THE TEAM  

All our instructors are highly trained and educated in technique and dance ethics.

We will provide a friendly and safe environment in all our classes and events.

TenC Dance Co establishes a climate of respect, diversity and inclusion. 

Our team has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation. You can always rest assured that we will protect our students to the best of our ability.

TenC Dance Co FOUNDERS
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Miguel Brill

TenC Dance Co Founder / Instructor

Teacher and choreographer:

  • Brazilian Zouk

  • Bachata Sensual

  • Urban Kiz

  • Salsa

  • Chacha


tencdanceco@gmail.com

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Hayley Lively

TenC Dance Co Founder / Instructor

Teacher and choreographer:

  • Brazilian Zouk

  • Bachata Sensual

  • Urban Kiz

  • Dance Fitness

tencdanceco@gmail.com

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
TenC Dance Co INSTRUCTORS
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Rhianon

Instructor

  • Belly Dance

 

Dancing from the age of 12, Rhianon has over 10 years of BellyDance in addition to her experience in Ballet, Jazz, Music Theatre/Burlesque, Latin/Ballroom and Flamenco. 

Combining dance experience with a Honours Psychology degree, Rhianon specializes in personal goal setting and working with individuals to embrace being who they are in mind, body & spirit within dance.

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Brendan

Instructor

 

  • Urban Kiz

  • Bachata Sensual

Brendan was trained early on in Urban Kiz and Bachata by Hayley & Miguel and many other international artists. He has performed internationally and nationally with TenC Dance Co since 2017. 

Brendan is also an experienced event coordinator at Canada International Dance Convention.

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Mara

Instructor

  • K-Pop

  • Hip-hop

 

Mara started dancing at 11 years old when dance became a source happiness and escape from daily worries. She is now taking it to the next step by sharing that same passion and love for dance with others. Her dance focuses mainly on a unisex style, making dance accessible for all genders. 

Before recently graduating in English Litterature, Mara was performance director and President of the UWaterloo Hip Hop club, a dance community based in the University of Waterloo. 

 
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Carmen

Instructor

  • Zumba Fitness

Carmen has been teaching Zumba locally for 4 years. 
Holding nearly 20 years in a career based on mental health and advocacy, Carmen takes on a holistic approach to wellness and active living.
Carmen has chosen a career inside and outside the studio that embraces cultural diversity and empowerment. Her light hearted approach creates a safe place where individuals can embrace their individuality and multi-faceted selves.

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Clarissa

Instructor

 

  • Bachata Sensual

  • Cuban Salsa

  • Brazilian Heels

 

Clarissa has been dancing since the age of 12. She joined TenC Dance Co Bachata and Brazilian Zouk performance teams. She has trained with Hayley & Miguel and many other international artists. She also was the president of the University of Waterloo Cuban Salsa Club. 

She brings her Brazilian heritage and energy into her dance. 

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Frances

Instructor

  • Cuban Salsa

  • Salsa on2

  • Bachata Dominican style

Frances was introduced to dancing at age 6 and took her very first ballroom dance class at age 16. While studying Psychology at the University of Waterloo, Frances discovered her passion for teaching with the UW Cuban Salsa Club in 2013. Over the years, she has devoted her skills to helping the Waterloo social Latin dance community grow. 

Frances teaches her students to communicate with their bodies, making salsa a fun and engaging conversation between partners, rather than just steps to memorize. She loves and excels at Salsa & Bachata, especially in the socio-cultural, musical, and historic roots.

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Jumanah

Instructor

 

  • K-pop

  • Hip Hop

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Briana

Instructor

  • Dancehall

  • Afrodance

  • Hip Hop

  • Jazz

Jumanah has been dancing for as long as she can remember, starting with traditional Bengali dances in community events and performances, later moving on to kpop and hiphop.

She has been a part of performance team at UWHipHop, as well as taught her own choreography. Additionally, she regularly performs covers on kpop choreography.

Passionate about dance from a young age, Briana first learned Hip-Hop and added many more dances. As a teenager, she found dance became a powerful emotional outlet for her. She progressed to become a professional level artist and performer at many festivals such as Carrassauga.

She regularly competes and performs as a backup dancer for shows and artists.  

GUEST INSTRUCTORS
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Andrew Kim

Guest Instructor

 

  • Salsa

  • Bachata

Please contact:

cynaro80@gmail.com

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Jess

Guest Instructor

  • Heels

  • Hip-Hop

  • Twerk

  • Jazz Funk

Please contact:

SlayWithJChoreography@gmail.com

  • Instagram

Andrew started dancing at York University about 16 years ago. Despite some up and downs in his dance journey, he persevered and dancing is now an integral part of his life and he cannot live without it.

After experiencing the joy of having dance in his life and meeting a lot of wonderful people through dancing for the last 16 years, he wishes to share it with everyone.

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Teddy Olaso

Guest Instructor

 

  • Salsa

  • Bachata

Please contact:

cynaro80@gmail.com

Teddy is one of the longest active Salsa instructor in Canada and the Toronto area, with over 20 years of teaching experience. His reputation precedes him as one of the founders of United Salseros. He has obtained a near legendary status as a teacher and choreographer who trained so many salseros & salseras to a professional level.

We are honored to have Teddy as a guest instructor of higher level salsa lessons at TenC Dance Co.