Cara Lee’s desire to be on stage started after her first tap class. Dancing was her first love. That very love has grown tremendously over the years and has resulted in a true passion for performing.
After 12 years of studio training, Cara Lee went on to train with The Source Dance Company for two years. Combining her technical skills, versatility and unique style, this training helped shape the dancer she is today. Cara Lee has trained at renowned studios in Vancouver, Los Angeles, London and Paris. She is extensively trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and tap.
Cara Lee travelled the world as a performer with Carnival Cruise Lines. From there, she focused on keeping all doors open and seeking every opportunity in the entertainment industry. Cara Lee has been blessed to seamlessly move into the world of acting. She’s landed principal roles on Nickelodeon’s Rags, CW’s Hellcats and various films, TV series and music videos.
Cara Lee was recently one of two Canadians chosen from a Canada-wide audition to perform at The Moulin Rouge in Paris, France. She was thrilled for the opportunity to be trained in the famous French Cancan and live in such a city of culture. She describes The Moulin Rouge as ‘an experience of a lifetime’.
The world of performance represents living life to the fullest and never cutting yourself short. She can’t wait to see where it will take her next!
Although dance came late in his life at the age of 19, Julio immediately fell in love with it and started training in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, and hiphop. He has had the privilege of performing, coaching, choreographing and adjudicating all over the USA, Canada, Europe, Guam, and the Philippines. His choreography has garnered him 1st place overall and many choreography awards in competitions across Canada and the United States. His credits include Fashion Rocks Canada, America’s Best Dance Crew Canadian Tour, Two From Galilee, adjudicating for the International Dance Challenge, Dance Olympus, Thunderstruck, Dance Manitoba and many others.
In recent years, Julio has really been motivated to inspire others to be storytellers, both as choreographers and as dancers, and seeks to help others dance beyond what they feel their bodies can do. Julio hopes to continue traveling with his work and be inspired through working with different artists and dancers.
Julio is currently the director and founder of The Aviary, a performance-based company which started in September 2014 and is based out of Harbour Dance Centre.
Watch for Julio in the upcoming production of In The Heights at Arts Club Theatre in the spring of 2015.
Joe has been featured in music videos (Tristan Thompson) & live performances such as WEday Vancouver 2015. Recently he had the opportunity to dance behind the legendary Janet Jackson in her first concert “Unbreakable” in Vancouver.Joe had the privilege to work with choreographers from LA such as José Hollywood, who currently choreographs for Nicki Minaj & Beyoncé. Joe is also a member of ‘The Faculty’ an all male crew composed of Vancouver’s top male choreographers/dancers. Joe recently started a dance training program, “Illustrative Society”,that focus on enhancing their craft in the dance industry. Currently, he mainly teaches out of the prestigious Harbour Dance Centre & Studio604 in Vancouver.
In 2010 she reached the top 40 So You Think You Can Dance Canada. She has had the pleasure of performing on a Broadway Stage as part of the 2012 Easter Bonnet raising money for the Broadway cares/Equity fights aids. Andrée has appeared in a JB’s Power Centre commercial as well as appeared in local singer songwriter, Jasmine Singh’s “Whatcha Gonna Do” music video. She has also had the pleasure of training at many elite dance studios in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver and at the World Dance Movement in Bari Italy.