Teresa Mackereth

Teresa Mackereth

Artistic Director

CDTA & DEA Certified

Mrs. Mackereth has taught dance in Prince Rupert for over 35 years. Teresa’s greatest passion is dance and she promotes it as a teacher, adjudicator, producer and founder of the B.C. Annual Dance Competition.

Peter Witherly

Peter Witherly

Song & Dance/Musical Theatre Director

Master of Education, Master of Music

Mr. Witherly is in his third decade at DAPR. His extensive experience as a teacher, conductor, choirmaster and musician gives our students the benefit of consistency and expertise in their vocal training.

Shannon Vallee

Shannon Vallee

Ballet, Pointe, and Acrobatics

RAD RTS, RAD Teaching Cert, CDTA Licentiate in Jazz, Tap ,Modern/Contemporary & Acrobatics. CDTA Associate in Ballet, IDTA Licentiate in Modern Jazz & Tap, IDTA Associate in Ballet, Graduate Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Teacher’s Training Program

Mrs. Vallee has danced and taught for over 30 years. She is trained in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, musical theatre, creative dance, and children’s work. Most recently she has upgraded her acrobatics qualification to Licentiate with the CDTA . Her calm personality and professionalism benefit dancers of every age.

Meghan Macrae

Meghan Macrae

Jazz, Tap, Modern, Ballet, Boys Only Tumbling, Toddler and You, Rhythm & Dance, and Hip Hop

CDTA Associate in Jazz, Tap & Modern

As an alumni member of the Dance Academy, Ms. MacRae studied ballet, tap, jazz, irish, musical theatre, acrobatics, and hip-hop. Miss Meghan is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher, as well as an award winning choreographer. Miss Meghan always highly anticipates sharing the excitement of dance with all her students!

Jennifer Kloppers

Jennifer Kloppers

Song & Dance, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Tap & Hip Hop

Mrs. Kloppers has over 30 years experience as a competitive gymnast and dancer. She taught ballet, jazz, tap and gymnastics at Dance Magic in Connecticut. She has extensive expertise in Musical Theatre and spends her summers in New York attending the Pulse Dance Convention and Broadway Dance Centre Teachers’ Workshop. She always enjoys scouting the latest Broadway musicals to bring back fresh new ideas for our students.

Kelsey Basso

Kelsey Basso

Modern & Jazz

Kelsey is a Dance Academy alumni who began her dance career at the age of three. She has been trained in all disciplines of dance and while competing at various festivals she was often chosen for special awards and placements. Additionally, Kelsey was also an eight-time provincial representative. Kelsey had been a student teacher and award-winning choreographer at the Dance Academy before moving to Prince George where she danced and taught at Judy Russell’s Enchainment Dance Studio

Faculty

Aurora Martin

Musical Theatre, Song & Dance, & Vocal Training

Aurora Martin was born and raised in Prince Rupert. She studied Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and her favourite; Musical Theatre, all at DAPR. She has started studying voice with the RCM syllabus as a teenager and completed up to the highest grade. Her interest in theatre led her to Studio 58 in Vancouver to study Theatre Production. Aurora is pleased to be giving back to the dance studio that first sparked her interest in the arts.