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Kat Baranowski was raised in the Binbrook/Hamilton area and has always loved what the arts have to offer to the community. She has trained with Broadway Bound Studio for 11 years in jazz, ballet, hip hop, tap, musical theatre and more. Recently Kat has performed in The Wiz (Scarecrow; ArtSMART), Pinocchio (Ensemble; Binbrook Little Theatre) also Choreographer of Puss n boots the Panto (Binbrook Little Theatre) Fame and Big Fish (Theatre Ancaster) . She is excited to be following her dreams in co-owning an inclusive musical theatre studio in Binbrook. Musical Theatre has been a love that Kat developed through dancing in musical theatre classes. While attending Saltfleet High School Kat was the captain of the competitive and recreational dance team with Danielle Viola. She also completed a specialized performing arts program called ArtSMART where she learned a variety of skills for both on stage and behind the scenes. She is currently working at Broadway Bound Dance Studio as a teacher for recreational and competitive teams, as well as being the Competitive Team Coordinator. She has taught hip hop and ballroom within the Catholic and Public school boards in the GTA, with Future Steps Studios. Kat regularly attends dance workshops in Toronto and brings the most updated choreography to her students in each class. She prides herself in teaching children and youth proper technique, various traditional dance forms, along with proper body and mental health for performers.
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Danielle Viola has been teaching dance, music and directing for children’s productions for over 12 years and loves every minute. She participated in competitive dance for 15 years including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Musical Theatre; completing exams in both Jazz and Tap. She has studied in voice, piano and theory with completed Royal Conservatory exams for voice and has performed in several musical theatre productions with different companies over the years. Recently she has performed in Next to Normal (Diana Goodman; CCPAC) and Legally Blonde (Paulette Bonafonte; Brock Musical Theatre). She is thrilled to be an Artistic Director of CCPAC and has loved the amazing family that has been created. Additionally, she has written and produced various children plays in the Hamilton area, as well as written and produced One Second, a musical short film that has won International Film Awards. Danielle was the musical director and choreographer for the production of Little Shop of Horrors for Brock University Musical Theatre in 2015 and the Director of their production of The Who’s: Tommy in 2017. Currently she teaches voice privately in Hamilton, is a HWDSB Teacher and is an Artist Educator at the Hamilton Conservatory of the Arts. She has attended the Conference of Ontario Dance and Drama Educators and has taken various theatrical and production workshops with Brock University. Danielle is a graduate from Brock Universities Bachelor of Arts Honours (2018) where she studied theatre, specifically drama education, directing and performance, as well as completing her Bachelor of Education I/S (2019) she also holds her Instrumental Music, Librarian, Junior Level and ELL additional qualifications. Currently she is teaching for the Elementary Hamilton Wentworth District School Board.