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.  Catherine has been a part of the 5678 staff for over 14 years.  She has watched her students grow and go off into many avenues of dance include professional dance schools, musical theatre, and dance in international tours.

In 1997, Catherine began studying dance at York University in Toronto. She is also a graduate of Queen’s University in the Artist in the Community Education program where she obtained her Bachelor of Education degree. Catherine choreographed the Kinsmen productions of The Wizard of Oz and Nunsense. She is apart of the competitive team staff which travels to numerous competitions throughout Ontario.  Her choreography has received many awards for creativity and originality.

Currently, Catherine is a Grade 5 teacher with the Limestone District School Board. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Sean and her children Caitlin and Liam, both who are dancers at the studio.

Catherine completed the ADAPT Teacher Training School and successfully enters students into the examination process with many students receiving marks of “Highly Commended Plus” and “Highly Commended”.  Catherine is a fully certified ADAPT tap and jazz teacher.