ncore Dance Academy
Toresa has been dancing and teaching for over 20 years and she is thrilled to be joining the faculty at Rise Dance Company. She is passionate about sharing her love of dance with her students and enjoys helping young dancers achieve their goals through sound training and development of self-expression. Toresa is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School’s Teacher Training program and holds two associate diplomas, with distinction, from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, in both the Cecchetti Classical Ballet Faculty and the National Dance Faculty. She is a Licentiate member of the Cecchetti Society of Canada and was awarded the Prestigious Maestro Cecchetti Final Diploma in 2007. Professional dance credits include: Ballet du Printemps (Paquita Pas de Trois, La Vivandiere, Les Sylphides, A Faeries Tale, Blu, Cello), Tropak Dance Theatre, Dancers for Life, National Ballet of Canada (Nutcracker), Vancouver Opera (Tales of Hoffman).
Encore Dance Academy
Encore has been proudly serving the Tri-Cities for over 25 years. We pride ourselves on providing excellent training, with nurturing, professional and expert faculty.
We offer classes for beginners through advances, all ages and levels. Our programs include Company, Intensive, Half Day, and General (recreational). We offer Cecchetti Ballet Examinations as well as CDTA Tap and Jazz Examinations. Additionally, we offer workshops, camps, sessionals, and master classes. Whether recreational or aspiring dance professionals, Encore has a program to fit each student's needs.
At Encore, we provide each of our students with the opportunity and training to achieve their personal goals at dance, where dancers can be challenged and encouraged to dance to their full potential.