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Cora Black - Artistic Director
Cora has been the proud owner and director of Morée School of Dance since she established the school in 1980. Having trained at Ewald Academy of Dance, Cora went on to perform professionally and receive an Honours Bachelor of Science Dance degree from the University of Waterloo. Professional highlights include: dancing for President Reagan, an original company member of the Black Walnut Ballet and a chore dancer for the amazingly talented Alan Lund. Cora is a certified teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance and the Canadian Dance Teachers Association. She has won numerous choreography awards and has created works for the Daffodil Tea, a local cancer charity event for 10 years. Cora is been a mentor to her students and has trained numerous dancers who have become professional dancers, teachers and studio owners; Natalie Sebastian, Brian Hill, Cindy Windsor, Michelle Hillier, Chrissy Palmer (Conrad), Patricia Frasier, Chris Wilson, Lisa Collins, Sharon Booth, Lori Karges, Karen Bender, Heidi Bricknell, Beth Cornwall, Jennifer Fell, Andrea Burns, Holly Linkert, Kelly Aarts (MacGregor), Jeanine Henderson, Michelle Tracz (Black), Emily Lehan, Erin Cardey, Mistyna Wilcock, Kate Moffett and Meaghan Silva.

Michelle Tracz - Assistant Director
Michelle is a professional dancer and teacher.  Originally from Waterloo, Michelle trained at Morée School of Dance completing both her RAD grade 8 award and Advanced 1 exams.  She then went on to graduate with honours from the Ryerson University Theatre Dance Program and also earned the Dean’s Award for her graduating class.  In 2005 Michelle was chosen by the Toronto Star as “One of the top graduating dancers to watch.”  Recent stage credits include: Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage (Mirvish) at the Royal Alex Theatre in Toronto where she understudied the Lead Role of Baby, Mrs. Schumacher and was a female swing!  Sweet Charity (Huron County Playhouse), Robin Hood (St. Jacobs Country Playhouse), Jane Ashton in Brigadoon (Drayton Festival Theatre), Ensemble/Dance Captain in Highschool Musical (St. Jacobs Country Playhouse), Gertie in Oklahoma (Capitol Theatre), Aladdin (St. Jacob’s Country Playhouse), The Mikado and Oklahoma! (Huron Country Playhouse).  Michelle is also an accomplished choreographer and director.  Recent projects include: High School Musical PEP Squad Director (Drayton Entertainment), Organ and Dance Fusion Concert (First United Church), The Departure (McMaster University), 3 Days (Moe-tion Picture Productions), Parahumans Dance Theatre (Premiere Dance Theatre) and Best of Broadway (Kitchener-Waterloo Musical Productions). She can also be seen playing “Pipa” on the children’s television show 4 Square which airs on Treehouse Television.  Michelle has completed her teaching certification for the ADAPT syllabus.  She has won numerous choreography, judge’s choice and overall awards.  Although Michelle adores the stage, her passion is equally met in the studio teaching, choreographing and building relationships with her students!

Mike Tracz
Mike is a professional dancer, singer, actor and teacher from Toronto. He has trained in most forms of dance, and specializes in teaching Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Acro and Musical Theatre. Mike has adjudicated all across Canada from Alberta to Nova Scotia, while also teaching many workshops and master classes. He has been performing throughout the world since 1997. Performance credits include six seasons at The Stratford Festival of Canada (Crazy For You, Hello Dolly, The Tempest, Guys & Dolls, Anything Goes, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, The King & I, The Beaux' Stratagem, and The Threepenny Opera), the 2008/2009 North American Tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Closing Ceremonies of the 2015 Pan Am Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Drayton Entertainment (Dance Legends, Guys & Dolls, Sweet Charity, Peter Pan, Brigadoon, Evita, Me & My Girl, Crazy For You, Cats, Miss Saigon, Aladdin, The Mikado, Oklahoma!, Robin Hood), Theatre Aquarius (Peter Pan, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!), The Canadian Opera Company (War & Peace), Stage West (70's Fever), Tokyo Disneyland, Dancers for life (Toronto), Royal Carribean Cruise Lines (Dance Captain), Celebrity Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, Paramount Wonderland, A Grand Night for Stratford, and the 18th annual Guelph Dance Festival. Film & Television credits include Eloise at the Plaza (Disney), Poe (ABC), Hollywood Bollywood, Superstar, Prisoner of Love, Gemini Awards, Rick Mercer Report (CBC), BravoFact!, Food Network, Morenaga (Japan).

Meghan MacNeil
Meghan is a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Originally from Quisapamsis, New Brunswick, Meghan began her training at Rothesay Ballet School, as well as at The National Ballet and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, she finished her high school education at Cawthra Park high school for the performing arts. Further refining her craft, she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2005 from Ryerson University. As an independent choreographer Meghan's work has been commissioned by the 8:08 dance organization in Toronto, where she had the pleasure of being mentored by Michael Trent. Other highlights include several works debuted at Toronto's Fringe Festival for International Dance Artists, as well as working with David Earl, Andrea Nann, Tilt sound + motion, and Parahumans Dance Theatre. Meghan has a passion for collaboration; past works have included live spoken word poetry, music and various other media elements. Teaching continues to be an important part of her artistic development; Meghan has had the privilege of teaching and hosting choreographic workshops at High Schools and University's across Ontario and New Brunswick. Through movement workshops, Meghan works closely with dancers on improving their foundation technique, contact improvisation skills, as well as their own sense of artistry. In 2008 Meghan accompanied the McMaster University dance company to the American College Dance Festival in New York. Current endeavors include Songbird Stories, a multi media dance project being debuted at the 2011 Halifax Fringe Festival, an untitled work commissioned by Connection Dance Works (New Brunswick), a collaboration with Guelph filmmaker, Nicholas Loess entitled MORE, as well as furthering her yoga practice through the Moksha Yoga teacher training program. Meghan is thrilled to have the opportunity to share her passion for dance with the talented and inspiring dancers at Moree and is looking forward to an exciting year!

Mistyna Wilcock
Mistyna is a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer. Originally from Waterloo, Mistyna trained at Morée School of Dance completing her RAD Advanced 1 exam. She then went to graduate with honours BA in dance from San Francisco State University, where she also earned the top performance award for her graduating class. While in San Francisco, Mistyna was a part of University Dance Theatre, where she was selected to perform as a soloist at the American College Dance Festival. She was also chosen to apprentice along side Oberlin Dance Company in performing Brenda Way’s repertoire piece ‘Investigating Grace’. Mistyna has danced with Call it Art under the direction of Kyle Limin, and worked with other distinguished choreographers such as; Brenda Way, Cathleen McCarthy, Mark Foreigner, Susan Whipp, Wendy Diamond.

Emily Lehan
Emily is a proud member of the Morée alumni and is trained in all dance forms. She has received a BSc Hon. in Biological Science from the University of Guelph, and has future scholarly aspirations for pediatric medicine! After a solid foundation of training from the Morée School of Dance, Emily went on to obtain her Intermediate RAD and train alongside David Earle's modern dance company. She is also affiliated with the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival as a workshop faculty member and dancer. Emily developed the popular Acro Dance program at the Morée School of Dance, with input from national level gymnastics coaches. She herself is certified as an NCCP level 1 coach in gymnastics, and is also drawing from her current experience competing at a provincial level in the related acrobatic sport of springboard diving. Emily has received several awards for her creative choreography over the years, and many of her routines have received overall awards at dance competitions. Emily is passionate about both kids and dance, which makes teaching at Morée a dream job!