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NAPA works with the highest level instructors, ensuring all students receive the best and most educational experience as possible. Some of our instructors/faculty include:

  • Liang Xing
    Liang XingDirector

    Mr. Xing since he was 10 years old started his professional ballet training in Beijing Dance Academy with Vaganova Training System. When he graduated ,he became the principal dancer and

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    • Mariah-Jane Thies
      Mariah-Jane ThiesAcademic Director

      Mariah-Jane Thies has a long and varied background in both music and dance. She is a trained pianist and clarinetist leading her to a 5 year stint as a studio accompanist and a

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      • Jessica Felix
        Jessica FelixContemporary/Lyrical Instructor

        Jessica has been dancing passionately for 18 years. She began her training at Flora Pigeau Dance Academy then, upon moving finished her remaining two years at Panorama School of Dance.

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        • Karin Nicholas
          Karin NicholasBallet Instructor

          At the age of 4, Karin began her training at Kirkwood Academy. She trained intensively in RAD Ballet, CDTA Tap, Jazz and Musical Theatre. She performed for many years locally with Royal City Youth Ballet and Royal City Musical Theatre. After Graduation, Karin

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          • Keitha Campeau
            Keitha Campeau“Guest” musical theatre instructor

            Keitha began her career in the arts at the Kirkwood Academy of Performing Arts at the age of three. After graduating, she began training as a singer and studied her Bachelor of Music at Capilano University.

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            • Alyssa Elson
              Alyssa ElsonAcro and Flexibility Instructor

              Alyssa Elson, from Vancouver, Canada, has been performing circus arts professionally since 2003 and teaching since 2005.

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