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Chelsi Bentham

Artistic Director and Studio Owner

Instructor:

Modern, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Hip Hop & Audition Prep Class

Chelsi Bentham is a multi-award-winning choreographer in Competitive Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary and Hip Hop dance styles. She is a member of Actra/Equity Unions. She’s the Artistic Director and creator of In House Performing Arts Studio in Summerland BC. Chelsi has taught and choreographed for studios in both Canada and the United States including: West Lake Dance Centre (Seattle,Wa). Martha Hicks School of Dance (Toronto, Ont,). Seymour Dance and UBC Dance Horizons  (Vancouver,B.C). Summerland School of Dance (Summerland BC).

Born and raised in the Okanagan, Chelsi began her dance training at the early age of 5 with the Canadian School of Ballet.

She had the privilege of learning from many fantastic dance instructors in the Okanagan, including Loretta Beamish-Lachner, Lori Larson, Melville Brown and Robb Card. After graduating high school, she was accepted into the Canadian College of Performing Arts Program in1998 in Victoria B.C. Instructed by Co founders Jacques Lemay and Janis Dunning. She graduated with a Certificate in Performing Arts, in1999, with extensive training in Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, MT, Voice, Dramatic/ Contemporary Acting and Film.

Chelsi kept training in between show contracts at many dance studios including: Harbour Dance Centre (Vancouver BC), Metro Movement (Toronto Ontario), Broadway Dance Centre  (New York City) and Pineapple Studio (London, England).

Chelsi has extensive Vocal Training with Kim Kleinenberg (Okanagan BC) and David Dunbar (Toronto Ont.)

 

Professional Stage Credits: 

Hello Dolly, Ensemble (5th Ave Theatre, Seattle WA, Director David Armstrong). Time of Innocence, Ensemble (Village Theatre, Issaquah WA, Director Steve Tomkins). Offered the role of "Vivianne" in Dirty Dancing the musical (Aldwych Theatre, West End London UK, Director James Powell). Production Team Model/Company Dancer, contracts in (Spain, London UK, Germany, Italy). CATS, role of Tantomile (Neptune Theatre, Halifax Nova Scotia, Director Ron Ulrich).  Annie, role of Star to be, understudy Grace and Lily (Neptune Theatre Halifax, Nova Scotia, Director Marcia Kash). Twist and Shout, Ensemble + featured dancer/singer (Drayton Festival Ent. Original Cast, Penetanguishene Ontario, Director Alex Mustakas). Oklahoma, Ensemble (Drayton Festival Ent. Drayton Ontario. Director Alex Mustakas).

Joseph the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat, Role of Mrs Potiphar (Theatre Under the Stars, Vancouver BC, Director Jeff Hyslop). Picasso at The Lapin Agile, role Suzanne (East Cultural Centre Vancouver BC, Director Michael Fenwick). Franklin Falls, lead role Amanda Porter, (East Cultural Centre Vancouver BC, Director Courtney Ennis.) Tommy, The Who, Ensemble (Centennial Theatre, Vancouver BC, Director Richard Berg).  BC Lion's Dance Team, Dancer (Vancouver BC, Choreographer Moe Brody). Disney Cruise lines, mainstage, Hercules, role Blonde Muse, Disney Dreams role Blue Fairy and Pirates of the Ghost Ship, Ensemble. 

Starting Here, featured singer Bombalurina/CATS, (Canadian College of the Performing Arts, Director Jaques Lemay and Janis Dunning). Chelsi was sought out to choreograph for the Vancouver Fringe Festival in 2000 (Vancouver, B.C.)

 

Tv and Film Credits

 Hotel Babylon, Guest Star Carla, (BBC/Carnival Films, London UK). Game Show Host, TV (Helsinki, Finland). Scary Movie 3, Dancer- Raver Babe, (Miramax Films, Vancouver BC). The Clark Brothers, Prinicpal role, (Warner Bros, Toronto Ont.)  The Chemeleons, role Jess, (Fiezel Lutchemdial Productions, Toronto Ont.) Shoot Out, role Paige (Australia Film Festival).  The Naughty Bits, Principal role, (Rain Shadow Media Ltd, Vancouver BC). 

Over 30 National commercials including, Caramel Aero and Pepsi.

 

Chelsi is grateful to now call Summerland home with her husband and two kids. She loves mentoring and guiding the next generation of triple threats at In House Performing Arts Studio and equipping them with the tools they need to succeed in the Dance and Entertainment Industry! Chelsi is so grateful to her In House Dance families for their support and getting their kids to dance class!! Big thank you to our amazing team of instructors at In House Studio. Grateful for all their dance education and love we bring to our dance community!

 

Hailey Neufeld

 

Instructor:

Ballet ARAD, RAD, RTS, BA Honours, PBT, Pointe, Modern, Contemporary.

Growing up in Kelowna, B.C., Hailey began her training at Creator’s Arts Centre under the instruction of Terry McGowan who inspired and fostered her love for ballet and teaching from a young age. Focusing primarily on ballet and modern/contemporary, she remained at CAC for 12 years under the instruction of Emma Donley and Joanna Lige. During her time at CAC Hailey performed in several shows, competitions and community events, completed several RAD exams, and was the first student at CAC to achieve her Advanced 2 award in 2013.

 

 Hailey took a year off to work and travel. Returning to the studio in 2014, Hailey was reminded of her love for teaching when she began assisting Emma Donley’s Grade 4 RAD Ballet Class. Emma, along with the support of her parents, encouraged her to pursue dance as a career path. Hailey applied for the Royal Academy of Dance’s BA Ballet Education program, and spontaneously flew to London, UK for an audition. After her acceptance, Hailey returned to London where she lived and studied from 2015-18.


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Amanda Klotz

 

Instructor

Hip Hop, Tap, Acro + Ballet

Canadian Born dancer/choreographer Amanda Klotz has relocated to Osoyoos after living in Cape Town South Africa where she had her own dance school “Gift of Dance” for the past 12 years.  

 

Amanda has been teaching for 27 years and she is trained in Hip Hop, ballet, Jazz, tap and is certified in Acrobatic Arts.  Amanda’s first professional job as a dancer was on Cruise Lines.   Thereafter she was a (South African) casting partner of Cirque du Soleil, and performed for 3 seasons on South African Idols with blossoming South African artists, as well as in music videos, TV commercials (Reebok) and movies (Universal Studios - Honey 3, Warner Bros - House Party 5) filmed in Cape Town as well as the musical Rockville, for which she also assisted with the choreography.   

 

She has also taught in Mumbai India at the Artists In Action dance convention as well as performed for the Canadian Forces Military on 2 tours, to Afghanistan and Bosnia. 

 

Before settling in Cape Town Amanda grew up in Osoyoos, and trained in Penticton alongside at Okanagan Dance Studios (director Cheryl Blumke, and later Traci Stevenson Bourne) as well as in Vancouver at Harbour Dance Centre.  She was a member of the Source Dance Company in 2003/2004 (director Joanne Pesusich) and has trained in New York and Los Angeles on numerous occasions.  

 

Most recently, she has enjoyed running an award winning dance studio in South Africa (Gift Of Dance).  The studio won the Iconic dance award for Best Dance Studio in 2018! 

 

Gift of Dance competed internationally and hosted international choreographers for Workshops and Master classes (Ian Eastwood, Parris Goebel and The Royal Family, Tony Tran (Kinjaz) Shaun Evaristo, Nick De Moura, Johnny Erasme, Jonathan Rabon, Gus Bembery, Whyley Yoshimura, Tony Czar, Kumari Suraj, Erik Hall, Khalid Freeman, Joshua Beamish, Justine Rico, Zoe Ann Aston).  

 

Amanda was also on faculty at the Prestigious Cape Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA – under the direction of Debbie Turner).  

 

She co-choreographed and coordinated  the new hip hop syllabus for teachers to use as a training tool for the South African dance association called DanceCor.

 

Amanda is excited to be back in Canada teaching Hip Hop and Tap at In House Performing Arts Studio as well as running her studio Gift Of Dance in Osoyoos BC!

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Jamie Doll

 

Instructor:

Acting class, Vocal Training class, Junior Musical Theatre + Jazz A

Born and raised in the Okanagan, Jamie found a passion for musical theatre at a young age. She has performed across Canada on stage, commercials, and music videos, before settling down in Calgary. For six years she taught the Musical Theatre Program at the Calgary Actors' Studio, worked in the Learning and Engagement department at Theatre Calgary, all while continuing to perform on stage. Jamie is excited to be back in the Okanagan raising a family, and thrilled to call Summerland home.  She recently started teaching with the Soundstage Youth Performance Arts Group in Penticton, and was last seen on stage in Soundstage Productions' Disney+ Broadway Musical Showcase and Shrek the Musical at the Penticton Lakeside Resort.

Jamie is excited to be connecting and teaching the youth and dancers of Summerland at In House Studio!

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Devyn Slade

 

Instructor:

Jazz, Jazz Technique, Modern, Ballet + Ballet Technique

Devyn is thrilled to be back teaching at In House this year. Devyn brings with her over 15 years of dance experience including multiple top-level placements at competitions and choreography credits which have taken dancers to the provincial levels. Devyn loves to be busy and in addition to teaching dance at In House she is teaching the ASSAI dance program for SD67.  Devyn was sought out to teach at In House Studio due to her connection and embodiment of choreography, attention to detail within dance technique, and her overall work ethic and passion for dance. We are happy to have Devyn back this season at In House!

Louisa Slade

 

Communications Manager:                                        

Louisa is In House Studio's families communication's manager. Any admin questions? She's your lady!

Louisa has been an entrepreneur and dance mom for 20 years. She manages parent communications, tuition, event co ordinator and costume registration. She loves helping and answering any questions parents may have about our dance season or adult classes. She will be working in the studio office Wednesdays and Fridays 3:00pm -5:30pm for any in person questions. Email is our best form of communication!

IN HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY

*Photographer 
Chelsea Bellamy Photography
chelbellamy@icloud.com
*Dancers in Photography:
In House Studio Performing Arts Dancers

*Creative Director:
Chelsi Bentham

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