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Meet The Team

Meet The Team

INSTRUCTORS

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JAIMIE
KOPECK

​Jaimie is a performer, choreographer and educator who has worked with many industry professionals and taught across Western Canada, including Harbour Dance Centre (Vancouver) and CDTA Dance Jam (Regina). She moved to Regina in 2017, and has since had the pleasure of being the Head Coach of the University of Regina Dance Team (2018-2019), and the Director of Martin School of Dance & Baton Twirling (2020-2021).

Her performance credits include Good Morning America (ABC Studios), Package Deal (City TV/Thunderbird Films), "Cycles" with XY Dance Project (Nijawwon Matthews), Bray Entertainment Holiday (AC Cuilla), Candela Fridays NYC (Ashlè Dawson), Toronto Short Film Festival Selection "The Waltz" (Julie Tomaino), Legally Blonde: The Musical (Theatre Under the Stars), Oklahoma! The Musical (Royal City Musical Theatre), her own full-length production titled “The Happiest Christmas”, and recently one of A&W’s commercials!

Jaimie has studied at Vancouver's Harbour Dance Centre and New York's world-renowned Broadway Dance Center (recipient of the ISVP Outstanding Student Award), and was a member of Nijawwon Matthew's contemporary company XY Dance Project in New York City. She has cultivated workshops for emerging dancers, as well as created the dance film “5AM”, which debuted at New Blue Dance Festival in Toronto (2017). Jaimie is known for her warm energy in the classroom, and strives to inspire joy in every class she teaches.

When she's not dancing, Jaimie can be found at home with her hubby Tyler and their 5 pets. Collective Studios is her biggest adventure to date, and she can't wait to share her love of dance with the community of Regina.

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EDDY
ALVARO

Dancing almost his whole life, Eddy is a self-taught hip-hop/street dancer with a huge love for all forms of dance. In high-school, Eddy, along with some friends, started a bboy crew and from there has travelled and performed at different competitions and events. Eddy continues to raise his profile in the dance community in Saskatchewan with the VibesYQR Dance Collective and is always looking for opportunities to help grow this community even more.

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SYDNEY

KLIPPENSTEIN

Sydney was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. She began her dance training at Class Act Studio where she danced for 16 years. While living in Saskatchewan, she was a competitive dancer and performed in Class Act Studio’s Nutcracker for numerous years and Bullets over Broadway by Sterling Productions. She continued her training after high school at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre where she performed choreography by Darryl Tracy, Julia Sasso, and Sharon B. Moore. After studying for a year in Toronto, Sydney moved to New York City to dance at The Ailey School in the Bachelors of Fine Arts Program joint with Fordham University. While she was there she performed choreography by Brice Mousset, Joanna Kotze, and Sarah Dolan and trained in Ballet, Graham, Horton, Jazz, Theatre Jazz, Contemporary, West African, Body Conditioning, Improvisation, and Composition. Sydney has also danced at intensives with the Radio City Rockettes and the Canadian School of Ballet. She recently graduated in May 2022 after completing her four year degree in New York City and is so excited to bring everything that she learnt back to Regina!

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BRIDGET PALASCHUK

Bridget has grown up dancing in Regina, first studying Ukrainian dance, and then added additional training at Martin School of Dance & Baton Twirling. Through Martin she competed and performed for many years, along with taking multiple examinations such as her Adapt Pre-Professional Jazz and RAD Advanced 2. Her training continued when she joined the University of Regina Dance team and performed on stages in Saskatchewan and Ontario. Bridget continued her love of dance by becoming an instructor at Martin in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, and choreographed a number of award winning routines. She then coached the Leboldus Dance Team for many years before taking over as a Coach of the University of Regina Dance Team in 2019.
Bridget has enjoyed teaching her adult jazz and ballet classes in the past, and is excited to be a part of this new studio!

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CHLOÉ

DUFOUR

Chloé began her dance training at the age of five in Regina, Saskatchewan at the Ritenburg Dance Studio where she learned ballet, jazz and contemporary dance. Growing up, Chloé focused on classical ballet, studying the Graded Syllabus of the internationally recognized Royal Academy of Dance. Chloé successfully completed many Graded and Vocational Examinations and holds her Advanced 1 RAD Ballet Certificate and her Grade 8 Award. During her almost 30 years of classical ballet training, Chloé has performed and competed countless times. Chloé continues her ballet and modern dance training at The Youth Ballet and Contemporary Dance of Saskatchewan.

In her early twenties, Chloé expanded her dance horizons, venturing into Latin dancing. As part of Latin Fusion Studios she trained, competed and performed at congresses and festivals all over North America. In 2015, Chloe competed in Miami, Florida representing Canada at the World Latin Dance Cup in the Amateur Salsa Couple on2 division and the Ladies Salsa Solo division, making it until the final round. Continuing her individual training, Chloé attends workshops, takes classes from professional instructors and attends as many international dance events as possible.

Chloé is fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with many different choreographers and instructors in a wide spectrum of various styles of dance. This has led her to a great appreciation of dance in all its forms. Chloé is thrilled at the opportunity to join Collective Studios and she is looking forward to teaching, motivating and encouraging dancers of all levels, helping the dance community grow and sharing her love of dance. When Chloé is not dancing, she is making art, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Art from the University of Regina. She loves travelling and has lived in the United Kingdom as well as Florida whilst working at Walt Disney World. She loves everything Disney, spending time with her family, friends and her cats.

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VAUGHN
WLODARCZYK

Vaughn started his dance career at Latin Fusion Studio in 2012 and has not stopped ever since. Over the years, Vaughn has performed and competed on both national and international stages in Salsa, Bachata, and Cha Cha divisions. Alongside his partner Dani, Vaughn achieved a World Champion title in the On2 Amateur Salsa division at the 2018 World Salsa Summit in Miami, FL. As explained in one of his favourite quotes by Omar Guttie, Vaughn is proud to show that you do not need a dance background to succeed in dance: “It does not matter where you come from, who you are, what you look like, as long as you have the passion, the drive, the consistency, you can go ahead and reach your goal and make a difference.”

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ALLI
FLAMAN

Alli started dancing in Vibank in Tap, Jazz, and Ballet before moving to Wetaskiwin, Alberta where she joined Andy and Tina's Dance FX. She then followed her softball career before rediscovering dance in early adulthood, finding a love first for Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton, and then Soca and Dancehall shortly thereafter. She first started dancing at just social events, but then moved on to teaching Zumba classes in Edmonton and Saskatchewan for 7 years. Alli is excited to learn more and share with others!

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RILYNN
EPP

Rilynn is originally from Prince Albert Saskatchewan where she began dancing at the age of 5. Dancing for 13 years, she trained and competed in tap, hip-hop, jazz, lyrical and ballet. In 2016, Rilynn moved to Regina and completed her Advanced Tap Exam a few years later in 2018. In April of 2021 she received her Bachelor of Education and now teaches and supports individuals with disabilities. She is passionate about her work and looks forward to helping make Collective Studios a home for adult dancers of all abilities.

Rilynn started as a student at the Collective when it opened and can still often be found at the studio taking classes. She is thrilled to now be a part of the teaching team and is excited to share her love of dance with the community!

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NIKKI
MCCALL

Nikki began her dance career at the age of 19 with the Regina Ballroom Dance Club. A hobby quickly became a passion. Nikki has competed in multiple pro-am and line dance UCWDC events winning first in every category. She loves all genres of dance and cross trains while currently looking for a competitive dance partner ;) Nikki specializes in country dances but would love to grow the ballroom scene in Regina.

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BRADY
BELLAND

Brady Belland has grown up dancing her entire life. She began dancing at local studios in St. Albert, AB., and moved for high school to Vimy Ridge Academy’s Professional Dance Program in Edmonton, AB. Brady danced with the Edmonton Festival Ballet Company for the whole of her high school training, which performed throughout the Edmonton area. Brady is trained in Classical Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Classical Repertoire, Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz, and Modern, and successfully completed her RAD and Cecchetti Ballet exams, and grade 6 ISTD Ballet. Brady has been privileged to partake in numerous training opportunities with diverse companies such as Alberta Ballet, Ballet Jorgan, and Atlantic Ballet in Canada, as well as the Alvin Ailey School in New York.

Brady moved to Regina to complete her Bachelor of Education degree, and while here, joined the University of Regina Dance Team, and has taught at local studios since moving to Regina. She holds a Progressing Ballet Technique certification and continues to partake in professional development to strengthen her own technique and increase awareness of dancer’s safety with their own bodies. After a short hiatus, Brady has loved being back in the studio working with Collective Studios, and is excited to continue to meet and share her passion with both new and returning dancers. 

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COURTNEY

SENKO

Courtney grew up dancing competitively at Martin School of Dance in Regina, SK. In 2013, she moved into the role of instructor at her home studio. Throught the years, Courtney coached many dance teams, including the University of Regina Dance Team in 2018. In 2019, she received her Bachelor of Education and began her teaching career at a high school in Yorkton, SK. While living in Yorkton, she continued teaching contemporary, jazz, acro, and hip hop at Dance Innovations. 
This summer, Courtney welcomed a baby girl to the world and moved back to Regina with her husband. She is excited to be back in the Regina dance community and can't wait to dance with all of you. 

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LISA
VINDEVOGHEL

Lisa has been in the studio as a performer, educator, choreographer & Director and has been passionate about dance her entire life! As part of her dance education, Lisa's training includes examinations via the Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA) syllabus completing the Advanced Tap and Jazz exams (receiving honours in both), CDTA Intermediate Ballet and is working to complete the Acrobatic Arts Level 2 certification. Lisa is a Licentiate member of the CDTA, Sask. Branch Stage division in both Tap and Jazz, holds the Acrobatics Arts Level 1 and aerial & back handspring workshop certifications and has received the CDTA National Achievement Award for both Tap and Jazz.

Over the years, Lisa has performed and competed in a variety of disciplines including Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Acrobatics, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Song & Dance. To supplement her performance and teaching career, she has also attended dance intensives and workshops, with memorable highlights including workshops with members from the Vancouver Tap Dance Society, Tap Dogs, Tap Giants and a former STOMP cast member in Tap and Body Percussion. In addition to running various auditions for Colleges and programs specializing in the performing arts, Lisa auditioned for the Broadway performance STOMP in New York and utilizes these valuable experiences and dance education to prepare students for a life as a performer. Lisa is proud to have prepared students who have moved on to accredited dance teaching careers, post secondary professional dance training, and professional careers in the performing arts.

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JAIMIE
KOPECK

Studio Owner & Artistic Director

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SYDNEY
KLIPPENSTEIN

Event Coordinator,

Summer Director

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ANASTASIA
SYMCHYCH

Anastasia started dancing at the age of 4 at Applause Dance Academy. She trained in many styles, including jazz, ballet, lyrical, modern, and contemporary, but Tap was always her (and her mom’s) favourite. She completed her CDTA Advanced Tap and RAD Grade 8 Award Ballet. She started assisting and teaching at Applause during high school. After attending the Vancouver International Tap Festival in 2015, she auditioned for Team Canada Tap and travelled to Germany for the IDO World Tap Dance Championships in 2016.

During a couple of years away from dance, Anastasia completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Regina and now works bedside with cardiac patients. She loves spending her spare time dancing at the studio she grew up in and is excited to get back to teaching! 

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MADI

CHADWICK

Madison Chadwick is an emerging contemporary dance artist born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. She is a recent graduate of The School of Dance’s Contemporary Dance Diploma Program (Ottawa, 2023). Where she trained under the direction of Sylvie Desrosiers, learning from Canadian choreographers and collaborating with fellow students in interpretation and creative processes. As a dancer and creator Madison often finds herself turning to everyday life and experiences to influence her work. She hopes to one day empower dancers and non-dancers alike to heal through movement.

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