Jill Dreaddy
Jill Dreaddy

Principal and Artistic Director

A native of St. John's, Newfoundland, dancer, choreographer and dance educator Jill Dreaddy discovered her passion for dance at the age of 5. As a young dancer Jill was eager to explore the world of dance outside of her own Province and studied at Quintee Ballet School and travelled to various Canadian Cities, L.A. and New York for open classes, workshops and courses. Jill was recipient of the 1995 Dance Teachers Association of Newfoundland scholarship and studied in England that summer at the I.S.T.D. headquaters in London and attended the I.S.T.D. summer school in Chichester.

After graduating from dance college, Jill established JILL DREADDY DANCECO in 1997 (CBS). Jill expanded in 2006 with a second location in St. John's. Jill teaches Flamenco, Ballroom/Latin, Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Latin Jazz, Ballet/Pointe Music & Movement. Jill danced with El Viento Flamenco, a Halifax based flamenco company, for several years and toured across Newfoundland & Labrador and Nova Scotia. Jill continues to travel within Canada, US and overseas to study with top choreographers and teachers to stay on the cutting edge of dance.

Choreography Credits:

  • Oliver! for Holy Heart High School (1998)
  • Princess and the Pea for Holy Spirit High School (2000)
  • Evita for Beothuck Players (2001)
  • Gypsy for TaDa! Events (2007)
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show for TaDa! Events (2009)
  • Little Shop of Horrors for Holy Heart High School (2009)
  • Alice In Wonderland for TaDa! Events (2010)

Jill's knowledge of dance and its many forms, accompanied with her extensive experience, have taught her that ANYONE CAN DANCE!

Anahareo Doelle
Kaitlyn Flewwelling

Born in New Brunswick, Kaitlyn started taking dance class at the age of three. She completed dance examinations in both Tap and Jazz (B.A.T.D.). She studied ballet and became a competitive dancer for nearly a decade competing in Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, and Hip Hop; winning top awards in competitions across North America as well as placing in both Regionals and Nationals in Portland (Maine).

Kaitlyn graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University, completing a major in Contemporary Dance. Her studies focused on creative process and choreography, dance technique, anatomy, music, visual and performing arts in Canada, aspects of production and dance history.

With over a decade of teaching experience, Kaitlyn has led instruction in Ballet, Broadway/Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, Tap and Hip Hop technique and is excited to bring her passion for the arts to JDD!

Harriett David
Harriett David

Harriett started her training at the age of 4 at Sian Dixon School of Dance in Wales, where she fell in love with performing and all aspects of dance. She studied RAD Ballet and ISTD Modern Theatre, whilst taking singing and drama lessons. Harriett was a member of the Contagious Dance Crew, a hip hop crew, and took many titles whilst dancing with this team such as 1st place Welsh Champions, and 2nd place British Championship. Harriett pursue a career in dance and furthered her training at Preston Dance Academy where she studied ISTD Modern Theatre, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Street Dance and Jazz. She gained her teaching exams in ISTD Ballet, Modern and Tap. Since then, she has furthered her teacher training by completing a foundation degree in “teaching dance in the private sector”, gaining a first class grade, and finishing the highest in her year group. Harriett has danced in many productions including “World At Your Feet” and “Dancing Through Time” where she also took a lead role in a musical theatre number. Harriett has also performed on behalf of Preston Dance Academy at the renowned “MOVE IT” Convention in London’s Olympia, taking a singing lead role as “Violet” in the Musical 9 to 5. Harriett has choreographed numbers for the “Faye Knowles Chapman Choreography Competition”, where her choreography received a special mention. Harriett believes that dance is an excellent way to teach students life lessons and wants her love and passion for the arts to inspire and motivate her students to succeed.

Anahareo Doelle
Anahareo Doelle - Acro Dance

Anahareo Doelle is a graduate of the National Circus School of Montreal where she specialized in aerial hoop and silks. For the past fifteen years she has performed in various shows in Canada, Switzerland, Italy, Norway, Japan and Germany. She lived in Berlin for seven years before she returned to her hometown St.John’s in 2011 with her husband and family. Anahareo is a certified in Acrobatic Arts, Yoga and Pilates instructor and operates her own aerial school "iFly Aerial Arts” at Wonderbolt’s downtown studio, the S.P.A.C.E. She teaches Aerial Yoga, Aerials for Kids, Teen Adult classes and loves sharing her passion with others. Anahareo is the Aerial director of budding new aerialists of the iFLY Performance Troupe.

Stacy Fowler
Stacy Fowler - Salsa, Merengue, & Bachata

Stacy Fowler has been dancing and performing in St John’s for many years, and fell in love with Latin dance in 2009 when she attended a Latin Jazz class. Since then she has been travelling to Cuba annually to train in Salsa, Son, Cha-Cha-Cha, Reggeton, and Rumba. Since 2013, Stacy has been training as a dancer and working as an assistant teacher with Delali Ojyboye, focusing on Salsa On1, Bachata, and Merengue. Stacy has her own dance company called Bailamos St. John’s.

Dounia Hamoutene
Dounia Hamoutene - African Dance & Drumming

Dounia was born in Algeria and started dancing and drumming as soon as she could walk. In 1998, she arrived in Newfoundland to pursue her career in science. Nostalgia, love of music and a strong desire to share her heritage pushed Dounia to start teaching Algerian Belly Dancing in 2001. After teaching many workshops across town as well as regular classes at Kittiwake Dance Theater, Dounia joined the JDD team in Sept. 2006. During all these years, Dounia kept expanding her dance horizon by taking courses in St John’s and Montreal in Contemporary, Hip-hop, Salsa and Flamenco. Her classes have evolved with her dance experience and exposure to other styles as well as the emergence of a new era of modern North African music. Going beyond the gender-specific language associated with traditional North African dances, Dounia has broadened her dance vocabulary and included less known styles of dance, such as Gnawa steps and other African traditional dances. Dounia has enriched her classes with drumming, teaching her students basic rhythms and inviting local musicians to share her dance experience at JDD.

JDD Teaching Assistants 2017/18

Emma Bennett (CBS)
Chloe Burton (CBS)
Andrew Hart (CBS)
Emily McGrath (CBS)
Abby Newman (CBS)
Eliza Somers (SJ)


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