. Katrina Gillis - Dancin'Stars Burnaby Dance Studio

Katrina Gillis

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Katrina Gillis

Katrina Gillis is really looking forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with Dancing Stars as their new Vocal and Piano Teacher!
 
She started playing the piano at the age of 6 and has taken Royal Conservatory Piano up to Grade 10. She picked up singing at the age of 10 and at a young age learned the fun and beauty of combining singing while playing the piano – and composed her first song at 12!
 
She has competed in Festivals as a child in both voice and piano categories which took her to compete in many places in the States, Internationally and on National TV. She then brought her passion of both piano and singing to University and studied Vocal Performance at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick and continued playing piano by accompanying vocalist or playing in bands, and even being a band director for the University productions of shows. 
 
She then moved to BC and attended Malaspina University (now called Vancouver Island University) for Jazz Performance. It was then she started working on her original work, working with bands as a backup singer and keyboard player, and started working as a Musical Director for various Musicals around the island.
 
She moved to Vancouver to pursue more musical endeavors. She performed her original work around the city, helped out with local productions in Musicals, and now she is ready to share a lot of what she’s learned so far. 
 
From the important techniques in taking care of your voice before, during and after singing… to building confidence in your performance… to learning a sonata on the piano. She is here to offer a broad range of knowledge and can tune in to each student and tailor a proper lesson plan for each of them. 
 
Looking forward to meeting you!