Faculty, Dance 2017-11-29T20:19:06+00:00

Dance – Faculty

Barbara Dearborn
Barbara DearbornDean of Dance
Barbara joined the faculty of dance at MCPA in 1983, as the sole ballet teacher with 5 students. Barbara became the first named Dean of Dance in 2010 with a student body in the hundreds. … read more.
Diana Rutherford
Diana RutherfordAssistant Dean of Dance
Originally from Owen Sound, Ontario, Diana Rutherford started her dancing career in both Ballet, and Highland Dance. … read more.

Dance – Faculty

Annelies Diepeveen
Annelies Diepeveen
A graduate of MCPA’s teacher training program, Annelies has achieved her Associate Member for the CDTA.… read more.
Kathleen Doherty
Kathleen Doherty
Kathleen Doherty is a dancer, choreographer, improviser, and teacher based in Halifax, NS. She attended Decidedly Jazz Danceworks’ Professional Training Program in Calgary from 2009-2011. … read more.
Joy Griffiths
Joy Griffiths
Joy Griffiths grew up in Trenton, Nova Scotia where she studied dance at the Ashlei Ballet School completing Candian Dance Teacher’s Association (CDTA) and Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) exams in Classical Ballet. … read more.
Sheilagh Hunt
Sheilagh Hunt
Sheilagh Hunt’s career has included independent dance artist/choreographer, visual artist, costume designer, and illustrator. … read more.
Jana MacGregor
Jana MacGregor
Jana MacGregor was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and began dancing with the DancEast Young Company in Moncton, New Brunswick. … read more.
Kate Mitchell
Kate Mitchell
Kate Mitchell is a graduate of the Maritime Conservatory’s Teacher Training Program and has been dancing for 18 years, with a focus on Ballet and National Character. … read more.
Vino Wijeratne
Vino Wijeratne
Sri Lankan-born Vino Wijeratne, trained by the Royal Academy of Dance, moved to Canada in 2004 from Dubai, where she ran her own Ballet school for over 20 years. … read more.
Jane Wooding
Jane Wooding
After graduating from Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto in 1969, Jane studied in England, Holland and Germany. Influential early teachers included Betty Oliphant, Nancy Kilgour, Daniel Seillier, and Grant Strate. … read more.

Dance – Accompanists

Christine Consmueller

Brenda Joyce

Frances Royle

Dance – Guest Faculty

Tara Butler

Former dancer with Canada’s Ballet Jorgen

Johanna Hilchie

Master Teacher

Joan Kunsch

Nutmeg Conservatory

Amanda LaRusic

Independent Artist,
Toronto Dance Theater Graduate

Hannah Mae-Cruddas

Canada’s Ballet Jorgen

Kaelan McLughlin

Canada’s Ballet Jorgen

Jeff Walker

Pas de Deux

Derek Rutherford

Associate Professor

Upcoming events:

  • Tue
    19
    Dec
    2017

    Last day of regularly scheduled classes

  • Wed
    20
    Dec
    2017
    Tue
    02
    Jan
    2018

    Winter Break: Office & Campus Closed

  • Wed
    03
    Jan
    2018

    Classes resume for Music & Dance