Faculty

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 been a huge asset to her Dance Company and has performed in numerous charity events all over the island & for performances 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.

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Madi Bains

(Instructor)

Madi found her passion for dance at the age of three while taking her first tap class. From that moment forward Madi has been training in a variety of styles of dance including jazz, hip hop, ballet, contemporary and modern for the past 15 years. She has been competing on various competitions teams throughout Victoria in small & large groups, and even as a solo and duet performer. Madi currently dances with the UVIC Dance Company. She is mastering her skills for teaching at UVIC in hopes to become a dance teacher in public schools. Madi can’t wait to share her love for dance with the students 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.

Shaina Kelly

(Instructor)

Shaina was born and raised in Victoria BC. She has enjoyed the art of dance since she was 5 years of age, and has been teaching for the last ten years. She has trained in a variety of dance genres and specializes in Contemporary and Hip Hop/Street. Students love Shaina’s classes due to her positive energy and the fun, welcoming environment she creates. Shaina runs her own business working in the Real Estate Industry and loves being involved in the dance community!

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Dyllon Pallot

(Instructor)

Dyllon Pallot is a Canadian born performing artist & dance teacher. He found his passion for dance & music 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 & urban 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 and continued to do so for 14 years, studying jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary and hip hop. She danced competitively and non-competitively 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 began her journey as a teacher as she is currently attending Post-Secondary to become an Elementary School Teacher. Sophie is grateful to be able to share her love of dance at The Beat.

Amanda Youell

(Instructor)

Amanda was born and raised in Victoria and began her journey with dance when she was 7 years old. She fell in love with performing and immediately dove into many styles of dance: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop. She has competed in all dance styles but Tap easily became her favourite. Amanda is currently attending Post-Secondary to become a Middle School Teacher. Some of Amanda's greatest memories and life-long friendships were made in dance class and she cannot wait to launch her teaching career and share those same experiences with her students at The Beat.

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