meet our team

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 returns to KHDANCE for her fifth 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. Crystal is also a licensed Paralegal.

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 9 years. She is an expert on bun making and photography among other talents and manages the KHDANCE Social Media. Stephanie danced the TCHAIKOWSKY Pas Deux Deux Female solo 2017/18, 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.

Ms Salonikidou 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!

Ms Clausi rejoins KHDANCE this year having completed her Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education through Laurier University and  her final year in The Faculty of Education at Althouse College with Western University. She trained in Russian Ballet. Laura is now registered with The London District Catholic School Board to teach in London in addition to her Dance Teaching at KHDANCE!

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 StepMother in Cinderella 2016, 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 The Faculty of Education Second Year at Western University having completed earlier graduate studies at Western University.

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.

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.