Honors, and continued her schooling at Niagara University where she received her Bachelor of Education. Stephanie is now a certified teacher with Peel District School Board.

Professionally Stephanie’s credits include being a dancer in the movie Camp Rock 2, a tap dancer in the movie Death to Smoochy, various commercials including Maple Leaf hot dogs, Tim Hortons, and Ultra Javex. She also starred in Paul Brandt’s music video, “I Meant To Do That”. She was a dancer in Jordan J Man Francis’s music video “More”, as well as a backup dancer for the Portuguese artist Jessica Amaro at many of her concerts.

Stephanie has danced at the annual Canadian Exhibition parade and has won many awards in various National Dance Competitions including Petite Miss Dance of Canada Chapter 38 in 2000.

Extensively trained in all disciplines, Stephanie feels her true passion and calling is teaching.

Treisha Drinsdale
(Zumba/Salsa and Heels/Adult Fitness/Recreational Acro)
Our new staff teacher from Mexico brings a unique Latin flare to her high energy classes!

Alyssa Iozzo Thomas
(Conditioning/Contemporary)
Skyler Thomas
(Jazz Technique)
Honour Stahl
(Creative Ballet/Jazz/Hip-Hop)
Brooklyn Mackie
(Creative Ballet/Jazz/Hip-Hop)