Dancers Studio Midland

99 Woodland Drive, Midland, Ontario, 705.527.1404

Faculty

2017/2018

Left to Right - Cathy Ross-Dorion, Carlee McIntosh, Fiona Cascagnette, Jordyn Dorion, Emily Adams, Leanne Mountjoy

Cathy Ross-Dorion

Cathy started dancing 25 years ago and has been working at the Dancers’ Studio for 15 years.  She started assisting with classes under the direction of Jane Ross and then started teaching classes.  Trained in Early Childhood Education, Cathy thoroughly enjoys providing positive dance experiences to our youngest dancers.  In 2008, Cathy purchased the studio and enjoys working with all of the dancers and their families.  Cathy has lived in Midland for most of her life and has been a business owner in the area for over 20 years.  In addition to the Dancer’s Studio, Cathy is part owner of D and R Air Supply Limited. 

Jordyn Dorion

Jordyn fell in love with dance in 1990 at the young age of two.  Following eight years of recreational classes, she joined the Dancers Studio's Images Dance Company competitive dance program in 1998.  Jordyn excelled in competitive dance through to 2007.  In 2005, she travelled the U.S. dancing with the Dance Olympus VIP Tour.  With tap being one of Jordyn's favourite styles, she was thrilled to dance with the Downbeats Tap Company in 2005 and 2006.  At an early age Jordyn knew that she wanted to pass on her love of dance to others.  In 2001 she started as an assistant teacher in Midland taking on her own classes in 2005.  She is currently the lead teacher of the Images Dance Company where she has been recognized for choreography, costuming and performance.  Performance credits include Cali's "If I Want To" music video and numerous engagements with the Big Wigs.  Jordyn attended George Brown's Commercial Dance Studies Program in 2007. She is a certified member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA).

Fiona Cascagnette

Fiona started her dancing career as a highland dancer quickly discovering all forms of dance while growing up in Burlington.  A “Sundance Kid” trained by Sue Irmisch at Sundance Studios and Talent Agency; she enjoyed competing in Canada and the US and completing her dance exams with the SDTA, BATD and CDTA.  Fiona is most proud of her performance experiences including the CNE, opening of the SkyDome, Tivoli’s Miniature World, “I’ll Take Manhatten”, “Almost Grown” and many performances on “Big Top Talent”.  After moving to the Midland area, Fiona has enjoyed over 18 years of dance with the Dancers’ Studio.  As the competitive tap teacher, she looks forward to sharing her love of all things tap with her students.  Fiona will also be teaching our adult classes and highland dance class.

Carlee McIntosh

Carlee has been dancing for 23 years.  She danced for six year with the Images Dance Company where she studied under Jane Ross, Jodi Kohal and Fiona Cascagnette.  Carlee has since studied fitness and health promotions at Niagara College, and in 2006 trained as a fitness instructor with CanFit Pro.   Carlee taught and assisted step and cardio dance classes. She currently is a professional dancer with Splash Entertainment performing with the Big Wig Dancers.  You can catch Carlee on stage at local events such as the GBGH Gala and the Big Wigs; a popular drag queen show.    In June of 2015, the Big Wig dancers travelled to Capitol Theatre for the Emily House Hospice for Kids Gala Fundraiser.  She is going into her 7th year teaching recreational dancers and assisting with our competitive team, Images Dance Company.

Leanne Mountjoy

Leanne co-teaches the song part of the song and dance class. She has sung since she was 6 taking vocal and piano lessons through to her late teens in Brantford, Ontario. Leanne has sung as a soloist for many events like weddings, baptisms, funerals and many celebratory events.  Leanne has even sung at Carnegie Hall with a 300 piece ensemble. She currently sings with Vox Huronia Community Choir in Midland and also with a 6 piece woman's group called Vox Femina. Leanne is a full time Nurse at Georgian Bay General Hospital and has 3 daughters (Michelene, Meredith and Miriam) and her husband Jeff who are very active within the Dancers Studio life ever since their move to Midland in 2000.

Assistant Teachers

Each year a dedicated group of dancers assist our teachers.  Pictured here are our assistant teachers from the 2016/2017 season of dance.  Thank you to everyone for your help and support.