Previous Owner and Artistic Director of I.D.S./Island Girls/ and The Dance Collective Company
Specializing in Ballet & Pointe Cecchetti ( Associate CSC-CICB ), Jazz Certified (ADAPT), Lyrical, Creative Eights, Specialty/Open Choreographies.
Richelle studied theatre and dance at Ryerson for 2 years before moving on to the National Ballet School. She has been trained by many of Canada’s Cecchetti Ballet examiners and is a member of the Cecchetti Society Classical Ballet Faculty ( Associate CSC-CICB ). A certified jazz educator for the ADAPT method of dance. Richelle has had many students earn acceptance into full time ballet programs and students continue to have excellent success each year in ballet exams.
Richelle is a qualified Adjudicator for various dance competitions across Canada. Richelle looks forward to giving helpful feedback again this season.
In 2000, she founded The Dance Collective Company, a small group of dancers heading towards a professional career through performances in the school system. She has won many choreography awards and has continued to choreograph in the dance industry where her style still remains cutting edge. Each year Richelle’s choreographies win overall awards and her ballet students have continued to win scholarship’s for the past 8 consecutive years. Richelle is excited to be joining the SWS faculty and looks forward to meeting all of her students returning and new!