Our Team

Dance with France

Our Instructors

Our professional instructors are fully qualified and believe in building self-confidence in each student in a positive learning environment.

Rochelle Gartner

Rochelle Gartner (B.A. Dance, S.T.A.R.S) – Artistic Director

Rochelle is an international performer that has been dancing for 40 years with over 25 years of professional teaching experience. She has completed RAD Ballet, Al Gilbert Tap, ADAPT Jazz syllabus examinations and has received numerous choreography awards. Read more…

Sarah Katz

Sarah Katz (B.F.A and B.Ed, S.T.A.R.S) – Instructor

Sarah has been teaching dance and swimming for over ten years. She has bachelor degrees in Education and Fine Arts… Read more…

Jillian Ung

Jillian Ung

Jillian is a Calgary based dancer studying at the University of Calgary as a Bachelor of Fine Arts Dance Major. She has been dancing since the age of 4 in numerous styles such as; Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Acro… Read more…

Angela Rak

Angela Rak

Trained in Ontario, Angela Rak has over 23 years of teaching experience in a variety of styles holding R.A.D and C.D.T.A certificates in ballet, jazz, tap contemporary, musical theater and … Read more…

Rebecca Leong

Rebecca Leong (BA Child Services) – Instructor

Rebecca has been dancing since the age of six, focusing on Jazz and Tap technique. She has been teaching at various studios including preliminary… Read more…

Jessica Bordley

Jessica Bordley

Miss Jessica began dancing at the age of 3 and trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and … Read more…

Elescia Chelsea

Elescia Chelsea

Elescia Chelsea, is a dancer and choreographer, born and raised in Calgary. With a dance journey beginning at … Read more…

Jomari Samiley

Jennifer Fridfinnson

Jennifer Fridfinnson was born in Calgary Alberta. She began dancing at the age of 3 at the Starchevski School of Ballet. Jennifer primarily focused on studying Ballet but also explore other dance styles such as Lyrical, Contemporary… Read more…

Payton Glagau

Payton Glagau

Payton has been dancing for 16 years training in various disciplines including Irish dance,
jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, modern, contemporary, aerial hoop, pole, acrobatics, and silk… Read more…

Micheline Rae (S.T.A.R.S) – Instructor

Micheline has many years of training and performing in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Hip-Hop.

Following a career as an international model with numerous professional modeling agencies, she became the dance/modeling … Read more…

France Johnson (S.T.A.R.S, ADAPT, RAD, GILBERT)

France is the past owner and founder of Dance with France Studios, Calgary’s number one dance studio for… Read more…

Matt Mozil – Breakdance Instructor

After returning from Europe’s breakdance scene, this fantastic B-BOY is heading up our breakdance program. Matt trains intensively … Read more…