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.
Camille Drolet began her dance training here in The Beaches at Alyona Dance Studio at age 13.
While training in a variety of dance styles, including ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, and acro, Camille quickly discovered her passion for ballet. This led to her participation in the National Ballet School’s summer intensive in Toronto and Ellison Ballet’s summer intensive program in New York City. She also competed in numerous ballet competitions, including the Youth American Grand Prix and the American Dance Awards, where she was titled “Dancer of theYear” twice. To complete her training, Camille moved to Montreal to attend École supérieure de ballet du Québec’s post-secondary program, from which she graduated in 2020. She was trained by many notable teachers, including José Manuel Carreño, Andrea Boardman, Muriel Valtat, Delphine Moussin, and Marina Villanueva. She has performed in numerous ballet productions including École supérieure de ballet du Québec’s productions of Sleeping Beauty and Paquita, as well as Les Grands Ballets Canadiens’ “Soirée des Étoiles” in a staging by Joysanne Sidimus, of George Balanchine’s Serenade.
Her professional experience includes performing in over 60 Nutcracker shows between 2017 and 2019 with Montreal-based Ballet Ouest company.
Today, despite her enduring passion for ballet, Camille is studying Finance and Economics at the University of Toronto. She is delighted to be a part of the BDS team!
Jaden, originally from Selkirk, Manitoba began his dance journey at the age of seven, and very quickly fell head over heels involve with the art form. Since his first dance class he has been passionate about getting as much stage time as possible. Jaden studied and trained in many different styles of dance including Jazz, Tap, Music-Theatre, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Song & Dance, Partnering, and Lyrical. Jaden holds his Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre from Sheridan College where he spent four years training and growing as a professional artist. Since graduating Jaden continues to teach dance across North America while also working as a manager at lululemon.
In his early career, Jaden was a dedicated competitive dancer at Ken Peter’s Dance Express on their senior company team. His time with Ken Peter’s shaped not only the performer his is today, but also taught him about community and friendships. Jaden believes competitive dance is more than just building dance technique but instills valuable life lessons such as accountability, time management, and builds friendships to last a lifetime.
Selected credits: Adjudicator at Wanna Dance? Canada, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream coat, Peter Pan, Guys & Dolls, The Last Broadcast & Pippin.
Jaden is absolutely thrilled to be teaching at Beach Dance school this year and is feeling so blessed to be in the studio once again after the couple years we’ve all had.
Bio coming soon…
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. firstname.lastname@example.org