Meet Our Staff

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Jamie Matthews

Owner,
Regular Instructor

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. 

Ben Perkins

Owner,
Competitive Core Instructor

My name is Ben and I'm one of the owners of Boldt Dance Studio. 

 

I am a Recreation Therapist at the Brockville Mental Health Centre where I spend my days helping clients become physically active in the community. I coached hockey in the Brockville and Prescott area for 15 years.

My daughter's love of dance brought me into this partnership! 

I bring my passion and knowledge of fitness and training to the Competitive Core class where I teach the Competitive Dancers how to increase their strength, flexibility and stamina.

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Joanna Follett

Owner,
Office Manager

My name is Joanna and I'm one of the Owners of Boldt Dance Studio.

I am a Registered Social Worker and a Director with Children's Mental Health in Brockville.

My step-daughter's love of dance brought me into this partnership!

Even though my main work at Boldt is the accounting and office management, I love watching the children grow in their love of dance and their team spirit! Boldt Dance Studio is about being a part of a family!

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 met o 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 third year teaching 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". 

Allison Reid

Regular Instructor

I’m Allison and I started taking dance classes when I was 3 years old. I began competing when I was 7 years old and was part of the Boldt competitive dance program from 2007-2014. I left the studio when I graduated High School but had the opportunity to come back as a teacher in 2015. I taught the competitive team up until 2018 when I left for university.

 

I have been teaching dance for 6 years and have completed multiple CDTA exams in Tap and Jazz and have experience in Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Acro. My dance experience gave me the opportunity to choreograph some dances for the St. Mary musicals Grease, Mary Poppins, Footloose and Mamma Mia. 

 

I graduated from St. Lawrence College in Brockville from their business program in 2016 and just finished my BA in Communications at the University of Ottawa. 

 

Dancing is something that I have always loved and I am happy to be back at the studio! 

Alexis Brown

Regular Instructor

Hi, I’m Alexis! I started dancing when I was 8 and have loved it ever since!

 

My favourite styles of dance are Acro and Aerials. I also love to do Contemporary, Modern, Ballet, and Jazz.

I have been working my way through Boldt's Assistant Teacher Program and I'm now teaching my own classes.

 

Dancing makes me so happy and it lets me express myself in different ways! I am excited for this new dance season and can’t wait!!