Meet Our Teaching Staff

Jamie Matthews
 

Regular Instructor,

Owner

I'm Jamie and I started dancing at an early age and quickly decided that I wanted to pursue dance as a career.

I danced competitively with Elite Dance Studio in Kanata and after High School, I studied Modern Dance at SUNY Potsdam. I  graduated  from there in 2005 with a BA in Dance with a Minor in Visual Arts.

 

In 2014 I had the opportunity to take over ownership of Boldt Dance Studio and have loved owning my own studio! I am certified in Aerial Arts and have my level 1 and 2 certification for Acrobatic Arts. 

 

I have been teaching and choreographing recreational and competitive dancers for over a decade now. I also works with several local community agencies to help those with various levels of abilities have access to dance.

My favourite part of dance is watching dancers of all ages and backgrounds enjoy the art of dance. 

Abbey Palmer
 

Regular Instructor

Hi, I'm Abbey and I started dancing when I was 3 years old and graduated from Boldt when I left for University.

I have always enjoyed Jazz and Tap classes however I'm grateful that my mother encouraged meto pursue Ballet and other styles including Lyrical, Modern, Acro and Hip Hop.

While spending most of my free time at a dance studio, I somehow managed to take part in school musicals which sparked my interest in Musical Theatre.

I have completed a Bachelor's of Science degree as well as a Bachelor's of Education degree and I spend my days teaching in Elementary Schools and my evenings teaching dance at Boldt. This is my second yearteaching with Boldt!

Some people ask me how I manage to do both jobs and I just remind them of the quote "If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life". 

Sam  Benson
 

Covering Instructor

Hi, I'm Samantha (AKA Sam). I started dancing at the age of 4 and fell in love with it right away. I enjoy all the different genres of dance - I don't really have a favourite. I loved being a part of the large group numbers throughout my dance experience. 

I am a recent graduate from Trent University and I will be continuing with school in the fall. I am really excited to return back to teaching!

My favourite thing about teaching is watching my students learn new skills, and grow as dancers!

Dorian Fournier
 

Covering Instructor

My name is Dorian! My favourite fabric is silk, and I enjoy Timmie's four cheese bagels toasted with butter.

 

I have been dancing since I was just a twinkle in my mother's eye, be it Musical Theatre, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, or Hip Hop. Teaching is also a favourite of mine, evidenced by my bossy 'classes' forced upon my brother.

I trained in Ottawa at DanceR Studio, and recently graduated from High School. I am attending St. Lawrence College in Brockville for Musical Theatre and I'm very excited to be joining Boldt. I can't wait to be become everyone's best friend! 

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