Faculty

 

Anjelica Paraschos is a dedicated professional performer and teacher. She began her training at the age of 3 in tap, jazz and ballet. At the age of 7 she began competing in those styles, as well as musical theatre, hip hop and lyrical. In high school Anjelica choreographed multiple musical theatre productions: The Wiz, Honk (which was a story of the ugly duckling) and Suessical the Musical. She was awarded with the Musical Theatre scholarship upon graduation. After high school Anjelica attended McMaster University (2008-2009) and Humber College (2010-2012) in which she was an active member of their dance teams, performing and competing in the styles of hip hop and jazz.

 

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Anjelica has been choreographing and performing for the Toronto based professional dance company TDC Entertainment since 2011. She has performed at: The Toronto Chocolate Ball which is an annual charity event that supports prostrate and breast cancer initiatives, the Starlight

Children’s Foundation gala, and at the Niagara Falls casino for their New Year celebration gala. In the styles of jazz, tap and Vegas Showgirl. Over the years at TDC Anjelica has expanded her training adding the styles of Latin and Salsa under the direction of Yuliya Zavadska, and Karen Murray. In 2012 she was apart of the Canadian National Tap team, directed and choreographed by Everett Smith (top 4 finalist on So You Think You Can Dance Canada). She traveled to Germany and competed in the IDO World Championships where they placed 7th out of 30 countries.

Anjelica is beyond thrilled to share her love, passion and knowledge of dance with her students. Leaving each of her classes feeling inspired, motivated and confident.

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Brittany Ogaki began her dance training at the early age of three. Over the years Brittany has continued her training in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, hip hop, and acro. It was obvious from a young age that Brittany loved to dance and her love has only continued to grow. Brittany attended Wilfrid Laurier University as well as Nipissing University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts and her Bachelors of Education in 2015. Brittany is beyond excited that she is able to combine her love for dance and teaching at Whitby Dance Company.  

During her time at Wilfrid Laurier University she was a valued member of the dance team (KAOS Dance Team) where she was the co-captain, coordinated and choreographed for multiple years. Brittany has had the honour of receiving numerous awards for her choreography, overall high scores, and judges choice awards across the dance competition circuit. Some of Brittany’s students have gone on to win Jr Male 2012 World Tap Champion, Jr Miss Candance National Title Holder 2014, Teen National Candance Talent High Score with a score of 98.99 and Intermediate MOVE Solo Champion. 

Brittany’s life passions centre around dance and working with children. She is eager to share these passions with the students of Whitby Dance Company!