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.
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.
Miss Dominique Leveille
Recreational & Competitive Dance Instructor
Dominique has an Advance Diploma in Interior Design with a certificate in kitchen and bath design from Georgian College. She is a PDDS alumni, having danced for 11 years in which 9 of them were spent as a valuable member of the Davey Dynamik Competitive Team. She competed in all disciplines in which she got great recognition for. She has attended the Bedazzled Dance Champions Finals Competition as well as the Triple Threat and Crazy Feet workshops for many years. She was the Davey Dynamics Team captain for three years and was always someone the dancers looked up to. During her time dancing at the Paula Davey Dance School, Dominique was a Teacher's Assistant for three years and later became a Student Teacher for two years before she graduated in 2014.
She is a great role model for young and older dancers and she proves such at her full-time job as an Early Childhood Educator Assistant with Temiskaming Child Care. Dominique has kept herself involved with PDDS and has been a very reliable confidant during her time away at school. She has attended and helped manage backstage during several recitals and Christmas concerts as well as substituted classes when her help was needed.
We are very excited to welcome Dominique back to the PDDS family once again as she is a vital part of our teaching staff for both the recreational and competitive programs.
My name is Mackenzie Koch, I am 17 years old and currently in 12th grade at ESCSM. I’ve been dancing here at the Paula Davey Dance School since the age of 3. My favourite styles of dance are hiphop and tap. Within my years of dancing, I have won the “Most outstanding dancer” award at Bedazzled in Blue Mountain among other awards. After training towards become a dance teacher for 3 years, I then became a part-time teacher and have been for the last 3 years. This excites me very much as I get to share my love and passion for dance with all of the students.
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.