Dance Studio Faculty


Sarah Schumacher

Director: Sarah Schumacher, Certified and Accredited ADAPT Teacher

Sarah has been involved in dance since she was four years of age and started assisting teaching at the age of 12. As a student Sarah, competed in many competitions in Buffalo and throughout Southwestern Ontario, in groups, duets, trios and solos. In April 2004, Sarah completed her Intermediate Ballet Exam through the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance). Sarah completed her ADAPT (Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers) Certified Teacher Certificate in July 2010, and became an accredited teacher in 2012. Sarah has trained in all methods of dance offered at the Teknique Studio and continues her education to offer quality dance instruction.


Laurie Rutherford

Laurie Rutherford, RAD, RTS, B.A. Dance

Laurie returns for her 17th season at Teknique. Laurie brings a great energy to the Studio with her effortless smile and wonderful teaching techniques. She has been instructing for 28 years, and has a B.A. in Dance from the University of Waterloo. Laurie has her RAD teaching diploma, has been on staff at several studios, worked for the School Board, and owned and operated her own studio for 23 years. She has successfully entered students in both RAD and ADAPT ballet exams. 


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Rebecca Barnes

Rebecca has been dancing for many years in varieties of dance. This will be her 14th season as an instructor at the Teknique Studio. Her main interests are in Jazz and Hip Hop. Rebecca loves working with children and helping them become the best dancer they can be. She has competed in several competitions throughout Southwestern Ontario as well as entered her own students in competitions with much success.


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Josée Plante

We would like to welcome Josée back for her 11th season as an instructor at the Studio.  Josée has been a student at Teknique since the age of two and hasn’t stopped since. She received her Certificate for Dance Performance Preparation from George Brown College in 2016. Josée has trained in all styles of dance taught at Teknique and continues to pursue her education. She completed her Intermediate RAD Ballet Exam in 2012 and, completed her Pre-Intermediate 2 Tap and Jazz Exams through ADAPT in 2013.  



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