Our Faculty

Ricky Beaulieu

Owner & Artistic Director
RAD TC, ADAPT
Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary

Ricky teaches Classical Ballet and Jazz from beginner to advanced levels.  He is a certified instructor with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT).

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Katherine Mazurok

Manager of Curriculum and Operations
DDTS (Distinction), RAD RTS
MA (Politics)
Ballet, Jumps & Turns, Dance Conditioning, Modern

Katherine moved to Kingston in 2008 after completing bachelors’ degrees in Political Science, Women’s Studies, French and Ukrainian Language and Literature at the University of Alberta. While living in Edmonton, Katherine studied ballet (Cecchetti and RAD) and modern (Limon). In 2003, she completed her Advanced Cecchetti exam.

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Claude Marc Forest

Ballet, Ballroom, Contemporary

Claude Marc Forest start dancing at the early age of 7.   His love for dance was classical, however he also trained in Jazz, Tap, Ballroom and Latin dance.  He began his professional training at the cole de danse Eddy Toussaint, primarily under Camilla Malashenko.

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Linda Thomson

Ballroom

Linda Thomson is a local family Physician whose recreational dancing turned into a partnership with Ricky Beaulieu when they opened the 5678 Dance Studio in September 1988.

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Andrea Lalonde

Advanced ADAPT, F.A.
Jazz, Tap, Dance Conditioning

A native of Ottawa, Andrea donned her first pair of dance shoes at age 2 and has never looked back. She trained and competed in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Baton, Musical Theatre, Vocal and Modern dance.

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Catherine Allen

ADAPT, BFA (Dance), BEd
Jazz, Tap

Catherine is originally from Smiths Falls, Ontario. She began dancing at the age of 4 studying jazz, tap, baton twirling, ballet, and modern dance at various studios in the Ottawa area.

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Charlotte Tessier

Contemporary, Hip Hop

Born and raised in Kingston, Ontario, Charlotte couldn’t be happier to be back in her hometown and teaching at the studio that pushed her to be a dedicated dancer. She has been dancing for over 20 years and has competed just as long in various styles of dance. If you ask her, she’ll tell you her favourite are all of them!

Amy Booth

Ballet, Stretching & Flexibility

Amy is looking forward to being back in the ballet studio this fall working with dancers of all ages. She is a graduate of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and has performed in many productions with Canada’s RWB. She furthered her career in London, England where she had the opportunity to tour and perform while working with world renowned choreographers such as Matthew Bourne, Harold King and Geoffrey Cauley.

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Laura Koch

Ballet

Laura Koch has been dancing with 5678 for over 10 years and has completed her ADAPT Intermediate 3 Jazz exam as well as her RAD Advanced Foundations Ballet exam. She is looking forward to returning for another exciting year and seeing all your lovely faces in the studio!

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Teachers in Training

Bianca Campbell

Bianca Campbell has been dancing at 5678 Dance Studio for over 10 years. She loves being a part of the wonderful 5678 Dance Studio family. She trains in ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical and acrobatics. She has completed RAD Intermediate Ballet and Intermediate 2 Jazz. She has assisted for over two years, helping with Junior Jazz 3 and Pre-Ballet through Primary in ballet. She loves to assist because of the rewarding feeling when the dancers leave radiant, relaxed, and determined. She looks forward to assisting and dancing at 5678 for years to come.

Andie Siemens

Andie Siemens started dancing at 5678 in 2007 at the age of six and is currently taking classes in jazz, ballet, contemporary, lyrical and song and dance. She recently completed her Intermediate II jazz exam and her Intermediate ballet exam. This is her first year assisting with the Pre-junior jazz class and enjoys sharing her passion with the young dancers. She hopes to continue with assisting and is very excited to watch the students incorporate dance into their lives.

Studio Staff

Simone Cunningham

Administrative Staff

Simone has been working at 5678 since Fall 2015 and is inspired by all of the amazing talent at the studio. She is currently attending Queen’s University for her MSc and PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Jae Makitalo

Administrative Staff

Bio coming soon!

Dance Assistant’s Program

Part of creating an inviting community lies in relationships between older dancers and younger ones. Our Dance Assistant’s program helps to provide our older dancers with leadership opportunities with younger ones. Dancers wanting to apply for the Dance Assistant’s Program should demonstrate good attendance, a positive attitude towards learning and be at a minimum of an Intermediate level in Ballet or Jazz working towards those exams. As we require a limited number of assistants each year, we ask all interested dancers to apply via email to the desk, indicating their interest to assist. If your child’s class has an assistant, know they are benefiting from highly trained, motivated young dancers who want to give back to their communities!