About Us

SUHA OZLER   Founder, Artistic Director

Suha Ozler  (CSC-CICB  NBS TTP-dip)  began her dance training at the Istanbul City Conservatory in Turkey, and continued her dance education at The National Ballet School of Canada, George Brown College and Ryerson University Faculty of Applied Arts. Suha danced professionally with The Istanbul State Opera and Ballet Company, gaining valuable experience with famous choreographers from around the world. She has danced professionally in many classical, contemporary and modern dance pieces, including Coppelia, Don Quixote, Laila and Mecnun, Spartacus, Swan Lake, Faust, Giselle, La Bayadere, La Sylphide, Les Sylphides and  3 Act Ballet by Gavin MacMillan.

Her repertoire also includes Opera Ballets such as Aida, Lucia de Lamermoor, The King and I, The Magic Flute, The Merry Widow and Turandot.

Suha had the opportunity to tour in Europe, and danced in the famous ancient Asphendos Amphi-theater in Antalya. This performance would mark the first Antalya Summer Festival, dedicated to classical Music, Ballet and Opera. Suha has also been involved in acting, modeling, choreographer and assistant choreographer for various fashion shows and music videos in Istanbul. In 1994-95 she worked with producers from Europe to put together the Vision Show, which brought the fashion world to Istanbul, showing designer clothes. In 1997 Suha returned to Canada to become a teacher.

She graduated from The National Ballet School Teacher Training Program and has achieved her associate in both Cecchetti Ballet and National Dance faculties as well as Advanced level in R.A.D. Suha has taught in various dance schools in Ontario since 1999 and is passionate about her career. She continues to pass on her knowledge as an ex-professional dancer and as a teacher. She also continues to choreograph for dance competitions and prepares young dancers for Cecchetti Ballet exams.

 
 
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Alysia Charbonneau Jazz, Contemporary, Junior Ballet

 

 

  Murphy MacDonald ~ Acro, Jazz, Junior Ballet, Competitive program

Murphy has not only trained through formal education (Unionville Arts School and Ryerson University) but have also experienced training from some of the best teachers and choreographers in the competitive dance world. She studied competitive dance and competed in all dance disciplines (jazz, ballet, pointe, contemporary, lyrical, tap, acro, hip hop and modern) and was fortunate to win several dance scholarships, awards and titles, as well as choreography awards. 

Her credits include “The Nutcracker” (National Ballet of Canada), Celebration of the Arts Gala and Dance the Dream TV pilot, as well as choreographing and appearing in several music videos. She has attended workshops with leading choreographers such as Mia Michaels, Blake McGrath, Tyce Diorio, Travis Wall and Tokyo, etc. to ensure that she is continuously growing as a choreographer and stay current with the industry. Her experience on the many sides of the dance industry (as a dancer, teacher, choreographer and adjudicator) has taught me that successful dance training requires commitment, value for teamwork and an appreciation of teachers and choreographers along with the desire to be the best that one can be.

Over the past three years she has worked (choreography, dancing and costuming) with artists such as Serena Ryder, Scott Helman, James Barker Band, Kira, Ferraro, Courage My Love, Chantal Kreviazuk, Josh Bogert, High Valley, Tebey, Caren, Kidz Bop, Dean Brody, Andy Grammar and Brett Kissel – to name a few.

As well as being an adjudicator for competitions in Toronto and throughout the GTA. 

Murphy is the founder and artistic director of Analeigh Dance Company. A dance company that is for serious competitive dancers who train for competitions throughout Toronto and the GTA. Dancers also train towards to become working dancers in the industry. They are involved in dance wear shoots, films, and music videos. Recently the company placed in the top 3 highest studio out of 11 studios last season.

Murphy’s broad range of experience provides her with a unique perspective that she brings when guest teaching at studios throughout Toronto.

Murphy is excited to be apart of the Beach Dance School staff as a full time teacher. She looks forward to watching the success of her dancers throughout the season.

 

VALENTINA KEALEY ~ Flamenco & Salsa  

Valentina started her dance training as a child at the Bellas Artes in Venezuela, developing a passion for dance she quickly discovered Flamenco Dance and started taking lessons at various schools. She graduated from Jesus Enrique Lozada Institute, (advertising and Marketing) in Venezuela. Valentina has attended La Macarena, Venezuela, La Girondina, Venezuela, Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company, Toronto. Her vibrant personality and passion for dance and love of teaching has made Valentina popular at BDS.           faralao.valentina@gmail.com

 

  Kristy Van Hoven ~ Highland

Highland Dance is a great work out for kids and adults alike. A truely ancient art form handed down through generations, highland dance works all major body groups while dancers develop impeccible core strength, grace and stamina while experiencing the history and beauty of the Scottish culture.  
 
Kristy Van Hoven is certified by the Scottish Dance Teacher’s Alliance and is a member of three prestigious international Scottish dance organizations as well as Scottish cultural societies in Canada and the United States. In addition to competing internationally for over 20 years, she has trained in dance rehabilitation and ballet. She brings her passion for arts and culture to life in her classes and provides opportunities for students show case their skills at festivals and performances throughout North America. Please feel free to contact Kristy regarding classes, dance health and injury prevention and rehabilitation, or to learn more about Scots around the world. On a more personal note she is completing her PhD in Museum Studies and Medical Humanities at the University of Leicester, you’ll have to ask her about that one! She is best reached at kvanhoven04@gmail.com