Instructors

Instructors

 
Dance Instuctor
Laurie Cazander

Highland Instructor / Choreographer
Information coming soon!
Dance Instuctor
Lorissa Arndt

Hip Hop Instructor /Choreographer

Lorissa has always loved dance and expressing herself through music. It was during her early twenties that Lorissa decided to first try an actual “dance class”. Love and passion for dance exploded in Lorissa’s life. This quickly advanced to Lorissa training all over the place, including Vancouver, LA and New York. Lorissa is genuine danspiration!


Lorissa is a strong dance teacher, natural performer, and choreographer for beginners all the way to professionals. She specializes in teaching hip hop, free style, high heels performance and creating a space for students to discover their own natural groove.


Lorissa has over ten years of experience teaching street dance in all levels and to all ages. She currently teaches regular classes at Dynamic Dance and is an Army of Sass (AOS) certified instructor at The Goddess Movement. Lorissa also contracts with local School Districts to teach hip hop as part of the PE or school dance programs, Abbotsford Children’s Theatre, Reach Art Gallery, etc.


Lorissa has also dedicated herself in maintaining a focus on community by performing at local venues and participating in public events. These events have included but are not limited to BC Lions training camp, 1 Billion Rising, International Women’s Day, the Vagina Monologues, and Agri Fair.


Some of Lorissa’s credits include 2010 Winter Olympics, 2013/2014 The Abbotsford Heat Hockey Team- Co-Captain of the ‘Fever’ Performance Team, 2014 Grey Cup Parade, 2014 Business Excellence Awards, 2014/2015/2017 Vertical Theatre presented by the Goddess Movement, Entertainment Chair for the 2016 BC Summer Games, Choreographer and performer in the 2017 production “Find My Way”, and dancer in HUMANS music video.


Lorissa is a registered member of the British Columbia Dance Educators’ Association and International Dance Teaching Standards.
Lorissa was nominated for and won the Arty Award for Outstanding Dancer in 2014. Lorissa was nominated for the 2016 Promotion Plus Leadership Award (girls and women in sport and physical activity) in partnership with the BC Games Society.


Lorissa believes the best teachers are the ones who remain students. Lorissa personally strives to constantly learn, grow and develop her craft. Lorissa also believes that there are many transferable skills between learning to dance and successful living, which she models for her students in and out of dance class.
Dance Instuctor
Kim Durham

Acro Instructor/Choreographer
Formally founder of Aerial Dance & Acro Academy Inc., located in Abbotsford, B.C., Kim built, headed and ran the Acro Program which made it a phenomenal success. Kim started her gymnastic career at the age of 4. As a 9-year old she won the Western Canadian Gymnastics Championship and was subsequently asked to train with an Olympian coach in the United States.
Dance Instuctor
Jeremy Brama

Jazz & Ballet Instructor /Choreographer

Information coming soon!
Dance Instuctor
Lineke Van Kleek

Contemporary Instructor /Choreographer

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Dance Instuctor
Drew Rintjema

Theatre & Hip Hop Instructor/Choreographer

Drew is a young dance teacher emerging in the dance choreography world. Drew, born in Abbotsford British Columbia, took her first dance classes at Dance in Motion starting when she was three. She practices many genres of dance with her most recent training in ballet, modern, contemporary, hip hop, and Musical Theatre. !
Dance Instuctor
Kim Suset

Ballet and Wee Dance Instructor/Choreographer


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Dance Instuctor
Brittney Durham

Choreographer

Brittney started her dance training at the age of 2. She has been trained in ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip-hop and acro, and undertaken Acrobatics Examinations as well as RAD Ballet exams. Brittney has been teaching since the age of 14 and she continues to learn and share her love for dance.
Dance Instuctor
Madame Gabriela
Bokros
RAD Ballet

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Dance Instuctor
Tia Oostenbrug

Tap Instructor / Choreographer

Tia Oostenbrug was born and raised in Abbotsford, British Columbia, where she was fortunate enough to begin dancing at the young age of three. She trained in many styles of dance including jazz, tap, lyrical, ballet, and hip hop. At the age of ten, Tia was presented with the amazing opportunity to take tap lessons under Bonnie-Jean Anderson. Tap dancing immediately became her most intense passion. People were extremely impressed to see someone begin to specialize in a dance style at such a young age!

Dynamic Dance

2603 West Railway St. 604-859-3312