Instructors

Shannon Moore
Instructor, Board Member, AMDA Graduate, BFA the New School University, RBRHS Dance Major, CDTA Ballet Member, iTapOnline Level I Certified, Zena Rommett Floor Barre Certified, Level C First Aid Training, and Mental Health First Aid Certified

Miss Shannon is an enthused dance teacher and former studio owner who loves teaching and is inspired by her students every day.  She has worked towards several certifications lately including iTap Online, Zena Rommett Floor Barre, Mental Health First Aid, and Martha Graham Teaching Intensive with world renowned masters and creators in dance.  Miss Shannon believes she makes a good teacher because she is a good student and has a lifelong passion of learning.  She is a Member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association in Ballet and believes Ballet is the basis of all dance.  It is one of the most challenging styles, but it improves technique and supports a healthy and holistic approach to dance studies that will serve a dancer’s body and mind for a lifetime.  

Miss Shannon is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from The New School University in New York.  Her love of tap dance from an early age filtered into all genres when she attended Red Bank Regional High School of Performing Arts as a dance major in New Jersey.  She has managed several projects and worked with several reputable performing arts organizations including but not limited to Neptune Theatre, Halifax Dance, and Lunenburg`s Boxwood Festival.  She has run her own studio for over 10 years and has taught for well over 20.  She is very excited to bring her expertise and knowledge to KPAC with a fresh outlook on an inclusive and non-competitive approach.  Her students thrive in this environment and she is the proud founder and board member of Kinship Performing Arts Centre Association.
Kerenza Verburg
Instructor, Board Member, Co-Manager, CDTA Associate, Progressing Ballet Technique Certified, BSc Medical Sciences, Mental Health First Aid Certified

Kerenza started ballet when she was 3 years old and hasn’t stopped dancing since. The majority of Kerenza’s classical ballet training took place in Belgium, where she learned from teachers from the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp. Besides ballet, Kerenza also gained a lot of experience in contemporary, jazz, modern, and even Latin/ballroom. Further, she was fortunate enough to have taken many workshops from professional choreographers and dancers, including her personal favourite: Isabelle Beernaert.
After moving to Canada, Kerenza continued to dance and grew into her role as an instructor whilst she worked on getting her Medical Sciences degree. Medical Sciences degree now in hand, she looks forward to teaching even more classes at Kinship Performing Arts Centre this year.
Kerenza is passionate about teaching and strives to provide her students with a solid foundation and technique, while also fostering their individuality. She further believes that dance is for everyone, and is thrilled to be bringing Inclusive Movement to the South Shore. Kerenza hopes to provide a safe, accepting, and fun learning environment where her students can feel comfortable expressing themselves through dance.
Cynthia Myers
Drama/Musical Theatre Instructor

Beginning with community theatre musicals and church productions, Mrs. Myers started in the chorus and worked her way to favourite roles; “Over the years I have worked with many gifted and talented teachers/directors… and very patient choreographers—to all of whom, I am very grateful.”  Cynthia is a five time veteran of the fringe festival having worked both in the Victoria and the Seattle festivals. Working closely with the writers on new work is something Mrs. Myers cherishes and is the inspiration for venturing into her own writing. An arts educator for more than 25 years, Mrs. Myers continues to develop curriculum and write musicals for children. Mrs Myers was the educational director for the Chester Playhouse After School Programs and Summer Theatre School Program from 2008-2019 directing Lucky Stiff, Drowsy Chaperone, Damn Yankees, Robin Hood and Mary Poppins. When not teaching or directing, Mrs. Myers continues to perform both as an actress and vocalist for BoHo Crow and the trio MIRTH. Very excited to be part of K.P.A.C. in Bridgewater.
Mia Segal
Acrobatic Arts Instructor

 
Mia is a grade 12 student at ParkView Education Centre in the IB Diploma programme and hopes to continue her secondary education in neuroscience. Mia recently completed her Intermediate Ballet exams and plans to be Acrobatic Arts certified when she turns 18. Mia will be teaching Intro to Acro and Acro this year. This will be her seventh year dancing and her favourite style to dance is ballet and her favourite style to teach is acro. Mia is very excited to prioritize safety and fun in her classes this year.

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