Born and raised in Nelson BC, Oksana Maslechko began dancing recreationally at a young age; but it wasn't until she met Slava Doval around age 13 that she realized she truly had a passion for it. Oksana continued to dance with Slava for six years, learning different styles such as House, Balkan, Afro, Belly Dancing, Bollywood, and many others. Despite her lack of technical training, Oksana was determined to continue dancing post-graduation, which led her to audition and be accepted into Lamondance Preprofessional Training Company, directed by Davi Rodrigues. Oksana has completed two years at Lamondance and is now in her third year, as part of the new apprenticeship program. She is so excited to continue challenging herself, and can't wait to see what the future has in store.
Sève Mc-Mullin- Miriel was born in France, in the western town of Brest, situated
in Brittany. She started ballet dancing at the age of six in a small municipal
conservatory of Paris.
Sève studied at the Professional Institute of Dance Jazz Rick Odums in Paris where for three years she studied the techniques Of Graham, Horton as well as Contemporary and Jazz Dancing.
Receiving the Baccalauréat STMG diploma, and danced in the Arian’Art Compagnie in Paris led by the renowned ballet teacher Evandra Martins which whom taught her for fourteen years. She has also collaborated and received guidance from Maestro Scott Alan Prouty, Artistic Director of the Sotto Voce children’s choirs at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.
Sève joined the Lamondace Season 8, and now, she is thrilled to come back as an apprentice dancer and she is looking forward to have another extraordinary experience!
Gabriel was born in Brazil in 1996, in 2010 he began his training in dance at the Batista Arts Center, where he had great teachers and a solid foundation in dance. In 2015 he started his studies in ballet classics at the School Of Ballet Goretti Quintela. In the year of 2016, he was awarded a scholarship for the training program Lamondance, Season 8. Over those years Gabriel had the opportunity to work with world-class choreographers and teachers around the world. He has learned a lot about dance and improving his technique.
Thiago started his artistic training in 2006 in classical ballet, contemporary ballet, tap dance and jazz at the Dançarte’ school. In 2009 he entered the Taubate city ballet where it currently stands, worked with professionals like Luiz Bongiovanni, Vitor Navarro, Karina holla, Jorge Garcia, Marika Gidali, Arilton assunção, Marco Sanches, Felipe Cheppkassof and many others. He teaches classical ballet for AABCT "Associacao de amigos da Cidade de Taubate.”
Alexandra started dancing at the age of 5 and soon after her first few years she was competing in many different styles such as Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, contemporary, tap and more. She worked with many international choreographers at The danceLAB Studios where she attended. With such a passion for dance she was keeping her summers busy with The danceLAB summer intensives, The Goh Ballet and the Victoria Academy of Ballet Summer Intensive as well. Right after she graduated high school she spent two seasons with Lamondance from 2015-2017. With Lamondance she traveled to Brasilia to preform at the Semiario International De Danca Brasilia the summer of 2016. After Alexandra trained with Lamon she was accepted to The Ailey school in New York City where she trained 5 days a week for 9 months. During her time in NYC she preformed original works by upcoming choreographer Jumana Al Refai in the show ‘Global Harmony’ held under The Ailey School. Since returning from New York Alexandra has been teaching locally at studios and summer intensives. She is very excited to be rejoining Lamondance for there 10th season, and to be staying in Vancouver to teach and choreograph in the areas she grew up and found her passion for dance.
Amanda Barros began to dance at the age of 11 in Recife, PE, Brazil.
When she was 16, she was accepted at the Ballet Bolshoi Theater School in Brazil, where she started studying contemporary dance in 2013.
She remained at Bolshoi for three years, graduating and becoming a professional dancer in 2015. Her studies at Bolshoi included others areas as well as classical ballet, popular dances, history of dance and musical theory.
Amanda is honored and thrilled to join Lamondance now as an apprentice Dancer, especially because she believes that Lamon's works are still challenging for her.
Paula started her career in dance at the age of 9 years old. She started dancing at her mom's school called “dimensione Danza,” she is a dancer specialized in Classical and contemporary dance.
By the age of 17 she got her “DRT” on Jazz modality in Rio de Janeiro, this document makes it possible her participation at different tv shows in Brazil for all the televisions jobs, that's why by the age of 13 years old she started to also specialize in urban dances, tap dance, contemporary, modern and flamenco dance at her mom’s school.
Paula took part in the Summer of Miami city ballet in July of 2015, also took classes at the Broadway Dance Center and at the Alvin Ailey dance school in the same year she was Invited to study a year, at the Kirov Academy of Washington ballet, also invited to the summer of Joffrey Ballet. She graduated as a teacher with Full Degree in dance, by Cândido Mendes University in Rio de Janeiro with 20 years old.
Paula looks forward to starting a new season with Lamondance as an apprentice dancer.