meet our team

KARIN HOBBY
Studio Director Karin Hobby teaches classes of all levels and is the dynamic leader of all events at the studio. Read more about Karin here. 

CRYSTAL CLACKETT
Ms Clackett returns to KHDANCE for her fourth teaching year. She has danced professionally with the Pavlova International Ballet in Italy and was part of the Aspirant Summer Program at The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. She holds her Advanced I Cecchetti Ballet Certificate and Advanced 2 Royal Academy of Ballet Certificate 2014 trained under Karin Hobby. Has studied Ballet, Contemporary, Modern and Jazz extensively at The Quinte Ballet School. She undertook BATD Tap exams and Russian ballet training in Toronto and Italy.  She is currently teaching Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern at KHDANCE. Ms. Clackett is also a licensed Paralegal.

STEPHANIE BROWN
Stephanie Brown maintains a busy schedule joining the teaching team whilst continuing Advanced dance studies at KHDANCE. Currently holds her Intermediate RAD exam and her Grade 8 Award with Distinction.  Performed in annual Nutcracker performances throughout London Elementary schools for the past 6 years. She is an expert on bun making and photography among other talents and manages the KHDANCE Social Media. Stephanie danced the role of The Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, Ursula in the KHDANCE production of Little Mermaid 2014, The Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland 2013, the role of Cinderella in the 2010 KHDANCE production and Dorothy in the 2011 KHDANCE The World of Oz production.

KATERINA SALONIKIDOU
Ms Saonikidou joins us this year. She is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School Professional Program where she has trained from Grade 6 through to Grade 12 and is now undertaking University studies at Western. We welcome her to KHDANCE!

MORGAN SMITH
Morgan Smith joined Karin Hobby Dance Academy in 2015, bringing dynamic energy and innovation to our Jazz and Modern programs. Taught and trained at the recognized PSB Dance Academy in Toronto she has attained her Cecchetti Advanced 1 and RAD Intermediate Ballet levels. She was part of the Profile Dance Company and also performed at the Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony. Currently she is in her third year of Kinesiology at Western University and is part of the Western Dance Programs.

COURTNEY KOWAL
Ms. Kowal returns to KHDANCE this year. She achieved her Advanced Cecchetti Ballet while she trained in Toronto at the Sean Boutilier Academy of Dance in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Lyrical. Courtney brings her stunning technique and fresh ideas to share with our students! She is currently in her fourth year of studies at Western University and is working closely with the Director in the ballet training program at KHDANCE as well as higher level jazz.

LAURA CLAUSI
Ms Clausi joins KHDANCE this year having completed her Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education through Laurier University and is in her first year of The Faculty of Education at Althouse College with Western University. She trained in Russian Ballet.

CHRISTINA KASZUBA
Ms Kaszuba rejoins KHDANCE this year for her fifth year. She holds her Gold Medal Ballet Award through The Western Conservatory of Ballet. Christina has a strong background in Drama having worked with Original Kids in London for many years. You may have seen her as The Duchess in the KHDANCE production of Alice in Wonderland and in The 2014 production of Little Mermaid. She has also performed as Drosselmeier in KHDANCE Nutcracker. She enjoys working with the junior jazz and ballet having studied teacher training with Karin Hobby. She is currently in graduate studies at Western University.

RACHEL KAPLAN
Ms Kaplan returns to KHDANCE for her second year, with a strong background in Russian Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz. She was a competitive Dancer in Toronto with JCB Danceworks. She is currently in Management and Organizational Studies at Western University.

SABRINA STASHIN
Ms Stashin has her Associate level Teacher Certification with the BATD in Acrobatic Arts as well as Tap and has studied RAD Ballet up to the Advanced Level at the Joanne Chapman School of Dance. She returns to the faculty at KHDANCE for her second year.