Faculty

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Briana McCorriston

Owner/ Director

Briana’s passion for dance began at age 3, and she has not stopped dancing since then. She is trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theater and Contemporary, has completed all CDTA Junior and Senior Level syllabus training in both Tap and Ballet, and has taken Ballet exams up to the Intermediate Level. She danced competitively as a student, and has been teaching both competitive and recreational levels with NDAD for eight years. Her routines are always well received at competitions, winning many overalls and judges choice and first place awards. She attends as many choreography and teacher intensives as possible to stay current and fresh. She is currently taking the A.D.A.P.T syllabus along with their Acrobatique teachers course to become fully certified in all aspects of dance.

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Nancy Delmonte

Nancy has been teaching dance successfully for over 20 years. Many of her students have gone on to study dance at a post-secondary level, and several still are actively teaching dance or working professionally in the dance, theater, and performing arts industry. Nancy is well trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Acrobatics, and has been a full member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association since 1986. She is also a fullly certified instructor of Acrobatic Arts and Zumba. She has been dancing since childhood, and has continued to train at The National Ballet School of Canada’s Teachers Training Intensive, The Pulse at Broadway Dance Center in Toronto and New York City, The Jump Rhythm & Jazz Project, Dancelife Teachers Conference, Dance Fusion,Dance Teachers Summitt NYC, Extreme Dance, Monsters of Hip Hop, Be Discovered, and Coastal Dance Rage, as well as private studios in Toronto, New York, Los Angelas, Las Vegas and Orlando.

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Kimberly Dicks

Kimberly Dicks has been dancing for over 30 years. She is trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop, has completed all CDTA (Canadian Dance Teachers Association) junior level syllabus examinations in Tap and Ballet, senior syllabus training in Tap, Ballet an Jazz, and taught several classes with Nancy as a senior student. She attended Canadore College to study Respiratory Therapy and is a certified RRT presently working at TDH. Miss Kim has been teaching both competitive and recreational dance at NDAD for over a decade, and her routines have won a variety of high score, judges choice and choreography awards at almost every competition we have attended. She works hard to stay current in the dance world, and has attended a multitude of choreography workshops and teacher training intensives throughout Canada and the USA in the ten years she has been with NDAD. She works hard and expects her students to do the same.

Keisha Mills

Keisha Mills is one of the newer additions to NDAD, and this is her third year teaching with us. She too has danced and trained all of her life in all styles of dance. She has taken all Junior, Senior and Major ballet exams with the Society of Russian Ballet, is an Associate member of the CDTA, a certified teacher and member of ADAPT (Association of Dance Artists and Professional Teachers), and a certified instructor of Active Isolated Stretch Technique and Acrobatic Arts. Keisha also lived and trained in NYC as an international student at the Broadway Dance Center for two years. Her specialty is contemporary, and she brings to NDAD cutting edge choreography and a wealth of expertise and training.

Coraly Curley

Coraly Curley is a former graduate and competitive dancer from NDAD, and we are thrilled to see her return to the studio to teach. Her passion has always been ballet, and during her training with Nancy as a youth, she completed all junior, senior and major CDTA ballet exams up to the Intermediate Level. She is well versed in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern, and Acrobatics. After graduation, Coraly continued her dance training at both The Quinte Ballet School and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, where she attended the Teachers Training Programs. She has also had the pleasure of working with professional dance companies like the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Ballet Jorgen Canada, and Dance Fuzion. Coraly is the proud mother of two beautiful children and has recently graduated from George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology as a Registered Dental Hygienist.

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Tianna Auger

Tianna has been dancing since she was 6 years of age. She began dancing at Lois Laxton Dance Studio in Hamilton, Ontario. Two years later she extended her dance training by earning a spot as a member of the Dance Factor Studios Competition Team in Strathroy, Ontario. In 2005, she competed at Showstoppers dance competition in Michigan. She earned the opportunity to compete in Daytona Beach, Florida. In 2006, Tianna became a member of the Northern Lights Dance Competition Team at Nancy Delmonte Academy of Dance. She won many awards while on the team including “spine control” for her acrobatics. When she left NDAD for university she was a member of the York University Dance Team. She is now studying at “Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers” and “Acrobatique”. We are very happy to welcome Ms.Tianna as the newest member of the NDAD teaching staff.