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Our Teachers

Claudine Ascher

Claudine Ascher

Claudine Ascher is a practicing, professional artist and art instructor with over 35 years’ experience. She also has as many years’ experience as a gallery curator and arts administrator, having been variously involved with art centers in Montreal, such as The Saidye Bronfman Centre and the Visual Arts Centre, as well as with the Banff Centre in Alberta. She has been teaching at the Dollard Centre for the Arts since 1976 and has been the Director/Curator of the Galerie de la Ville and Director of Adult visual art Education since 1988.

Contact Claudine by email:

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Luc Herrmann

Huguette Bérubé

Huguette Bérubé received training in classical dance at the Académie des Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal. A graduate of the teaching program, she is responsible for preparatory courses, courses for adults, and is the rehearsal assistant for The Nutcracker.

Huguette continued her training with Héléna Voronova, a former prima ballerina at the Sofia Opera. For several years, she had the privilege of performing many of the Voronova choreographies. In 2006, she resumed teaching as a class assistant and as an assistant rehearsal master for the Ballet Paula Frank. From 2011 to 2018, she taught ballet and acted as a choreographer at Côté Cour Côté Jardin, the Regina Assumpta Dance Academy.

She has taught children for several different organizations, including the Dollard Centre for the Arts since 2019. She has continued her ballet lessons and also practices yoga and pilates.

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Kristy Boisvert

Kristy Boisvert

Kristy Boisvert has a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Specialization in Art Education from Concordia University, and she is a graduate from the Professional Photography and Illustration and Design program at Dawson College. Kristy is also a freelance illustrator and graphic designer specializing in children’s illustration and small business branding.

You can visit her website at kristyboisvert.com

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Kevin Bourne

Kevin Bourne

Kevin Bourne is a Montreal based jazz guitarist and graduate of the Jazz Faculty Program at McGill University.

Most recently, Kevin has been performing onboard the NCL Norwegian Sun as the guitarist for the ship’s showband, playing with artists from all over the world.

The most recent musical theatre productions Kevin has played guitar in was Bonnie and Clyde by Contact Theatre and Hedwig and the Angry Inch by In the Wings Promotions. Kevin has been as a freelance teacher for the past six years and has been working with the Dollard Centre for the Arts since September 2018.

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Bernard Caron

Bernard Caron

Bernard Caron has been teaching Argentinian tango since 2002. Teaching tango is a privilege and an important responsibility. Much more than sharing knowledge, it represents the transmission of passion and the opportunity to accompany the students in their interior and external transformation. He has experimented that passion without interruption since 1999, focusing on what he considers being the three pillars of tango: an intimate and comfortable connection, the search for elegance, and the musical interpretation. While being in contact with some of the famous dancers in Buenos Aires, he has developed his particular style; elegant, precise, and inspiring.

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Jelani Corbie

Jelani Corbie

Jelani Corbie started playing piano at the age of 7 and has been involved with music for over 30 years. In high school, he studied with the Royal Conservatory of Music, achieving a grade 7 diploma in piano and a music award. He holds a DEC in Popular Music and an ACE in Audio Recording Technology from Vanier College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Music from Concordia University. Jelani has been teaching at the Dollard Centre for the Arts since 2012. He is also a DJ and has just recently completed vocational studies in Business.

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Caroline Di Nunzio

Caroline Di Nunzio

Born and raised in a town just outside of Montreal, Caroline Di Nunzio grew up with a big family who adored the arts. Caroline attended oil painting classes from a young age. This love followed her as she went on to study Creative Arts at Dawson College and then Art Education at Concordia University, where her two passions combined. When she is not teaching art or painting, Caroline works at the Lester B. Pearson School Board as a Special Education Technician. Caroline also sells her art, whether it’s painting commissions on canvas or murals at a local restaurant.

See her work on Facebook: www.facebook.com/dimaloart

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Janette Haggar

Janette Haggar

Janette Haggar has been teaching at the Dollard Centre for the Arts since 1980. She has a DEC in Ceramics Technology from John Abbott, a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts/Education, and a Masters in Art Education from Concordia University. She has taught art from preschool to university level and is now the director of the Children’s Art Programming at the Dollard Centre for the Arts.

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Maria Herrera

Maria Herrera

Maria Herrera has appeared in over 50 film and television projects, including Pet Sematary, Double Jeopardy, The X-Files, Within These Walls and upcoming feature film, Fatherhood, as well as dozens of theatrical productions across Canada. Maria is also an accomplished voice-over artist and has recently completed her first audiobook, entitled The Case Book of Abee Normal for Audible. A graduate of Vancouver Film School‘s acting program, and a theatre teacher for over 20 years, Maria is excited to be a part of the DCA theatre program.

For more information on Maria, please visit her Facebook fan page at: www.facebook.com/MariaHerreraActress

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Luc Herrmann

Luc Herrmann

Luc Herrmann is a Montreal based guitarist who has performed regularly in Quebec and across Canada over the past ten years either as the leader of his project, the “Luc Herrmann Group” or as a sideman for musicians like Geneviève Racette, Isabelle Young, or various jazz groups.

Luc has a Bachelor’s Degree in jazz performance from McGill University, his specialty lies in jazz, but he also has a great interest in a wide variety of music. Luc’s personalizes his guitar lessons to the needs of each student, and the guitarist is passionate about teaching his students how to profoundly master the neck of their guitar and dissect their favourite songs.

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Karen Ho

Karen Ho

Karen Ho has an MA in Musicology from Université de Montréal and a Graduate Certificate in Music therapy from Concordia University. A teacher since 2003, she loves to share her experience of music with students of all ages and abilities. Never one to shy away from challenges, Karen is very resourceful and can adapt almost anything to a student’s interest. She can prepare her students to do Royal Conservatory exams. When she’s not teaching, she is most likely to be found travelling on epic cross-country road trips with her hairless and full of beans dog Juniper.

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Jacinta Ionno

Jacinta Ionno

Jacinta Ionno is a Montreal-based artist with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from McGill University and a Commercial Arts Degree from the Academy of Art.

She is the past president and juried member of the Artist Association of Dollard and an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and the Italian Cultural Center of Quebec.

Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries and community centers in Canada. She has won numerous awards for her oil paintings, including her painting ‘Pears in a Crystal Bowl,’ which earned her an ‘Award of Excellence’ in a juried show in Vancouver for the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Jacinta teaches oil painting and drawing at her home studio, at the Dollard des Ormeaux Senior’s Club, Dollard Centre for the Arts and Lambda School of Music and Fine Arts.

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Corinne Krikorian

Corinne Krikorian

Passionate about dance from a young age and tango since 2003, Corinne Krikorian started her journey in Montreal learning from experienced Argentine teachers. She moved to Buenos Aires in 2009 to deepen her knowledge and trained with renowned tango masters. Since her return, Corinne has devoted herself entirely to teaching Argentine tango in Montreal and abroad. She hopes to transmit her passion and love for tango and help her students discover the endless wonders of this incredible dance.

www.tangobellanima.com

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Sherrie Marginean

Sherrie Marginean

Sherrie Marginean is a singer, songwriter, voice, and piano teacher with over twenty-five years’ experience. Understanding the integral role that humour plays in the performance of her students, her philosophy is, “We laugh, we focus, we achieve!”

Sherrie started singing at the age of five. Her professional career began at eighteen, which included travelling across the country and abroad. While studying classical singing with Jocelyne Fleury-Coutu, one of two pop albums she co-wrote was released by an independent record label. Her voice has been featured in several radio commercials and on the recordings of other artists.

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Renée Mizgala

Renée Mizgala

A member of the Lakeshore Artists’ Association, a founding member of the Dollard Artists’ Association and long-time member of the Dorval Artists’ Association, Renée teaches, painting and experiments with various papers and techniques not only to be more creative in her work, but to inspire her students to improve in theirs. Her classes allow students to explore and develop their creativity as well as master the finer points of watercolour techniques. “Each person is an individual, and their work must reflect their individuality. One must come to class with an open mind ready to take risks, have fun and enjoy the journey”.

www.reneemizgala.com

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Linda Beck Sidel

Linda Beck Sidel

Linda Beck Sidel creates acrylic paintings based on photography of her travels and of objects/subjects that interest her. These photos provide her with a vast array of imagery from which she derives her inspiration. To create her paintings, Linda uses the image transfer process, a technique that allows her to marry two types of creative methods, which is made possible by advances in acrylic paint technology. She uses it as a form of visual elaboration, to create a relationship between her two passions, photography, and painting.

By transforming these images with paint, she shares her observations through her emotional colour palette. It becomes a way for her to create impressions that will perhaps jog a viewer’s memory of other places, experiences, or moods.

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Geneviève Sideleau

Geneviève Sideleau

Genevieve Sideleau lives and works in Montreal, where she earned her Master of Fine Arts from Concordia University. She has exhibited in Montreal, Ottawa, Northwest Territories, Boston, South Korea, and Serbia with a multidisciplinary practise involving painting, drawing, printmaking, installation, and object-based work. Her practice communicates a vision of the human condition and focuses on society’s overlooked and discarded.

Sideleau is an art instructor in several art centers in Montreal. You can find her work in private and public collections across Canada, the United-States, and abroad.

www.genevievesideleau.com

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Gerry Vincent

Gerry Vincent

Gerry Vincent is a young Montreal-based artist with a lifelong love of hip-hop music and dance. He has been part of the dance community for many years and has had the opportunity to learn from the best while adding his own flair to the genre. His passion for music has gotten him into studios to record his songs under his alias Kamino. You can find his music on Spotify, Google Play and Apple Music. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram to get information on his next live performance!

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Konstantin Vleitchkov

Konstantin Vleitchkov

Konstantin Velitchkov has a Master’s Degree with Honours in Sculpture and Ceramics from the Fine Arts Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. Specialized in Monumental Sculpture in Berlin, Germany, Konstantin has exhibited in solo and group expositions in Europe and Canada. Konstantin has been an art instructor in Canada for over 25 years. He has been a teacher at FACE. High School in Montreal since 1997. He has taught adult classes in sculpture, drawing, painting, and ceramics at the Stewart Hall Cultural Center, the Saidye Bronfman, School of Fine Arts, and now the Dollard Centre for the Arts.

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Beverly Wight

Beverley Wight

Beverley Wight is a professional artist and instructor of paint media and art aesthetics. Bev works primarily in water-based media but stretches into additive elements from time to time. Her paintings are influenced, among others, by Turner, Kandinsky, and all Canadiana. Embracing the process and potential of each creative endeavour, Bev looks forward to filling the world with thoughtful, fun, and meaningful imagery.

 

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Su Zhieng

Su Zhieng

Coming Soon / Bientot

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