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Director

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Bethany McKeever

BBA, ARAD, RAD RTS

Studio Director & Teacher

Miss McKeever has been dancing since she was only 3 years old, having done ballet, tap, lyrical, modern, contemporary, jazz, and even a bit of hip hop and highland dancing. Her true love for ballet inspired her to become a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) through the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) program.  Miss McKeever was excited to learn from Teresa Randall and Martha Nicholson in this teacher training. Also enjoying business, Miss McKeever graduated with her Bachelor of Business Administration with Great Distinction from Trinity Western University. She is excited to combine her personal ballet experience with this formal teaching to give her students the best possible instruction.

Miss McKeever is a very experienced dancer herself, having successfully completed her RAD Advanced 2 level ballet exam, among many others. She is also an experienced competitor, having competed in many different festivals in the Lower Mainland Area. Through this experience, she learned the importance of working with others to achieve a common goal and appreciating other’s strengths as well as her own.  She was thrilled to participate in a week long intensive with Laura Morera (principal ballerina of the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, London, UK) and Justin Meissner (former Royal Ballet dancer and director of Dance Tours International) in 2012, and has also been privileged to receive exam coaching from Mrs. Lynnette Kelley FRAD ARAD ATDip (RAD Registered Teacher, Examiner and Life Member).

 

Miss McKeever enjoyed assisting and receiving her first experience teaching at McBride School of Dancing, where she danced for 11 years with Mrs. Heather McBride. 

Miss McKeever is very happy to share her love of dance with the Mi-Cher students!

Cheryl Geddert

ARAD, RAD RTS, LISTD

Studio Founder & Guest Teacher

Establishing Mi-Cher Dance Academy in 1981, Cheryl Geddert has been teaching and inspiring young people for 40 years.  She is an experienced dancer, teacher, and choreographer, having trained in Cloverdale, White Rock, and Vancouver, BC, Toronto, ON, as well as London, England.

Cheryl’s love for dance began in her first ballet classes where her teacher, Mrs. Caplette, would encourage everyone to “dance like no one is watching”.

Cheryl describes dance and the ballet studio as “a magical place – a place where I continue to find peace, no matter what my day has been like. A wonderful calm comes over me while doing my barre warm-up routine. As a young dancer and to this day, dance has allowed me to get into myself and enjoy and embrace movement through space, emotionally as well as physically”.

Cheryl holds certificates for Advanced RAD, Advanced ISTD (Ballet), Intermediate ISTD (Modern and National), and is a registered teacher with both the Royal Academy of Dance (ARAD) and Imperial Society Teachers of Dancing (LISTD).  Cheryl holds RAD Life Membership.

Studio Founder

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