Faculty

Andrea Frost

Director, A Frost Dance

Miss Frost is the proud owner of A Frost Dance Experience. She brings with her a lifelong love of dance, a wealth of education and over 30 years dance experience. Miss Frost is accredited with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ryerson University, is trained in RAD ballet and holds her Advance One Certificate with the Royal Academy of Dance.  She continues her dance education by attending workshops and teachers courses and has obtained her Module One Acrobatic Arts Teacher certification. She is also working on her membership with the British Association of Teachers Dancing.

 

Miss Frost began her dance career at seven under the direction of Joanne Agar at the Academy of Dance. She was a founding member of the dance company Integrated Dance Arts Collective and has performed throughout Canada. She has been lucky enough to work under the instruction of many of her idols in the dance world: Mia Michaels, Travis Wall, Stacey Stookey, Dave Scott, and more. Miss Frost’s learnings from these choreographers can be seen through her own choreography and styles of dance.  Her choreography has won numerous awards including Overall Awards, Judges’ Choice and Special Awards.

 

Miss Frost loves teaching and brings warmth, kindness and a personal touch to each class.  Her passion for dance is evident in every aspect of her studio. Miss Frost designed A Frost Dance Experience to cultivate a positive environment for her students.  She hopes the studio will foster growth, nurture her student’s own love of dance and inspire their imaginations.

Andrea Frost, Director of A Frost Dance
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Elizabeth (Roy) Vitarelli

Ms. Roy started her dance training at the Academy of Dance in Peterborough at the age of four; she studied and competed in ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical and hip hop, as well as received her Intermediate accreditation from the Royal Academy of Dance. In 2008, Ms. Roy graduated from George Brown College with honours, receiving a diploma in Dance Performance Studies. As a student at George Brown she studied ballet, jazz, modern, pointe, vocal and acting, and was a member of the George Brown Dance Performance Ensemble. Ms. Roy has been a member of the A Frost Dance Experience teaching staff since 2008, teaching ballet, jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre, as well as choreographing for the competitive team. She is certified in Acrobatic Arts AAC1 and continues to attend workshops to further her dance education. 

Kimmie Wilson

Raised in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Kimberly Wilson began her love for dance at the age of 3 when she enrolled at Port Moody School of Dance in both tap and ballet as a way to get out all of her extra energy. 

This energy quickly progressed into years of jazz, acro, lyrical, hip-hip and musical theatre. 

Nearing the end of high school Kimberly knew she wanted to continue on with dance and was accepted into Ryerson University for the Dance program, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Performance Dance.

Following Ryerson, Mrs. Wilson was part of various performances and dance festivals in Toronto including Dance Ontario Festival. Following a reoccurring knee injury, she decided it was best to take a break from dance. 

Mrs. Wilson eventually recovered from the injury and welcomed two children into her family during her time off. She has now spent years on the school parent council volunteering with students and it was then that Kimberly decided that teaching dance was something she felt more passionate about now more than ever. 

Mrs. Wilson is excited to pass on her positive energy and knowledge of jazz, lyrical, acro, contemporary, tap, hip-hop and Cecchetti ballet syllabus to the next generation of eager students!

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Robyn Hawthorne

Miss Hawthorne is very excited about teaching this year! She has danced at A Frost Dance Experience for 5 years doing many styles of dance including; jazz, hip hop, tap and musical theatre. Over the years Robyn has been a part of her high school dance team, not only as a dancer but also as choreographer. Miss Hawthorne also has a background in theatre. From a young age she was involved in many drama camps and later became a counsellor. She’s even been involved in a few community theatre productions including; The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins and Shrek The Musical.

Bryanna Ostrander

Miss Bryanna has been dancing since the age of four.  She has trained in Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and her favourite, Musical Theatre.  She attended Thomas A Stewart SS for their Integrated Arts program in both dance and drama.  She has continued to be an active volunteer with the program, choreographing and assistant directing.  Bryanna recently graduated from York’s Theatre and Bachelor of Education programs.  She has over ten years of experience performing in the Peterborough community in dance and theatre.  She has been teaching dance and drama at local camps and studios for the past five years.  Bryanna is excited to join the A Frost team.

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Gabby Lockman

Miss Gabby Lockman has been dancing since the age of 3. She has been a member of A Frost Dance Experience for ten years. Over the years, Gabby has taken tap, jazz, contemporary, ballet, musical theatre and acro. She started as an assistant at the studio and her first year teaching was in 2020.  She also participates in her school’s dance team. When she was younger, Miss Lockman was a gymnast and competed in her last year. Since the age of nine, she has volunteered at the Peterborough Hutchison House Museum serving tea and giving tours. This season, she is competing in tap and contemporary and she is very excited to be part of the AFDE faculty.

Mason Perkins

Miss Perkins started dance at the age of 3.  She has danced at A Frost Dance Experience since they opened in 2008.  Throughout the years, she has trained in Hip Hop, Tap, Musical Theatre, Pointe, with a focus on Ballet and Contemporary.  Mason has been a member of the competitive team here since 2010.  She has assisted at the studio for many years and started supply teaching in the 2020/21 season. 

In her spare time, Miss Perkins enjoys boating, spending time with friends and attending leadership workshops.  She plans on pursuing a career in teaching and can’t wait to start her next step with the AFDE team.

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Kate Doris

Miss Doris has been dancing at A Frost Dance Experience since 2012.  She has training in many styles of dance.  Her focus has been in Ballet and Contemporary.  Kate started assisting on Saturday mornings in 2016.  She has been an assistant that the studio has come to rely on. Kate has also been a member of the competitive team for many years. 

Alongside dance, making connections with children and watching them grow is a passion.  Miss Doris plans to pursue a career in teaching.  In the interim, she looks forward to spending time with the dancers at the studio as they strengthen their relationships, their bodies and their minds.