ABOUT US

OUR TEACHERS

OUR STORY

 

Dansecore was founded by Artistic Director Anne Sprincis as a way to provide high-level dance training and contemporary choreography to aspiring dancers and artists in York Region. Since it’s inception, Dansecore has distinguished itself with unique and inspired choreography, won numerous awards, achieved high grades in ballet examinations, and graduated many young dancers who have gone on to successful careers in the arts and beyond.

 

 

 

Elisa LoCurto   BFA, RAD RTS

 

 

Elisa LoCurto was born and raised in Toronto where she discovered her love of dance at an early age. She studied dance at Cardinal Carter Academy of the Arts where she received many awards including the Award of Excellence in Dance in her graduating year. She also trained with Anne Sprincis at Dansecore School of Dance in ballet and modern, studying Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) through both graded and vocational exams which she completed with high distinction. She was also an avid member of the Dansecore Company and competitive team.

 

Her experience with RAD inspired her to undergo their Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies through which she attained Registered Teacher Status.

 

Elisa completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Ryerson University studying ballet, modern and jazz under the direction of Nadia Potts. Other influential teachers include Vicki St. Denys, Kenny Pearl and Karen Duplisea. She has had the opportunity to work with artists such as Evelyn Hart, Valerie Calam, Johanna Bergfeldt, Derrik Sangster and Kate Franklin.

While she's not at the studio, Elisa is pursuing a career with TD Canada Trust. She loves the new experience and the opportunity it provides to explore a new and very different role.

Miss LoCurto has been teaching and choreographing ballet, jazz and contemporary to dancers of all ages for seven years. She loves working and having fun with her students while watching and helping them grow. Elisa is a very passionate about the dance world and is excited to share her training with a new generation of dancers.

 

Abigail Clarke     Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and Musical Theatre

Abigail has been dancing for eighteen years, ten of which she performed as a competitive dancer. She has trained in many dance styles including ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, musical theater and contemporary. As a competitive dancer Abigail won many awards for excellence in technique and artistry. Abigail’s passion for dance has led her to pursue a career in the field of dance education. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with honours in Dance from York University.

In addition, Abigail is currently working towards achieving her teaching certification with the A.D.A.P.T association and is a registered junior level teacher with Acrobatique. Abigail has been teaching dance since the age of fifteen, as well as guest teaching at classes and workshops throughout the GTA. She has instructed children ranging from the ages of two to eighteen. She strives to continuously improve herself as both a dance teacher and educator by attending dance teacher workshops and conventions and learning from some of the top dance educators in North America. Abigail has also assisted her students in achieving many great accomplishments, including high scores, acceptances to university dance programs, and national titles. Her choreography has won numerous awards for its innovation and creativity, and has been recognized for its age appropriate content. Abigail is thrilled to be working with the talented students at Dansecore!

 

 

 

 

Alesia LoBianco   Jazz & Tap

 

 

Alesia has been dancing with Dansecore since the age of 4.  She has been a competitive dancer for the past 9 years and has completed her RAD exams.  She recently graduated from Dansecore and from St. Elizabeth High Schools Regional Arts Program

Alesia will be attending Seneca College in the fall to obtain her Early Childhood Education Degree.  She truly enjoys working with children and looks forward to an exciting year at Dansecore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandra Evans   Ballet

 

 

Sandra began dancing with Dansecore at the age of three in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop and musical theatre. With ten years experience as a competitive dancer, she won many special awards for her elegance and fluid movement. Soon after completing her R.A.D. examinations, she decided to utilize what she had learned as a teacher’s assistant.  Five years later, Sandra has enjoyed working with multiple groups of all ages in polishing and creating her own pieces.

 

 

After graduating high school, Sandra decided to pursue her passion of dance and teaching children in post-secondary education. She is currently completing her last year at York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Concurrent Education. Sandra has also performed and choreographed at numerous charity events, summer camps as a dance councilor and instructor at various elementary schools.

Sandra’s greatest joy is working with dancers of all ages to help them grow and achieve their full potential. She looks forward to another amazing year of dance and is honored to be a part of the “Dansecore Family”.

 

 

 

Becky Leary    Hip Hop, Jazz & Tap

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anne Sprincis

Choreographer and Artistic Director

 

Anne Sprincis received her dance training and launched her professional career in her native city of Montreal with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, one of Canada's three major dance companies. As a young dancer she was chosen for numerous student roles and appeared with the touring Bolshoi Ballet as a child performer. Her screen debut as a dancer was as guest performer on the CBC television series "Chez Madeleine".

 

Upon graduating from the professional program of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Anne joined the company under the directorship of Fernand Nault, Brydon Paige and later Brian Macdonald.

 

After dedicating her youth and early adulthood to LGBC, she moved on to join a newly formed company, Les Ballets de Montreal Eddy Toussaint. There she had the opportunity to work with renowned choreographers such as Arnold Spohr, Oscar Ariaz, Domy Reiter-Soffer and Serge Benatan. After touring all over the world and retiring from the company, she continued to work as a freelance dancer and has also extended her career into the realm of acting, appearing in numerous commercials and films.

 

Anne now actively teaches and choreographs both at Dansecore and beyond, and has won numerous awards for her ingenuity and creativity in movement and dance.  Her extensive dance knowledge and experience with internationally recognized companies and choreographers help create an exciting environment in which students work both to develop their technique and nurture their creative selves.

 

 

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