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Faculty and staff

Dance City prides itself in having top-notch faculty and staff to ensure that our dancers are receiving the best dance education and experience that they can. Check out our talented team members below.

Owners

Nadine Selinger

ARAD RTS, ADAPT, Acrobatic Arts, CDTA-L
Chief Executive Officer, Artistic Director & Dance Educator

Miss Nadine is a registered teacher and mentor with the Royal Academy of Dance, holds her ADAPT teachers certificate, CDTA membership and has her Acrobatic Arts teacher certification. She has trained with the State Street Ballet Company (Santa Barbara, CA), The American Academy of Ballet (Eugene, OR), Canadian Dance World (New Westminster, BC) and Drewitz School of Dance (Estevan, SK). She is also a national competition adjudicator and the recipient of numerous choreography awards. Some of Miss Nadine’s students have gone on to work professionally with Celebrity Cruise, Princess Cruise, de Costa Talent Management, Stratford Festival and Globe Theatre; have trained with the Randolph College for Performing Arts, Sheridan College for Fine Arts and University of Houston Dance Program; and have appeared in various shows including Beverly Hills 90212, Shameless, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and two up-and-coming shows on NBC and Netflix! 

Brett Selinger

Chief Financial & Operational Officer

Brett is the backbone of the studio, keeps the lights on (literally!) and does all the jobs that no one else wants to do at the studio. His primary responsibilities are the logistical operations of the company and overseeing its financials.  He has been technically trained to be an electrician and has extensive experience working in network operations for the provincial telephone and data carrier.  Ultimately, Brett stepped away from those endeavours in order to focus on raising his and Nadine’s two sons and running the family business.

Full-time faculty members

Mari-Louise

Botha

RAD RTS, Acrobatic Arts
Dance Educator

Miss Louise has her Teaching Diploma from the Royal Academy of Dance (United Kingdom), is a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance, holds her Level 1 Acrobatic Arts Certificate, is a National Dance Associate ISTD, holds her Pilates Matwork certificate, a certificate in basic science of exercise, certificate in stability ball training and certificate in aqua aerobics. She has completed her Advanced 1 RAD Ballet certificate and Grade 8 Award, and Advanced 2 National Folk Dancing Certificate ISTD-Distinction. She has over 20 years of teaching experience preparing and entering students for examinations and competitions. She has danced in and coached many dancers to compete in international dance competitions and festivals, and trained at Marie Sadie Ballet and National Academy in Gauteng, South Africa.

Erin

Gardner

ADAPT, Acrobatic Arts
Dance Educator

Miss Erin holds her ADAPT Teachers certificate in Tap and Jazz, Acrobatic Arts Modules 1 and 2 certifications and has a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Marketing. She competed in the 2003, 2004 and 2005 World Baton Twirling Championships in Barcelona Spain, Osaka Japan and Minneapolis USA respectively, and has over 10 years of experience preparing and entering students for examinations and competitions.

Nicole

Krupski

ARAD RTS, ADAPT, CDTA-A
Foundations Director & Dance Educator

Miss Nicole is a registered teacher with the RAD, has her ADAPT Teachers certificate in Tap and Jazz, is an Associate Member with the CDTA SK Branch in Tap, and was a member of the Team Canada National Tap Team in 2014 that competed in Riesa, Germany. She completed her Advanced 2 RAD Ballet certificate, Grade 8 RAD Ballet certificate, Advanced CDTA Tap and Jazz certificates, Intermediate 1 ADAPT Tap and Jazz certificates and is a graduate of Dance City’s Pre-Professional Program. She also has an absolute love for teaching children of all ages, and has a particular soft spot for the little ones.

J.T.

Papandreos

ADAPT
Dance Educator

Finding a love for the art of dance at a young age, J.T. has trained extensively in multiple dance disciplines. Hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan, he made his professional debut at the age of 15, as a singer/dancer in Saskatchewan Express Touring Musical Theatre Revue. Over the past 10 years, J.T. has been living in Toronto, Ontario and has performed/worked with many Toronto-based and New York City-based dance companies, choreographers and festivals including: Transcen|Dance Project (Julia Cratchley), Frog In Hand (Colleen Snell, Noelle Hamlyn), Human Body Expression (Hanna Kiel), hART Dance (Martha Hart), Alysa Pires Dance Projects (Alysa Pires), Helix Dance Project (Linda Garneau),  TOES for Dance (David Norsworthy/Kristen Carcone, and MADboots Dance – Jonathan Campbell, Austin Diaz), Bridge to Artists (Vlad Novitski), Rutherford Movement Exchange (Stephanie Rutherford), Conteur Dance Company (Eryn Waltman), RiaToss Productions (Ross Wirtanen), Ryan Lee, Kelly Shaw, Jeff Dimitriou, Toronto Fringe Festival, APAP Showcase (NYC), and Capezio ACE Awards (NYC). J.T. holds his ADAPT Teacher Certification and has successfully completed his ADAPT and CDTA jazz and tap exams, Advanced 2 RAD, and Advanced 1 Cecchetti exams. His choreography has won numerous awards at competitions including winning “best choreography” and a gold medal at an international competition/ youth-talent television show in Beijing, China.

Nadine

Selinger

ARAD RTS, ADAPT, Acrobatic Arts, CDTA-L
Chief Executive Officer, Artistic Director & Dance Educator

Miss Nadine is a registered teacher and mentor with the Royal Academy of Dance, holds her ADAPT teachers certificate, CDTA membership and has her Acrobatic Arts teacher certification. She has trained with the State Street Ballet Company (Santa Barbara, CA), The American Academy of Ballet (Eugene, OR), Canadian Dance World (New Westminster, BC) and Drewitz School of Dance (Estevan, SK). She is also a national competition adjudicator and the recipient of numerous choreography awards. Some of Miss Nadine’s students have gone on to work professionally with Celebrity Cruise, Princess Cruise, de Costa Talent Management, Stratford Festival and Globe Theatre; have trained with the Randolph College for Performing Arts, Sheridan College for Fine Arts and University of Houston Dance Program; and have appeared in various shows including Beverly Hills 90212, Shameless, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and two up-and-coming shows on NBC and Netflix! 

Randi-Lee

Ullyott

RAD RTS, ADAPT, Acrobatic Arts, CDTA-L, B.Ed.
Dance Educator

Miss Randi is a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance, holds her ADAPT Teacher Certificates in Jazz and Tap, is a Licentiate Member of the CDTA Sask. Branch in Tap, holds her Acrobatic Arts Teacher Certification, and is a certified teacher of the AcroDance Pre-School program. She holds her Studio Fine Arts Club – High Impact Teacher Certification – Level 1 in Early Childhood Fundamentals and holds her Bachelor of Arts Education from the University of Regina. She has over 15 years of experience preparing and entering students for dance examinations and competitions and has been the recipient of numerous choreography awards.

Part-time faculty members

Senyo

Akakpo

Dance Educator

Senyo Akakpo is a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He has worked and studied in multiple styles of dance but specializes in the knowledge, history and techniques of hip-hop, breaking, popping and house.

Senyo has choreographed and taught to children and adults from beginner to professional levels for the last 6 years and has been a part of the professional dance industry for over 11 years. He is a member and contributor to the Professional Adjudicators Alliance syllabus educating teachers and adjudicators alike to enhance their hip hop knowledge. Senyo has studied hip hop culture and dance all over North America and emerges himself in his Ghanian heritage.

His professional choreography has been featured in festivals like the Canadian Juno Awards and Culture Shock in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. His knowledge and skill has allowed him the opportunity to work as a dancer for Feist, Jakhoy, the Arkells, organizations like the CFL’s Argonauts and Tigercats, and the Pan Am Games. Senyo was also the chosen representative of Canada by the Cuban Government to teach hip hop at the Teade Dance Festival in 2019 and 2020. Senyo worked with schools, both during and after school programs, in both their arts and physical education departments keeping kids active and having fun with his dance classes. His work as a dancer, choreographer and teacher has allowed him to travel to places all across the Americas. Senyo is so grateful for every opportunity to work with aspiring dancers and to share his knowledge here in Regina!

Jessica

Bedo

ARAD, ADAPT TTS Year 1
Dance Educator

Miss Jessica is a graduate of Dance City’s Pre-Professional Program and Student Helper Mentorship Program. She was trained in multiple dance styles growing up and has been in the top 10 overalls for a few different dance competitions throughout her dance career. She has assisted and taught in the classroom for four years and maintained Honor Roll during high school. Jessica holds her ADAPT certificate in Intermediate 3 Tap and Advanced Jazz, her Advanced 2 RAD Ballet certificate and Advanced CDTA Tap certificate. She has also obtained her Year 1 ADAPT Tap and Jazz Teacher Training School. In the Fall, she will be studying at the Hill & Levene School of Business at the University of Regina. She has a passion for teaching all forms of dance and she has a soft spot for our Foundations dancers.

Armando

Bottaro

Dance Educator

Armando has performed for and trained with the following companies as a soloist and in the ensemble: Italian National Ballet Company, New Euroballet Company, Renato Greco Dance Company, Mvula Sungani Italian Dance Theatre, Ballet of Naples, Rome Opera Theatre, Greek Theatre of Siracusa, In Scena Opera Company and Spazio Dance Company. He also performed for five years on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines touring the world. Under full scholarship, he trained at A.I.D. in Rome; OFF JAZZ Company in France; The Company Classical Ballet Association of Reggio Emilia and with Neva Dimova, Siracusa. He has over 20 years experience teaching and choreographing in Italy and Canada, and is the recipient of numerous choreography, overall and high point awards.

Kyra

Harris

ARAD
Dance Educator

Kyra Harris is a former dancer and teacher from Dance City. She trained and competed in all styles of dance. She has completed examinations in tap and jazz through the ADAPT Syllabus and ballet through the Royal Academy of Dance. After graduation from Grade 12, Kyra moved to Toronto to pursue her love for dance, singing and acting by training and completing her Performing Arts Diploma at Randolph Performing Arts College.

While in Toronto Kyra had the opportunity to work with numerous choreographers and perform in dance shows such as Choreo Ball, The Inspire Awards, Fever After Dark and Junk Yard Bandits. Kyra is represented by 10 Talent Management in Toronto and is excited to be teaching and sharing her love of dance.

Shae

McLennan

ADAPT TTS Year 1
Dance Educator

Shae danced for 16 years at Dance City! In those years she completed all of her ADAPT jazz and tap exams, her CDTA tap exams, and all her RAD graded ballet exams with the addition to Inter Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced Foundation and Advanced major ballet exams. She was also able to compete with Team Canada at Worlds in 2015 for jazz, modern and ballet in Poland. She has been assisting and teaching for the past 5 years. She’s in the beginning stages of taking the ADAPT teachers course and she can definitely see dance teaching in her future. She has always had a strong passion for dance and movement and she’s so excited to share that with all of you.

Rachel

Redenbach

Dance Educator

Miss Rachel is a former graduate of Dance City’s Pre-Professional Program; she has her Intermediate 3 ADAPT Tap and Jazz certificates, Advanced CDTA Tap certificate, Grade 8 RAD Ballet certificate, and her Advanced Foundation RAD Ballet certificate. She was part of the Saskatchewan Roughrider cheer team for the 2019 season and was a member of the 2014 Junior Canadian Tap Team that competed at worlds in Reisa, Germany. Miss Rachel is currently completing her Biology degree at the University of Regina and hopes to pursue a career in Medicine.

Guest faculty members

Chrissy

Bottaro

ADAPT TTS Year 1
Guest Dance Educator

Miss Chrissy holds her Year 1 ADAPT Tap and Jazz Teacher Training School. She was the Dance Captain, Aerialist, Install Director and Feature Dancer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines for 10 years; Dance Captain and Swing onboard Disney Cruise Lines; Former Dancer, Rehearsal Director, Assistant to Artistic Director and Choreographer for the touring company of Saskatchewan Express; and Assistant Teacher and Senior member of the Salsations Dance Company at Myers Dance Studio. She has over 20 years teaching experience and is the recipient of numerous choreography, overall and high mark awards. Chrissy has her Advanced CDTA Tap and Jazz certificates, Grade 8 RAD Ballet certificate, Intermediate 2 RAD Ballet certificate and Intermediate 1 ADAPT Jazz certificate.

Sheri

Drewitz-Kanten

Guest Dance Educator

Originally from Saskatchewan, Sheri Drewitz-Kanten is an award winning dance teacher and choreographer who has been teaching all major dance disciplines for over 30 years throughout Western Canada. Known as an inspirational teacher, Sheri has helped create some of the most well-rounded and best technically trained dancers as recognized in several international competitions. Her talents and eye for detail make her a sought after adjudicator, choreographer, and faculty member for workshops and summer schools.

Sheri is a Registered Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance and certified in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBTS), ADAPT, CDTA and is an Apprentice for TKM Release Therapeutic Ball and Myofascial Strength Techniques. She has successfully put thousands of students through Graded and Vocational RAD Ballet exams and the Solo Seal Award, is a Mentor for the RAD (CBTS), and was thrilled to be part of the RAD pilot project, Discovering Repertoire. Sheri received the Best Teacher Award at the World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix, Toronto 2016 and then was honored to be appointed the Western Representative for the inaugural WBAC Grand Prix, Calgary 2016.

Halle

Gall

Guest Dance Educator

After graduating from Dance City, Halle attended Harbour Dance Centre’s Intensive Training Program under the direction of Moe Brody. Throughout the program Halle received extensive training from world-renowned choreographers in addition to spending several hours each week with vocal coaching, acting lessons, and circus training. Upon completing ITP, Halle was signed to Da Costa Talent Agency where she launched into the film and TV industry, recently performing in CW’s ‘Riverdale’, and ‘Charmed’, NBC’S ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’, CBS’s ‘BH90210’, Barbie, and can also be seen in Netflix’s series ‘Julie and The Phantoms’ where she worked with world renowned director, Kenny Ortega. Halle is incredibly grateful for these opportunities, and is eager to continue pursuing more commercial endeavours in the future. Halle is committed to a life of growing, learning, and performing. She feels most at home when she’s on stage!

Sheena

Kapila

ARAD
Guest Dance Educator

Miss Sheena is a junior (third year) student at Sam Houston State University. She started dancing at the age of 3 at Dance City; has completed her Advanced ADAPT tap and jazz, Advanced CDTA tap and Advanced 2 RAD ballet examinations; and is a graduate of our Pre-Professional Program. She has attended many dance intensives and competitions, including the Rockettes Summer Intensive in New York, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, School of Alberta Ballet (for grade 11) and representing Team Canada at the World Dance Championships in both Germany and Poland.

Emily

McNair

CDTA-A
Guest Dance Educator

Born and raised in Regina, Miss Emily has been dancing for most of her life. Emily grew up dancing at Myers School of Dance and Applause Dance Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan where she trained extensively in ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, hip hop, modern and musical theatre. In addition to her regular training, she attended various summer schools and training programs with Alvin Ailey, Broadway Dance Centre and The Rockettes in New York City; Harbour Dance Centre and Vancouver Tap Festival in Vancouver; the Alberta Ballet as well as several others across Saskatchewan. Her dance career includes performances in Grease in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; TeleMiracle; Alberta Ballet’s Nutcracker ballet; as well as a number of other local and national performances. Emily has been teaching dance for over 15 years and is an Associate Member with CDTA in Tap, and has studied the RAD, CDTA and ADAPT syllabi. 

Maia

Redenbach

Guest Dance Educator

Bio coming soon!

Staff

Emily

McNair

MAdmin, PMP, CMC, CDTA-A
Director of Marketing & Communications

Emily holds her Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designations, has a Master of Administration degree in Leadership as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in entrepreneurship and marketing. She is also a certified facilitator in ColourSpectrums™ self-awareness, personal development, team building and stress management modules.

In addition to working for Dance City, Emily is the Faculty Administrator for the Hill & Levene Schools of Business at the University of Regina where she is fortunate to work every day with an amazing team of over 25 rockstar employees. She is also the Founder & President of Why Lime Strategy Co. and a Sessional Lecturer in the areas of Marketing, Digital Marketing, Organizational Behaviour and Project Management.

Emily has a passion for leadership, team development and marketing. Every day she wakes up with the intentions to make a positive impact in the lives of everyone around her, provide coaching to enable others to achieve greatness and inspire others to surpass their own expectations.

Chrissy

Bottaro

Administrative Support & Fantastic Dance Mom

Miss Chrissy holds her Year 1 ADAPT Tap and Jazz Teacher Training School. She was the Dance Captain, Aerialist, Install Director and Feature Dancer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines for 10 years; Dance Captain and Swing onboard Disney Cruise Lines; Former Dancer, Rehearsal Director, Assistant to Artistic Director and Choreographer for the touring company of Saskatchewan Express; and Assistant Teacher and Senior member of the Salsations Dance Company at Myers Dance Studio. She has over 20 years teaching experience and is the recipient of numerous choreography, overall and high mark awards. Chrissy has her Advanced CDTA Tap and Jazz certificates, Grade 8 RAD Ballet certificate, Intermediate 2 RAD Ballet certificate and Intermediate 1 ADAPT Jazz certificate.

Cary

Schultes

Administrative Support

Cary is a clever, creative and tech-savvy Administrative Support with an Admin Certificate and over 4 years experience in customer service and administration. Prior to working at Dance City she held positions at the City of Regina, Regina Open Door Society, Brandee’s and Fall’s Convenience (Niagara Falls, ON). Although she may not always be visible to our customers, she is busy working away in the back office providing the administrative support we need to be successful.

Interested in joining our team?

Dance City is always looking for qualified faculty and administrative staff to join the team.
Get in touch! We’d love to hear from you.

306 757 6495  |  hello@reginadancecity.ca