Teresa Mackereth

Artistic Director

CDTA Licentiate in Jazz; CDTA Associate in Acro, AAC, DEA Certified

Mrs. Mackereth has taught dance in Prince Rupert for over 45 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. She received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for her contributions to dance.


Shannon Vallee

Ballet, Pointe, Pre-school, and Acrobatics

Graduate Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Teacher’s Training Program, RAD RTS, Silver Swans Licensee, CDTA Licentiate in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern & Acrobatics, IDTA Licentiate in Modern Jazz & Tap, IDTA Associate in Ballet, AAC1, RWID Certified

Mrs. Vallee has danced and taught for over 40 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.

Kelsey Beal

Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet

CDTA Licentiate in 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 at Judy Russell’s Enchainment Dance Studio. Upon returning to her hometown of Prince Rupert, Kelsey started teaching again at DAPR and recently completed her CDTA Licentiate Stage Exam.

Sarah Whomes

Pre-school, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Acrobatics, Song & Dance

CDTA Associate in Jazz, AAC

Sarah Whomes is the newest member of the DAPR team. Sarah grew up in Prince Rupert and developed a passion for dance at a young age. Growing up, you could often find her at the dance studio where she spent her time studying Jazz, Ballet, and Tap. Over the past year Sarah has worked hard to successfully complete her CDTA Associate Jazz and Acrobatic Arts Teaching exams. She is excited to share her knowledge and enthusiasm of dance with each and every one of her students.

Lauren Brown

Song & Dance, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop

Lauren Brown is a dedicated artist with over 25 years of experience in the performing arts. Her many credits as a performer include Fiddler on the Roof, Miss Saigon, The Sound of Music, and Joseph to name a few. She is trained in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip hop, highland, and musical theatre. Miss Lauren has also studied music and acting. In 2012, she became an accredited teacher with Performing Arts Educators of Canada (PAEC) gaining her Associate in Ballet. Lauren has taught at several studios in Northern BC over the last two decades and is excited to now be working at DAPR.

Meghan MacRae

Substitute and Choreographer

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!