Star Dance Academy

Meet Our Teachers

Ms. Karygiannis

Studio Director, Ballet Teacher

'Dance with your heart and your feet will follow'

Mrs. Kay

Studio Assistant Director, Tap, Jazz Teacher

'Because when you stop to look around - this life is amazing.' Dr Seuss

Ms. Chung

Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary Teacher

'Dance like no one is watching'

Ms. Miner

Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre Teacher

'We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.' Albert Einstein

Ms. Nieken

Ballet Teacher

'To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking' Agnes De Mille

Ms. Black

Assistant Teacher

'Dance enables you to find yourself and lose yourself at the same time'

Ms. Maleganovski

Tap, Jazz and Musical Theatre Teacher

'Dance is the hidden language of the soul.'

Ms. Kerr

Ballet, Jazz and Lyrical Teacher

'The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched – they must be felt with the heart..'


"Loved the show! Our first experience. Our granddaughter performed. Wasn’t expecting such an extravagant affair. The expansive stage, the theatre lighting, the diverse range of music and the dazzling costumes were highly impressive and entertaining. Not the least was the extraordinary talent. Beautiful, creative choreography. We thoroughly enjoyed the show. Furthermore, a very thoughtful show theme to inspire these young female talents to continue their greatness. Wonderful work all of you!"


"My son attends their dance school for two classes that he just loves. He has been going here for over a year and kids have lots of fun!!!"

Rachelle B, parent

"Both of my kids have attended Star Dance Academy at different times, and both have had a fabulous experience. The teachers, assistant teachers, staff and other families are all wonderful and helpful."

Fiona Larcombe, parent

“My daughter has been dancing here for 3 years. She enjoys taking ballet and jazz. The teachers are caring and friendly. The best thing is the huge viewing windows. I can see my daughter for the whole class, unlike our previous studio we’re we had to watch from a tv screen. I learned about this studio from a friend and we have never looked back. A well kept secret in Scarborough!”

Chris Mourtos, parent