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).
Manager of Curriculum and Operations
DDTS (Distinction), RAD RTS
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.
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.
ADAPT, BFA (Dance), BEd
Catherine is originally from Smiths Falls, Ontario and has been a part of the 5678 staff for over 16 years. She has watched her students grow and go off into many avenues of dance including professional dance schools, musical theatre, and on international tours.
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.
Micaela Van Rensburg
Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary
Micaela’s love for movement was discovered in a pair of figure skates when she was 4 years old in northern British Columbia. New to Ontario, Micaela is excited to have found a studio to continue pursuing her love of dance and hopes to share this passion with her students at 5678.
Ballet, Contemporary, Multimedia creation
Siobhán graduated from Les Petits Ballets’ Pre-Professional Division and the Society of Russian Ballet with Distinction in 2018. In 2015, she gained acceptance to and trained at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School professional division for their summer intensive. She is also the 2018 Cappies winner for “Best Female Dancer in a Production” for her role as Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Siobhán is currently a student at Queen’s University studying Media and Performance Production (theatre and film) and is pursuing a career as both a theatre artist and historian. She is elated to join the 5,6,7,8 family, and cannot wait to share her expertise and passion for dance with her students.
Bianca Campbell has been dancing at 5678 Dance Studio for over 10 years. She trains in ballet, jazz, contemporary, and lyrical, and is a dedicated member of the competitive team. She has completed her Pre-Advanced Jazz Exam, and earned distinction her Advanced 2 Ballet Exam. As well as her training at 5678, Bianca has been accepted to many competitive summer intensives such as Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and Pro Arte Danza.
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!