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 be at Mi-Cher Dance Academy and share her love of dance with all her students!
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.
Karrie Hill received her dance training from Stonelands Vocational School of Dance in England. During that period, Karrie was also a member of the National Youth Ballet, performing at many theatres within London as well as training and performing alongside future Royal Ballet Company member Francesa Filpi. In 2004, Karrie gained her Bachelor of Education in Elementary School teaching, specializing in Physical Education.
Karrie achieved her I.S.T.D. Licentiates in ballet, modern, and tap before moving to Canada in 2007.
Since her dance career began, Karrie has entered many students for exams from Primary to Advanced 2 levels as well as entering teachers for their teaching exam, most gaining high marks.
Karrie is a mother of two boys and enjoys the challenge of juggling the love of teaching and family life.
Karrie has had almost 20 years of teaching experience and has been lucky enough teach in many school across the lower mainland since moving to Canada.
Mrs. Hill enjoys sharing her dance knowledge, experience and teaching expertise with and aims to enhance every student's love of dance and technique in modern and ballet.