Here at Epic Dance Company it is our mission to provide a goal oriented, motivating, professional experience leading our students to excellence. Training in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Acro, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, and Contempoary, we offer different levels and different faculty members to fit our students needs.
SAMANTHA GRECCHI, DIRECTOR
Samantha started her dance career at the age of 6. She has had extensive training in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Acro, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary and Modern. Trained by the industry’s greatest dance professionals, Samantha became a very determined young lady. She was later recognized for this talent across Canada and the U.S.A at countless competitions and continued her path all the way, leading Canada to win the Bronze Metal in Germany at the World Championships of Dance.
Although her competitive dance training came to an end at the age of 16, Samantha then continued her career when landing her lead role in Family Channel’s hit TV show The Next Step where she plays Stephanie.
With this success Samantha has been able to teach across Canada at several dance workshops, dance studios and The Next Step events.
5 years of teaching experience has shown Samantha her passion for sharing her movement and motivated her to opening her own space.
Samantha is thrilled to start this new chapter in her life. Being an owner and Director of a dance studio has been a life long dream and she is eager to lead her faculty and students to many future successes.
Anna-Maria Guida, Choreographer
Anna-maria started her dance career at the age of 5. Trained in every style of dance from ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary to hip hop, Anna-maria found her true passion in the arts.
When her competitive dance career came to an end at the age of 17, she continued to educate herself at York University majoring in dance, and later graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in 2014.
Anna-maria has been recognized nationally for her talent and love for dance. She was trained and personally chosen to dance for choreographers such as Dee Caspery, Hani Abaza, Tiffany MccLean and many many more.
Aside from her very successful personal dance career, over the years Anna-maria has decided to share her knowledge and passion as a teacher.
She is so excited to work alongside her lifelong friend Samantha and help create and lead Epic Dance Company to many future successes.
ALESSANDRA MASI, CHOREOGRAPHER
Ally is a trained dance professional who competed nationally for 13 years. During this period of her competitive dance career she also landed a role in Bella Dancerella "How to be a Pop Star" and the John McDermott Christmas Special.
From a young age, it was evident Ally was born to dance. Once Ally graduated from her dance studio, she continued to train in all areas at York University where she later graduated with her Bachelor of Arts. Ally was also the head choreographer of The York University Dance Team and lead her team to multiples wins while receiving many choreography awards for her pieces.
Her teaching skills include Jazz, Tap, Acro, Lyrical and Contemporary to all ages and levels of dancers.
Ally has found her true passion for teaching and is excited to work with her friends at Epic Dance Company and is eager to be part of the faculty where she can share her knowledge and love for dance.
OLIVIA TRIVISONNO, RECREATIONAL TEACHER
Olivia Trivisonno started dancing when she was just 3 years old. She began dancing competitively at the age of 6 and continued until the age of 16. Over the years of competitive dancing she received training in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Acrobatics, Hip-Hop, Modern, and Contemporary. At just 6 years old, Olivia and Samantha began dancing together and continued as trio partners until the age of 16. Her love and passion for dance started at a very young age and continued to grow throughout her dancing years. Olivia has competed at many different competitions including Fever Dance Championships, Hall of Fame Dance Challenge, JUMP, Terpsichore Dance Competitions, Candance Competition, and Rhythm Dance. Throughout the years Olivia has placed overall at competitions, and has been apart of dances that have made it to Dance Offs, and won the “Rhythm” Cup, and received the “Hall of Fame National” title.
She is very excited to have the opportunity to share her dancing ability with so many young individuals. She is looking forward to motivate each and every dancer to strengthen and use their self-confidence in the dance studio, but moreover in their everyday lives.
Olivia is beyond proud of Samantha for following her dreams, and she cannot wait until the 2016-2017 season begins where she can share her knowledge and love for dance!
TEARRAH BEALS, HIP HOP TEACHER
Tearrah began her dance career at the age of three. She trained in Ballet, Acro, Hip-Hop, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Modern.
Throughout her career she has gotten the opportunity to dance with multiple artists such as Dean Brody, Hedley, Saukratees and Maestro Fresh. She has also done background work for Bella dancerella and choreographed for local Toronto artists.
In 2013 she landed a spot on the Toronto Argonauts Cheerleading team, since then she has become one of the captains and has gotten the opportunity to do choreography for the team.
With 7 years of teaching experience she is excited to share her knowledge with young individuals who are looking to expand and broaden their dance abilities.
Tearrah is very excited to work with Epic Dance Company. She is so proud of Samantha whom she grew up dancing with!