Our Team


Geneen Georgiev   Current owner of Luminesque Dance, GSG Productions, CoreDance Productions,  Nude Apparel  ; and former owner of Drive Dance Centre – 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.

Geneen Georgiev

Current owner of Luminesque Dance, GSG Productions, CoreDance Productions, Nude Apparel ; and former owner of Drive Dance Centre – 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 Young   Vanessa’s skill and dedication to creative direction are the perfect complement to Geneen’s business acumen. Owner of The Lovers Cabaret – 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.

Vanessa Young

Vanessa’s skill and dedication to creative direction are the perfect complement to Geneen’s business acumen. Owner of The Lovers Cabaret – 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.

Bronwynn Joy

In my class you will feel: Elevated powerful and sensual.

My commitment to you: To create a safe space explore yourself! To escape reality and express in any way that you choose. Tap into a side of you that has been lost or perhaps not yet discovered.

Most people don’t know: I am a hard core island girl that needs her time in nature. My energy comes off as intimidating but i promise you I am a massive goof ball that just wants people to tap into their authenticity and share it with the world. I also love deep friend pickles…pickles in general really.

Portia Favro

In my class you will feel: Safe, empowered + sexy!

My commitment to you: I always want you to leave the studio feeling better than when you walked in.

Most people don’t know: I used to be a broadcast journalist and covered the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Chelsea Hartwick

In my class you will feel: Vivacious, nurtured, challenged

My commitment to you: Whether we’re working on the fundamentals, cracking open our hearts in the name of expression or learning fancy foot work, I’m committed to maintaining a fun-loving environment for your optimal learning enjoyment.

Most people don’t know: My parents are both performers - I was raised by Vaudevillians. cue jazz hands!

Colleen Cassidy

In my class, you will feel: Supported and positive

My commitment to you: To ensure that each and everyone feels comfortable and confident both in class and on stage!

Most people don’t know: that I spent 7 years working as a dancer on cruise ships and travelling the world .... also I’m scared of the dark.

Mike McKinnes

Jojo Zolina

Cass Podor

In my class, you will feel: Energized, powerful and fierce.

My commitment to you: To give you the tools you need to feel strong, wherever you are at in your dance journey.

Most people don’t know: I was hardcore into hip-hop and street dance long before I was introduced to heels!

More teacher profiles coming soon…