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 Augustyn. 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!


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.

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!
Rebecca Moore
(Tap)
Rebecca is a Citrus Dance Inc. alumni having trained at the studio since its opening in 2009. She has trained competitively since she was 5 years old in Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Ballet, Pointe, and Vocals, but her true passion has always been Tap dance. She has competed with various Tap solos and groups for 17 years and has received many overalls, special awards and scholarships. She also recently competed with the University of Guelph Tap Pak and performed with Equilibrium Dance Company.

When Rebecca is not dancing, she is working for the Upper Grand District School Board as an occasional teacher. She has graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of AppliedScience in Child, Youth and Family Studies and has recently completed her Bachelor of Education at Queen’s University. While completing her B.Ed. degree, she specialized in the Artist in Community Education program where she learned alongside various artists about how to effectively teach arts education.

Rebecca has also explored her love for musical theatre by spending 7 summers with Theatre Orangeville’s Young Company in various lead roles. When she was not on stage, she took on a backstage role assisting Community Living’s “Creative Partners on Stage” and volunteering for Alton Public School’s Productions.

Rebecca has a true passion for education of all forms and is delighted to be returning to her favourite dance studio as a dance educator!

Brooklyn Mackie
(Acro/Creative Ballet/Jazz/Hip-Hop)
Brooklyn is 19 years old and has been dancing competitively for the past 8 years.

She obtained her ADAPT Assistant Teacher’s Certificate at age 14. At age 16 she won a full scholarship to LA Summer Intensive Workshop.

Brooklyn has also choreographed a music video for famous youtuber Adelaine Morin.

She received her Acro Module 1 Teacher’s Certificate in early 2020.

Her love of dancing is only superseded by her passion for teaching others.

Brooklyn is very excited to be a part of the Citrus Dance Faculty.

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