Miki Whyte, Artistic Director, founded DanceRStudio in 2007. Miki's dance education began at the age of 7 at Elaine Hunter Dance School where she fell in love with dance.
Received dance teacher training at the College of Arts and Culture St.Petersburg, Russia and has an extensive experience in teaching both Classical Ballet and Character.
3 time FULL DANCE SCHOLARSHIP recipient at OIP Dance Centre (Toronto ON) and was recently in The Motivating Excellence (Intensive Program) series with world renowned Choreographer Rhapsody James.
Dawn Seguin started dance at the age of 6 with the Elaine Hunter Dance School. Dawn has participated in all genre of dance from Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern and Lyrical in both group performances and Solo’s.
Ty Stewart also known as Stitches has been dancing for many years, growing as a dancer on the streets studying the Urban Hip Hop Culture
Kaeli started dancing at the age of 5 at the Elaine Hunter Dance School in Orleans Ontario where she resides
Carolyn has taught dance for over 10 years in recreational and competitive dance studios across Ottawa, Gatineau and in her hometown, Guelph
What our graduates & parents say
The years I spent at DanceR Studio were some of the best years of my life! The teachers are exceptional and the creativity they show in their choreography is outstanding. We were given so many opportunities to participate in competitions and community events both locally in other cities. My fellow dancers and teachers were like my second family and we shared so many memories together. It is wonderful to see how the studio continues to thrive and every dance season the students get better and better.
The first day we walked into DanceR Studio to find a place for my son to dance, we immediately felt at home. My son started dancing 4 years ago and my daughter joined 1 year after him. It has become a second home and it provides a wonderful intimate family feel. Both of my children are passionate about the arts, and receive exceptional training in a positive environment, where personal goals are met and individuality is appreciated. The studio is recognized regularly at competitions for its supportive manner, which reflects the teachers positivity during classes. A small studio with a big heart.
Due to being in the military, we have been at a number of dance studios since my oldest child began dancing at 3. We arrived at DanceR Studio Sept 2016, and very quickly realized that this was the best studio we had ever encountered. Walking in the doors you can feel the positive atmosphere and you can see smiles on everyone’s faces. Miki was happy to answer all our questions and made us feel we were welcome from her first words. All DRS staff truly care about each and every one of the dancers, providing top quality instruction and individual attention to help them develop into the dancer they want to be. Over the last 2 years I have watched my child blossom and her passion for dance return. DanceR Studio may be small, but it is definitely mighty and THE place to dance in Orleans.
Dance R studio is such an amazing studio. My daughter has been going for a number of years now and every single class blows me away. The amount of knowledge and skill the instructors have is quite literally unbelievable. The entire studio is so well run and organized the competitions and recitals are fluid; from the training the the final show. More than just knowledge and skill in all forms of dance; my daughter has created lasting friendships as well as a deeper understanding of the importance of practice and teamwork. A second family is what this studio feels like and I as a father could not be happier with my choice to bring my daughter here. The owner is an active participant in all of the classes the studio provides. From the very young children all the way up, the owner is there sharing her knowledge and her vision. To highly recommend this studio would be an understatement, in my opinion any other choice would be a lesser opportunity for your child’s enjoyment, knowledge, and skill in any form of dance.
Chris HariskiDance/Prop Dad
I graduated from DRS three years ago. I spent my entire competitive dance training at this studio. The love for dance that was given to me over the course of 8 years of training is what inspired and moved me to become a professional dancer. Now in my training of professional dance, I am thankful for the foundation of technique, work ethic and artistry I learned during my time at DRS. Miki and all the teachers have been extremely influential as to the dancer I am today. They always created an open, artistic and supportive environment for me to explore my own art and creative energy. I am forever thankful for everyone at DRS for everything they’ve done for me.