P.S.I. FACULTY:

michael ward

Micheal Ward has been dancing for as long as he can remember. Forced into dance by his two older sisters, it didn't take long for his love of movement to take hold. Born and raised in Barrhead, Alberta, Canada, Mike started dancing at his local studio at the age of nine.

Throughout his dance life, Mike has had the opportunity to share his talents worldwide. Currently Mike can be seen at Universal Studios, Hollywood, performing in their newest permanent Tap show.

Mike's most recent television appearances include dancing with Miss Piggy on the new ABC show, "The Muppets", and performing in Disney's "Descendants". Some more of his recent television appearances include: Showtimes "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Pilot; Performing in Oscar Promos with Ellen Degeneres; Playing the "Wolf of Wall Street" on a Comedy Central spoof video, Episodes on Nickelodeon's "How To Rock", ABC Families "Secret Life Of The American Teenager", Fox's "MOBBED", Disney's "Shake It Up", and performing with Justin Bieber in his X-Factor Finale show.

Mike has also worked on other projects such as Promo Performances and Music Videos for Victoria Justice, the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Cirque Du Soleil "Cabaret", Jamie Kennedy's "Kickin It Ol Skool", and many more.

He currently resides in Los Angeles, California and trains extensively at The Movement Lifestyle Studio, EDGE Performing Arts Center, The Millennium Dance Complex, and at Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio.

eddie garcia

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Eddie Garcia is an accomplished director, choreographer, dancer, and multi-faceted entertainer with a solid reputation for choreography built upon decades of performing internationally alongside many of today’s most celebrated stars. At just 16 years old, Eddie’s incredible dancing style and technique delivered him to the world stage via many projects with Janet Jackson. He danced in some of her most iconic videos and performances of all time, including “Nasty”, “What Have You Done For Me Lately”, “When I Think of You” and the classic “Control” on the American Music Awards. By the time Eddie turned 17, “The King of Pop” himself, Michael Jackson, hand picked Eddie to join him. This began with “Smooth Criminal” and continued with other well-known videos like the “The Way You Make Me Feel” and “Speed Demon”. Eddie spent the next five years dancing with Jackson on the record-breaking and internationally acclaimed “Bad” and “Dangerous” tours. It was during those invaluable years of touring and working on countless sets where Eddie fine-tuned his innate ability to direct, produce and choreograph. He has since lent his talent as a dancer and choreographer to many well-known artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Paula Abdul, Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande. Eddie Garcia artistic fingerprint that has made him one of the most sought-after names within the world of dance. He continues to enjoy engaging in new creative endeavors.

keiran bohay

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 Keiran Bohay was raised in the small town of Wainwright, Alberta. At age 8 he strapped on his first pair of tap shoes and quickly discovered his love of performance. At the age of 13 he took a brief break from dance to perform in The Citadel Theatre’s production of Peter Pan and Oliver!, giving him his first taste of professional work.

 

After graduation Keiran moved to Edmonton, Alberta to advanced his dance technique under Shelley Tookey. Progressing quickly he made his move to Vancouver to train with The Source Dance Company, under direction of Joanne Pesusich. His talent did not go unnoticed and after only a short time in Vancouver, he began to teach drop-in classes at Harbour Dance Centre under Pam Rosa and Moe Brody.

 

Throughout his time in Vancouver he has gone on to Choreograph Tap, Contemporary, Broadway, and Jazz for local Vancouver training programs such as ITP (Intensive Training Program), Source Dance Company, Platform, and Aviary. He has performed Musical Theatre with the Arts Club (Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast) and Drayton Entertainment (Newsies), Contemporary work with Shay Keublers Radical System Art (Telemetry, Epilogos, M.O.I.), and has gone on to dance in many hit tv series and movies (Paramounts Sonic 2,NBC’s Zoeys Extraordinary Playlist, CW’s the Flash, Disney’s Descendants 2, ABC’s Once Upon A Time, etc.) Known for his energy, comedic personality and unique style, Keiran has gone on to perform and choreograph throughout the world.

scott augustine

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Scott is originally from Vancouver, B.C. and now resides in Calgary dancing his third season with the professional jazz company Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD). He has many theatre credits which include playing Riff in West Side Story (Vancouver Opera and Rainbow Stage), Neleus in Mary Poppins (Arts Club) and Tulsa in Gypsy (Arts Club). Other favourites include Hello Dolly (Vancouver Playhouse), Chicago (Mayfield), and Beauty & the Beast (Arts Club).

 

Scott has danced for numerous TV and Film projects such as Hellcats, Once Upon a Time, The Flash, Psyche, Dudley Do Right, and Totally Awesome to name a few. His choreography credits include the musicals Once (Arts Club), Oliver! (Vancouver Playhouse), Beauty & the Beast (Arts Club), as well as for numerous dance teams and special events.

 

Scott was a principal dancer for the show Encore! (Disney Sea) in Tokyo, Japan which is still one of his most memorable achievements.

 

He has worked with several contemporary companies such as Wen Wei Dance, Company 605, Radical System Art and Move the company. Scott has been a part of many teaching faculty including Harbour Dance Centre, Groove Street Productions, Evolve, and Sole sharing his knowledge and experiences while embracing the fun and fulfilment of this art form we call dance.

ferdinand tocol

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Ferdinand (Ferd) Tocol has been dancing for over 25 years in jazz, ballet, Musical theatre and hip hop. He has traveled to many places to train with great choreographers: New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver. Ferd has performed for: Westbeach, Quicksilver, 98 Degrees Concerts, Polaris, Coca Cola, PNE Roots, Urban Storm stage shows, Fusion Dance & Aids Walk Canada. He has also performed as a dancer for Amway Japan which was held in Hawaii, Disneyland Music Days LA, Too much fun is not enough Family Entertainment New York, Creo Computer Company and EA Sports. Ferd has been making his mark in television and film as well. He was a dancer in the feature film “Scooby Doo Too”, “Reefer Madness”, “Goodbye Girl” & “Dr. Doolittle”. He has danced in commercials for Panago Pizza, Subway. Milk, AT &T, Star Gate Atlantis, Post Golden Crisps, MTV’s together Series, “Hellcats” and Macklemore music video “Dance off”.  Most recently he was in “ Zoey’s extraordinary Christmas” Special.

Ferd has also travelled to Torino Italy to perform in the opening ceremonies for the Olympics. He is also part of the Groovestreet and Streetgroove Production, which is a dance convention that travels around Canada. Currently Ferdinand is teaching workshops in BC and Alberta to share his knowledge and love of dance to kids, his fun and corky style of teaching make him a joy to be around and learn from!!!

faculty is subject to change