Dance and Movement
The Richmond Arts Centre is proud to offer classes taught by some of the best and brightest instructors from around Metro Vancouver. Below are brief introductions and qualifications of some of instructors.Dance
Bailey Madill - Ballet
Bailey Madill was born and raised in Kamloops, BC, where she began her training at The Dance Gallery under the direction of Maureen Duggan and Marylou Joseph. After a summer spent at Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, at age 16, she moved to Vancouver to study at The Goh Ballet Academy. Following that, Bailey completed a year at Coastal City Ballet and two years in the Richmond Academy of Dance's professional division. She had the privilege of working with many revered teachers and choreographers during her time in Vancouver. In 2014, Bailey moved to Kelowna to work as a trainee with Ballet Kelowna, under the direction of Simone Orlando. She spent the year understudying and collaborating on the choreographic process. In 2015/16, she had an apprentice contract with Ballet Edmonton, where she performed in many classical and neo-classical works choreographed by director Jorden Morris (formerly of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet).
Bailey is currently back in Vancouver, freelancing, traveling to auditions for ballet companies in Europe and throughout Canada, and exploring lessons in singing and acting. In the last few years, she danced in a BOSE headphones commercial, was a dancer in Vancouver Opera's Turandot, was a guest artist with Richmond Academy of Dance as the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, and most recently spent the winter in Montreal to perform in the Nutcracker and tour throughout Quebec with Ballet Ouest de Montreal.
Aubrey Walker - Ballet
Aubrey began her classical ballet training at eight years old with Barbara Stuart from The Royal Ballet of London and at 12 years old continued training under Lila Zali formerly of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. At 15 years old Ms. Walker became a member of Ballet Pacifica’s corps de ballet performing annually Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Four Seasons and La Sylphide among other works.
Transitioning from dancing to teaching, Aubrey began her own school of classical ballet in California that she directed for 12 years. The school was based on the Cecchetti Method with students entering exams annually. The Youth Company, in residence, performed full length performances of The Nutcracker with guest artist’s formerly of the Bolshoi, Prague National Ballet and Texas Ballet. Students received full scholarships to ABT, The Rock School and Boston Ballet.
With sincere gratitude to Sheila Kennedy, Aubrey earned her Associate with the Cecchetti Society of Canada. Ms. Walker’s additional teacher’s studies include The Kirov Choreographic Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia, ABT , Ballet Arts and Cecchetti USA.
Carine Young - Yoga
Carine’s B.A. in Criminology, studies in acupuncture and interests in different arts are reflected in her classes. Skilled in sharing her knowledge of biomechanics in a tangible way, students are invited to discover their own forms in a safe environment. Her journey began in 1998 with a paperback version of The Sivananda Companion to Yoga. Since then, this book, in combination with great teachers, has become a wonderful guide in revealing yoga’s magic. Children and their open-mindedness, determination and fun-seeking nature drive her own teachings. Carine has been a guest teacher at the Semperviva 95-hour kids teacher training where she shared her innovative ideas and skills with future teachers. She believes that yoga has infinite positive effects in our society today: developing respect and kindness for each other, our precious environment and ourselves. Carine leads various yoga workshops, and incorporates different energy modalities in her work. Carine is a Reiki master and Canadian Yoga Alliance registered experienced teacher CYA-E-RYT 350, with additional training in restorative, yin, prenatal, kids and hot yogas.
"Pranayama carried me through two natural childbirths - two awesome boys that inspired me to teach yoga."