Staff

Yael Guterman LRAD AISTD, Owner/Director

Yael Guterman has over 25 years of experience performing, choreographing and teaching dance In Calgary Alberta

Yaeli Photo 2018Yael holds a Graduation Certificate and Licentiate (LRAD) from the faculty of education of the Royal Academy of Dance in London, England. She also attained the level of Associate from the ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) in Modern dance, National and Latin American dance.

In addition to her experience, Yael has been trained and worked side by side with top teachers like Susan Cooper ARAD(DipPDTC) and the director of the Royal Ballet Company, Norman Morrice.

Yael keeps up-to-date by attending the Royal Academy of Dance assemblies in London and the National Ballet School teacher’s seminars in Toronto.

for the past 25 years, Yael has been entering her students to The Royal Academy of Dance examinations with  great achievements. and since she open her own school in 2005 she have staged over 13 full length school productions like Cinderella, Mary Poppins, Peter-Pan, Willy Wonka to name a few…

” It is critical as a mentor and teacher to encourage and inspire young danceRADRegisteredTeacherLogors in a healthy environment, one in which they appreciate the gift of the art form, give them a forum in which to realize their full potential, whether to continue onto a professional dance career or just dance for the pure love of movement. I am committed to guide these dancers through their personal journey exploring the joy of movement, the rigour of discipline and the means to grow into the best they can be.”

Yael is also a wife and mother to 3 kids that love a support her passion to dance and to make the world a better place for you and me.

 

 

Miss Maggie Yu, Classical Ballet

Miss Maggie brings with her the love and passion of classical ballet,Miss Maggie website photo

Miss Maggie completed  her studies and holding a teaching certificate from the Royal Academy of Dance as well as dancing in the Advance level.

Miss Maggie, is assisting and subbing in all ballet classes.

 

 

 

 

Meaghan Schulz, Musical Theatre workshops

Ms. Meaghan is a graduate of the University of Alberta Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance program, and the Grant MacEwan University Theatre Arts program.

She is trained in the RMeaghan picture for websiteoyal Academy of Dance ballet syllabus, jazz, and tap. Some of Meaghan’s previous roles include Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro, Oolie/Donna in City of Angels, and Lady MacDuff in Nightshriek. She has appeared with Houston’s Stage Right Theatre in The Drowsy Chaperone, The Wizard of Oz, Anything Goes, and Singin in the Rain; with Calgary Opera Chorus in Pagliacci; and with Cowtown Opera in Cowtown Cabaret. Meaghan is also a member of Calgary’s Double Treble women’s ensemble, and is a former member of Spiritus Chamber Choir. After living in Houston, TX for three years,

Ms. Meaghan is so happy to be back teaching musical theatre at La Pointe Dance Studio!

 

 

 

Miss Mara Katherina, Ballet  – Performing Group

 

Mara Started her dancing back in Cuba as early as 5 years of age, and fell in love with the world of dance.

Mara Katherina pictureMara graduated with excellence from the National ballet School of havana Cuba in 2007 and since then she has been teaching and choreographing dance to young kids, teens and adults.

Miss Mara is looking forward to shine a new light on our dancers and to spread her passion for dance.

Miss Mara is currently working with our Hip hop students, our jazz senior students as well as the head of the Performing Group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Chelsea Gale – Tap, Hip-Hop 

Chelsea started dancing when she was 3 years old. After her first class, she fell in love with dance. She began to take more classes and expand her dance genres over the years. She has experience in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Lyrical and Contemporary dance styles. Chelsea has been a competitive dancer for 11 years taking part in competitions in Calgary, Edmonton as well as Las Vegas, Nevada.

Since her graduation, Chelsea has danced with the Tri-Tone Productions and IllFX Entertainment. She has performed at many events around Calgary including: Calgary Culture Days, Calgary Pediatric Society Conference, We Day 2015 and the Rhythm Body and Soul Gala.

Chelsea continues her dance training with UniverseSoul Dance Company, an all Hip-Hop dance company.

Chelsea has had the opportunity to work with many world-renowned dancers such as hip-hop dancers Luther Brown, Carlo Atienza, Roberta Biermann, and Jerome Esplana as well as tap dancers, Jessie Sawyers, Danny Nielson, Derrick Grant, Sarah Reich and Dianne Walker.

Chelsea is also completing her Bachelor of Communications – Information Design at Mount Royal University.