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.
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.
From performing in the North American National Tour of Tap Dogs: Rebooted as “The Kid”, to playing the role of “Paulie”, member of the Corny Council, in Hairspray: The Movie, Everett Smith has proven himself a versatile entertainer. Being the only tap dancer to ever make the finals on the hit CTV series “So You Think You Can Dance Canada” in 2009 and being part of the principle “Hero Tappers” cast for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Everett embraces any challenge put in front of him.
In 2014, Everett was featured as a special performing artist on the hit t.v. show “The Next Step” alongside his professional Tap company, performing his very own choreography. In 2012, Everett appeared on the t.v. show “Canada’s Got Talent” alongside a very few select individuals who performed for the production.
Everett has also been part of many award winning productions, most notably playing the role of “Tip” in “I Think I Can” at Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People: a story about bullying, science, and overcoming obstacles told all through the art of tap dancing. “I Think I Can” was nominated for 5 Dora Awards and won “Outstanding new musical” in 2007. Other credits include stage performances of Grease and Footloose, as well as film work on Disney’s “Ice Princess”, CBC/Bravo! production;“From Time to Time” -nominated for 3 Gemini Awards, FX; “the Strain”, Family Disney Channel; “Life with Derek”, Canadian TV Series; “Slings & Arrows”, CBC; “Murdoch Mysteries”, and recently in the Stephen King Netflix feature film; “In the Tall Grass” . Everett has danced for Katy Perry, Tom Cochrane, Cory Lee, Bobby Blake & Andrea Lewis. His work for Keshia Chanté have included; opening for Ludacris, “The 30 Hour Famine”, “the Harry Jerome awards”, and the “2005 Juno awards”.
Everett has always loved to teach and adjudicate and has always shown a strong passion to inspire. His classes across Canada have been a hit and have always come with a positive and motivating experience. His passion to perform, to inspire, and to entertain, has always been the driving force behind every step he takes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Karina is a current student at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she studies Health Sciences. She also choreographs and dances for Laurier’s competitive dance team. She has been dancing competitively since she was 4, and recently graduated from Elite Danceworx in Markham, ON.
While competing, she won numerous titles, overalls and scholarships throughout Canada and the US. She completed her professional examinations in Russian Vaganova ballet, also performed in the Toronto International Ballet Theatre's production of the Nutcracker in 2013 and 2014.
She has trained and worked with numerous So You Think You Can Dance choreographers including Travis Wall, Mandy Moore, Mia Michaels, Stacey Tookey, Blake McGrath, Nick Lazzarini. Karina was also featured on Family Channel’s hit TV series, The Next Step.
Karina is so excited and grateful to be part of the Let’s Dance family!
Graciela graduated as a dancer from the Nina Nikanorova Ballet School in Valencia after presenting the final exam of the last year of the Vaganova School. She did specialized studies with Ninel Yulteyeva (Honorific Master of the Soviet Union), Erik Volodin (Bolshoi Ballet School in Russia), Alfredo Pietri (France), Nadejda Podtchikova (Master of Bolshoi Theatre of Tashkent and Rodolfo Rodriguez(Colon Theatre, Argentina).
She began her professional career as a principal soloist dancer at the Teresa Carreño Theatre Ballet Company in Caracas dancing in works of the Classical Ballet repertoire and Opera sharing stage and learning from great dancers as Rudolph Nureyev, Ekaterina Maximova, Vladimir Vasiliev, Yoko Ichino and others. She was invited several times to be a special guest dancer for the Colombian Ballet Company COLCULTURA in Bogota as well as for the Carpe Diem Ballet in Rome.
In 1984, Graciela began her teaching career with Jazz Dance Studios in Valencia and afterwards at Escuela Superior de Danza Cristina Gutierrez Graciela holds a Bachelor's Degree in Dance with a Major in Classical Dance education from the Dance University Institute and has been an instructor in Classical ballet technique and repertoire since 2002.
She has been an advanced level ballet instructor, choreographer and reviewer of the Classical Repertoire in Venezuela since 2007. Graciela was honoured to be an intermediate and advanced level ballet instructor, choreographer and events coordination assistant for the Nina Nikanorova Ballet School of the Secretary of Education and Sports from the Provincial State Government of Venezuela. Her passion for classical Vaganova ballet technique inspires her to teach above and beyond standard expectations.