Faculty

Danielle Gardner

Creative Director 
Creativity Unleashed & Choreo Lab

Danielle Gardner is an established dancer, mentor and award winning choreographer currently residing in Vancouver BC. Bringing her love of physical art to the forefront, she has dedicated her life to teaching young minds to unleash their creativity. Danielle started her career training with Modus Operandi and MOVETHECOMPANY. She became a recognizable figure in dance as a contestant on CTV's 'SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Season 3', where she placed in the top 3 girls. Her experience on the TV show was a stepping-stone to her career and shaped her into the entrepreneur she is today. Danielle has worked with top entertainment companies Matel, CTV, ABC and Disney in TV and Film projects over the past decade. She has most recently been featured along side Flash Dance's Jennifer Beals and All Star dancer Robert Roldan playing the character (Meaghan) on the hit show “MOTIVE". Past credits: Centre Stage,Toy Story and Lilo & Stitch.  She has travelled throughout Canada the United States, South Asia, Europe and Panama, teaching & choreographing for working companies and professionals of all ages. Danielle was the 'Head Choreographer of Team Canada West  Jazz, Modern and Show Dance from 2011-2017. Having been a former 'World Champion Winner' in Oslo, Norway, Danielle was the perfect candidate for this roll. She has taken over 800 kids to Frankfurt Germany and Poland to compete at the IDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS where they won the 'World Championship Title' multiple times.

 

Danielle is beyond proud to be the Creative Director of West Coast Choreo Lab where she can offer outlets like the Emerging Artist Intensive, Recharge and the Young Choreographers Showcase. It is Danielle's dream to bring our creative community closer and support the next generation of artists in Canada. Danielle is a career driven young women, continuously striving to expand her artistic capabilities as well as enrich the lives of others through dance. 

Kaitlin Cheung is an actress and dancer from Burnaby, BC. Kaitlin began her dance training at a young age and has competed at local and international competitions. Kaitlin is also an emerging choreographer with works showcased in The Vancity Project and West Coast Choreography lab’s Young Choreographer’s Showcase. She has trained at workshops and intensives with many well-known names in the dance industry, such as Francisco Gella, Joshua Beamish of MOVETHECOMPANY, Alonzo King of Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson from Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company. Kaitlin is excited to continue her dance training with post-secondary Contemporary Dance training program, Modus Operandi, as well as earn her Bachelor of Arts degree at Simon Fraser University.

Kaitlin Cheung

Combo Class

Nasiv Sall hails from Vancouver, BC. She fell in love with the art of movement at a local dance studio where she started her classical dance training in 2005. She then continued her classical studies and performed with the Arts Umbrella Dance Company under the direction of Artemis Gordon.  In 2019, she had the privilege of working with Crystal Pite and 4 dancers from The Netherlands Dans Theatre to create a quartet for NDT 1’s “Kuntskamer,” which premiered in October 2019. In 2018, she danced with Ballet BC as a cover in the production of “Romeo and Juliet” choreographed by Medhi Walerski and in 2017 she had the honor of working with Crystal Pite on “Flight Pattern” for the Paris Opera Ballet. 

Her recent film and TV credits include Disney’s “Freaky Friday”, Disney’s “Descendants 2” and Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” She has also had the privilege of working with music artists such as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Elise Estrada, and Victoria Duffield.

Nasiv is a knowledgeable, well-versed and energetic artist who is eager to share her work and to learn from her students.

Nasiv Sall

Combo Class
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