Faculty

 

Our faculty consists of highly qualified individuals with a passion for dance. We are proud of our staff and look forward to providing you with the best dance education we possibly can.  

 
 

Brittany Brooks

Studio Director, DMA
Tap, Jazz, Acro, Lyrical, Contemporary, Ballet, Pre-Dance, Turns & Jumps, Stretch & Strength, Tumbling, Adult Tap

Competitive & Recreational Choreographer

Brittany’s love for dance was evident at a young age. Trained in many forms growing up, it wasn’t long until she entered the Competitive dance world. Her successful Competitive career allowed Brittany to train with top choreographers and take Master Classes from highly recognized individuals in the dance industry.

When her Competitive career came to an end, Brittany decided that her passion in life was dance and that she wanted to provide children the same opportunity she was lucky enough to have growing up. This is when Brooks Academy of Dance was born. In 2010, the doors opened with a firm belief that students deserve to have fun, make friends and be active with quality dance education. Brittany then pursued education with Dance Masters of America successfully passing exams in Tap, Jazz & Modern and became a member of DMC Chapter #38 in 2017. She is also currently working on becoming a member of the Professional Adjudicator’s Alliance and plans to begin education with Acrobatic Arts.

Brittany's students have been extremely successful in the Competitive dance world. Her students have competed at a National level and have earned awards with their technique training. Her choreography has also been recognized at multiple competitions by dance professionals, even winning Best Choreography of the Competition.

She firmly believes that dance is more than just dance. The studio is a place where every student should feel safe, a place where they are free from judgment to express themselves. Watching her students not only become technically trained, beautiful dancers but also upstanding citizens in society who are compassionate and independent young adults, makes her feel a powerful sense of pride. 

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Rae Jones

Instructor

Recreational Choreographer

Born and raised in Tillsonburg, Rae began her dancing career at the young age of 2. When Brooks Academy of Dance opened it’s doors, Rae was excited to join the BAD dance family and was eager to become a member of the Competitive Team in 2012. Currently a Competitive dancer at BAD, Rae has won numerous overalls, special awards and scholarships which has allowed her to expand her dance training and education. She was highlighted for this and was given a scholarship to New York City to attend classes and learn from world renowned choreographers and artists, including the infamous Rockettes. Rae then ended her scholarship and experience performing in Times Square on New Years Eve. 

 Her skill and talent has given her opportunities such as back up dancing for Chad Price, who was an opening Act for Tyler Shaw and became a backup dancer for motivational speaker and performer, Saidat.

Following her passion, she has helped spread love and positivity at “Be a Champ” Day. Performing in front of 10,000 students at Budweiser Gardens was an uplifting and pivotal moment in her dancing career. She then continued on to perform at Nationals in Florida, Disney World as well as various events in her community.

Rae is always looking forward to expanding her dance training and pedagogy and is now excited to pass on her knowledge of dance and her passion, to her students at BAD. She is excited to join the staff at Brooks Academy of Dance and watch her students grow and succeed as dancers and people.

Emily Brooks

Studio Director, DMA
Tap, Jazz, Acro, Lyrical, Contemporary Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Pre-Dance, Adult Hip Hop, Turns & Jumps, Stretch & Strength, Tumbling

Competitive & Recreational Choreographer

Emily has been engaged and active in the dance industry for two decades now. Whether it be competing in multiple competitions or cultivating her keen knowledge and skill in various dance disciplines within her students, Emily has never lost her passion for dance. In fact, she's furthered her knowledge by becoming DMA certified. Internationally, she has completed master classes in Hip Hop in both Baltimore, Maryland as well as Buffalo, New York. 

Emily uses dance as an outlet to feel free and creative. Not only does she take an extreme amount of pride in watching her students develop into well trained technical dancers, but Emily also feels a powerful sense of gratitude as they grow into unique and confident individuals through dance.

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Tracy Konigshofer

Ballet Instructor,  RAD, DDTS, RST, Associate Member of ISTD
Competitive & Recreational Choreographer

Tracy was born and raised in Tillsonburg and is happily married with 2 children, and 3 grandchildren. She began her Ballet career at the age of 30 under the direction of Sharon Smith. Although Ballet has been Tracy's main focus she has also taken Irish Dancing, Jazz & Tap classes. Her career then took her to train under Susan Evans for 4 years, followed by Jo Ann Adams & Lisa Naves. Her passion then turned to so much more and this is when Tracy made the decision to further her dance career. 

Tracy is now CDTA certified in Ballet Exams from primary to elementary and has also completed her CDTA Tap exams, RAD Ballet Exams in Intermediate Foundations and Intermediate. In 2016, Tracy completed the Royal Academy of Dance Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies and is now currently a Registered RAD Teacher. 

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Kiana Tucker

Instructor
Competitive & Recreational Choreographer.

Born and raised in Waterloo Ontario, Kiana is not new to the world of dance. Beginning her competitive career at the age of four, she has won countless awards in every discipline. She has studied many forms of dance including Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Lyrical. Kiana continues to take master classes and workshops to enhance her pedagogic pursuit and works as part of the faculty Dance Attack workshops/competitions. She continues to create overall achievements and top marks for her choreography in every discipline. 

Kiana has had the privilege of assisting with industry leaders such as: Jay T Schramek, Andrew Prashad, Kerry Gage, Marinda Davis, Danny Lawn, Kimberly Kay, Kristy Bagetta, Robyn Tedesco, David Cox and Gerard McIsaac. 

In addition to teaching and choreographing, she loves to perform and was part of the ensemble in Footloose at Centre in the Square for KWMP. 

Kiana recently graduated from Laurier University and Nipissing University receiving an Honours Bachelor and an Honours Bachelor of Education. Her studies enhance her ability to communicate and positively encourage and evaluate children of all ages. 

She is a dedicated, hard-working and passionate individual who truly loves to watch the dancers under her tutelage grow and improve. 

Kiana is proud to be faculty member of Brooks Academy of Dance.

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Jasna Brooks

Office Administrator