MEET THE TEAM
Instructors & Choreographers
Miss Paula Davey
Owner & Artistique Director, Choreographer and Recreational & Competitive Dance Instructor
Ms. Davey is, first and foremost, a sought out and multi-disciplined educator and adjudicator of dance who has trained and inspired countless students, from Recreational to Pre-professional, throughout her 40-year career in the Arts.
Ms. Davey is the owner and Artistic Director of the PAULA DAVEY DANCE SCHOOL, a business that has excelled in dance education for over 30 years. This past year, the Paula Davey Dance School received the "Excellence In Business Award" from the Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Davey understands what it takes to "build a dancer" from the ground up, and takes pride in nurturing and mentoring students of all ages and levels of talent/dance objectives. Her belief that, "every child deserves the chance to dance" is what makes her stand out as an established educator.
Ms. Davey's students have been the recipients of countless prestigious awards and scholarships, with many entering into full-time professional performance careers. Her qualified dance credentials include: Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA); Performing Arts Educators of Canada (PAEC) in Classical Ballet, Tap and Jazz; Professional Adjudicators Alliance (PAA); Dance Masters of America (DMATTS) TTP 4yr. Grad Program, specializing in Classical Ballet, Tap Jazz and Acro, to name a few, and she remains diligent in keeping "current" by attending a variety of prestigious pro-development programs throughout Canada and the USA, all with the goal of educating and inspiring the dance community at large. Ms. Davey has earned herself the "Lifetime Membership Award" from the Canadian Dance Teachers Association through her thirty years of being a committed member.
Ms. Davey's choreographic works have also been widely recognized, and include the following endeavors: Full-Scale musical productions within her local area (New Liskeard, Ontario); Fashion/Parade/Skating/Syncro-Swimming and Equestrian-based events/trade shows; Olympic Torch Run (Large Group Choreo); Hollywood Stage (DISNEY), Time Square Flash Mobs (NYC); Canada's Wonderland (Main Stage), and the list goes on!
Her dedication to dance, and mission to "Inspire and educate the younger generation, while instilling life-lasting values and goals within their pursuit of personal excellence" is a gift to our industry, and she truly looks forward to inspiring many, many dancers and pre-professionals in the future.
Miss Victoria Rheaume
Assistant to the Director, Choreographer and Recreational & Competitive Dance Instructor
Victoria Rhéaume is a multi-disciplined dancer, choreographer and teacher.
She attended the Quinte Ballet School of Canada at the early age of fifteen where she later graduated with Excellence in 2013. The continuation of her dance education includes: Ballet Jörgen of Canada, ProArte Danza, Duality Entertainment, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Breakaway Entertainment, Sensual Heeling and BOSS Dance Company. Victoria has currently been an active Dance Masters of America member for the past three years and is set to examine and graduate this summer. She is also an AcroDance Teachers Association Certified Teacher in progress. Victoria continues to educate and train by traveling to various cities and studios, learning from the best in the business.
Miss Renee Chartrand
Recreational & Competitive Dance Instructor
Renee started dancing at the early age of 4 at the Paula Davey Dance School. Her love for dance blossomed as she joined the competitive team a few years later. She trained in multiple disciplines throughout her career such as, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Acrobatics and Heels.
When she started high school, Renee became a Teacher’s Assistant at PDDS and later became a Student Teacher before she graduated in 2015.
That same year she continued her dance education at George Brown College in the Dance Performance Program. For the next 3 years she trained in Toronto alongside Canada’s Ballet Jorgen and artists such as Hannah Kiel, Nicola Pantin, and Derek Sangster.
Renee also trained with Toronto dance artists Danny Davalos and Chelsea Davalos as a member in their Hip-Hop and Heels company.
Victoria is an event manager for the international dance competition VIEW Dance Challenge where she has the pleasure of touring Canada and Australia. She sees hundreds of dancers in every city and continuously learns along the way.
Her biggest accomplishments as a dancer include performing for the opening ceremonies at the PanAm Games under the direction of Cirque Du Soleil and Luther Brown. She also performed at the half time show during the NCAA Orange Bowl for the band "Train" and performed live at a Canada Day concert for Canadian artist Danny Fernandes. Victoria has won awards for her choreography and has experience teaching students from four years old to adults.
She hopes to continue her successes within teaching, choreographing and dancing for many years to come
Renee has since moved back to the community; however, she frequently travels to Toronto in order to gain more knowledge and training. Her goal is to keep learning, and evolving to be the best teacher she can be for her students.
Renee is so happy to be back in the studio and is excited to share her passion with all of the dancers.
My name is Molly Piette and I am a grade 11 student at TDSS.
I am currently 16 years old and have been dancing at the Paula Davey Dance School since the age of 3.
I joined the competitive team at the age of 7, since then I have been training in many genres of dance (Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre) my favourite being Jazz.
Throughout the years I have received many special awards for my Jazz solos. I was accepted into the Qunite Ballet School Of Canada’s summer intensive, the summer of 2022. During the intensive I trained primarily in Ballet but also in Pointe, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip-hop, Spanish and Flamenco.
I began assisting in classes when I was 12 and I loved every second of it. The Paula Davey Dance School has become my happy place that I love going to all the time. My love of dance continues to grow as I get older and hope to inspire others to show their love for dance as well.
I am very excited to be a part of the teaching team as I love gaining a connection with kids throughout the classes!
We welcome multiple guest choreographers to our studio every year. Our competitive students have the pleasure of learning from well established choreographers that work across the globe. These well-renowned individuals have impressive extensive resumes.
Read more about the PDDS Guest Choreography panel below.