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Team Biographies

Our people are among the most talented in the industry. It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you.

Please click here for details about Kyoshi Felipe Cabanero, 7th Dan Okinawa Karate-do & Kobudo Shorin-ryu Shorinkan Kyokai (under the direction of 10th Dan Hanshi Shugoro Nakazato, HQ in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan).

Sensei Jason Consoli, 4th Dan Okinawan Shorin-ryu. Chief Instructor

Sensei Jason started his Martial Arts training at age 7. He achieved his Shodan (Black Belt) in 1985 at the age of 13. Since then has competed in many competitions in Canada and the US with much success. He has also competed and coached for Hamilton in the CANUSA Games. He has trained in various styles of Martial Arts over the past 30 years and wants to share all of his knowledge with his students. Okinawan Shorin-ryu Karate is his speciality studying under his long time instructor "Kyoshi" Fellipe Cabenero 7th Dan.

International Website for Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan.

www.karateshorinkan.com

Tamara Vance-Consoli

Artistic Director & Dance Instructor

Tamara has been dancing since the age of 2 and has never stopped. She is certified with the Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA) and is a former member of this organization. Tamara studied under the instruction of Marilyn Szwec and is excited to be back in Dundas. She is a former Hamilton Tiger-cat Cheerleader with 4 seasons of cheering for the Black & Gold. Tamara is also a former competitive Figure Skater representing the Preston F.S.C and has choreographed for Figure Skating Clubs as well as for High School Productions and Fashion Shows. Tamara has gained knowledge from many instructors both in Canada and the United States. Her students have been seen on stage in the Nutcracker (Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble), on stage with Janet Jackson, and with the Toronto Raptors Dance Pack. Tamara's passion for dance and her performance experience makes her students excel not only in Dance, but in life.

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Dylan Vandemaele is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Hamilton, Ontario. He found his passion for dance as a teen and has since been heavily involved with Hamilton’s street dance scene, and at Defining Movement Dance where he continues to train alongside the International Dance Mentorship with world renowned choreographers such as Gina Michaels, Buddha Stretch, Ray Basa and more. Dylan is a lover of all styles in street dance, but specializes in Hip-Hop choreography, and Funk Styles (Popping, Locking). You may catch Dylan at one of the Hamilton Honey Badgers (Hamiltons professional basketball team) home games during the half time shows as he is one of the choreographers and dancers on the team. Outside of dance Dylan is also an actor, videographer, graphic designer and upcoming photographer. In his spare time he enjoys playing video games, binging anime and jamming with his homies. Dylan is excited to be dancing with the Just 4 Kicks family this season!

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Natalie’s dance training began at the young age of two after endless tears because she wanted to take Ballet like her big sister. Growing up within multiple communit​y and competitive studios, Natalie, practiced Jazz, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Hip hop and Tap.

In 2014, Natalie, graduated from the Commercial Dance Studies program at George Brown college where she studied Dance, Vocals and Acting. Upon graduating, Natalie, continued her studies at Broadway Dance Centre in NYC, as well, performed in a children’s stage show as a main character abroad with Royal Caribbean International.

Although Natalie has always had dreams of being a dance teacher, her true passion first began to shine through when choreographing a musical for her former high school in 2017. Since, Natalie, has taught for numerous companies in the GTA in her main styles including; Jazz-both classical and funk styles, Musical Theatre, Pre-Ballet, Creative Movement and Lyrical.

Outside of teaching, Natalie, enjoys continuing to train in commercial styles to grow her professional dance dreams, as well as, diving into her other passions such as exploring the outdoors, fitness and nutrition, caring for family and making arts and crafts.

Natalie has recently become certified in Alixa Flexibility modules 1, 2 and 3-she is always looking for ways to grow as a teacher and for ways to help her students grow.

Natalie is known for her ‘big’ energy, she has a passion for technique, loves teaching high energy classes and is a huge musical theatre nerd.

Natalie loves watching her students’ personalities and individualities blossom, while supporting their growth both physically and emotionally.​ 

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Ms Mandy has been dancing in studios and on stages for the past 25 years. She received her Advanced Diploma in Music Theatre Performance from St. Clair College in 2012. She is certified in Acrobatic Arts M2, Progressing Ballet Technique, and Alixa Flexibility M2. She also has studied ISTD Modern, CDTA Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap, Contemporary and Hip Hop. She has also trained in gymnastics and national cheerleading. Ms Mandy has performed in many popular shows such as Cinderella, High School Musical, The Wiz, and Grease. She is a dedicated teacher and choreographer who loves to share her passion for performance and dance with her students. She is very excited to join the Just 4 Kicks family!

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Kendra Fahey has had a lifelong love of dance. She attended York University's dance program, and is a certified instructor & adjudicator with the Canadian Dancesport Federation. She has been teaching for over 30 years and brings a tone of experience to all of her classes. Miss Kendra's encouragement and lightheartedness helps her develop students skills in a safe classroom where students feel seen and appreciated. She has been an integral part of our support team for a couple of years now and we are excited to have her join us for our 13th year!

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