Our Teaching Team
Meet Prince Albert & area's most educated and qualified Teaching Team!
Our teachers passionately support each dancer's growth. As a group, we have advanced training in Ballet, Tap and Jazz dance disciplines, are registered/certified dance instructors in our disciplines, and have professional performance experience.
We are not only dance teachers, we are educators. Our directors have Bachelor of Education and Masters degrees in Educational psychology, and our preschool and early childhood dance teacher is an Early Childhood Educator (ECE II).
Studio Director & Teacher
Heather Agnew Ksyniuk
* Masters of Education degree in
Educational Psychology (U of S)
*Registered RAD Ballet Teacher
*ADAPT Certified TTS graduate
*CDTA Licentiate (Stage-Tap)
* Danced professionally for Princess Cruise Lines
Heather is proud to be the owner/studio Director and Dance Teacher at Ballet ‘n’ All That Jazz. She received her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Psychology in 2008 and a Masters degree in Educational Psychology in 2012 from the University of Saskatchewan. Heather returned to her hometown of Prince Albert in 2011 and was delighted to begin teaching at Ballet n All That Jazz. A year later, she found herself as the owner and director of the studio. In 2012, Heather was honoured to be a finalist for the Young Entrepreneur award at the Samual McLeod Awards. Heather has pursued dance teacher training to ensure that dances have quality dance training. Heather is a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance and Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies, a licentiate Stage Tap Teacher with the Canadian Dance Teachers Association, and has completed her 3-year dance teacher training program in ADAPT Jazz and Tap (ADAPT Certified).
Heather loves having the opportunity to give the kids and youth at the studio a positive and encouraging atmosphere in which to grow and learn. Dance taught her many valuable life skills and provided a great source of joy to her childhood and teen years, and enjoys bringing her mental health training into the studio to facilitate the development of skills and characteristics that dance teaches kids and youth.
Heather is currently launching her Dancing Mindfulness program - a dance class that teaches mindfulness within the context of an enjoyable dance class combining steps taught in class with creative and free dance! Mindfulness is about bringing out attention to the present moment, which reduces worry/anxiety, stress, improves attention and focus, develops resilience and improves sleep. Students learn mindfulness strategies that can be used in their daily life. Dance provides an opportunity to explore mindful movement, attention focused on body awareness, expressing emotion, and enjoying music.
Associate Director & Teacher - Acro, Hip Hop, Jazz, Adult classes
* Bachelor of Education Degree (U of S)
* Associate RAD Member (ARAD)
* Acrobatic Arts trained teacher, Junior levels
* International Ballet Barre Fitness (Levels 1 & 2)
* International Dance Teaching Standards (Mod. 1)
Heather Mackie is our Associate Director and Dance Teacher at Ballet ‘n’ All That Jazz! Heather has been a part of the studio since it’s inception, first as a dancer and then as one of our dance teachers. Heather received her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is currently a substitute teacher with the public school division. As a dancer, Heather completed her Advanced 2 exam - the highest level examination in ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) - with Distinction and is an Associate member of the RAD. In her Grade 12 year, Heather won a full scholarship for her modern solo and studied in the summer at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. As a teacher, Heather has completed Junior level teacher training through Acrobatic Arts and International Dance Teaching Standards (Mod. 1) certificate. Recently, Heather completed her International Ballet Barre Fitness training and has been offering Adult Barre Fitness classes that have received rave reviews!
Ballet 'n' All That Jazz has always been like a second home for Heather, and she made some amazing, lifelong friendships that she was able to share memorable dance experiences with. Some of her favourite teaching moments are right before exams or competition - it is great to see the girls getting each other excited, encouraging each other and building each other up before they perform. Heather has added tremendous value to our studio as a teacher and Associate Director, and is very dedicated to providing our dancers and families with the best experience possible!
Teacher - Ballet, Musical Theatre, Tap
* Experienced Teacher and Examiner
Royal Academy of Dance Ballet & CDTA Stage (Tap & Jazz)
* Progressing Ballet Technique certification
* 2005 Saskatchewan Centennial Medal recipient
* 2006 Prince Albert YWCA Woman of Distinction award
Gillian McCaffery has been teaching dance and musical theatre for over 25 years in Saskatchewan and Ontario. Gillian is an Examiner for the Royal Academy of Dance and the Canadian Dance Teachers Association- (Stage Division-Tap & Jazz).
Growing up in Lanigan, Gillian’s early dance education was with Jacquie Huck in Humboldt. She then started to teach in the small surrounding towns of Jansen and Leroy. Knowing that this was what she wanted to pursue, she left Saskatchewan after graduation to attend the Dance Teachers’ Training Academy in Oakville, Ontario. It was there that she worked with Elizabeth Paterson and Anuschka Roes to obtain the Teaching Diploma for the Royal Academy of Dance.
Moving back to Saskatchewan, she landed in Prince Albert and into a budding musical theatre community. A part of the original production at the Powerhouse in 1995, Gillian was one of the founding members of Broadway North and has enjoyed choreographing/directing over 30 musical productions. For 12 years, Gillian was the director and owner of The Performing Arts Warehouse in Prince Albert. She enjoys guest teaching for studios in Prince Albert and all over Saskatchewan.
In 2005, Gillian was awarded the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal for her contribution to the Arts and in 2006, was the recipient for the Prince Albert’s YWCA’s Woman of Distinction.
Gillian enjoys working as an adjudicator for dance festivals and truly appreciates the dedication and work shown by teachers, parents and students! Travelling through the world as an examiner is a real privilege and reminds us that dance is definitely an international language!
Gillian is very excited to be joining the faculty at Ballet n’ All That Jazz and is looking forward to working with lots of new smiling faces!
Teacher - Preschool dance, Jazz
* Early Childhood Educator (ECE Level 3)
* ADAPT Certified TTS Graduate
*Completed ADAPT Ballet training 2019 in Toronto, ON
Krista Sharp is our dedicated Preschool and Junior levels dance teacher and holds her Early Childhood Education Level 3 Diploma from Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Her training in Early Childhood Education provides her with specialized training in developing programming for young children, teaching and managing preschool classrooms, and understands the unique developmental stages in preschool and early childhood. Krista has completed her 3-year teacher training program in Toronto in ADAPT Jazz and Tap (ADAPT Certified)! Krista also completed ADAPT Ballet Presentation teacher training in Toronto, summer, 2019.
Krista is our Event Coordinator, organizing enjoyable studio events for our dancers each season. She has also developed and hosts our popular Birthday Parties! Exceptionally creative, Krista is always coming up with new, exciting and fun ways to teach her young students the foundations of dance in a safe and enjoyable environment.
Teacher - Hip Hop
* Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Saskatchewan
*Certified Makeup Artist
*Winner of several Outstanding Hip Hop and Performance awards
Morgan Balan is a ‘graduate’ of Ballet ‘n’ All That Jazz! Morgan started dancing here at age 3, and found that she loved every aspect of performing - costumes, hair, makeup and the thrill of being on stage! Morgan won numerous awards at competitions around the province in Hip Hop. Morgan loves to create new, fun choreography and sharing her passion for dance with young dancers!
Morgan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Morgan is also a certified makeup artist and enjoys doing that in her spare time. This is Miss Morgan’s third year teaching at Ballet ‘n’ All That Jazz!
Teacher -Adult Classes
Miss Richelle began dancing in preschool and has been dancing and teaching adult classes ever since! Get ready for a fantastic experience learning dance with Richelle!