Founder and Director of Let’s Dance Ltd., teaching young people to dance for the past 25 years. She has been registered and certified by Dance Masters of America for that time and has owned and operated Let’s Dance Ltd. for the past 22 years. Sandra has judged numerous Rhythm and Dance Masters of America competitions and scholarship auditions. She has also organized numerous Dance Masters Pageants and for two years, was Vice President of Dance Masters of America Chapter 43. Her students have a long list of awards and achievements, a few of these are mentioned in the About Us pages. Sandra teaches jazz, stretch and lyrical.
Throughout the past twenty years, Lindsay has trained in various styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip-hop. She began competing at the age of six, and has gained a wealth of knowledge through her competitive experiences. She has improved her ballet technique and artistic abilities by earning distinction in her R.A.D. ballet exams. Prior to joining the faculty, she assisted for several years in various forms of dance. Lindsay graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a degree in Honours Business Administration and a Minor in Psychology. She was highly involved in the dance community at Laurier as a member and captain of the Competitive Dance Team. Lindsay is motivated by her students, and looks forward to sharing her love of dance with them.
Lesley is a certified RAD, and BATD Ballet teacher along with a certified Acrobatic Arts Teacher.
Lesley began her dance journey at the age of 3 as a competitive highland dancer in Scotland. At the age of 9 Lesley started ballet at a small local RAD dance studio. Shortly after starting at this studio, she was asked to audition for the Scottish Ballet Junior Associate Programme. Lesley ended up successfully gaining a place and was also later a Senior Associate with Scottish Ballet and The Royal Ballet. At the same time, she was a competitive gymnast for many years and was chosen to represent her country. While gymnastics had been a huge part of Lesley’s life, as time went on dance was what she wanted to pursue exclusively.
At the age of 16 Lesley began her full-time training at The Dance School of Scotland which then led her into her 3 year Diploma course at The Northern Ballet School in Manchester, England. Upon graduating she went onto performing professionally for 10 years. Lesley worked as a dancer/aerialist for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Tokyo Disney, laterally becoming Dance Captain of the production casts onboard. Teaching was always something Lesley had wanted to do. To be able to give back to children the same experience she had growing up. After she finished with her professional performing career she went back home to Scotland and gained her Membership Diploma in Ballet with BATD. Lesley made the big move to Canada at the end of 2019 and has since been lucky enough to teach at a few schools in the area but she always knew she wanted to get back to her RAD roots. Lesley studied hard throughout all the lockdowns and passed her RAD teachers course with flying colours.
Lesley is extremely excited to be joining the Let's Dance Ltd Family.
An award winning choreographer, teacher & adjudicator, A.J LoPresti has over 25 years of experience in the performing arts. A.J. studied at Sheridan Institute in the Musical Theatre Program and has trained in Tap, Jazz, Acrobatics, Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, Tribal, Swing, Lyrical, Fosse, Broadway and Contemporary.
A.J. had some exposure on So You Think You Can Dance Canada - Season 4, as he was part of the top 150 finalists. A.J. had the opportunity to dance in Disney's movie "Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure" working alongside Ashley Tisdale and some of the other High School Musical celebrities. A.J. also had the opportunity to choreograph and perform in Stacey Kay's music video "Island Girl” and “Show me what you got”.
A.J. has performed in a number of shows in Toronto including Highschool Musical 2, the Canadian Premiere of Hey Marilyn and Panopticon, as well as Gypsy, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, Anne of Green Gables and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. A.J. has also been part of several high profile dance companies including; The Dance Concept, Black White and Acoustic and InDou Dance Works.
A.J. has won numerous awards and scholarships for his dancing including the title of Teen Mr. Dance Canada at the Dance Masters of America (DMA) pageant, and runner up at the National DMA pageant. A.J. enjoys sharing his wealth of knowledge with future generations of dancers.
Josie has had many years of dance, gymnastics and tumbling training under her belt. Growing up as a provincial gymnast, she has learned to blend both dance and gymnastics together into acro. Mentored and taught by Trish Thompson Creamer at Rythum Plus Dance Company, Josie has competed in numerous award winning acro numbers. Josie has been trained in acro, ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, and hip-hop. While at Rythum Plus Josie was a part of the CDMA Junior Members in 2009.
Josie recently graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies. At U of T she was assistant captain of the dance team for 2 years where they won the overall high score of the competition. She was captain of the team in her final year where she choreographed many different dances in contemporary, jazz and acro, placing 3rd overall at the University Dance Challenge. She was also a part of the Marlies Dance Crew in 2016, performing at all home games. Josie's love for dance keeps growing, and she hopes to share that passion and drive with all of her students.
Cassandra Caccioppoli began dancing at the age of 4 in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. She is a very versatile dancer being trained in various styles such as Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Hiphop, Musical Theatre, lyrical and contemporary. Throughout her 13 years of competitive dancing she competed across North America winning numerous overalls and National Titles including Mini Miss Dance of Canada Chapter 43, Pulse National Elite Protégé and Break The Floor’s National JUMP VIP. She has trained with some of the best in the Industry, working close with Gil Duldulao, Brian Friedman,Tyce Diorio, Luther Brown, Dave Scott and Jeff Dimitriou. Cassandra has worked and performed in several music videos and live performances with artists such as Janet Jackson, Demi Lovato, Victoria Duffield, Shawn Desman, Cascada and MATTEL. She has also has landed feature dance roles in the feature films Bravetown starring Lucas Till and Carrie starring Julianne Moore and Chloe Grace Moretz. In 2014 Cassandra had the privilege to perform in front of thousands for the World Pride Closing Ceremonies. Most recently she has been working as one of the Assistant Choreographers to Gil Duldulao for the Janet Jackson Unbreakable World Tour. Cassandra is thrilled to share her love of dance with the next generation.
Victoria Caccioppoli began dancing at the age of two in Kitchener Ontario. She is a very versatile dancer being trained in Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Hip-hop, Ballet, Pointe, Musical Theatre, and Acro. She started competitive dance at the age of 6 at Bojangles Art of Dance and throughout those years won numerous Awards & scholarships. Victoria has performed in many different shows in the Toronto area including Bazaar dance showdown, Choreographers Ball and Fever after dark and had the amazing opportunity to travel to Denmark for the World Hip-hop championships where she competed with Team Canada and placed in the top 50 soloists. In 2017, Victoria was awarded the Title of Pulse Advanced Pro Elite Protege at Pulse Nationals in Las Vegas. With this title, She had the opportunity to travel around North America and assist an amazing lineup of faculty including Ian Eastwood, Matt Steffanina, Gil Duldulao, Galen Hooks and more. She not only assisted these amazing choreographers but also learned the behind the scenes of what it’s like to run a dance convention. Her highlight of her dance career was being able to perform as a backup dancer with Janet Jackson at the Scotiabank arena for her Unbreakable world Tour in 2015. Victoria is so excited to now be able to start teaching a new generation of dancers at Let’s Dance and to be able to inspire them.
Jackie Titus has worked at Let’s Dance Ltd. for the past year in the position of ballet teacher and choreographer. Before this she was employed at Studio Dance Pointe in St. Thomas for six years. During that time she prepared students for ballet exams and choreographed dances for recital and competition. Her dances have been well received at competition earning several special and overall. She became interested in becoming a ballet teacher and choreographer when she was in high school and spent many hours in a London studio assisting teaching in all levels of ballet. She has continued to further her dance education by attending workshops offered by the National Ballet School and the Royal Academy of Dance. In 1996 she became a certified ballet teacher after successfully passing the Royal Academy of Dance Teachers Exam.
In 1994 she graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a minor in dance. In 2010, Jackie graduated from Althouse College with a Bachelor of Education and is currently employed by the Thames Valley District School Board as an occasional teacher. She is married and has two girls who love to dance as well. She recently relocated to the New Hamburg area where she became part of the Let’s Dance Family. When not teaching (school or ballet) Jackie enjoys volunteering at elementary schools helping students with their reading and writing. As well she has helped many of the schools and teachers by choreographing dance routines for gym classes and the schools dance fests.
Nia began dancing at the age of 5 and has loved it ever since. She trained at JoAnne Chapman School of Dance for most of her career in all dance styles, including jazz, tap, ballet, acro, contemporary, and hip hop, and was fortunate enough to assist and teach in her final years before graduating. Throughout her training, she had the privilege of learning from professional choreographers such as Mandy Moore, Travis Wall, Kirsten Russell, Chad McCall,and Al Blackstone, to name a few. Nia obtained her acrobatics teaching certificate from the British Association of the Teachers of Dancing in 2015 and completed all levels of the Royal Academy of Dance ballet examinations. Nia was grateful to work as a background dancer on three seasons of Family Channel’s hit series, The Next Step.
As a recent Wilfrid Laurier University graduate, Nia was able to excel in her studies while continuing to pursue her love of dance. She joined Laurier’s Competitive Dance Team in her first year and took on many leadership roles including Choreographer, Promotions Executive, and Team Captain. During her time at university, Nia was cast by well-known choreographer Chad McCall to perform in his debut show “Mutual Coordinates” in Orlando, Florida. Performing in this show was one of the greatest highlights of Nia’s dance career thus far.
She is excited to be a part of the Let’s Dance family and is looking forward to an amazing year!
Sabrina began dancing at the age of 2 and was dancing competitively by the age of 5. She trained competitively at JoAnne Chapman School of Dance until she graduated in 2016 at the age of 18. Sabrina attended St. Elizabeth Catholic high school where she was involved in and choreographed for the Regional Arts Program, which sparked her love for choreographing. She has had the privilege of working with many accomplished choreographers such as Travis Wall, Mandy Moore, and Misha Gabriel, among others. She has also had the opportunity to travel with and assist well-known choreographer Chad McCall and was cast in his debut show “Mutual Coordinates” in Orlando, Florida. Sabrina was also fortunate enough to work as a background dancer on two seasons of Family Channel’s hit series, The Next Step.
Sabrina completed her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University where she competed with, and choreographed for, the Competitive Dance Team, in addition to her role as Team Captain. She is currently a graduate student at Laurier and continues to support the dance team and her fellow peers as much as possible! Sabrina has been recognized with many awards throughout her dancing career and is certified from the British Association of the Teachers of Dancing in acrobatics. Throughout her dance training, she also completed all levels of the Royal Academy of Dance ballet examinations with Distinction.
Sabrina is thrilled to share her love of dance with the students at Let’s Dance!
Meghan has been dancing since the age of four, training in all dance forms. She has participated in the Royal Academy of Dancing ballet exams achieving honours. Meghan has had numerous successes at dance competitions in Canada and the United States. She has competed at national level competitions in New York City, Las Vegas, Tennessee and Ontario. Meghan has always been a dedicated and passionate dancer, and now she shares her passion with her students. She is a Wilfrid Laurier University graduate, and enjoyed being involved with the Wilfrid Laurier Competitive Dance Team during her time at Laurier. The best part of teaching for Meghan is to be able to inspire young dancers and help them achieve their goals and dreams.