FACULTY AND STAFF

Mrs. Angela Prosser
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ADAPT Cert, ADAPT Examiner; M.L.D.M.A
angela@hoofersperformingarts.com
Owner and Artistic Director of Hoofers Performing Arts, Angela has 30+ years of teaching experience.

With accreditation in the Tap and Jazz A.D.A.P.T. curriculm and certification with Dance Masters of America, she is highly respected amongst her peers in the dance profession and continues to teach and share her passion and enthusiasm for dance!

Having been appointed as a tap and jazz examiner on the panel of A.D.A.P.T., Angela looks forward to sharing her knowledge not only with her own students but those across Canada and most recently overseas.

Having been in business in Oshawa for the past 20 years Angela now spends most of her time working to continue to offer quality instruction by her outstanding staff. With a completely open door policy you can be sure any questions you have will be answered personally and promptly!

As a former choreographer her work has been recognized and awarded many overall high scoring awards and scholarships. She has had students go on to professional careers as performers, teachers and choreographers both here in Canada and Internationally!

Her love for both dance and children is infectious and encourages a strong sense of self esteem and team building in others.

Miss Chelsey Prosser
ADAPT Cert & A.R.A.D.
Chelsey is a sought out teacher and choreographer in the GTA having attained her A.R.A.D. certification. Throughout her training with the ADAPT syllabus for tap and jazz, she also trained in lyrical/contemporary, acro, musical theatre and vocal. Having excelled in the R.A.D. exams and attaining her Advanced Two with Distinction, she continued to participate in the Solo Seal Exam and The Genee International Ballet Competition held in Toronto in 2008.

Chelsey has also previously been accepted to the National Ballet School and Royal Winnipeg summer intensive professional programs along with Ryerson University's Dance Program. As a former competitive student Chelsey was known for her outstanding performances in all genres and won numerous overalls and scholarships enabling her to further her realm of experience in the industry.

While working and training professionally, Chelsey resided in New York City participating at Step's On Broadway where she had the opportunity to train with many teaching professionals and performed with Royal Carribean Cruise Lines as a dancer in their production shows.

Having taught for many years both recreationally and competitively, Chelsey's students have won many overall awards from the Mini to Senior Divisions, choreography awards and have had many students receive outstanding examination marks along with acceptances to many private ballet schools.

Chelsey is an enthusiastic teacher and choreographer who demonstrates with precise technique and instills a love for dance among her students. Her passion for dance and performance is contagious among her students and she takes great pride in their accomplishments!
As a student from Hoofers since the age of 3, Chelsey has a great passion for teaching especially right here where she grew up!

Ms Rachel Parish
ADAPT Cert.
Rachel is an accomplished performer, teacher and choreographer and has been involved in the dance community since the age of three. She has extensive training in the areas of R.A.D ballet, jazz, tap, acro, lyrical and hip hop. Rachel continues to update and train by attending professional dance conventions and classes. As a competitive dancer, Rachel has had the opportunity to compete across Canada and the United States winning numerous awards and scholarships for her outstanding performances. Having completed the teacher training program under the direction of Bryan and Faye Foley, she is a full member of the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT). As a teacher and choreographer, Rachel has helped her students to many great accomplishments including becoming members of the Toronto Raptors Dance Pak, Toronto Marlies Dance Team, Stratford Festival, and countless competitive overall awards and scholarships including pageant title winners and placements. Rachel has had her choreography chosen to represent Canada at the World Ballet and Jazz Championships in New York City and has had the pleasure of watching her students graduate to go on to professional careers of their own. Rachel currently teaches and choreographs for studios in the GTA and is also on staff with the Durham District Catholic School Board teaching the Performing Arts Dance Program to Grades 9 through 12.

Ms. Ashley Schofield
ADAPT Cert.
Ashley Schofield is a passionate, motivated choreographer and teacher from Toronto, ON and has danced and performed for over twenty years. Miss Schofield has trained across North America with notable teachers and choreographers. She is a certified ADAPT and PBT teacher.

Ashley attended, by audition, the National Choreographer's Intensive at Utah Valley University. While in attendance, she had the opportunity to work, study and create under the guidance of nationally recognized professional, Nelly van Bommel.

Currently, Ashley is the founder and choreographer of Opus Dance Collective, a pre-professional/professional company of dancers, who debuted at the Capezio ACE Awards in Los Angeles, California in 2015. They have since continued to train and perform across Canada and the US, most recently competing on NBC's World of Dance. Opus proudly presented their first self-produced show Volume 1: FORE/word at the Winchester Street Theatre in Toronto, Canada this past summer.

Ashley has been recognized for her creative concepts, artistry and choreography at both national and international levels of competition and it can be seen on NBC’s World of Dance Season 2, as her dancers battle it out amongst the top dancers in the world. Her competitive choreography has been displayed across Canada and the US at the YAGP Finals in NYC, in the Top 10 at the Dance Awards, charitable events and fundraisers, fashion shows, promotional teams representing both retail and media companies, along with numerous studio regional and national competitions. She also takes part in many annual industry events including the Choreographer’s Ball, Hit The Floor All-Star Showcase, and 60x60 Toronto. Ashley is a two-time Capezio ACE Awards finalist and has displayed her work at the prestigious choreographer’s competition in New York City and Los Angeles, California.

Mrs. Fritha King
R.A.D. Head of Ballet Dept.
Mrs. Fritha King is a highly sought after R.A.D. Certified Teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience. She has both performed professionally across Europe and Canada as well as having choreographed and produced several full length ballets. With a creative drive and love of ballet, students will achieve great personal accomplishment under her guidance. Students have carried on towards gaining teaching certification and many of her current and former students have won overall awards for technical performances and choreography at competition as well as having been accepted into both the summer and fulltime academic programs at the National Ballet School and Quinte Ballet School.

Miss Vanessa Stead
ADAPT Cert.
Vanessa has been training in dance since the age of three and competing since the age of ten. Her hard work, versatility and style have led her to become a very accomplished competitive dancer, having won many overall awards, titles and numerous scholarships throughout North America. Vanessa also competed Internationally with the Canadian National Showdance Team, representing Canada at the IDO World Championships in Reisa, Germany. Some of Vanessa's training includes Broadway Dance Centre and Steps on Broadway in NYC as well as training with many renowned choreographers at workshops and conventions throughout North America.

Vanessa has extensive training in ballet (R.A.D. Advanced level 2), jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap and ballroom. Along with receiving top marks on her A.D.A.P.T. Tap and Jazz Exams, she is also a full member of the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers having graduated from the A.D.A.P.T. Teacher Training program in both Tap and Jazz. Her teaching experience includes studios in Durham and across the GTA where she has provided guest/substitute and permanent teaching along with choreography for year-end shows and competitions.

Other credits include National talent winner and finalist at the 2010 Miss Teen Canada Pageant and performer and assistant choreographer in "Anne of Green Gables".

On a professional level, Vanessa had a supporting role in the YTV Movie "King of the Camp" and appeared as a tap dancer in the television series "Warehouse 13". She has also completed two contracts as a dancer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Freedom of the Seas and Adventure of the Seas. Some other opportunities have included the Toronto Choreographer's Ball, Fever after Dark and several corporate gigs around Toronto. Vanessa has also had the opportunity of performing at the 2014 Capezio Ace Awards in NYC and the 2015 Capezio Ace Awards in Long Beach, CA.

Vanessa is very excited to be back at Hoofers where she grew up and looks forward to sharing her creativity and passion for dance with her students.

Nicole Alison
ADAPT Cert.
Nicole has always had a natural passion for dance, which she started at the age of eight. She began dancing competitively a year later throughout Canada and the United States, achieving many awards including First Overall Jr. Soloist.

Nicole recently graduated from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology where she was a member of the UOIT Ridgeback Varsity Dance Pak for three years, and was awarded Dance Team Freshman Athlete of the year. Along the way, Nicole expanded her love of performing to the theatre where she was a principal dancer in the Oshawa Little Theatre's production of Glee. For the last six years Nicole has been teaching throughout the Durham Region, earning many overall and special awards for her choreography with her Mini and Junior dancers. This summer Nicole graduated from the ADAPT Teacher’s Training Program earning her Certification in both Tap and Jazz. Nicole is very excited to share her passion for dance with her students here at Hoofers!


Miss Stephanie
ADAPT Cert. - Hip Hop Instructor
Stephanie has been training in dance since the age of three and competing since the age of twelve as a former student at Hoofers. Having completing her training in various styles such as tap, jazz, ballet,lyrical/contemporary,theatre and hip hop Sthanie went on to George
Brown College where she pursued dance, signing and acting.

Her dedication, perseverance and passion towards the arts lead her to pursue dance outside of the
studio and into the professional Toronto entertainment industry as a young adult.

Stephanie is A.D.A.P.T. certified in tap and jazz as a teacher and continues to take her
training very seriously. Her teaching experience includes studios in Durham and across
the GTA where she has provided guest/substitute and permanent teaching along with choreography for year-end shows and competitions. She also currently works alongside some of Toronto’s most well known choreographers as a class and workshop assistant at Millennium Dance Complex in Toronto.

Performing is something that is extremely important to Stephanie and is a skill that she
brings to all her classes. Some of her professional credits include back up dancing for
various artists at the MMVA’s including Omi, various shows with Hedley, Karl Wolfe,
Kardinal Official, Bad Bunny, and more. Other Toronto dance related opportunities have
included the Toronto Choreographer's Ball, Fever after Dark and several corporate functions
around Toronto.

Stephanie is looking forward to the new season and is excited to work with Hoofers students this season!

Meaghan Richardson
Jr Tap/Jazz/Acro Instructor
Having danced since the age of four, Meaghan has studied in various genres of dance: Ballet, tap, Jazz, Lyrical, and Contemporary. Meaghan has successfully completed her A.D.A.P.T. Tap and Jazz examinations and her R.A.D. Intermediate Ballet examinations.

While pursuing her post secondary studies, Meaghan taught at Barbra Treleaven School of Dance in North Bay. For two years, Meaghan specialized in teaching Acro, Contemporary, Tap and Jazz to various levels and age groups. In 2015, Meaghan choreographed a competitive acro small group and a contemporary duet which won second overall.

Meaghan currently attends Durham College and is entering her fourth year of studies. She continues to demonstrate her passion for dance by teaching during the year.

This past summer, Meaghan taught dance to individuals with special needs at an overnight camp. She is always looking to share her passion and dedication towards dance with her students.

Jennifer Jealouse
Sr TA and Instructor
Jennifer has a strong passion, not for only dance, but for children identifying the positive impact she is able to pass on to them. She has been involved in dancea since the age of three and has been competing since the age of seven. Jennifer is currently a senior competitive dancer at Hoofers who takes classes in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical and contemporary. She has completed her Advanced One Ballet exam and her Intermediate Two Jazz and Tap exams with plans to continue her examinations and complete them in the near future to fulfill her teaching credentials.

Jennifer has been assisting with classes since the age of nine, and has a great focus on discipline and knowledge in her teaching. She has been privileged to work alongside all of the other Hoofers instructors and continues to learn with them. Outside and inside of the studio environment, Jennifer has been able to work with many different children who have a variety of abilities and needs.

Having received many acknowledgments and overalls at competitions Jennifer was also accepted and attended the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Summer Intensive program.

In the future, Jennifer hopes to combine her love of dance, her growing understanding of kinesiology and love of children in the workplace as an Occupational Therapist. She looks forward to growing as a dancer and a teacher as she continues her dance career after high school.

Miss Chloe Pellegrino
Sr TA & Jr Instructor
Chloe Pellegrino has been dancing for 13yrs and competitively for 10yrs. She has completed her Advanced 1 RAD ballet exam as well as the Inter 3 jazz and tap exams. She currently takes classes in lyrical, contemporary, jazz, ballet, and acro.

Her passion and love for both dance and children brings a great addition to the staff at Hoofers having had many years of teacher training and assisting at the studio. 

Chloe has won many overall awards and special acknowledgements throughout her dance career including placements in pageant. She has also had the opportunity to perform and train with a performing arts group, participating in broadway classes in New York, performing at the Parliament building as well as the Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery. Chloe looks forward to many more years in the dance industry both professionally as a dancer and teaching!

Samantha Anderson
Sr TA & Instructor
Samantha Anderson has been in love with dance since her first Rhythm and Movement class at the age of 3. Samantha joined Hoofers Performing Arts at the age of 5 and since then the studio has been her second home. She flourished having had great mentors and role models and built great friendships over the years.

Samantha has successfully completed the ADAPT exams in Jazz and Tap, up to and including, Advanced 1 in ballet with the RAD syllabus. Her competitive journey thus far has provided her with great experiences and overall awards for her hard work.

Samantha has personally grown as part of the Hoofers Family and is excited to be part of the teaching staff. Her enthusiasm, energy and passion for dance makes her a great addition. She values the hard work, dedication and patience for the art of dance.

Mhairi Rothery
Sr. TA
Mhairi found her love for dance at the age of 3 and has been competing since the age of 6.

Throughout her competitive dance career she has received many Overall awards and scholarships as both a solo artist and as a group member. In 2010 she received the title of Grand Dance Champion in the mini division in Buffalo, NY.

Mhairi has trained in the disciplines ADAPT, RAD, and B.A.T.D. Her enthusiasm, passion and hard working attitude shine as she continues her dance studies for another year as a member of the HPA Sr. competitive team and assistant teacher!

Lauren Miscampbell
Sr TA
Lauren has been dancing since the age of 2 and competing since the age of 5. At age 7 she joined the Hoofers team, enjoying success as a soloist and team member with overall awards, scholarships, and pageant placement.
Lauren has completed her RAD Advanced Foundation ballet exam as well as her ADAPT Inter 2 jazz and tap exams.

She currently takes classes in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary and acro and enjoys sharing the joy of dance with younger students. Lauren hopes to pursue a career in forensic science in the future.

Madison Mapes
Office Admin and Tap/Jazz Teacher
We are excited to have graduate Madison Mapes back with us this season as an office assistant and supply teacher!

Madison danced with the studio from the age of 5 in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical and contemporary and had a very susccessful competitive experience. Her passion for dance and love for children currently has Madison attending York University full time for psychology. Her plan is to attend teachers college and become a high school social science and dance teacher. Her further goals�are to go through to be a guidance counsellor but continue teaching the arts program at the school.

Miss Katelyn Parish
Supply Staff
Katelyn has trained at Hoofer's since she was 8 years old. While dancing at Hoofer's Katelyn was proud to dance for the Toronto Raptor's Dance Pak, appear in many commercials, dance at Chris Brown's concert as one of the finalists in Canada's Next Hip Hop Legend, achieve her Advanced 2 Ballet and also achieve her advance levels in jazz and tap ( A.D.A.P.T). During her competitive career she is proud to say that she was crowned Senior Miss Can Dance 2006, awarded scholarships and many overall awards. When she was heading to end of her competitive career she decided that she wanted to continue on with performing. Katelyn went on to study at Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts. At Randolph Katelyn performed in Killing Game (various characters), Smile (Valerie), at the Dance Ontario Showcase and as an actor for a fundrasier for the Canadian Opera Company. Katelyn graduated in August 2009 and less than a month later Katelyn was hired for the Toronto Marlies' Dance Team. In this past year Katelyn was seen in High School Musical 2 as Taylor (Toronto Centre for the Arts), tapping on MTV, dancing for the Marlies at Ricoh Coliseum and dancing for fundraisers. Katelyn also has many upcoming events that she is currently rehearsing for. Katelyn also has a love for teaching and in this past year she choreographed for Sinclair Secondary School and St. Mary's High School. She has also taught workshops at Sinclair. Katelyn is very happy to be a guest instructor at Hoofer's so she can spread what she loves to do.