Krissy Hilimoniuk was born and raised in the Niagara Region, and has been a member of the entertainment industry since the early age of five. She has had extensive training in all forms of dance and has studied with prominent teachers and choreographers throughout Canada and the United States from whom she acquired a passion and dedication to the art.
As a performer, Krissy Hilimoniuk has danced for the Hamilton Tiger Cats, The Toronto Blue Jays and has represented Team Canada at the World Dance Championships in Germany. Ms. Hilimoniuk is a graduate of Brock University where she performed and choreographed for the varsity dance team.
Ms. Hilimoniuk has over ten years of experience teaching hip hop, jazz, tap, acro, musical theatre, and contemporary at various studios across Ontario. Ms. Hilimoniuk is a certified acrobatic arts instructor. She has been recognized for her innovative and creative choreography at the competitive level.
Ms. Hilimoniuk's students have received many titles and scholarships from well respected dance organizations across North America and have gone on to pursue professional dance careers. Her main focus is to develop her dancers technique while creating a fun, safe environment for dancers to express themselves artistically and develop their confidence both on and off the stage.
Rosemary is long-time teacher of classical ballet, holding Associate membership and certification with the Society of Russian Ballet (Vaganova method). With professional dance and teacher training through the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, Canadian Dance Teachers Association and the Society of Russian Ballet, Rosemary believes in continually challenging herself as well as her students. She expertly shares her knowledge, skill and passion with all her students, guiding them in their technical execution, artistic expression and self-discovery through dance. Past and current students of Rosemary’s have successfully auditioned and trained at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Quinte Ballet, and Ballet Jorgen. She says “I had the good fortune of many wonderful guides in my life and highly value the opportunity that teaching
ballet gives me, to hopefully be the same”.
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Brandon was born to dance. At the tender age of three he started taking ballet which led to tap, jazz, lyrical and acro. All this after being exposed to dance by his mother who taught in a family owned studio in Brantford, ON. It wasn’t long until he was competing locally and internationally. Brandon was invited to perform on the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon, CFPL-TV, and earned his way to dancing with the Berkshire Ballet in The Nutcracker. He was the ‘Auditioner/Dancer’ in the Curtain Call Players version of “A Chorus Line” in Toronto.
After ten years of dance at the Phillips Dance Studio in Brantford, Ontario, Canada he continued his dance training in Brampton, Ontario, Canada at JoAnne Chapman School of Dance. Brandon’s musical and acting training involves vocal, piano and theory studies at Sue Marwood Taylor, B. Music in Toronto, Musical Theatre/Performance studies at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, and Sears & Switzer TV & Commercial studies in Toronto
Brandon has 10 years of teaching experience at local dance studios involving pursuance of technical training, exam work, workshops and choreography. For 10 years Brandon worked for Carnival Cruise Lines as a Professional Dancer and Dance Captain, where he performed in Las Vegas style, and Broadway style production shows.
Linnea started her dance career at the young age of 3 in her first tap class at a small town studio. It was clear as the years went on that she had a passion for dance and was accepted into a competitive dance program at the age of 9. She has 19 years of dance under her belt and has trained and competed in a variety of dance styles including ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, acro and hip-hop.
Throughout her dance training, she has completed ballet exams up to level 8, earning gold with distinction. Some of the highlights of her dancing and teaching career have been winning scholarships at competitions and conventions to different workshops in L.A, Toronto and New York along with awards for her choreography. She has also choreographed for the city of Guelph, was a co-head of the dance program at her high school and is currently on the Wilfrid Laurier Competitive Dance Team. She has also performed in numerous shows and events including We-Day for an audience of over 6000+ people.
Her teaching career started at the age of 16 where she knew that she wanted to share her passion with others and pass on the knowledge that she has gained over the years. She has been loving it and teaching ever since.
Linnea is thrilled to be a returning teacher at The Movement Dance Company for the 2015/2016-dance season!
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