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JDF Summer Dance Intensive
August 15th-19th


Tap          Jazz            Ballet            Hip Hop             Contemporary           Variations         Improv

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Meet The Team


Grace Marett

Grace was born in Jersey in the Channel Islands and began dancing at the age of 3. Her love of dance, inherited from her mother (Miss Deborah) who taught at Joy’s Dance Factory some 30 years ago, was always evident. Throughout her dance training, she worked towards exams in ballet, character, tap, modern and jazz having passed her Advanced 2 Ballet and Advanced 2 Tap.At the age of 18 Grace succeeded in gaining a place on the BA Ballet Education Course at the Royal Academy of Dance in London, England. After 3 years of studying dance history, science, education and performance, she graduated with a first class honours degree in 2021 and received a distinction in the RAD Licentiate. Grace is now a freelance dance teacher in West London.

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Susan Hutcheon Roberts

Born and raised in Canada, Susan Hutcheon began her training in Lethbridge, Alberta at Joy’s Dance Factory. She moved to Los Angeles to further her career and dance education, and is professionally trained in all genres. After being accepted and attending a prestigious professional dance program in North Hollywood, Susan studied, performed and travelled with some of LA’s finest choreographers. Susan truly loves coaching and mentoring students and is currently in Los Angeles teaching private lessons to pre-professional dancers looking to enhance their technical foundation and advance their dance careers.

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Philippe Alexander Jacques

Mr. Jacques has dedicated his life to dance since the age of ten when he began training at Greta Leeming Studio of Dance in Ottawa. After receiving recognition from both local and national dance competitions, he was accepted into the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division at 17. After graduating from the Professional Division, he continued his studies in the RWB School’s Post-Secondary Aspirant Program where he had the occasion to perform and tour internationally in many RWB Company productions, such as Twyla Tharp’s The Princess and the Goblin, Galina Yordanova’s The Nutcracker and Jorden Morris’ Moulin Rouge® The Ballet. Most recently Jacques performed with the Winnipeg-based company Q Dance.


Zach Kostersky

Zach Kostersky was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan where he began dancing at the age of three. Growing up surrounded by dance in his family, his love for dance and music was imminent.Zach can be seen on television as a dancer in The Flash, Riverdale, Disney’s Freaky Friday, Disney’s Descendants 3, various music videos, and a multitude of live stage performances, including The Main Event, Dancer’s Paradise, and VIBE Dance Competition.

Zach has been training under the guidance of Ingrid Torrance and can be seen in student films such as Midnight Screaming and Bear the Unbearable, as well as film/television in Charmed.

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Emma Willey

Born in Vancouver, BC, Emma Willey began dancing at the young age of four. She trained competitively in a variety of styles, including ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, stage, and hip-hop. Since graduating, she signed with daCosta Talent and entered the world of film & television. Her appearances include multiple seasons of CW’s Riverdale; Disney’s Hall of Villains, featured specifically in the “Queen of Mean Remix”; multiple seasons of NBC’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist; Lifetime’s Britney Ever After; and The Christmas Chronicles 2 on Netflix. She can also be seen as an actor on CW’s Charmed and in Nintendo Switch Commercials.

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