Professional Faculty

Michelle Carbery
Founder and Artistic Director of For the Love of It Performing Arts Centre.
Michelle has been teaching Dance and Musical Theatre to students of all ages for the past 20 years. She is one of the primary teachers at For the Love of It and teaches almost every student that comes to the centre as well as oversees the entire operation.

Michelle teaches Ballet, Jazz, Technique, Musical Theatre, Act, Sing and Dance, Musical Theatre, Creative Ballet, Ballet/Jazz/Hip Hop and is the choreographer for the Momentum Competitive Company program.

As a professional dancer and Musical Theatre performer, Michelle’s credits include the Mega-Musical Beauty and the Beast, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (with Donny Osmond), Little Shop of Horrors and Cabaret. Michelle has also performed as a dancer for recording artists M2M, Nelly Furtado and Jon Secada. Her T.V. and film credits include dancing in the T.V. show Wind at My Back and the films Superstar and Glitter starring Mariah Carey as well as several commercials.

To date, Michelle has professionally choreographed 12 different Musical productions: The Buddy Holly Story, Blue Suede Shoes, Spell Song, Once Upon A Mattress, Little Shop of Horrors, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Midsummer and For the Love of Its own productions of High School Musical, Hairspray Review, Glee the Stage Musical and Grease.

Recently Michelle worked as an assistant choreographer for the closing ceremonies of the PanAm games in Toronto.
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Julie Kresta-Hay
Professional Instructor

A primary instructor at For the Love of It. Julie teaches Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Act, Sing and Dance, Musical Theatre, Creative Ballet and Ballet/Jazz/Hip Hop.

Julie has extensive training from Canada’s most renowned ballet schools: Quinte Ballet School, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The National Ballet School, Lois Smith School of Dance, and is a graduate of the Toronto Dance Theatre.

Julie worked as professional dancer and performed with The Ballet Jorgen Dance Company. Her many other credentials include performances on CBC`s Road to Avonlea tv show, the film Superstar, as well as tv commercials.

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Annie Wood
Professional Intructor

Annie teaches Jazz, Technique and choreographs for the Momentum Competitive Dance Company.

Annie is an accomplished teacher and dance competition adjudicator. She has won countless awards for choreography at Dance Competitions across the country. She holds a Masters degree in Dance Studies from York University and a Bachelor of Education specializing in Dance Education. She has been on faculty at many educational institutions including: York University, George Brown College Dance, Sheridan College, The Randolph Acadelmy for Performing Arts, Quinte Ballet School and Etobicoke School of the Arts. Currently she is the director of the dance program at Branksome Hall private school.
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Boneless (Dwayne Gulston)
Professional Instructor

Boneless teaches Hip Hop and choreographs the Hip Hop for Momentum Competitive Dance Company.

He was one of the dance finalists on So You Think You Can Dance Canada. He has been teaching Hip Hop to children and young adults across Canada over the past 10 years. He has performed with several recording artists such as: Gwen Stefani, Missy Elliot, Nelly Furtado, Drake and Rihanna.
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