Our People

dansko-Heather-BeauvaisHeather Beauvais, Co-Director

“Miss Heather’s” dance career began 22 years ago when she attended her first ballet class. From there she trained intensely in other styles of dance: jazz, modern, lyrical, gymnastics and musical theatre, receiving many awards during her teen years for her absolutely captivating solo performances. Not only was Heather born to dance, but born to teach. That dream of combining the two became a reality when she started teaching at Excalibre (now¬†danskostudios). Through teaching, and creating dynamic, award winning choreography, Miss Heather is fortunate, as are the students she inspires, to keep her spirit of dance alive!

dansko-Allison-CharltonAllison Charlton, Co-Director

Allison trained since the age of 3 at Dancentral Studio in Red Deer. For many years she successfully competed throughout Alberta in tap, jazz, musical theatre, highland and ballet as well as completing with honors, all levels of tap and jazz exams through the A.D.A.P.T. syllabus, and every level of highland dance exams. Playing the role of “Peter” in Peter Pan got her hooked on live theatre. At 14, Allison added teaching to her professional career and has never looked back.

As a young adult Allison moved to Victoria where she performed in local theatre productions of ’42nd St.,’ ‘A Chorus Line’, ‘South Pacific’, ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Evita’. Allison also choreographed ‘Brigadoon’ for VOS.

Allison is well known in Victoria for her truly unique, highly entertaining, award-winning choreography. That, combined with her amazing ability to motivate and inspire her students of all ages makes her a ‘teacher extraordinaire’.