Our dance teachers work as a team to provide the students with a solid foundation in dance technique, providing inspiration through our own love of dance. All teachers are fully qualified and certified through the RAD and/or ISTD, and are dedicated to their dance teaching careers.
Cheryl Geddert, ARAD (RTS), LISTD – Studio Owner and Teacher
Cheryl Geddert, owner and teacher at Mi-Cher Dance Academy, is an experienced dancer, teacher and choreographer. She has trained in Cloverdale, White Rock and Vancouver, BC, Toronto, ON as well as London, England.
Cheryl’s love for dance began in her first ballet classes where her teacher, Mrs. Caplette, would encourage everyone to “dance like no one is watching”.
Cheryl describes dance and the ballet studio as “a magical place – a place where I continue to find peace, no matter what my day has been like. A wonderful calm comes over me while doing my barre warm-up routine. As a young dancer and to this day, dance has allowed me to get into myself and enjoy and embrace movement through space, emotionally as well as physically”.
Cheryl holds certificates for Advanced RAD, Advanced ISTD (Ballet), Intermediate ISTD (Modern and National), is a registered teacher with both the Royal Academy of Dance (ARAD) and Imperial Society Teachers of Dancing (LISTD) and continues to pursue her goal of becoming an examiner for the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and the Imperial Society Teachers of Dancing (ISTD).
Shelby Fluckiger, RAD (RTS)
Shelby has been helping children learn and experience the joy of dance for a large part of her life. It was always her goal ever since she started her own dance studio, Westwood Academy of Dancing, in Coquitlam, to share her enthusiasm and love of dance with Children. As a registered Royal Academy of Dance instructor, Shelby taught Classical Ballet, Free Movement, Character Dance and has always had a commitment to have her students realize their inner most potential. After ten years of teaching and operating her own school of dance, she decided to leave the industry and focus on her young and growing family. As Shelby’s passion is dance, she couldn’t stay away from the joy of teaching. Her latest endeavours include working for Spiral’s Dance Company and Arts Umbrella.
Shelby is excited to share her love of dance and music with our youngest dancers in the Parent & Tot and Tiny Tot programs.
Karrie Hill, ISTD – Ballet, Modern & Tap
We welcome Karrie Hill to the faculty at Mi-Cher Dance Academy this fall and look forward to working, dancing and creating together.