Natasha began her ballet training at Black Mountain Dance Company (now Southern California Ballet) under Sylvia Palmer-Zetler. She continued her studies in Vancouver, focusing on ballet, contemporary, lyrical, and jazz. In 2012 she graduated from Vanleena Dance Academy in North Vancouver, after completing the Royal Academy of Dance vocational syllabus with her Advanced II examination. She recently graduated from Simon Fraser University with her B.Sc. in Kinesiology and Psychology focusing on Active Health and Rehabilitation. She also teaches rec dance classes at SFU, and works as a movement therapist with Club Aviva in Coquitlam. Natasha joined ICanDance! in 2015, and is continuing to apply the curriculum designed by Marni Robson when teaching.
Hayley McCormick started dancing at the age of two in a very similar program to ICanDance! - and she hasn't stopped. Since then, she has competed both provincially and internationally with three of the North Shore's very best studios; participated in ballet productions such as The Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Giselle; and completed vocational examinations from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD), the Royal Academy Dance (RAD). Hayley is ecstatic for the opportunity to inspire the young dancers of ICanDance!
Jaqueline started taking ballet classes at the age of three and has continued to dance for her whole life. As a child, she trained for and completed ballet exams issued by the Royal Academy of Dance. She also spent most of her youth in the studio training for dance competitions in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, and musical theatre. After graduating high school, Jaqueline decided to continue her training at SFU - she is currently in her fourth year towards completing a BFA in contemporary dance. During her time at SFU, Jaqueline has been able to train in ballet and many different styles of contemporary and modern, as well as perform and choreograph alongside established and up-and-coming dance artists in the Vancouver arts community. Jaqueline has been in love with dance from the very beginning, and can’t wait to share the joy and fun of the art form with her ICanDance! students!