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Sonica Gujral

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Sonica Gujral has been dancing since she was 3 years old, training in ballet, musi

Celina M Villarroel Whiting

Celina Whiting

Celina began her dance journey at the age of eight, starting with Modern dance and then eventually e


Cierra Rohde

Cierra Rohde has worked with a variety of choreographers in her hometown of Vancouver, British Colum


Damon Jang

Damon is thrilled to join the Dancin’ Stars team. A graduate of the Bachelor of Performing A

Jax Hsu

Jax Hsu

Jax Hsu also known as “Jax Fermada,” has been bboying for 15 years and continues to elev


Jessie Au

Jessie Au began her dance training at the age of three studying ballet at Jean M. Wong School of Bal


Karima Essa

Karima Essa has been in the bollywood scene for many years, from admiring the passion to creating it


Katheryn Isfeld

Katheryn found her passion for dancing at six years old when, out of sheer desperation, her parents


Katrina Gillis

Katrina Gillis is really looking forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with Dancing Stars

Kennedy Knopf

Kennedy Knopf

By the age of three Kennedy was put into dance classes primarily to allow the free spirited girl let


Kyle Vicente

Kyle Vicente Vicente is an up and coming multifaceted performer & choreographer. His humble begi

Lauren Chen

Lauren Chen

Lauren Chen was inducted to the world of dancing at the age of 3 at her local Youth Club in Guangzh

Matthew Cortez

Matthew Cortez

Matthew Cortez started dancing and singing at the age of six at Mobile Music School. After two years

Michael Singh

Michael Singh

Mike began guitar lessons at the age of 10.  Around this time he was also active in the school choi

Samantha Green

Samantha Green

Samantha Green was born in Vancouver BC, from the age of three you could not keep her from dancing a

Samantha Penner

Samantha Penner

Samantha is an Abbotsford born dancer, instructor, and choreographer. She has been training in dance


Shawna Parry

Having worked and trained with many of Vancouver’s revered performing artists for the last sixteen


Stewart Iguidez (Stu)

Stewart Iguidez (Stu) began break dancing in 1996 after learning the basics from his older brother

Tamara Burdeny

Tamara Burdeny

Tamara Burdeny began her dance training at 4 years old in a Ballet class. At age 8 she took her firs


Tamara Dawson

Headshot by: Ian Redd of Vancouver Headshots Photography Tamara Dawson found her love for dancing at

Yoshi Hisanaga - Dance Instructor - Dancin'Stars Vancouver Dance School

Yoshi Hisanaga

Yoshi Hisanaga is a versatile and innovative dancer who brings a fresh and energetic flavor to dance