Kira is a sought after ballet coach who resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her love of dance began at an early age in her hometown Kelowna, British Columbia, where she trained and competed in ballet, modern, tap, jazz, hip hop and musical theatre. At the age of 13, Kira accepted an offer to move to Winnipeg to train at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. Kira went on to become a graduate of distinction from the RWB School. During her time there she was an annual scholarship recipient and represented the RWB at Assemblé Internationale, an Olympic-calibre gathering of the world’s top pre-professional dancers and artistic directors from leading ballet schools. From there, Kira accepted an offer to train in the State Ballet Academy at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, Germany. Kira’s professional career began in Europe when she received a contract with the Stuttgart Ballet at the age of 19. She performed several ballet and contemporary works with the company, including Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, and Onegin. In 2015, Kira returned to Canada to pursue teaching. She received her Teaching Certification from Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and became a member of the Artistic Faculty in 2017. With the professional division, Kira taught ballet, pointe, conditioning, classical and contemporary repertoire. She enjoyed educating students in the professional division for close to 5 years. From 2017-2020, Kira also worked as Artistic Assistant to Choreographer, Jera Wolfe to set contemporary works on Canada’s National Ballet School, The School of Contemporary Dancers, and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company. In April of 2019, she adjudicated for the Surrey Festival of Dance in British Columbia, and has adjudicated for Be Dance and Purpose dance competitions in Brampton and Brantford Ontario and will be adjudicating again this spring in Ottawa and Guelph Ontario. She has gracefully taken on Workshops and Intensives across the country as a Guest Instructor. Kira continues to teach and choreograph, with the goal of creating a safe space for her students to explore their art. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with the future generation of dance.
Scott Augustine grew up in the lower mainland of BC and has become well known as one of this country’s most versatile professional performers. As a contemporary dancer, he has toured extensively with Wen Wei Dance and the 605 Collective/Company 605, among others. Scott is often seen in professional Musical Theatre, performing regularly with the Arts Club Theatre Company, and others, including playing the role of Riff in Vancouver Opera’s production of “West Side Story”. Scott has worked on projects/music videos with "So You Think You Can Dance" choreographers Stacey Tookey, Adam Shankman, Paul Becker, and R.J. Durell; and for such film/T.V. companies as NBC, CTV, Nickelodeon, Disney, and Touchstone. He has also had the honour of working with such choreographers as Kathleen Marshall, Suzi Taylor, Patti Columbo, Lisa Stevens, and Simone Orlando; and such artists as Michael Buble, Maestro Fresh Wes and The Humans. Scott's choreography credits include “Oliver!” for the Vancouver Playhouse, Once for the Arts Club Theatre, collaborative work in “Unbound” and “Under The Skin” with Wen Wei Dance; for the films “The Cleaner”, “Reefer Madness” and for commercials for Honeycomb Cereal, Burger King, and NCIX. Scott was featured in the Fosse episode of the T.V. show “Hellcats” and the movie musicals “Reefer Madness”, “Once Upon a Mattress”, “Totally Awesome”. Most recently he was part of the creative team for the shows “Magicians”, “A Series of Unfortunate Events”, “Once Upon a Time”. Scott was also a Principle Dancer for the grand opening of Tokyo Disney Sea’s show “Encore!” in Tokyo, Japan, as well as a Principle Tapper for the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. He just currently ended his fourth season dancing with the professional jazz company Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.