History


Allegro DanceWorks, established in 1999, is a dance school dedicated to offering professional and recreational dance training from pre-school through to qualifying students as accredited professional dance trainers or performers. The highly qualified faculty provides a challenging and exciting program to dance lovers of all ages.

Whether you are looking for recreational or intensive dance classes, Allegro DanceWorks has something for you! Our mission is to develop strong dance technique, foster artistic expression and promote the enjoyment of dance.

Classes are offered in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Acro, Lyrical/Contemporary, Musical Theater, and Pre-School Dance.

Faculty – Artistic Director


Nancy Feldbruegge

B Com, Adv ADAPT, RAD RTS & Teaching Dip, CDTA

Nancy Feldbruegge is a well-established dance teacher, performer and choreographer. She has performed extensively in industrial shows, musical theatre performances, dance competitions, fashion shows and she has been featured in a rock video. Several of her former students have gone on to successful professional performing careers in Canada and the United States. Nancy graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honors Degree in Commerce. She has an Advanced certificate in the ADAPT (Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers) in Jazz and is a Full Member and Registered Teacher of the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) in Ballet as well as the CDTA (Canadian Dance Teachers Association). Nancy spent a year in London, England to complete a diploma in the teaching of Ballet at the RAD Headquarters.

She passed the teaching certificate exams for Grade Level and Major Level students with “Distinction”. During her stay in London she also attended classes at the Pineapple and DanceWorks studios where she trained with international choreographers and professional dancers. She was selected to perform in a British pop video. Nancy is well known for her choreography. She has won several awards in dance competitions in Canada and the United States including a Five Star Choreography Trophy in Montreal. Her choreography extends into the musical theatre world where she worked with the Company of Musical Theatre and the JCC Theaterworks to choreograph “Anne of Green Gables” and “And the Winner Is” respectively. Nancy also enjoyed performing the role of “Cassie” in the Company of Musical Theatre’s production of “A Chorus Line”.

Faculty – Teachers


Alex Hall

Alex Hall was trained in UK and has been dancing her whole life. She studied Ballet (RAD) and was trained in the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) syllabus for Jazz and Tap. She graduated in both Graduate 1 and Graduate 2 levels from the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA UK) for Jazz, Tap and Theatre Craft. Alex gained her teaching experience at the Parkland Dance Studio in Bury, Lancashire, UK teaching Ballet, Jazz and Theatre Craft to children ranging from 3-16 years of age. Alex has performed in amateur and professional productions in the UK, including Carousel and Snow White (Gracie Field Theater, Manchester).
 

Hailey Lamont

ADAPT Certified (Jazz & Tap)

Hailey started dancing at the age of three. By six years old she was training and dancing competitively in all disciplines of dance. She later became an assistant teacher at twelve, in various disciplines including hip hop, jazz, lyrical, ballet, and theatre. Hailey has won numerous awards and scholarships including a NYC Hollywood Bound scholarship, countless overalls for highest scoring soloist and group dances, and a featured dancer in both the Fifa Women’s World Cup Draw and the Odyssey Showcase, Gift of Jazz. Currently, Hailey is completing her ADAPT Teacher Training. Hailey is very excited to be joining the Allegro DanceWorks family.
 

Helene Gagne

Diploma RBS (TTC), ARAD, RAD RTS

Helene began full-time vocational training at the age of 8, attending The Arts Educational School in Tring Park, England, where she received intensive performing arts training alongside an outstanding academic education. She went on to graduate from England's prestigious Royal Ballet School (RBS), achieving the RBS Teachers' Training Course Diploma as well as gaining numerous additional qualifications as both a dance teacher and advanced dancer.

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After teaching in London, U.K., Helen made the move to Canada in 1992, to join the teaching, faculty at the Greta Leeming Studio of Dance in Nepean. Since then, she has had the joy & privilege of training numerous dancers throughout Ottawa’s dance community. She continues to share her love & passion for Classical Ballet in Ottawa, teaching at several venues across the city. The 2022-2023 season marks Miss Helen’s fourth year as part of the teaching team here at Allegro DanceWorks.

A member of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) since 1984, Helen is a Registered RAD teacher, a certified Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) instructor, and holds the Teaching Certificate in Benesh Movement Notation. She has successfully completed the “Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders” certification. Mrs. Gagné continues to expand the scope & breadth of her knowledge & expertise by exploring and studying a vast array of subjects, and participating in continuing professional development courses on a regular basis.

In the studio, Mrs.Gagné is known for her passion and keen attention to detail. She strives to inspire, challenge & motivate each of her students toward achieving their full potential and, as they experience the joy of dance, to nurture within them a love and appreciation of dance that will last a lifetime.
 

Justin Feldbruegge

ADAPT Certified (Jazz & Tap)

Justin has been dancing since the age of 3. The studio is his second home. His passion for dance is evident to all who work with him. He has trained in all forms of genres of dance including ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary and musical theatre. He has completed the Advanced 1 level with the Royal Academy of Dance and he is preparing for the Advanced ADAPT tap and jazz levels. He is an accomplished competitive dancer who has performed extensively at regional and national level competitions. In July 2017 he won the senior male titleist award at the Dance Canada Nationals. He is currently enrolled in the ADAPT TTS teacher training program. He is looking forward to another amazing year at Allegro.
 

Lesley Greene-Chabot

RAD RTS

Lesley began dancing at the age of 3 and never looked back. She has trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Tap. Throughout her years of training, she became a full member of the RAD and completed the advanced level modern dance examination through the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). During her years of dance, Lesley successfully competed in various competitions around the Ottawa area. She has been teaching ballet since 2000, and is a registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance.
 

Michelle Bresee

ADTA Certification Junior Levell

Michelle started dancing at Allegro DanceWorks when she was 7 years old, taking classes in Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop. She became an assistant teacher at the age of 10, and she started working in the studio office at the age of 13. She has completed her Acro Dance Teacher’s Association (ADTA) junior level certification. She has always had a passion for dance and music, which she hopes to share with her students.
 

Stephanie Morrow

Registered Junior Acrobatique AcroDance Instructor
Acrobatique AcroDance Certification Intermediate Level - in Progress
ADAPT Certified (Jazz & Tap)

Stephanie has studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern and Hip Hop. She has performed at various venues in the area as a part of an Ottawa based performing company. As a dancer herself, Stephanie competed in Ottawa and Toronto winning numerous awards. She majored in dance at Canterbury High School, and received high marks for her choreography and artistry. Stephanie followed her passion and began teaching at Allegro DanceWorks in 2005, Stephanie graduated from TTS to become a fully certified ADAPT Dance teacher in 2012. She has also certified in the junior levels of Acrobatique and is currently completing Intermediate.
 


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