Contemporary Jazz 2

This class is taught by:

Lisa Metz

Lisa comes from Calgary, with 11 years of training in Tap and 9 years of training in Jazz with successful completion of Intermediate 3 ADAPT exams on both disciplines; 7 years of Ballet training and successful completion of Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Advanced 1 Examination; 6 years of training in Lyrical and 4 years of training in Hip Hop and Street Jazz, as well as numerous workshops and performances including Project CPR, Sounds Bites, Inbox, Stonefoxx, Making Up, and Dance on Film to name a few.

Chanel Lacasse

Chanel began with classical ballet, which then led her into the world of jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hip, tap, ballroom and musical theatre. By the age of ten, Chanel was competing nationally in Boston and was accepted into the Royal Winnipeg School of Ballet where she spent her summer training with world-renowned faculty. She was accepted into their year round professional program both years that she attended their summer intensive. Chanel has trained and danced all over the world including Boston Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet and even in Russia. Chanel traveled to Boston where she represented Canada as a soloist and group member and won 1st and 2nd overall. Chanel has won several overall competitions including the title of Peak Invitational 2013’s 1st Highest Scoring Group twice and Peak Invitational’s 4th Highest Scoring Soloist.

Her training at Vanleena Dance Academy led her to being accepted by Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Boston where she trained under former ABT company members and, performed lead roles in their Nutcracker, Spring Repertory and in New Works.

Moe Brody

After finishing her degree in Human Kinetics at UBC, Moe returned to dance with the NBA Grizzlies Extreme Dance Team and then choreographed the CFL’s BC Felions and UBC’s Dance Team. She just finished shooting a movie with Hayden Panetteire called I Love You Beth Cooper, due out soon. She choreographed for Ashanti and Brittany Snow in the movie John tucker Must Die and a dance sequence in Dr. Doolittle. She’s done commercials for McDonalds, Barbie, Kyocere, Coca-Cola and Disney. She is also on faculty with The Source, Danzemode, DanceFusion and Groovestreet Productions. As an adjudicator at dance competitions, she derives much satisfaction dispensing helpful advice which she hopes will inspire future dancers. Whether it’s tap, jazz or hip hop, her favorite place to be is in class, sharing a good story or two.

Liz Tookey

Choreographer/dancer instructor Liz is back from Toronto where she was performing in The Dirty Dancing Musical Ensemble and 1st "Baby" understudy. After 18 months at The Royal Alexandra Theatre she played "Baby" 52 times. Elizabeth’s professional career has allowed her to travel all over the world for the past 10 years. She began with Princess Cruises where she performed roles as Judy Garland and Cyd Charisse on the Sea Princess. She then traveled to Tokyo Japan where she was part of a featured pas de deux couple in “Encore!” at Tokyo Disney Sea. Elizabeth was then hired by Big Fish Management to perform alongside Lisa Brokop for the Canadian troops in both Israel and Egypt. Finding her love for choreography Elizabeth set many pieces all around Vancouver and the lower main land. She wa s hired as part of the creative team for the film “Reefer Madness” where she helped create dance sequences for the film. Liz can also be seen in this seasons Hell Cats series.

Tessa Tamura

At the age of 4, Tessa started her dance training in Lethbridge, Alberta. She learned multiple styles of dance (jazz, contemporary, tap, hip hop, musical theatre and ballet) and practiced them for 13 years before moving to Vancouver to further her training. At only 22, Tessa has already danced with the Source Dance Company , the Lux Dance Company, worked for multiple artists, such as Marianas Trench and Nelly Furtado, as well as an appearance in the Nickelodeon film "Rags".

MJ Lee

Born and raised in Vancouver, Mj Lee is an ambitious, driven individual in both the creative and business sides of life. She graduated from the prestigious Ivy League’s Dartmouth College, and has worked in some of the top event coordination and design firms in New York, working with many high profile clients such as Tommy Hilfiger, New York Model Management, and IMG Models Inc. It was not until after she finished her B.A. degree, however, that she realized that her passion for dance was her true career pathway. Mj has since performed in many live performances and music videos with artists including Pusha T & Fabolous, Meek Mill, and Five Alarm Funk to name a few. She has trained with the Vancouver Scholarship Program, SOULdiers Dance Co., Kill The Lights Co., StilettoEttes, and the Vancouver Circus School. Beyond any performance or job, her ultimate goal is simply to spread inspiration and passion for dance.
Modern and Jazz combined, technical and with unique choreography.
Level 2 is advanced.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Apr 30 3:35 pm - 5:05 pm with Lisa Metz
  • Mon May 01 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Chanel Lacasse
  • Mon May 01 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Moe Brody
  • Tue May 02 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Liz Tookey
  • Sun May 07 3:35 pm - 5:05 pm with TBA TBA
  • Mon May 08 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Tessa Tamura
  • Mon May 08 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Moe Brody
  • Tue May 09 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Liz Tookey
  • Sun May 14 3:35 pm - 5:05 pm with MJ Lee
  • Mon May 15 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Tessa Tamura
  • Mon May 15 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Moe Brody
  • Tue May 16 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Liz Tookey
  • Sun May 21 3:35 pm - 5:05 pm with Lisa Metz
  • Mon May 22 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Tessa Tamura
  • Mon May 22 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Moe Brody
  • Tue May 23 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Liz Tookey
  • Sun May 28 3:35 pm - 5:05 pm with Lisa Metz
  • Mon May 29 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Tessa Tamura
  • Mon May 29 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Moe Brody
  • Tue May 30 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Liz Tookey


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