Faculty


Lisa Fisher – Owner/Director
      I spent 18 years living the life of a parent whose daughter’s passion was dance.  My life was surrounded by dance studios, theatres, competitions, bobby pins, lipstick, tights and pointe shoes.   Little did I know that one day, when I least expected it, the opportunity to own and operate my own dance studio would become a reality and not just a dream. In 2012 I became the owner/director of DanceWest Studios and it has been an amazing and challenging adventure every day since.It is my ultimate goal to offer young dancers a safe, fun, encouraging, inspiring and nurturing environment. A place to not only learn how to dance, but to achieve their dreams.

Breanne Lillico – Cecchetti Ballet, Stage, Adult BalletBreanne Lillico - Dance West FacultyBreanne is originally from Ladner, BC. She began her dance training at the age of 3 and continued to train in all styles of dance including: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Stage, Lyrical, Modern, and Hip Hop. She was a competitive dancer for over 13 years. During this time whe won numerous awards and scholarships.While training in Ladner she began to take extra ballet classes at The Goh Ballet in Vancouver. During her training there she was invited to perform in Ballet BC’s production of The Sleeping Beauty. She has also performed with the Royal City Youth Ballet Company which toured Disneyland with performances in Hopak, Carousel, Coppelia and The Nutcracker.  She also performed with the company on Princess Cruise lines. Breanne has also been a member of  companies such as Sidekick Players, and Gotta Sing Gotta Dance.In 2005 she moved to Winnipeg to attend The Royal Winnepeg Ballet’s teacher training program. While training there she was hired to teach Creative Movement, Primary Tap and Mighty Movers in the Recreational division of the school. She also taught at one of their satellite programs in Bimli, MB. There she taught Jazz and Ballet for all ages. Ms. Breanne is very excited to share her love and passion for ballet with the students at DanceWest Studios.


 

Ashleen Cara MacPherson- Leap n Learn, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre
Ashleen Cara MacPherson began dance at the age of 3 in Edmonton, Alberta. She has been classically trained in Cecchetti and RAD Ballet, as well as Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Contemporary, Modern and Hip Hop. Her extensive training and passion for dance won her numerous scholarships and awards, and gave her the opportunity to train with some of the best teachers and choreographers across Canada and the U.S. In 2003, Ashleen graduated from the Professional dance program at the Edmonton School of Ballet. There began her love of choreography and at the age of 16 she began teaching her own classes. Upon graduating, she was hired by Princess Cruise Lines as a dancer and entertainer, and did numerous contracts with the company. Ashleen is also a graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts, where she studied acting, singing, and dancing. She has also adjudicated for several vocal, dance, and talent competitions, and can be seen in various commercials, television shows, and movies. Ashleen is currently teaching and choreographing across the lower mainland in B.C. as well as working as a professional makeup artist. Ashleen cherishes being able to pass on her love and knowledge of dance to the next generation, and is grateful she is able to do so on a daily basis.

Danielle Fisher-Acro, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Stretch n Strength, Stage
Danielle FisherBorn and raised in the lower mainland, Danielle began dancing at the ripe old age of 3. When she was 4 she announced that all she ever wanted to do, was dance! She has held true to that statement and for the last 16 years has trained at some of the finest studios in the lower mainland. She completed her competitive dance training with Danzmode Productions in Burnaby, her post graduate training includes The Scholarship Program at Drive Dance Centre in Vancouver and classes at Harbour Dance Center. Danielle is classically trained in Cecchetti and R.A.D ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary, tap, stage, acro and hip-hop. During her competitive dance years she participated in numerous dance competitions where she received several special awards and scholarships. Always striving to improve her craft she continuously attends classes, conventions, workshops and has traveled to Los Angeles to train at The Edge Performing Arts Center. During the later years of her dance training, Danielle discovered Acro Dance and her second passion, the circus arts, was born. She is continuing her professional circus training with the Ringmaster Program at Vancouver Circus School. Her professional credits include: dancer at Vancouver Fashion Week, performer/dancer at Miss BC 2007, dancer with vocal artist Stef Lang, dancer at the Surrey Children’s Festival, dancer with the Under Ground Circus, and as a Nuvo-Burlesque dancer in “Wonderland”. She is currently a member of Diva Girl Productions. When she isn’t dancing you will find Danielle participating in her other favorite activity, competitive cheer leading. As a certified Level 2 coach, she has spent the last 7 years training and coaching athletes at Xtreme Cheer and Dance in Langley. Danielle loves to share her knowledge and passion of dance with her students and is excited to be a member of the DanceWest family.

Amanda McLaren – Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz Tech
Trained in RAD Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary & Hip Hop. Amanda’s diverse background includes many international credits and performances. Based in British Columbia she began her professional career at the age of 16 with PRP Productions, whom she still consistently performs with. She has worked extensively in the commercial & theatre industry. Amanda has performed, taught and adjudicated throughout Europe, South America, Canada and the United States. Some of her major credits include; Canada’s Got Talent, Cirque du Soleil’s One Drop and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic/Paralympic opening & closing ceremonies. Amanda completed three contracts with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines & Princess cruise Lines. She has performed with acclaimed artists; Sarah McLachlan, Mariana’s Trench, Michael Buble, Avril Lavigne, Fefe Dobson & Johnny Ried.  She is currently signed by Premiere Talent agency in Vancouver where she choreographs locally and is the artistic director of her own tap company, TapCo.

Jamie Perrin – Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz Tech, Tap, Hip Hop
      Jamie is an award winning teacher that has been described as a “Powerhouse” and Unknowncontinually strives to inspire her students. She has been dancing for over three decades and will be starting her 19th year of teaching. She has her B.F.A in Dance and was 23 when she graduated with her M.F.A in Dance.  Some of her performance credits include two contracts with Celebrity Cruise Lines, Super Bowl XXXVIII with Aerosmith, Six Flags Over Texas, House of Blues, and with Tony Award winner, Tommy Tune.Jamie’s teaching experience includes American College Dance Festival, Mid-American Dance Festival, West Coast Dance Explosion, L.A Danceforce, Western Arkansas Ballet, Southern Methodist University, and various studios. In 2007 Jamie founded the dance department at Tarrant County College – Southeast Campus in Arlington, TX and for 8 years she served as the director of the program and was the Artistic Director for the student dance ensemble, Rhapsody Movement Company.In 2014 Jamie was awarded the Chancellor’s Exemplary teaching award for her work with the dance department and also served as the Department Chair of Fine Arts. Jamie and her family recently moved to North Delta and she is thrilled to join the faculty of DanceWest Studios.

 


 

Jamie Lawson – Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Leap n Learn Bio coming

 


Vanessa Quarinto –  Cecchetti Ballet, Performance Ballet, Stage, Song & Dance, Voice Bio Coming

 


 

 Caroline McCaul – Tap, Ballet, Jazz  Bio Coming

 


Danielle Brokopp – Tap & Hip Hop

Bio Coming


Josh Cameron – Da Boyz Hip HopBio Coming