@2017 - The Dynamic Room - Kelsey Labuckas and Cassidy MacDonald

MEET THE DIRECTORS

Kelsey Labuckas, 

Co-owner/Artistic Director

Kelsey is the co-owner and artistic director of The Dynamic Room. For 15 years, she has studied dance intensely and developed a vast knowledge of various genres such as ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, acrobatics, hip hop and more. She began assisting her teachers at the young age of 10 and quickly developed a strong love for instructing others. Kelsey has trained and choreographed for dancers of all ages and levels recreationally and competitively for years. 

Her dancing career brought her much success; she was an ADA Dancer of the Year in 2015, a 4 time Shine Dance National Title Winner (2013-2015) and a 2017 Face of Fever. She has various professional experiences under her belt such as her performance with VIEW Entertainment Group for the Toronto NC Hair Show in mid 2016 and her modelling for VDC’s 2016-2017 promotional material. In 2015, she travelled across Greek islands to perform with Ryerson University and VIEW Dance Challenge Inc for their production of “Dance Me to the End of Love”. Kelsey’s students have qualified for national titles and have been recognized across Ontario for their technique, performance, ability, choreography and more.

Kelsey is currently a certifying Junior A.D.A.P.T Syllabus Teacher, a high-caliber dance teacher training syllabus created by Brian Foley. Through this program, she is also a certifying Acrobatique teacher, a similar program focusing primarily on the proper acrobatic training of young dancers. Additionally, she will be attending Laurentian University to earn a BA in Communication Studies. Above all, Kelsey wishes to instil teamwork, confidence, passion, positivity, a strong work ethic and an overall healthy mental and physical lifestyle in her students. She has an endless amount of ideas planned for the futures of her students and is looking forward to launch The Dynamic Room’s inaugural season! 

Cassidy MacDonald,

Co-owner/Artistic Director

Cassidy is the co-owner and artistic director of the Dynamic Room. Cassidy began dancing at the young age of 6, and instantly fell in love with the art form. Throughout the years, Cassidy attended many dance competitions alongside her competitive team, travelling across Ontario. As a dedicated full time competitive dancer, Cassidy studied dance and developed a vast knowledge of various genres inducing jazz, lyrical, contemporary, acrobatics, hip hop, ballet, and more. At the age of 10, Cassidy began to assist alongside her instructors, which sparked a new love for teaching. At the age of 16, Cassidy was offered a teaching job, and has been teaching competitive and recreational students ever since. Her life is now dedicated to dance education and she is eager to continue to share her passion with her students. 

Throughout her competitive years, Cassidy was consistently recognized, receiving special awards, overalls, and scholarships. Often times, she was noticed for her performance, energy, strength, and power in styles such as Jazz, Acrobatics, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, and Contemporary. Cassidy was awarded a Broadway Bound scholarship to New York City, as well as a scholarship to train at OIP Dance Centre in Toronto, where she spent the week studying with some of Toronto’s most prestigious dance teachers.

Throughout her years of dancing, Cassidy has been asked to perform at numerous festivals and shows. She performed in a Kiwanis Festival as a solo piece, was asked to perform in the Ontario Summer Olympic Games, and has also performed at several different festivals in the community. In her teaching career, Cassidy’s choreography has been often recognized and she has won several choreography awards. She has also been awarded the Young Choreographer award 3 years in a row for her contemporary pieces. 

Cassidy is in the process of receiving her ADAPT (Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers) certification along with her certification in Acrobatique. This program is highly renowned and has trained some of the top dance educators in the world. Just as she was committed to growing as a dancer, she is now committed to growing as a dance educator, attending teacher seminars and expo’s, dance workshops, and taking extra classes in order to stay fresh and up to date within the dance community. 

The Dynamic Room has opened an entirely new chapter of Cassidy’s teaching career, and she is motivated to make the business a successful, positive environment for every person who steps foot in the door. Cassidy is eager to share all of her thoughts and creativity with all of the students and can’t wait to see what the future holds.

FACULTY

Jessica Edwards,

Instructor

Miss Jay has been involved in dance for 14 years. At the age of 9, she began competitive dance and excelled especially in ballet, jazz, contemporary and lyrical. Her love for the art drove her to begin teaching at the recreational and competitive level after many years of training as a teacher's assistant. Jessica is fully certified in all Acrobatic Arts modules and is additionally certified in Level 1 with Dance Masters of America. In her 6th year of teaching, we are happy to welcome Jessica with open arms as a part of the TDR faculty. She eager to work with all of the students help them reach their full potential.

Jessica Gray,

Tumbling coach

Jessica Gray is TDR's phenomenal tumbling coach. From Peterborough, England, Jessica moved to Sudbury in 2007. Her gymnastics career began at the age of 12 and she continued for 10 years. She has trained at both recreational and competitive levels. She is a Level 1 and 2 NCCP Women and Men's artistic gymnastics coach. She is certified to teach high level acrobatics such as aerials, front aerials, back handsprings, back and front somersaults and twisting back and front somersaults. Jessica graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Sports and Health Education at Laurentian University. She is CPR, First Aid and Risk Management certified. In her time as a competitive gymnast, she received both NOSSA and OFSSA medals on her high-school team. 

She has additionally qualified for provincial championships and the Ontario Cup as a provincial artistic gymnast. Jessica went the extra mile by attending various gymnastics camps in England including the renown Rushmore Gymnastics Academy. Afterwards, she competed at the provincial level for power tumbling and qualified for Eastern Championships in Nova-Scotia where she received a Silver medal and a Gold in team finals. Jessica coaches around the community because her passion for tumbling and teaching children is extremely high.  She can't wait to share her knowledge with every aspiring dynamic acrobat!

Maxyme Laurin,

Instructor

Hailey O'Grady,

Instructor

Tammy Jetty

Leader of Merchandising and Marketing.

Judy Macdonald-Riccio

Secretary, Leader of Finances.

ADMINISTRATION

STUDENT TEACHERS

Mikaleigh Crawford