Lorinda has been involved with dance since the age of four and is an accomplished performer, choreographer, instructor and adjudicator. She is trained in multiple dance disciplines including Tap, Jazz, Highland, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Lyrical. She competed successfully throughout Western Canada and the United States winning numerous awards and titles including several top honours for her Tap and Musical Theatre performances. Lorinda has trained with many accomplished performers and educators including Bryan and Faye Foley, Shelley Tookey and others. Lorinda trained through the Red Deer College and University of Calgary dance and stage programs while also completing a College Level Bachelor of Education, Elementary program.  
Lorinda worked with the C.A.T. in Alberta choreographing the company’s renditions of the Wizard of Oz, Annie and Grease. Working in capacity as a choreographer combined with her B.Ed., sparked a desire to teach the joy of dance to others.  
With her CDTA British Columbia membership in Tap and Jazz, Lorinda has been teaching the art of dance to students for over 36 years with outstanding results. She successfully launched the tap dance program at a Lower Mainland school of the arts in B.C and brought the program to over 75 students within 2 years. She is extremely proud of the accomplishments and many titles her students have held over the years including becoming members of Team Canada Tap, World Performers Canada Tap and Ballet Teams, Rhythm Ensemble, numerous overall awards, scholarships, commercials, television, cruise ship performances and continuing the legacy of teaching dance.  
Throughout her time as a competitive dance teacher and choreographer, Lorinda has received many awards for her unique and compelling choreography and her ability to create teams with outstanding sportsmanship and spirit. 
Knowing that the love of dance begins at an early age, Lorinda excels at teaching the community’s youngest performers. Through her loving, caring and patient way Miss Lorinda fosters a safe space for the children as young as 2.5 to excel. Miss Lorinda is extremely proud to be able to get all of her little ones on the stage at the recital each year to perform all by themselves. 
Lorinda created Stage Presence School of Dance in the Fall of 2014 with one goal in mind – to create a studio where dancers of all abilities would feel comfortable to learn and grow in their love of dance. SPSD is very much a family owned and operated business with her daughter, Miss Kristen running the competitive and Ballet programs, her daughter Hailey training, competing and student teaching and her husband, affectionately known as Mr. Kevin, managing all the recitals and community performances and supporting the continued growth of SPSD. 
Lorinda is proud to have been a member of the Centre Wellington Dance Community for the past 7 years and eagerly participates in community events such as raising money for the New Groves Hospital, Canada Day Celebrations and Fitness Awareness in the Community Schools. She looks forward to continuing to share her love of dance with all dancers from the tiniest tots to the most experienced of adults. 

Lorinda Crawford

Studio Owner & Artistic Director
Kristen began her dancing career with the prestigious Peggy Peat School of Dance in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Through her training with notable talents including Jocelyn Peden, Belinda Sobie and Margaret Derksen, Kristen was able to perform in many professional venues from a very early age.
  
Kristen performed for Queen Elizabeth II during her Golden Jubilee Celebration as well as for the International Olympic Committee for Vancouver’s bid for the 2010 Olympics. In addition, she was an integral part of the internationally recognized Pacific National Exhibition performing in their rendition of Zydeco Jam and Outrageous.
  
Kristen competed throughout Western Canada and the United States in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, song & dance, musical theatre and hip hop winning numerous titles and overalls often being asked to perform in the finals or “best of the best” wrap productions.  
 
Kristen is R.A.D Ballet trained and has successfully completed the intense examinations earning top results throughout. As well, Kristen has earned her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Guelph and her Bachelor of Education degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.  
 
Kristen’s students have enjoyed success both competitively as well as performance based earning overall titles, special awards and personal bests and goals. The delight Kristen feels when helping a student finally master that new step, position or dance is worth more than all the trophies on the shelf.  
 
Fulfilling a dream she has had since a young competitive student in British Columbia, She is tremendously excited about the opportunity to bring her teaching knowledge and performance excellence to the dancers of the Centre Wellington Region.  

Kristen Dahl
Competitive Director


Lauren teaches Jazz, Lyrical and Acrobatics at Recreational and Competitive levels! 
 
Lauren began her dance career at the age of 3 with the Holly Hughes Dance Academy in Guelph. She then moved to Ottawa and began her intensive training in R.A.D. Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Musical Theatre with the Canadian School of Dance. She also began competing while training in Ottawa. Upon returning to Guelph, she danced at and competed with Bojangles Art of Dance in Kitchener. 
 
She has trained with some of the best, including Ray Leeper, Dan Karaty, Nick Lazzarini, Dee Caspary, Mandy Moore and Bryan and Faye Foley. Her dancing has taken her to California where she trained at The Edge Dance Studio and Millennium Dance Complex. 
 
She has attended many workshops in both Canada and the U.S. and has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including Rhythm Solo Titlist. Professionally she has danced in The Nutcracker Ballet and most recently with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. 

Lauren Thompson
Karen has touched the lives of many students over the years from Kitchener -Waterloo to across the country. She was the co-owner of Classic Productions, which exhibits theatre talent through variety shows. 
 
She successfully worked with DMA Chapter #43 Pageants and Performing Arts Competitions, American Dance Awards the Canadian Tour, owned and Operated Starmaker Dance Festival for 12 seasons, Dance Dance Dance for 6 years and Dance Dance Canada for 4 years. Her goal is to create a positive experience for everyone involved. 
 
Through Dance Dance Canada, Karen created, directed and choreographed the DDC ShowTeam that performed a variety show overseas in the summer. The ShowTeam traveled to Costa del Sol, Spain in 2006 and toured in 2007 with Monarch Classic Cruises, to many beautiful Greek Islands. 
 
Karen teaches at various dance studios, all age and all levels. She especially likes teaching the adult classes. At the community centers, elementary and secondary schools she teaches jazz classes and swing dance that have become very popular. As well as Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and Song and Dance she teaches Liturgical dance within Waterloo region for the Hamilton Dioceses. 
 
Karen has been involved in dance all of her life. She started dancing at the age of 3yrs old and competed & performed until she went to Sheridan College for Musical Theatre. She has been a competitive dance teacher for over 30yrs and has judged for many organizations across Canada and the U.S. Headliners, ADA, DDD, BDTA, Bedazzled, Kiwanis Festivals, DMA US State Pageants, Dance Odyssey, Let's Get Loud, Bedazzled and many more. 
 
Ms. Prior Cashin has won numerous awards for costuming, choreography and performance. She is known for being creative and original and was thrilled to win Creative Concept Awards for her work in 2000, 2004, 2006,2008, 2011 & 2012.  
 
Karen's favorite place is the theatre. She works with schools and Musical Theater companies as their director/choreographer and has collaborated on over 30 musicals. In November 2013 Karen choreographed Anne of Green Gables at the Centre in the Square which her daughters performed in as well. 
 
Karen is CDTA, DMA and IADA certified. 

Karen Prior Cashin
Miss Glynnis began dancing at the age of 7 in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and Contemporary, with a specialization in Acrobatics. She moved quickly into the competitive world and consistently received high marks and Special Awards throughout her competitive career, including Canadian Fair Association’s Youth Talent Search Champion in Vancouver in 2004.  
She received Honours in Advanced Level examinations for Jazz, Tap, and Stage Dance as well as her Associate Member’s examination in Acrobatics from the British Association of Teachers of Dancing. She started teaching dance at 14 and continued to teach recreational and competitive dancers while attending University of Waterloo’s Kinesiology Program. She was a member of the UW Cheerleading Team from 2009-2014. She was the dedicated floor coach and choreographer for KW Gymnastics Competitive Team from 2011-2013. Her choreography has received awards at competitions across Ontario. She took a break from teaching to complete her Masters of Science Degree in Biomechanics, including a semester working in the CRIR Research Center at the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital in Laval, Quebec.  
While completing her studies, she began Ballroom Dancing recreationally. After a year she had the opportunity to join the staff at Fred Astaire Dance Studios Kitchener (2017). Competing in the professional category, she and her partner became Fred Astaire Canadian National - Novice Mixed Champions twice consecutively (Fall 2017, Spring 2018) as well as Fred Astaire Canadian National - Closed Smooth Champions (Fall 2018). She received high marks completing a Double Honours Bronze examination through Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Continuing education opportunities provided through Fred Astaire’s allowed her to attend dance seminars aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines and in Punta Cana, as well as regular coaching sessions with Cher Rutherford and Jean-Marc Genereux.  
Miss Glynnis was married in January 2018 (the dance was Epic and a Waltz) and has recently taken a hiatus to have her first baby, born August 2019. She is excited to bring new skills to compliment the team at Stage Presence School of Dance. 

Glynnis Pardo
With over 20 years of dancing experience, Kasia started dancing at a young age at her home studio in Kitchener, Ontario. Over the years she has extensively trained in many styles including; Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, Pointe, Hip Hop and Tap. Growing up, Kasia competed with her home studio at various regional and national competitions across Ontario and the United States. She also has over 10 years of teaching experience in various genres such as Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, and Contemporary for dancers that are beginner to advance. 
Kasia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Psychology from the University of Waterloo. She was fortunate enough to continue pursuing dance while in university as a member of the University of Waterloo Dance Company, competing against other universities across Ontario. In her final year on the team, she was chosen to be the Assistant Captain. 
Kasia has completed her ballet exams with the Royal Academy of Dance. She has also achieved a Dance Teacher Certification, Module 1 with International Dance Teaching Standards and CNADE Resource Certification from Canada’s National Academy of Dance Education. She always loves to learn and seeks ways to continue improving! 
Kasia is very excited to be joining the Stage Presence School of Dance family on a regular basis this season and can’t wait to share her passion and love for dance with all her students!  

Kasia
Zoey has been a competitive dancer for 13 years. Throughout those years she has won numerous overalls and scholarships. 
 
Zoey is trained in multiple dance styles including, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap , Ballet, Acro and Lyrical. She has successfully completed her Cecchetti ballet exams up to grade 5. 
 
She has also preformed two roles in the Nutcracker for the Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble (CBYE) with dancers from the National Ballet of Cuba. This gave her the opportunity to dance on the stage in the Gran Teatro de La Habana (Havana Cuba). 
Zoey also choreographed a music video for local Artist/youtube creator. 
 
Zoey has attended many workshops within Canada with choreographers from around the world. Including Stacey Tookey , Caroline Torti , Travis wall and Mindy Conto, ect. 
 
Zoey is super excited to bring her talents and love of teaching to the students of Stage Presence School of Dance! 

Zoey Brethauer