Staff Bios

Staff Bios2016-09-05T23:11:09+00:00

Carlene Brick
The dance studio has always been home to Carlene, starting with her first ballet class at age four. Throughout her life, she has trained extensively  …
Kennedy Cullen
Kennedy goofed around with many different activities as a kid, but by her teens she’d settled on dancing as much as possible. She took time off …
Delilah D'Lish
Delilah D'Lish is a Victoria based burlesque performer. Since 2012, she has founded the Sugar Shakers Burlesque Revue and has since ventured on to  …
Jenn Frost
Jenn was born and raised in Victoria and spent most her life dancing. Highland dance was her passion for years, she loved competing and the elaborate …
Claire Gayton
Claire was raised as a traditional tap dancer with a modern twist. Although tap is where she discovered her love of dance, she has tried her hand at  …
Carmen Herdzik
Carmen began dancing at age 4 in Slave Lake, Alberta and over the years took many classes including ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and tap until …
Laura Jurek
Laura started dancing at age 3 in Edmonton, Alberta. Her background includes Hip Hop, Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Jazz Funk, Jazz, Modern and ballet.  …
Nicole Kaona
Born and bred in Victoria, Nicole has had a love for performance arts since the age of 3. It all started in the early '90s when she would fall asleep …
Jocelyn Kay
Jocelyn started dancing as a young teenager and quickly fell in love, training in a variety of dance techniques she dedicated her time to hip hop,  …
Dana Kritsch
Dana first discovered dance after moving to Victoria from Ottawa. New to the city and knowing no one, the P&P family took her in! Now she's tried …
Caitlin Malli
Caitlin started dancing regularly in her early 20s. She joined a dance class at a local studio which was where she met Rachel. When Rachel started up …
Bel Manson
Bel is a Vancouver Island Drag King and has been performing up and down the island since June 2016. They were crowned Mr. Paparazzi in June 2017 ,  …
Lacey McLaughlin
I grew up loving to perform whether it be on stage at dance recitals, in school musicals, or at home for my family. After dancing for 9 years as a  …
Rachel Paish
Rachel Paish is recent graduate from the University of Victoria with a degree in Women’s Studies. She is pleased to be able to combine her two  …
Marissa Sabyan
Marissa started dancing at the age of 3. She took a brief break to try out gymnastics but the stage, music, and costumes drew her back. Over the  …
Mylene Scott
Mylène started dancing with Passion & Performance in 2014 and has never looked back. Her favourite classes are Chair Dancing and Hip Hop
Tala Small Wolf
A retired theater kid, Tala rediscovered her love of performing with Passion & Performance in April 2016. She has found home in the local  …
Jen Thorndale
Jen started dancing when she was 3 and couldn't get enough of the stage. She grew up dancing competively with Dancentral studio in Red Deer, Alberta …
Kate Thring
Kate is constantly dancing! You can find her busting a move at work with her preschoolers, rocking out in her car with the tunes cranked and dancing  …
Kristal Weening
Kristal Weening started training at age 5 at Stages Performing Arts School and has been teaching for over 25 years. She is formally trained in Jazz,  …
Lesya Williams
Lesya never took dance as a child or as a teenager. She wasn't a "dancer". She found Passion and Performance in 2015 being brave and trying out a  …
Natasha Zadra
Natasha is part dancer, part Dance Program Manager. Natasha grew up in Nanaimo, and moved to Victoria in July of 2016. She spends her days away from  …