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IR Dance Staff Bios

Innovative Rhythm Staff 2016/2017
Shauna Morris (Director) has been dancing for the past 30 years and comes highly qualified in all areas in which she teaches. She graduated from Randolph Academy (a three year program specializing in acting, singing and dancing) and has since acted in and choreographed for film companies such as Bravo! as well as independent films and dance shows.  She has been choreographing for the past 13 years, starting out in Saskatchewan and coming to Toronto. She has choreographed award-winning numbers for competitions in both Canada and the United States and has adjudicated competitions around the country. Shauna founded and created Innovative Rhythm twelve years ago with the goal of creating an inspiring place for her students to train.

Stephanie Huynh (Assistant Director) has been dancing since the age of three and has been teaching since the age of thirteen. She has won many awards and scholarships as a dancer and choreographer. She has choreographed musicals such as Godspell and Singing in the Rain.  Stephanie trained with the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) ballet syllabus and is a full registered member.  She joined the Innovative Rhythm Management team ten years ago with the hopes to pass on her passion for dance to others.

Jeanette Hedley (Managing Director) Graduated from the University of Toronto as a Drama Specialist and from Sheridan College with a Diploma in Acting.  She is an Associate Member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association and a licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor.  She’s worked with young people literally all over the globe – North America, Europe and onboard cruise ships – but is happy to now call Toronto and IR Dance home.

Gabriella DeBartolo (Instructor) has been dancing for 23 years in Toronto. Her passion for dance has allowed her to train and perform across North America and Europe. She performs regularly with TDC Entertainment.  She looks forward to sharing and teaching her passion this season at Innovative Rhythm!

Danielle Gnidec (Instructor) graduated from the George Brown from the Commercial Dance Program.  She has cheerleaded for the Toronto Blue Jays, performed at the International Indian Film Academy Awards and is part of the A2D2 Aerial Dance Cirque Company as we as TDC Entertainment.  In addition to dance, she performs aerial silks and lyra.

Charlee Rutten (Admin Assistant)  has a BA Honours in Drama & History from the University of Waterloo and attended Ryerson University Theatre School for Performance Production. Charlee is an Aquatics and First Aid Instructor at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. She is thrilled to be back at Innovative Rhythm!