Meet our Squad!

PPSD Faculty & Guest Teachers

We are proud of our fully qualified, energetic and inspiring instructors. They teach numerous and diverse classes to develop and challenge dancers from age 3 to adult. We strive to provide high quality classes in a professional, reassuring environment. Our programs promote confidence, respect, creativity and a passion for the art of dance.

 
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Margaret Derksen

Director 

Competitive Instructor

(Swing)

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Talia Derksen

Assistant Director

Competitive Instructor  

(Tap, Song & Dance, Tap Technique & Jazz Technique)

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Jordan Allarie

Competitive Instructor

(Hip Hop, Contemporary, Tap & Musical Theatre)

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Keri-Lyn Battrick

R.A.D. Ballet Instructor

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Erin Carnie

Recreational & Competitive Instructor Instructor
(Acro)

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Kelsey Chace

Competitive Instructor

(Jazz & Lyrical)

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Dana Cole-Luder

Competitive Instructor & Vocal Coach

(Song & Dance)

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Amy Gall

R.A.D. Ballet Instructor

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Savannah Hammer

Recreational & Competitive Instructor

(Jazz & Hip Hop)

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Michelle Langenhaun

Recreational & Competitive Instructor

(Pre-School, Pre-Dance, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop & Ballet)

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Nicole LaPlaca

Recreational & Competitive Instructor

(Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Song & Dance & Ballet)

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Morgan McQueen

R.A.D. Ballet Instructor

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Jocelyn Peden

Competitive Instructor

(Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop & Song & Dance)

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Joanne Pesusich

Competitive Instructor

(Contemporary & Hip Hop)

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Vanessa Tonks

Recreational & Competitive Instructor

(Jazz, Hip Hop & Jazz Technique)

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Jennifer Varney

Competitive Instructor

(Jazz Technique)

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Caara Cridland

Guest Instructor
(Acro)

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Tasha Lawson

Guest Instructor

(Tap)

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Joe Tuliao

Guest Instructor

(Hip Hop)

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Charlie 

PPSD Family Pup

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Toni Clark & Leilani Kine

PPSD Office Staff Extraordinaire