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The TDC Team
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Mikayla Buss

Director, Owner & Founder

Teaches: Ballet & Performance Company.

Biggest Dream: To have my own personal Thermea in my backyard.

Fun Fact: My favourite TV shows all start with "G"! Gilmore Girls and Grey's Anatomy!

Birthday: February 15 (BONUS FUN FACT, it's also the day I launched TDC!)

When I'm not at TDC dancing, I'm probably at Thermea or in Ukraine.

My dance background in 50 words or less: Started Ukrainian dance at age 5. Quickly fell in love with all other styles. Moved to Ukraine after graduating high school to live the life of a professional Ukrainian dancer. Founded TDC at 18. Graduated from the Adapt Syllabus Teacher's Training School in July 2022.

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Julia Armstrong

Assistant Director

Teaches: Preschoolers, Ukrainian, Jazz, Lyrical Performance Company, Assistant & Apprentice Program & Barre Fitness.

Biggest Dream: To be a snowbird.

Fun Fact: I love chicken wings.

Birthday: June 7

When I'm not at TDC dancing, I'm out and about looking for the next adventure.

My dance background in 50 words or less: Started Ukrainian dancing at age 5. Joined Troyanda Ukrainian Dance Ensemble at 15. Travelled to and performed in Ukraine as well as RWB's Nutcracker with them. Also trained in Jazz, Lyrical and Ballet. Graduated from the ADAPT Syllabus Teachers' Training School in July 2023. Certified in Module One of Acrobatic Arts.

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Kallie Hurrell

Instructor

Teaches: Preschoolers, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Tap & Hip Hop

Biggest Dream: To travel the world.

Fun Fact: I’ve taken my ballet and tap exams

Birthday: January 28

When I'm not at TDC dancing, I'm going to University!

My dance background in 50 words or less: I've been dancing since I was two years old. I am trained in tap, ballet, lyrical, jazz and hip hop and have danced competitively for over a decade. Currently in my final year of the ADAPT Syllabus Teacher's Training School.

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Isabella Reilly

Instructor

Teaches: Preschoolers, Acro, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, After Dark & Performance Company

Biggest Dream: To have her own personal library with every Stephen King book in it.

Fun Fact: I LOVE going to concerts!

Birthday: July 4

When I'm not at TDC dancing, I love going to the zoo!

My dance background in 50 words or less: Dancing for over 20 years. Trained in jazz, ballet, lyrical, acro, contemporary & tap. I have lots of experience teaching in many different dance styles and absolutely love teaching preschool dance. I am certified in Module One & Two of Acrobatic Arts. Currently in my final year of the ADAPT Syllabus Teacher's Training School.

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Reese Arns

Junior Instructor

Teaches: Ninja & Ballet

Biggest Dream: To be one of Taylor Swift's backup dancers.

Fun Fact: My favourite food is steak!

Birthday: December 4

When I'm not at TDC dancing, I am sleeping or doing homework.

My dance background in 50 words or less: Started dancing at TDC during their first season and danced with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Satellite Program before that. Currently in my final year of the Apprentice Teacher program at TDC.

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