MEET THE GISOD TEAM

We are so excited to be have studios in Thornbury and Collingwood!!  We have a full team ready to serve you, and help you achieve you fitness and dance goals.   GISOD is proud to say that all of our staff is certified in their different fields, and continues to upgrade their skills on a regular basis.  Please feel free to set up a free consultation with any of our staff members at Any Time.

 

 

GALEN IRELAND

Owner/Dance Master/CDTA Certified/CSC Associate Diploma

Galen Ireland has been involved in the arts since she was a young child.  Leaving her hometown of Huntsville Ontario to go to Earl Haigh School for the Arts at age 15 was just the beginning.  She went on in her training at Randolph School For The Performing Arts which is a professional training centre in Dance, Music, and Drama.  Galen is a true Triple Threat!  If you add her experience in film, television, and modelling, she goes well beyond Triple Threat.

After the birth of her amazing son, Galen began to focus on dance, running studios in Toronto and Barrie, and eventually opening her own studio in Thornbury Ontario.  That studio is now in its 10th season, and is highly successful in both Competitions and in Examinations.

Galen is certified with the CDTA for Jazz, Acro, and Tap, and Associate Diploma with the Cecchetti Society of Canada.  She just recently became the Provincial Representative for the Ontario Branch for the CSC, as if she does not have enough to do!!

We hope you will join us at either our Thornbury location or our brand new location in Collingwood which opened in June 2018.

TEISHA HARVEY

Dance Instructor

Teisha has been dancing with Galen for 10 years. She understands the GISOD standards and
teaching style. She has been diligent in taking her CDTA exams each year, and is training for
her associate teaching certificate. Teisha is a versatile dancer which allows her to teach many
different genres including Jazz, Acro, Hip-hop, Glee and more. Teisha has taught for two years
as an assistant to Galen in Thornbury.

Her dance career has led her to many competitions where she was highly successful as a
soloist, and group dancer. Her most recent season ended with a Platinum award for her
contemporary/lyrical number

The most outstanding characteristic Teisha has is her love and gentleness for children. When
you drop your child off with her you are leaving them in a safe and encouraging place to learn
and work hard!

HANNAH WILSON

Dance Instructor

Hannah has been dancing with Galen for 10 years. She understands the GISOD standards and
teaching style. She has been diligent in taking her CDTA and CSC dance exams each year,
and is training for her associate teaching certificate. Hannah has taken ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap,
hip-hop, and contemporary throughout those ten years which gives her a lot of experience to
pass along to her students. Hannah has already completed one year of teaching
independently for GISOD and was a huge hit! Many parents and students were impressed with
her ability to lead a class and her organizational skills. She has also recently been chosen to
help lead the OUTWARD BOUND program at the Meaford High School because of her
leadership abilities.

Her dance career has led her to many competitions where she was highly successful as a
soloist and group dancer. Her last two seasons at competition ended with most of her dances
earning a Platinum award.

Hannah treats all her classes as if they were a competitive class, pushing all her students to be
the best they can. She is very excited to start a new season!

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We will of course continue to provide our high quality dance programs, which includes examinations in all major dance forms, competitive and recreational programs, and A FULL GLEE PROGRAM.

 

Gisod is hiring personal trainers at this time. If you are interested please send us your resume to: info@gisod.ca

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