Charlotte Aitken (Instructor)
Charlotte was born and raised in Victoria and began dancing at the age of nine. She knew she loved to dance after taking her first class, and has gone on to train and compete in jazz, tap, ballet, modern, contemporary, and modern stage. Now an ADAPT certified teacher, (Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers), Charlotte can’t wait to share her love of dancing and performing with the students at The Beat.
Paige Anderson (Instructor)
Paige Anderson is born and raised in Victoria. Paige knew she found her life-long love & passion when she set foot into her very first dance class. Paige has trained in many genres including Ballet, Jazz, Pointe, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Acro & Contemporary. She has performed in numerous charity events all over the island & at events such as the Harlem Globetrotters & the Mini Pop Kids tour. When she began assisting and teaching classes, Paige realized her love for inspiring children. She is excited to continue her dance journey teaching at The Beat.
Alex Basi (Instructor)
Bio coming soon …
Mady Chase (Instructor)
Mady was born on the East Coast & started dancing at the age of 4 at Dartmouth Dance Academy. She has participated in various sports including gymnastics which has given her complimentary skills as a dancer. Mady moved across the country with her family at the age of 10. She participated in SD62 Dance Academies as well as Dunsmuir DMSIZ Hip Hop crew where she found her passion. Mady has been the TA for the Dunsmuir Crews & danced with Vibestreet for the past few years which has given her the opportunity to grow as a Hip Hop dancer. Her love of Hip Hop and all things dance are her inspiration and she’s looking forward to sharing her passion with everyone at The Beat.
Chelsea Giordano (Owner/Office Manager)
Chelsea has been in love with Dance her whole life. She trained in a variety of styles in Victoria and discovered her love of teaching at a young age. Chelsea is a certified Teacher and has her Masters in Leadership & Administration. She has been the Director of the Dance Program and Choreographer of the Musical Theatre Program at Claremont Secondary in Saanich since 2005. She is certified with IDTS (International Dance Teaching Standards) and continues to share her expertise and passion for dance with The Beat.
Molly James (Instructor)
Molly has been dancing at The Beat since day one! She then found a love for all styles of dance- including jazz, contemporary, hip hop (especially) and more. Molly has been in SD62 dance academies for 7 years now, working with a variety of instructors in many styles. This has allowed her to expand her training as well as experience. Molly has also been a Teacher Assistant at The Beat for 5 years; learning how to instruct and provide a positive and functional class environment for her students. Molly can’t wait to bring many smiles to her classes this year!
Elena Mairs (Instructor)
Elena was in dance classes as soon as she turned 3 and hasn’t stopped since. She graduated this year from Claremont Secondary where she took part in the dance program all 4 years under the direction of Chelsea. Elena started dancing at Dansko, then experienced Ukrainian Dance with Veselka and spent the past 5 years with Protege Dance (formally Boston Dance) where she got a taste of the competitive dance world. Elena assisted dance classes, then started teaching, focusing on the Littles. She is excited to share her passion for teaching the youngest of dancers at The Beat.
Dyllon Pallot (Instructor)
Dyllon Pallot is a Canadian born performing artist & dance teacher. He found his passion for dance through musical theatre when he was 12 years old. In 2011, Dyllon joined the competitive crew “GTX” competing all over the island & lower mainland. In 2015, Dyllon was chosen to represent Team Canada West in Rimini, Italy at the International Dance Organization, finishing 4th in the World. Dyllon is still training & competing with 2 Vancouver-based crews: “Vancity Footclan” and “The Knights of the Round.” He hopes to pass on his knowledge of hip hop history, foundation & choreography to all of his students.
Sophie Tarasoff (Instructor)
Sophie grew up in Victoria, dancing for as long as she can remember. She started classes at age 4, studying jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary and hip hop. She danced for many years at her studio and in school, but in her last year at high school, she decided to try something new and became a teaching assistant for the Claremont Secondary Dance Program. This sparked her interest in teaching and she began working at The Beat right after graduation. Sophie is so grateful to be a part of such an amazing team and to be able to share her love of dance with her students at The Beat.
Amanda Youell (Instructor)
Amanda took her first dance class at the age of 7. She quickly found a passion for the art and began training in Jazz, Tap, Ballet and Contemporary. She has competed in all genres, but Tap was by far her favourite. Amanda has received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria and is aspiring to be a Teacher. Amanda is excited to share her love of dance with her students at The Beat.