Si Ting

The founder of Phoenix Dance School, Si Ting, is a first-tier national actress in China. She has previously worked with the Chinese Ministry of Forestry’s Cultural Troupe, the Shenzhen Song and Dance Troupe, and the Dongying Victory Oilfield Song and Dance Troupe. She graduated from the Central University for Nationalities with a major in dance. During her youth, she participated in numerous artistic exchange performances in countries and regions such as Russia, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Macao, representing her role as a cultural ambassador.

At the age of 14, she played a significant role in the Jiaozhou Yangge Dance “Bitter Vegetable Flowers,” which was primarily a group dance performance, and won the championship at the Fourth National Dance Competition. After graduating, she served as a choreographer and performer for various artistic groups and events at the central, provincial, and municipal levels. These include the 2002 CCTV “Heart to Heart” Art Troupe, the 2006 Heilongjiang International Ecotourism Festival, the 2009 CCTV Gala Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China, “Fertile Soil,” and the 2011 large-scale musical drama “Dreams of Jiangnan.”

After immigrating to Vancouver, she founded Phoenix Dance School and BCBallet. She also became a dance director for the Canadian North American Artists Association and served as the Vice President of the Canada-China Cultural Communication Association.

Ballet Course Instructor

Desiree Zurowski

Desiree Zurowski is an experienced ballet instructor with a strong background in dance. Her classes are known for their humor and are greatly appreciated by students. She possesses a high level of expertise and extensive stage experience, making her an excellent resource for training students to participate in dance competitions. She has also performed in works by several renowned ballet choreographers. In addition to her role as an instructor, Desiree is also an accomplished actress and serves as the Artistic Director of the BC Dance Company. In her Hollywood career, she has played multiple film roles, showcasing her versatility as a performer.

Sandra Estrada

Sandra Estrada is a teacher with nearly 6 years of experience in the field of ballet. She graduated from the prestigious Cuban National Ballet School, earning an education degree. Sandra boasts an impressive performance background and has participated in numerous competitions, including:

  • First prize at the Mexican Puebla Classical Ballet Festival.
  • Award nominations at the 2022 Seoul International Dance Competition in South Korea.

Beyond her outstanding abilities as a dancer, Sandra is a dedicated teacher who trains numerous students for various dance competitions. Her expertise and experience make her an excellent instructor in the field of ballet.

Nancy Li

Nancy is a professional ballet and contemporary dancer. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Dance from SFU and currently works as a member of the Lamondance Dance Company. Throughout her dance career, she has garnered numerous awards from local and international competitions due to her outstanding skills and performances. Inspired by ongoing collaborations with various artists, she has embarked on choreographing her own dance pieces. She is also exploring ways to blend elements from diverse cultures, creating a dance form that can be appreciated by the public.

Music Course Instructor

Bella Yi Hao

Bella graduated from a teachers’ college with a major in music education and dance. She holds teaching certificates issued by the Ministry of Culture of China, a Chinese Dance Teacher Level Certificate from the Beijing Dance Academy, and an International Advanced Jazz Dance Instructor Certificate. She has won multiple gold medals and first prizes at the China National Dance Competition and has performed in Australia as a representative of the Chinese Ministry of Culture. Bella has also trained numerous students to pass the Chinese dance examinations at the Beijing Dance Academy.

Sasha Ye

Sasha Ye graduated from the Nanjing campus of the Communication University of China with a major in dance performance.

She is a Level Ten instructor in the Chinese Dance Graded Examination Program.

Additionally, she studied drama performance at the Vancouver Film School.

Sasha has been studying dance since the age of ten and has over five years of experience in dance instruction.

She possesses a patient and friendly personality and is capable of providing detailed guidance to her students.

Echo Zhai

Echo is a KPOP and Chinese dance performer who has served as an urban choreographer and dance instructor at several studios.

She has studied at some professional and globally renowned studios, including 1Million, JustJerk, and YGX.

With years of work experience, Echo has participated in the recording of music programs for China Central Television (CCTV) and has performed as a professional dancer for various celebrities. This experience has laid a strong foundation for her future teaching endeavors.

Tian Lu

Lulu specialized in Chinese classical dance and Chinese ethnic dance, earning her advanced teaching qualification in Chinese dance from the Beijing Dance Academy. With 17 years of experience in dance education, Lulu has been teaching dance in the Vancouver area since 2013. She has been involved in numerous large-scale artistic performances and has been engaged in dance instruction, choreography, and event planning.