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 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).
Bethany McKeever, ARAD, RAD RTS
Bethany has been dancing since she was 3. Her true love for ballet inspired her to pursue becoming a registered teacher with the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) through the CBTS (Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies) program. She finished the CBTS program in October 2017, and, as of January 2018, holds her RAD Registered Teacher Status. She is excited to combine her personal ballet experience with this formal teaching to give her students the best possible instruction.
Bethany is a very experienced dancer herself, having successfully completed her Advanced 2 level ballet exam, among many others. She is also an experienced competitor, having competed in many different festivals in the Lower Mainland Area. Through this experience, she learned the importance of working with others to achieve a common goal and appreciating other’s strengths as well as her own. She enjoyed assisting and receiving her first experience teaching at McBride School of Dancing, where she danced for 11 years. She is very happy to be a part of Mi-Cher Dance Academy and share her love of dance with all her students!
Karrie Hill, ISTD – Ballet & Modern
Karrie Hill received her dance training from Stonelands Vocational School of Dance in England. During that period, Karrie was also a member of the National Youth Ballet, performing at many theatres within London as well as training and performing alongside future Royal Ballet Company member Francesa Filpi. In 2004, Karrie gained her Bachelor of Education in Elementary School teaching, specializing in Physical Education.Karrie achieved her I.S.T.D. Licentiates in ballet, modern, and tap before moving to Canada in 2007.Since her dance career began, Karrie has entered many students for exams from Primary to Advanced 2 levels as well as entered teachers for their teaching exam, most gaining high marks.Karrie is a mother of two boys and enjoys the challenge of juggling the love of teaching and family life.Karrie has had almost 20 years of teaching experience and has been lucky enough teach in many school across the lower mainland since moving to Canada.Ms. Hill will continue to share her dance knowledge, experience and teaching expertise with Mi-Cher Dance Academy and aims to enhance every students love of dance and technique in modern and ballet.