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