Richele McEwan- Founder/Creative Director
Richele was trained on the Sunshine Coast at the Coast Academy Of Dance. She is extensively trained in Modern, Contemporary, Ballet (I.S.T.D and Classical Vaganova), Hiphop, and Jazz styles. She also took several years of Tap, Acrobatics, Musical theatre and Pointe. She graduated from the C.A.D's elite program with a teaching diploma from one of the world's leading dance examination boards: The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Richele is a life long learner and continues to take classes and perform any chance she gets.
Alongside her ISTD certification, Richele also holds an Associate of Arts from Selkirk College--where she graduated with honours. She extends her learnings from children's psychology and university other courses into her daily teachings. Likewise, Richele is a certified HIGHFIVE coach as well as a trained artistic gymnastics coach.
Before opening her own studio Richele gained experience teaching through the Coast Academy of Dance, Steps Dance Centre in Trail B.C., Castlegar and Trail Recreation Complexes and Turning Point Dance in Castlegar.
Misauti Voros -Teaching Assistant
My name is Misauti Voros. I am 15 and I help assist dance classes with Miss Richele at Arrow Dance Studio. I have some dance background, and I am currently in competitive gymnastics. I am also a junior coach for gymnastics. I enjoy working with kids and helping them stay healthy and active while having fun. I assisted the first year the studio was open, as well as the summer dance camp. I am looking forward to being back again this year. I love meeting all the kids and parents and helping them learn the basics of dance. The studio is a great place to work and I very much enjoy being a teacher there.
Carley Naka- Dance Instructor
Carley is a long-time dancer from Nelson who loves working with kids. She grew up dancing ballet, jazz, modern, hip-hop, tap, and highland. She has previously worked with classes and created choreography for Allegro Dance Theatre and the LV Rogers Dance Program. She is currently working as a pharmacy assistant and a nanny in Nelson while working towards finishing her history degree online and becoming a teacher. She is very excited to be joining the Arrow Dance team and getting to know all of the dancers!