Christina’s Dance Arts (CDA) offers high quality dance instruction to students of all ages and training levels. We offer classes that are suitable for all types of dancers, recreational and advanced. Whether you have always wanted to try a dance class or are looking to push your abilities to the next level, CDA is the right fit for you.
At CDA we strongly believe that dancing should be fun, while at the same time students are being challenged and receiving professional training.
CDA students are given many different training and performance opportunities such as:
- Working with guest artists
- Attending dance conventions
- Performing in community events
- Participating in dance outreach programs and competitions
- Performing at our end of the year Dance Showcase
We offer a variety of classes at two different locations, including: Jazz Fusion, Musical Theatre, Tap, Hip Hop, and Private lessons in Voice, Dance, and/or Piano (solo, duet or trios). What is unique to CDA is how our Jazz Fusion class combines several dance styles including: lyrical, contemporary and funk, giving students a more enriched and engaging learning experience.
At CDA we create a family environment where students, parents, and teachers, look forward to our time together making memories and sharing our love of dance.
Our mission is to provide students with a welcoming environment where they can explore their love of dance and develop into well rounded artistic individuals.
Founder/ Head Dance Teacher
Christina Zarkadoulas has a Bachelor of Education at York University in the Fine Arts Program and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ryerson University (achieved honours with distinction). Christina has trained extensively in all styles of dance including modern, jazz, and ballet, and had the opportunity to train with many prominent choreographers including Christopher House, Allen Kaeja, Nadia Potts and Holly Small. Christina has also trained in acting and singing and has performed with various dance and musical theatre companies over the years including the Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre, The Dance Migration and Curtain Call Players. She has received her certifications under the Society of Russian Ballet and the Royal Academy of Dance. She has taught at various studios throughout Toronto and the GTA, including Stage It Performing Arts Studio. Christina has always had a passion for choreography and teaching students of all ages and has achieved one of her life goals in opening her own dance studio.
Artistic Director/ Dance Teacher
Ileah Rosella was born and raised in Oakville, Ontario. Her love for the arts began at the young age of three when her mom took her to her first ballet class. From that moment, she was hooked. She went on to train in jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, and contemporary as well as studied piano, classical voice, and musical theatre. Throughout her journey, she completed her grade 10 voice and grade 8 piano examinations at the Royal Conservatory of Music. She also performed in various musicals including The Sound of Music as Maria, and Les Misérables as Cossette, with Stageit Arts. In addition, she has performed as part of professional dance companies including “Bringing Tap Back”, and “What’s On? Tap!”, alongside Everett Smith and Kim Chalovich.
Her journey in the arts brought her to Sheridan College to train in their prestigious musical theatre degree program. She graduated from Sheridan in 2016, with a Bachelor of Musical Theatre (honours).
Ileah recently graduated from York University receiving a Bachelor of Education. She loves her time with her CDA family and looks forward to what lies ahead.
Anna earned her Early Childhood Education degree at Ryerson University. She has four years of experience teaching Kindergarten with TDSB. Anna has worked for the City of Toronto camps, afterschool programs, and various childcare centres as an ECE for over ten years.
Anna has always had a passion for dance and teaching. She loves inspiring her students to keep active and learn in the classroom. Anna is very excited to be a part of the CDA team.