MUSICAL THEATRE

INSTRUCTORS

Jayna McMillan

DANCE INSTRUCTOR

MUSICAL THEATRE INSTRUCTOR

B.COM ATHABASCA UNIVERSITY

Jayna continued the 15 years of dance education she received in Alberta and Saskatchewan briefly at Simon Fraser University. After a year, she left to pursue professional and artistic endeavours in Vancouver while continuing her education through Athabasca University. She has studied under numerous reputable names in the west, as well as two prominent companies; Lux. Dance Company, and TwoFourSeven Co. Jayna studied with Brian Foley and Al Gilbert Tap Syllabus, and the Cecchetti method in Ballet, while also studying Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary. She has traveled studying dance all over Canada and the United States. Besides teaching, studying, and dancing professionally she works as a judge for dance competitions and as a curator for New Blue Emerging Arts Festival and Wood Buffalo Dance Project. She couldn't be more excited for the next chapter of teaching what she loves most to the emerging artists in Ontario. Jayna has been with Studio PAVAS since 2017.

Jaclyn Patras

DANCE INSTRUCTOR

MUSICAL THEATRE INSTRUCTOR

BFA RYERSON UNIVERSITY

Jaclyn grew up in Oakville, and trained at Studio PAVAS where she was an award winning dancer for 13 years. She studied Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, and Irish dancing. She has assisted and taught numerous dance classes and has choreographed many dance routines for the past 8 years. Alongside training at Studio PAVAS, she also went to Etobicoke School of the Arts, majoring in dance. She completed her pre-professional PAEC exams with honours in the disciplines of Ballet, Jazz and Tap. Jaclyn is a 2017 Graduate of the Performance: Dance Program at Ryerson University. She was also a member of the Ryerson University Dance team and helped lead the team to win the 2014 University Championships. Jaclyn is currently a dancer with the Toronto Argonauts Cheerleading team, and performs at all home games and promotional events. Jaclyn continues to perform, take classes and attend dance intensives with respected choreographers in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto to help her grow as a dancer and learn more about the industry. Jaclyn enjoys sharing her passion for dance with students of any age, and is excited to continue teaching at Studio PAVAS!

Matthew Montgomery

DANCE INSTRUCTOR

MUSICAL THEATRE INSTRUCTOR

BFA RYERSON UNIVERSITY

Matthew Montgomery has been training in all areas of dance for over 20 years. He graduated Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Dance Performance. Matthew has had the privilege of working with esteemed choreographers such as D.A. Hoskins, Viki St. Denys, Kenny Pearl, Niki Wozniak, Julia Aplin, David Earle, Hari Krishnan of INdance, and Nick Tull. He has been fortunate enough to have toured throughout Canada and the United States with Being Human Dance Theatre, INdance, and Dancetheatre David Earle. He has been the head of both the contemporary and hip hop departments at Studio PAVAS since 2010, with students moving on to professional careers in dance and training programs throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe. Matthew was also very proud to be a featured dancer in the Dora Award winning opera 'Iphigenie En Tauride'. He is also a featured soloist in Delerium's 'Days Turn Into Nights' music video, as well as Serena Ryder's 'Slow' music video. In 2015, Matthew proudly took the stage at the MMVA's with recording artists Nick Jonas, and Jason Derulo.

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