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 Southern Ontario, in groups, duets, trios & solos. In April 2004, Sarah completed her intermediate ballet exam through the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance). Sarah has also 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 studio and continues her education.


Laurie Rutherford

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

We would like to welcome Laurie back for her 16th season at Teknique. Laurie brings a great energy to the studio with her effortless smile and wonderful teaching techniques.  Laurie has been instructing for 27years and has a B.A. in dance from the University of Waterloo. She has a RAD teaching diploma and has been on staff at several studios, worked for the School Board and owned and operated her own studio for 23 years. Laurie 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 many varieties of dance. This will be her 13th season as an instructor at the 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 Southern 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 10th season as an instructor at the studio.  Josée has been a student at Teknique since the age of 2 and hasn’t stopped. 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 her education. She completed her Intermediate RAD Ballet Exam in 2012 and has completed her Pre-Intermediate 2 tap and Jazz Exams through Adapt in 2013.  We are excited for her in her new dance adventures and are glad to have her back to teach.



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