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Ballet Instructor & Office Manager

Bernice Van Dyken

Bernice van Dyken was born and grew up in South Africa, where she was classically trained in both the Royal Academy of Dance and Cecchetti methods of ballet.

She is a registered and certified teacher with the R.A.D., as well as a member of the American Academy of Ballet.

 

In South Africa she owned a large ballet studio for 15 years, where her students successfully participated in R.A.D exams, American Performance Awards, annual shows and competitive festivals. Bernice also worked as Ballet Mistress for the Johannesburg Youth Ballet for numerous years.

 

In 2008 Bernice and her daughter moved to Dawson Creek, BC to take up the role as ballet instructor. Here her students also successfully participated in R.A.D Exams, American Performance Awards, Competitions and workshops in BC and Alberta. A numer of her ballet students have received scholarships to study at the American Academy of Ballet summer intensives in New York.

 

Bernice loves to assist dancers grow in their love of dance and in their self esteem and confidence.