Instructors

Jill Dreaddy
Jill Dreaddy
Principal and Artistic Director

A native of St. John's, Newfoundland, dancer, choreographer and dance educator Jill Dreaddy discovered her passion for dance at the age of 5. As a young dancer Jill was eager to explore the world of dance outside of her own Province and studied at Quintee Ballet School and travelled to various Canadian Cities, L.A. and New York for open classes, workshops and courses. Jill was recipient of the 1995 Dance Teachers Association of Newfoundland scholarship and studied in England that summer at the I.S.T.D. headquaters in London and attended the I.S.T.D. summer school in Chichester.

After graduating from dance college, Jill established JILL DREADDY DANCECO in 1997 (CBS). Jill expanded in 2006 with a second location in St. John's. Jill teaches Flamenco, Ballroom/Latin, Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Latin Jazz, Ballet/Pointe Music & Movement. Jill danced with El Viento Flamenco, a Halifax based flamenco company, for several years and toured across Newfoundland & Labrador and Nova Scotia. Jill continues to travel within Canada, US and overseas to study with top choreographers and teachers to stay on the cutting edge of dance.

Choreography Credits:

  • Oliver! for Holy Heart High School (1998)
  • Princess and the Pea for Holy Spirit High School (2000)
  • Evita for Beothuck Players (2001)
  • Gypsy for TaDa! Events (2007)
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show for TaDa! Events (2009)
  • Little Shop of Horrors for Holy Heart High School (2009)
  • Alice In Wonderland for TaDa! Events (2010)

Jill's knowledge of dance and its many forms, accompanied with her extensive experience, have taught her that ANYONE CAN DANCE!

Adele Walsh

Adele’s love for dance started in her hometown, Bolton, UK at the age of 3. She enjoyed a variety of dance disciplines, examinations, competitions and being on the stage!

Adele followed her dream of being a dance teacher and graduated from the Professional Dance and Teachers of Dance at Preston’s College. Upon graduation, Adele furthered her dance education at North Liverpool Dance Academy obtaining her Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) in ISTD Ballet, Tap and Modern Theatre. At the same time, Adele became qualified as a Zumba instructor and is certified as an Acrobatic Arts instructor. She teaches a wide range of styles including Hip Hop, Lyrical, Broadway, Jazz and more!

Adele has taught at various dance schools in the UK, and spent a year performing and teaching in Cyprus. She is very excited to meet the students of JDD!

Sabina Budd

Sabina’s passion for dance started at the age of 6 and quickly grew from recreational to examination classes, then to competitive dancing followed by a pre-professional program in Ontario. Her disciplines include Ballet, Jazz and Lyrical; to Dubstep, Improv, Afro-Jazz, Broadway and more. Since graduating with honors from Huron Heights-Arts in Dance Ensemble, Sabina has been choreographing and teaching dance to students ages 2 to adult, from absolute beginner to competitive dancers as well as classes for students with special needs and accessibility concerns. Most recently, Sabina has begun a new adventure with Army of Sass-St. John’s. After recently playing Lyndsey the Lionness in the fall production of OZ, she began her teaching adventure guiding dancers through certified curriculum in the Heels style, and supporting adult’s with their love for dance.

Dale Phelps
Flamenco

Dale (Voisey) Phelps was born and raised in St. John's and began her studies in dance with Phyllis Angel, Sharon Walsh and Eleanor Miller. She continued her dance education at York University in Toronto, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. 
While attending York University Dale was introduced to Spanish Dance under the instruction of Paula Moreno. Upon graduation Dale was invited to join the Paula Moreno Spanish Dance Company and toured with that and other Spanish Dance Companies for many years. Dale was also a teacher of Spanish Dance at York University, George Brown College and The Paula Moreno Spanish Dance Company.
Dale has recently returned from a month studying current styles of Flamenco in Malaga, Spain. She is looking forward to joining Jill in advancing the Flamenco program and is excited to share her expertise and passion for this style of dance.

Teaching Assistants

Lillie Heffern (SJ)
Eliza Somers (SJ)
Lola Power (CBS)
Abby Newman (CBS)
Emily McGrath (CBS)
Deirdre Hartley (CBS)
Katie Hanlon (CBS)

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