Desiree Webb is the co-owner of RNS Dance Inc. She began dancing at age of 3, having taken classes with world class choreographers on the peninsula, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. As a dancer Desiree has danced on stage, for music videos, art concept videos, and photo shoots in a variety of capacities. As a choreographer Desiree has been recognized for both her hip hop and contemporary choreography both on stage and behind the camera. With a passion for teaching, Desiree brings her unique SOUL and love of dance to others through creative choreography and teachings
Stretch + Strength Open Level
Caleigh Hunter is the co-owner of RNS Dance Inc. She began dancing at age of 6, and has danced in various competitions, videos, photography shoots, live concerts, and shows. Caleigh has been a company member of the Rhythmical Contemporary Company "Broken Rhythms" since 2015, and continues to train and perform with this local company. She has a Bachelor in Sport and Fitness, is a certified fitness trainer, certified yoga instructor, and has her AISTD in Modern and Tap. Caleigh uses RHYTHM as a way to communicate to audiences and students, and believes that movement creates empowered communities.
Stretch + Strength Open Level
RNS mixer 2/3
Josh has worked across Canada as a professional performer in musical theatre and commercial dance for the past few years at The Stratford Festival, Charlottetown Festival, Drayton Entertainment, The Grand Theatre and more. He was raised in Victoria, studying at studios, companies and conventions across town and Vancouver. He continued his training in Oakville, Ontario at Sheridan’s Music Theatre Performance Program. Between contracts, he is a dedicated and energetic educator and has recently taught at the National Ballet of Canada's Summer Dance Intensive and at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. He is thrilled to be back at home on the west coast, teaching and investing in the arts community!
RNS mixer beginner
Paige’s career has lead her to perform, teach, choreograph, direct, dance captain and judge all over the world in theme parks, on cruise ships and through national and international tours. Her versatile training began at age three and resulted in her attending various ballet schools and professional dance programs, working for contemporary ballet companies, and landing her first big job with the Walt Disney Company. Favorite credits include Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Disney Live!, Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular, DanceBreak NYC and CATS. Paige has most recently been residing in New York City with Broadway goals in mind. She is also an award winning choreographer, dedicated fitness instructor, wellness advocate, and passionate about inspiring others.
Sass/ Heels Open Level
Theatre Jazz 2/3
Kaylee has been training in the styles of hip hop, jazz, tap, modern, lyrical, ballet, and musical theatre at Allegro Performing Arts Centre, for the past 13 years. As a member of the Peninsula Young Performers, she has travelled and performed in Disneyland and Disneyland’s California Adventure Park multiple times as well as taken workshops with some of Disney’s choreographers. Outside of her studio, she travels to LA to take classes at Millennium Dance Complex and Playground LA. Locally, Kaylee loves to give back to her community, running a dance program at a local middle school. Recently, she was announced as a winner of BBOdance’s online choreographic challenge by Brandon Lawrence in the UK. Choreographing is one of her greatest passions and she plans on pursuing a career in commercial dance using that love and passion as her inspiration.
You can find Kaylee working with a variety of youth programs with RNS.
Marina began dancing at age 7 and studied at Royal Academy of Dance and Pacific Dance Centre, National Ballet School of Canada, and Banff Centre for Performing Arts. Marina is currently completing her Bachelor of Science and works as a full time artist. Marina's artist expression can be found through various mediums including dance, theatre, paint, clay, jewelry. Her work can be found at www.marinafierzart.ca.
Ballet Open Level
Dancer, actor, and singer, Desirae Barkman is thrilled to be joining the RNS family. Originally from Victoria, Desirae grew up training and competing across the province, and performed in a number of productions within the city's musical theatre community such as VOS' productions of Les Misérables, and A Chorus Line. With a BFA in Acting from The University of Victoria, Desirae's endeavors led her to various acting and dance captain contracts within BC before making the move to Toronto. Over the last few years Desirae has trained with choreographers from Toronto, LA and NYC, and has performed with Toronto's elite heels company, The Army of Sass, where she began developing a deep love for dancing in heels-- she found it to be "heeling," if you will. Desirae has a passion for art, community, fitness, body positivity, and female empowerment, and she is so excited to be back on the west coast and have the opportunity to share her heart with the city of Victoria through dance.
coming April 2021
Sadie Evans (she/her) is a dancer, writer, producer, historian and choreographer from Victoria, BC. She is a member of Salty Broad Production’s all-singing all-dancing girl group The Saltines (as her alter ego Cherry) and co-creator of GRL PWR. She also performs locally with Broken Rhythms, Intrepid Theatre, Atomic Vaudeville, and VOS. Sadie has studied at DJD in Calgary and TDT in Toronto and is very excited to be joining the RNS faculty!