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 started dancing at age 3 and now is an international performer who has over 25 years of professional teaching and performing experience in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern and Hip-Hop.

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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…

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Jomari Samiley

Jomari Samiley

Jomari started dancing at a young age and has participated in a lot of professional hip-hop training. He has performed in major shows namely Urban Arts Academy Tour, East Side…

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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…

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Sofie Vielfaure

Sofie Vielfaure – Instructor

Born and raised in a small French community in Manitoba, Sofie moved to the big city of Winnipeg to pursue dance …

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Ellie Gahan

Ellie Gahan- S.T.A.R.S

Ellie started dancing at the age of 9 at Dance with France. She started in jazz hip-hop and then did more styles like; modern, contemporary, tap…

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Mara Katherina Liao Esnard

Mara Katherina Liao Esnard – Instructor

Miss Mara from Cuba began her career at the age of 7 in rhythmic gymnastics for three years.

At the age of 10, she started ballet studies at the Vocational Arts School Alfonso Perez Isaac for five years and participated …

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Dannica Robertson

Dannica Robertson

Dannica is entering her fourth year at the University of Calgary where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree in International Business. Dannica has been dancing since she was two years old …

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Dannica Robertson

Rosalyn Harris

Rosalyn’s dance training began in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 3. She began her training at McDonald Wilson Dance Academy where she completed several R.A.D. ballet and A.D.A.P.T jazz examinations, receiving 2 awards for outstanding talent. In 2007 she was the youngest member of the…

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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…

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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 …

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Matt Mozil – Breakdance Instructor

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

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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 …

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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…

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