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TEAM TRILOGY

MEET OUR STAFF!

Kellie Towriss

(Co-Owner / Director)

BIO

Miss Kellie fell in love with dance and baton twirling at the age of 6. During her childhood and teenage years she trained in almost every discipline and was able to compete locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. She has successfully completed her ADAPT Advanced jazz exam and won scholarships from various dance competitions. She was able to train and perform at Walt Disney World and Disneyland as a young dancer.

Although Miss Kellie loves all things dance and baton twirling, her real passion growing up was in the sport of baton twirling. Along with her team members, Miss Kellie, was able to compete for Canada in multiple world championships while travelling around the world. This team was able to capture a bronze medal at the 2005 World Baton Twirling Championship in the team division, which ultimately led them to being inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 2019.

Miss Kellie started assisting in her teenage years and has been teaching for over 15 years. She is a certified level 3 coach with the Canadian Baton Twirling Federation and has coached athletes locally, provincially, and at competitions around the world such as Walt Disney World, France, and Croatia. She has completed her NCCP training as well as SaskSport’s Respect in Sport course. Miss Kellie is a certified teacher with Acrobatic Arts. She is a firm believer in the entire athlete including their psychological preparation and injury prevention.

When not at studio or in the gym, Miss Kellie works at Royal University Hospital as the Adult Oncology Clinical Coordinator, Saskatoon Pharmacy Services for the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

Miss Kellie is excited about this new chapter in being co-owner/director at Trilogy Academy where she hopes to empower athletes with lessons that go far beyond the studio walls.

Nicole Hustej

(Co-Owner / Director)

BIO

With over 20 years of dance teaching experience, Miss Nicole has a love for being part of a dancer’s journey from beginner to their last bow. Starting dance at age 3, she is highly trained in all genres, including Jazz (ADAPT), Ballet (RAD), Lyrical, Modern/Contemporary, Tap (CDTA), Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Acro, as well as in the sport of Baton Twirling. Throughout her years of teaching, she has instructed in Jazz, Modern, Baton Twirling, Lyrical, Ballet and Parent & Tot classes. Finding her passion in Jazz and Lyrical, she has proudly trained many dancers under the ADAPT Jazz exam syllabus, with several students completing all in studio exams. She successfully trains both competitive and recreational dancers and proudly works with her students to achieve their personal goals. Miss Nicole is a certified Acrobatic Arts teacher. 

Miss Nicole has been the proud recipient of numerous choreography awards in Jazz, Lyrical and Modern at local and national level competitions. With her students receiving outstanding results and high marks under her direction, she has also received many scholarships and awards as a dancer herself. Her dancing and teaching has taken her around North America, with highlights being Disney World, Disneyland, New York, Las Vegas and Hawaii through scholarships and performance opportunities.

Outside of teaching dance, Nicole coordinates fundraising events for Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation. She is grateful to be able to have fun and bring people joy while together giving back to the community! Miss Nicole also enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise as a dance adjudicator at festivals and competitions.

Nicole and her husband Jaysen’s two children, Kalea and Kai, are very excited for their Mommy and Auntie’s dance studio… their soon to be second home! You’ll see their cute, smiling faces around the studio often.

Miss Nicole is beyond excited to share her passion for dance as Co-Owner/Director of Trilogy Academy! She strives to make all her dancers feel supported and proud of every accomplishment big or small throughout their dance journey!

Zoe Vassos

(Co-Owner / Director)

BIO

Miss Zoe is an avid lover of all things dance, with a passion for Tap! Zoe is a certified C.D.T.A. Licentiate (Tap) and has successfully trained and put through hundreds of students in their C.D.T.A. Tap Exams through the years, many completing their Advanced Exam and numerous receiving the highest Honours. Zoe has received numerous choreography awards at competitions throughout Canada and the United States, while her students have received many scholarships, awards, high marks, and recognitions. Her routines have earned Top Marks of the competition at various competitions. Zoe has been awarded the Top Choreography Award at the Spring Stars Dance Festival twice for her group routine choreography, along with Choreography recognitions for top performing routines at Candance.

Zoe has a special love for Musical Theatre, Stage and all things “Broadway”! She has choreographed productions of “Guys and Dolls” and “Little Shop of Horrors” and performed as a dancer in “Singin’ In The Rain”. One of her favourite experiences has been attending musicals on Broadway in New York.

Miss Zoe has embraced many opportunities for both her students, and herself in dance. She has trained at and taken students to numerous conventions across Canada and the United States including in Las Vegas, New York, California, and Florida. Throughout the pandemic, she enjoyed the opportunity to learn from choreographers and teachers around the world through different online platforms.

As a dancer, Zoe grew up loving all disciplines. She is trained in R.A.D Ballet, A.D.A.P.T Jazz and C.D.T.A Tap, and has extensive training in Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Baton Twirling and Acro.

In the last couple of years, Zoe has been asked to adjudicate dance festivals in Saskatchewan… a new opportunity that she’s very much enjoying!

When she’s not dancing or choreographing, Zoe also has a passion for marketing, radio, and giving back to the community. She works as the Promotions & Marketing Director for Harvard Media and 96.3 Cruz FM.

Miss Zoe is ecstatic to be one of the Co-Owners/Directors of Trilogy Academy. She will bring innovative ideas and choreography to her dancers and classes and looks forward to creating a safe and creative environment for all dancers and families.

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Halie Voinorosky

(Ballet Teacher)

BIO

Halie grew up dancing in Saskatoon where she enjoyed training in many disciplines including ADAPT Jazz, CDTA Tap, and RAD Ballet. She found a passion for ballet early on and has spent the last 10 years teaching ballet across Saskatchewan. She received her certification in ballet teaching studies through the Royal Academy of Dance in 2013 and has enjoyed getting to share her love of ballet with her students. She has also had the opportunity to mentor a trainee teacher through the Certification in Ballet Teaching Studies Program.

Halie loves coming up with creative dance concepts and is an award-winning choreographer. She is known for her out-of-the-box ideas and entertaining storylines.
Since receiving her certification in ballet teaching studies Halie has worked to continue to learn and train. She has completed training through the RAD, Progressing Ballet Technique, and The Ballet Blog, and is a certified personal trainer.

One of Halie’s passions is empowering dancers through strength and knowledge of movement and recently opened REFINE Cross Training in 2022 to help complement dancers’ training regimes and reach their dance goals through cross-training. She believes knowledge is power and hopes to provide her students with the information and skills to progress to achieve all their dance goals in a safe and sustainable way. She strives to create a welcoming and fun environment for her students and aims to bring out the best in every dancer she gets to work with.

Miss Halie is very excited to join Team Trilogy and share her love of ballet with the students, parents and families of Trilogy Academy of Dance & Baton Twirling!

Lexi Hradecki

(Hip Hop Teacher)

BIO

Lexi started dancing at the young age of 3 years old. She has experience with ADAPT Jazz, RAD ballet, and completed her Advanced C.D.T.A tap exam. Even though she excels in these styles, Hip Hop has a special place in her heart. While dancing, she discovered a strong love for the art form and styles of HipHop, so she took on several opportunities that came her way. Some of which include competing at World of Dance Seattle (2015), World of Dance Edmonton (2015), and World of Dance Arizona (2016 – 2018) with a competitive hip hop team known as Eyecandy from Edmonton, AB. Lexi has performed on several stages around Canada and the United States, but she has also danced on fields with the Riderflo dance team for two years and several other sporting events. She has trained, taught and choreographed for bsoFlo in Saskatoon. One of her favourite memories is when she auditioned in Niagara Falls for Canada’s Got Talent in the 2021 dance season.

Teaching students is Lexi’s inspiration, she takes pride in sharing her talent and skills with others to create and express a love for dance. Her goal is to be a positive role model and to provide a safe environment for her students.

Miss Lexi, and her many years of hip hop and dance training, is excited to be joining Team Trilogy’s inaugural season. She is looking forward to teaching the students at Trilogy Academy!

 

Makenna Jackson

(Contemporary/Multi-Discipline Teacher)

BIO

Miss Makenna began dancing at the young age of 3 and fell in love with it instantly. Since then, she has trained in most disciplines including contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, ADAPT jazz, RAD ballet as well as CDTA tap. She has successfully completed her Inter 3 Adapt jazz exam as well as her Advanced CDTA tap exam. Miss Makenna is a certified Acrobatic Arts teacher. While exceeding in her in studio exams, Miss Makenna has also had the opportunity to dance nationally and internationally. In 2019 she danced for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and in 2022 she competed in Niagara Falls at Canada’s Got Talent. She also competed and trained at Tremaine in Las Vegas.

Miss Makenna began assisting when she was 13 and quickly decided she wanted to work towards becoming a teacher. She has enjoyed every minute that she’s gotten to work with kids and loves sharing her passion and love for dance with them. Her goal is to create a safe and loving environment as a united team, in and out of the studio walls. Miss Makenna is the most excited to meet and work with every student who walks through the Trilogy Academy doors and looks forward to inspiring the next generation of dancers.

Shannon Fitzsimmons

(Musical Theatre Teacher)

BIO

Miss Shannon loves singing, dancing, and acting, and is excited to be joining the Trilogy team! She is born and raised in Saskatoon, and has gained education and work experiences in Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, and Saskatoon. Growing up she competed in music and dance festivals, and has worked as a professional actor in both television and radio. Miss Shannon has taught for many years teaching dance, theatre, and musical theatre, and is an experienced choreographer and director. She graduated from Randolph Academy of the Performing Arts (2010), before completing her Bachelor of Education with a minor in Theatre (University of Saskatchewan, 2015). Miss Shannon then went on to complete a Masters of Education (U of S, 2019) and is currently working on the last half of her Philosophy Doctorate in Education (University of Alberta).

 

When Miss Shannon isn’t teaching or being a student herself, she loves spending time with her family – partner Aaron, baby Bronson, and doggies Truffle and Joey.

Meghan Allen

(Baton Coach)

BIO

Miss Meghan’s passion for baton twirling started at the age of 6, when she joined the Sundown Optimist Buffalo Gals in Regina, SK. Throughout her twirling career, she captured numerous provincial and national titles, and competed at multiple world championships in the United States, Europe and at home in Canada. Miss Meghan began coaching when she moved to Saskatoon to attend University, and became a level 3 certified coach with the Canadian Baton Twirling Federation, completed NCCP level 2 coaching courses, as well as SaskSport’s Respect In Sport. During her 15 years of coaching, she has had the privilege of working with beginner levels all the way up to provincial, national and international athletes. Miss Meghan has been taking a break from coaching over the last few years to focus on her family with her husband John, and two children Avery and Lochlan, and is really excited to step back into coaching!

When Miss Meghan isn’t coaching or spending time with her family, she is working full time at the Canadian Light Source, in the Health and Safety department; focusing on biological, chemical and occupational health and safety.

Miss Meghan is very excited to join the Trilogy family, and is looking forward to helping young athletes reach their goals!

Dylann Rambally

(Guest Teacher)

BIO

Miss Dylann began her dance journey at the young age of 3 years old. She fell in love with it immediately. She grew up as a well rounded dancer, training in all disciplines. She has successfully completed numerous RAD ballet exams, ADAPT jazz exams, and all of her CDTA tap exams from Primary-Advanced, receiving the highest mark of Honours in each one. From a young age, tap was where she found herself excelling the most and her passion for tap is obvious every time she puts on her tap shoes. She has won numerous tap awards for her solos, duets, trios, and groups. In competitions, Dylann has received, overall highest scoring duet, runner up highest overall solo mark, and the Tap Warrior scholarship, along with numerous other First Place awards and accolades.

Dylann is going to be attending college in the United States, and looks forward to guest teaching and choreographing at Trilogy Academy when she is home! She is excited to take advantage of training opportunities in and around the Chicago area while she’s there, and looks forward to bringing those experiences back to the students. Dylann is beyond excited to join Team Trilogy along side all of the other fabulous faculty.