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Kristen Tschirhart

Kristen Tschirhart

A former Move With Grace dancer herself, Kristen has been dancing since the age of three and has trained extensively in jazz, ballet, tap, modern, lyrical/ contemporary, hip hop and musical theatre. Kristen is a graduate of the Arts Program at Eastwood Collegiate Institute in Kitchener where she majored in dance, dramatic arts, and music. Not only did Kristen choreograph and perform extensively throughout her four years at Eastwood, she was a member of the Kinesis Dance Company, a modern based company under the direction of Janis Price. With Kinesis, Kristen has had many opportunities to perform throughout Southwestern Ontario.

 

Further, In 2012, Kristen graduated from York University with a bachelor of fine arts in dance with honours specializing in choreography and performance. She is also a certified instructor with Acrobatic Arts.  At York, she had the opportunity of training with some of the best names in Canadian contemporary and ballet dance, as well as performing some of their pieces. Moreover, Kristen was fortunate enough to participate in choreography and performance classes, where she not only choreographed for students, but also was a dancer for other pieces throughout her four years. In her final year, she was a member of York Dance Ensemble- a pre- professional company under the direction of Holly Small. With York Dance Ensemble, Kristen was fortunate enough to tour throughout Ontario performing for not only sold out crowds in Sudbury, Toronto, and Guelph, but for David Earle himself.

 

A 2014 graduate from Conestoga College’s business program with distinction, Kristen is very excited to be back at Move With Grace and to share her passion of dance with others.

Welcome Stephanie Byfield

Welcome Stephanie Byfield

Stephanie Byfield has been dancing since the age of three and started to choreograph at the age of sixteen.  Professionally, she had the pleasure of learning, growing and performing with Kitchener-Waterloo Musical Productions, and for choreographers such as Tiffany McLean, Allan Lupien, Karen Prior-Cashin, and Joanne Chapman.  Stephanie spent most of her dance years training in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theatre, contemporary and lyrical, and has won scholarships and awards as a soloist and as a choreographer.  Stephanie now spends her time adjudicating dance competitions, choreographing fitness routines for Fitness Canada,  and is a pursuing her post-graduate studies in Community Development.  She also has a passion for the health and fitness industry as she’s a certified fitness instructor who specialize in developing programs for dancers, gymnasts and skaters.