N.B.S.T.T.P.(dip), ACSC-CICB, A.I.S.T.D.,
RYT-200 (Suspension & AntiGravity)
Natalie is a Teacher, Choreographer, Adjudicator and Educator who celebrates her love and knowledge of dance, yoga & fitness, with an inspiring class and her booming energy!
Natalie has been an active member of the dance industry, within North America, for over thirty-five years and is trained extensively in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, and Lyrical. Natalie is a graduate of the prestigious National Ballet School’s Teacher Training Program, working and training under the instruction of dance experts such as Karen Kain, Mavis Staines, and the late, Glenn Gilmour. Natalie also obtains her B.F.A. (Spec.) Hons. in Dance.
Natalie is a Full Associate Member of the Cecchetti Society of Canada and a former Associate member of The International Society of Teachers of Dancing (I.S.T.D.), the Royal Academy of Dance (A.R.A.D.R.T.S.) and Dance Masters of America (DMA). Natalie holds her Advanced Cecchetti Diploma, National Advanced II and RAD Advanced II, with Honours. In addition to her teaching qualifications, Natalie is a qualified Health and Wellness Coach, Yoga, Suspension Yoga & AntiGravity Yoga/Fitness Instructor, Progressive Ballet Technique Instructor, and Raising the Barre Instructor.
Mrs. Pitton-Sweazey has been teaching and choreographing for competitive and recreational students for over 20 years. Her students and choreography have received “Platinum” status and have received various scholarships for their accomplishments. Many students have also continued forward in their studies to dance professionally in Companies and Professional Training Programs, such as The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Juilliard, Boston Ballet, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Quinte Ballet School, The National Ballet School, and Disney. Natalie is an active adjudicator, sharing her knowledge and passion across Canada for over 15 years. She has traveled over Canada holding many workshops in all dance forms and has also choreographed for many small performance projects across Canada. Those including pieces in; Encore Dance Production’s, The Nutcracker; Rhythm and Grace Production's, Reflections, and creating a strong repertoire within their professional archives.
Natalie's passion for dance, movement and fitness exceeds limits and continues to share her passion with students, dancers and teachers across the scene!
For the past 25 years, Breanna English has been shaping the lives of children and adults through dance. A native of Vancouver, Breanna grew up dancing throughout the province, and her passion for dance as a child has translated into an impressive career as a teacher, performer, choreographer, event coordinator, producer, and entrepreneur. Breanna’s long list of credits are compiled from both working in front of the camera as principal actor and from working behind the camera. Working alongside companies such as Disney, Warner Bros, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, BMG Records, and Mattel, Breanna has developed an extensive knowledge of the industry with her current focus on Hollywood North.
Presently, Breanna helps guide Canadian dancers into the Film & TV industry with her company PLATFORM On Camera.
Breanna’s career has allowed her to perform globally throughout Canada, USA and Tokyo but she has always returned home to share her knowledge and expertise throughout the lower mainland. Breanna has worked with Vancouver Ravens as choreographer and an event coordinator, the Vancouver Grizzlies Dance Team and was a part of the grand opening of GM place.
As a performer, Breanna's long list of Television and Film appearances includes Warner Bros. featured film "The Fantastic Four" with Jessica Alba, "The Sixth Man" featuring Marlon Wayans, the Disney production "So Weird, TV series “The Sentinel”, the one-hour live TV special with recording artist Love Inc and General Motors Grand Opening featuring guests such as Shania Twain and Blue Rodeo. Although you might not recognize her, Breanna also appeared as the principal role in the movie "Scooby Too Monsters Unleashed" as the dancing Scooby Doo where she worked alongside Matthew Lillard, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr. Seth Green and Breanna's ultimate favorite the late Peter Boyle. She also has danced on Commercials such as "Coors Light" and "Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines" among others.
Breanna's journey has now come full circle with the BC Lions. From being a former dance team member to now returning as Head Choreographer for this historic 2022 Season. Breanna is excited to call upon her diverse experience, industry knowledge and expertise to create a positive and exciting environment for all. Breanna wishes for all Prince George Festival participants a beautiful celebration being back on stage!