Current owner of Luminesque Dance, GSG Productions, CoreDance Productions, a dance clothing line; and former owner of Drive Dance Centre and licensee of Army of Sass – Vancouver… Geneen is clearly no stranger to running dance organizations. Her expertly designed programs always challenge students to develop technique, fitness and confidence – no matter their level. Her passion for community outreach and business development bring people together across ages, areas of expertise and levels of dance technique to execute sold-out shows and goal-smashing fundraisers. Geneen’s powerhouse personality is complemented with the grace of co-founder, Vanessa’s creative energy.
Vanessa’s skill and dedication to creative direction are the perfect complement to Geneen’s business acumen. Owner of The Lovers Cabaret and former licensee of Army of Sass – Vancouver, Vanessa has written, produced and directed dozens of spectacular shows that weave creative choreography into compelling storylines. Vanessa’s certifications in dance, performing arts and creative coaching help her students express themselves in powerful, authentic performances. She has performed all over the world and her and co-founder, Geneen’s choreography was recently featured in “LEGION” – a new Marvel show by Emmy award-winning writer and director Noah Hawley. Together they are an unstoppable team.
“Pin- up Portia” is the perfect Level 1, total Beginner teacher for a classic pin-up and heels style. She is soft, nurturing, and really cares about how you feel through the entire process. Portia is always there to hold your hand and give you tips and tricks to make things as smooth as possible. Her talents take her all the way up to training our Level 5 professionals dancers as well. With this level, she brings in her training as a choreographer and dance professional to push you to the next level. Portia loves throwback jams and you can always count on her playing music that you can sing along to in the shower.
There’s a reason his nickname is “Troy the Joy”- Troy’s classes are always full of fun, sweat and joy. He pushes his students to shine, by creating personalized sections and movement that brings out their best qualities. Although he loves to get creative with formations and show stopping choreography, his teaching style is clear and definite. His crew is located in the heart of UBC campus and is always down for a bevy after class. His musical tastes change like the tides but he loves festival music and sultry songs.
Are you more Missy Elliott than Beyonce? Bronwynn is a great fit for her more urban #trapheels style. Her intermediate level will be taught at an quick pace, with a diverse range of movement. If you want trap, gangsta rap, and R&B jams each week… you’ll love Bronwynn’s playlist. Bronwynn is a fresh energy, and you’ll often find her out dancing on her own, experimenting with new movement, watching music videos and pushing her students to get creative in class. All while wearing a dark lipstick…
Mike’s professional and motivating classroom environment is guaranteed to whip your technique into shape. His background in jazz, ballet, lyrical and hip hop provides a well-rounded foundation for beginner and experienced dancers alike. He’s worked on countless commercial sets and has an eye for video production. His choreography balances clarity and precision with expression and emotion. If you’re looking to take your dance and performance to the next level, Mike’s class is for you!
Chelsea is the queen of Cabaret. A true high-kicking showgirl with legs for days, Chelsea is an attentive, soft and fun beginner and intermediate teacher. Her expertise and creativity speaks to women of all walks of life – you’ll immediately feel like you’ve known Chelsea forever when you step into her class. Expect a healthy mix of music past and present (Drake to Beyonce to Marilyn Monroe…), creative choreography and a few shakes and shimmies!
Jojo brings a world of experience and styles to the studio. After touring the globe and mastering everything from waacking to latin, he’s returning to his roots in Vancouver, BC. His big-picture vision combined with his intricate choreography results in stunning pieces of “dance alchemy”, that blend hip hop, funk, vogueing, waacking, house, reggaeton, dancehall, contemporary and more. Jojo believes dance can break barriers and inspire change – so join his class if you’d love to be challenged in ways that’ll change you as a dancer, performer and awesome human being!