Our Teachers

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Diana Smith-Sullivan - Owner/Director

 

A graduate of A.M.D.A - The American Musical and Dramatic Academy -(NYC, NY) Also a Graduate of Dance Master's of America (Exams completed in Jazz/Tap/Ballet) - trained also in NYC - Steps and Broadway Dance Center and here locally as well for years.
Resume includes - NBC's - Loving (NYC, NY), Dancer at Universal Studio's Florida (Mardi Gras  1995) - HBO's - Lifestories - Families in Crisis 1993, Principal Dancer  off Broadway -Production- 1992  Toured for 6 months with Dinosaur Legends - United Entertainment as a principal performer.  Founder and Owner of Let's Dance Studio since 1998. 
 
"When I started Let's Dance it was not only to be able to teach the love of dance and performing but to be able to give back to a community that I was raised in.  I wanted to offer a great product here locally with teachers who are properly trained and certified at an affordable and reasonable rate.  Dance has always been part of who I am and I am so grateful it is being shared with so many talented and wonderful local future stars!" 
Miss Portia Jonasson - (competitive)  Portia started teaching in 2016.  She will be teaching beginner students ages 3+  Portia is a long time award winning Let's Dance dancer in our competitive team and she completing her Dance Masters syllabus training through the studio.  She is trained in Ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap and contemporary as well as recently certified in acro.  Portia will continue her education as a dancer and teacher to upgrade her skills and knowledge to bring to her students.  Portia is  -Let's Dance Studio's big competition winner,  She won over all 1st place at every competition this year! Congratulations Portia!
 
Miss Kiirsten Mills -(Recreational/competitive)  Kiirsten has been with the studio for 6 years now.  She is a beautiful Ballerina and that is just what she happens to teach here! Kiirsten has completed Level 1 and 2 exams for Ballet. Kiirsten is planning to attend Dance Masters of American this next year to upgrade on the other styles of dance. Kiirsten is versatile in lyrical, jazz and hip hop as well. She is also our administrative Assistant.


Miss Maggie Hayter -(recreational) We are so thrilled to have Miss Maggie on staff. Maggie  has travelled from Barrie, Ontario to come to Sudbury for University. She was a competitive dance and later a dance teacher in a studio in Barrie for a few years before she moved here. This past summer she completed her Dance Master's of America Training - Grade 1.  Her love for dance, and technical training have been an asset to our studio.  We look forward to many more seasons with Maggie.

Miss Sydney Cribari - Sydney is a teacher in training. Sydney has been with the studio since the age of 5.  She is also an award winning competitive dancer. Sydney is a kind hearted, outgoing young lady, we love having her assist many of our classes. Sydney will continue her training and we are looking forward to her starting her own classes this season!
 
Janelle Brouillard (Recurring Faculty)

(Competitive/Recreational/Acro)Janelle is attending University and has been part of Let's Dance since it started.  She went from being a star student to a star teacher!  She has attended Dance Master's of America and has completed her Jazz and Ballet exams.  Janelle has completed Module 1 of Acrobatic Arts Certification.  Janelle is a gifted award winning choreographer with a passion that never ends! Janelle has been with the studio for 20 years now!

 

Holley Weitzel (Recurring faculty)
 (Competitive Level Teacher /Fully Acro Certified) Holley is a graduate of Laurentian University. Holley has been part of our Let's Dance Family since 2001 and teaching for us since 2004.  Holley has been through Dance Master's of America training and has completed her Ballet and Jazz corps exams.  She is also is fully certified through Acrobatic Arts and has completed all their modules.  Holley is a wonderful, charming, dedicated and extremely talented performer and teacher. Her passion for this art truly shines in all her innovative and creative "award winning" choreography.