Staff | About | Dance Arts Centre

DAC owner, Jill Rieken, takes a unique approach to dance education. Jill's philosophy is simple, "Character first."


She strongly believes that when students lay a foundation of perseverance, respect, and teamwork first, everything they attempt afterward, including the art of dance, is completed with excellence.

It is this philosophy that sets DAC dancers apart and sets them up for success for the rest of their lives.


DAC is not only a place where beautiful dancers are trained, it is also a place where students develop into young women and men of strong character. 

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Julia Levina

A former professional Ukrainian ballerina whose ballet company toured the world, Julia brings extensive knowledge of the professional dance world to DAC’s students. She leads DAC’s ballet program with discipline, style and grace. In 2003, Julia created DAC’s resident ballet company, La Danse Fatale. The company gives dancers a taste of the professional dance world. La Danse Fatale graduates have gone on to become members in professional companies all over the country.