KJ was great! Provided (cultural) context behind the movements, corrections, and a bit of comic relief, too. So great to be outside. Also, happy to see that folx in the park weren't bothered by us. A completely joyful experience. See you next week, Socaholics! :)
Elisha Ladeza, a force to be reckoned with in the Toronto dance scene, was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. Elisha’s passion for performing sparked very early on. Starting with her training in Filipino folk and Hawaiian Hula dancing, her love for performing only grew from there.
She would later decide to study Musical Theatre and Performance at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario. Upon graduating, she moved to Toronto and soon after began developing her career by training in more commercial dance styles such as hip hop, jazz funk and heels from various teachers and choreographers across the city. Her training eventually took her to Van Nuys, California where she trained as an apprentice at The Performing Arts Center under the mentorship of Joseph Malone. There, she was able to improve her skills in genres such as Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, as well as Singing and Acting.
Elisha is determined to be as well rounded and versatile as possible, in all aspects. She works hard and is dedicated to becoming a stand-out in the industry. As a teacher, Elisha brings an encouraging and nurturing energy to her classes while establishing a safe and inclusive environment. Her main goal and focus is to provide quality training with an emphasis on teaching proper technique and foundations while having fun! She strives to ensure that her students leave class feeling challenged, empowered and having gained a little something more than what they came with.