Directors

  • Canadian-school-of-dance-Director-Monica-Adjeleian

    MONICA ADJELEIAN - A.R.A.D. HONOURS I.S.T.D.

    Monica has been teaching in the Ottawa area since 1980. Before opening the Canadian School of Dance in 1986, Monica performed with the Ottawa Dance Theatre, Ontario Ballet Theatre and in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of ‘The Merry Widow” and “Rinaldo” with Marilyn Horne. Monica’s formal dance training was with the National Ballet School, The Canadian School of Ballet, and the Canadian College of Dance at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. Monica attended summer schools at Les Grands Ballet Canadien and the Banff School of Fine Arts. She was instrumental in the Canadian School of Dance receiving the Youth Achievement Award in 1988.

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    FRAN COYLE - A.R.A.D., T.D., A.I.S.T.D.

    Fran has been teaching in the Ottawa area for over 30 years. Her early training with the founders of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) prepared her to attend renowned summer schools at the RWB and The Banff School of Fine Arts before graduating from the Canadian College of Dance at Ryerson Theatre School. Having danced professionally for several years she decided to open the Canadian School of Dance to pursue teaching and pass on the passion for dance she herself enjoyed as a child. Her love for technical precision in training has pushed many of her students to reach the highest of achievements in their careers. Ms. Coyle’s award winning choreography has received many accolades and she was a recipient of the ‘Gloria Jean Cuming Award of Excellence’ at the 2011 American Dance Awards National competition in Boston for the Junior level (10-12), as well as a nomination for the ‘Choreographer of the Year’. Through Fran, CSD has bragging rights as the only Ottawa dance studio with three successful RAD Solo Seal Award candidates.