Our Teachers

Our staff are a team of dedicated industry professionals with a passion for education. Finding the balance between, Artistry, Skills, Technique, and Creativity is the key to success and fun at Sky Phoenix Studios. Our Ensemble are all First Aide Certified, they join in Team Building Events, and are always excited to share their passion with students of every age!

Ms Monique Armstrong

Founder and Artistic Director

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Monique began her professional career in arts at the young age of 12 years old working with the Raptor’s Dance Pack in Toronto. In the same year she various original works produced by Young Peoples Theatre and Second City which was the real beginning of her driving passion for the Arts. Her training continued in dance under the tutelage of Luther Brown,
choreographer and judge from the Canadian hit series “So you think you can Dance – Canada”. During this time she had to opportunity to perform in his (Luther Brown) hiphop musical entitled “On My Way Home” She continued to build on her passion and proficiency for dance through her education. While completing her Bachelor of the Arts in Communications and Theatre and Film at McMaster University, Monique attained the position of Assistant Artistic Director for the Mc Master Urban Dance Company. She has also toured for numerous Artists such as Bobby Valentino, Rick Ross Snoop Dogg & Drake.
Although Hip Hop is her performing specialty, her professional training extends in ballet, jazz and lyrical genres as well. She is a consummate professional in her art, winning her various awards for her choreography across Canada and the US.
Her teaching home to the Burlington and Hamilton areas for over 15 years demonstrates her
contribution to the community’s arts programs for kids. This includes her role as Dance Instructor for FutureSteps, leading over thousands kids in the Toronto, Peel and Halton regions.

“My goal at Sky Phoenix Studios is to make art accessible to all ages and all cultures; so I ensure to foster and environment that is fun, safe, inclusive and challenging for all levels.”

Ms Megan Robb

Founder and TEK Coordinator

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Miss Megan is so happy to bring her love of dance, teaching and the stage to Sky Phoenix Studios! She began dancing at the age of 3 and quickly realized her passion for ballet. She began training in Vaganova with Hamilton’s leading ballet experts and joined the Hamilton Ballet Youth Ensemble. She had the opportunity to perform professionally while still very young, touring with the Kiev Ballet and Robert DesRosier. She was a part of The Nutcracker, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, and Pinocchio. She had the opportunity to perform with Karen Kain as well as perform for the Three Tenors, the Juno Awards, and for Prince Charles.
While pursuing her post secondary education Megan had the opportunity to perform and train extensively in both the Greater Toronto Area and in Edmonton Alberta.
Miss Megan holds her professional credentials with the Society of Russian Ballet and her students have been asked to present their work at the annual conference of teachers. She is proud of have dancers who have placed in the highest marks across Canada.
Miss Megan holds her Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Certifications. She enjoys volunteering at the YMCA and various old age facilities as an Aquafit Instructor. She has partnered with Hamilton Health Sciences as part of a post-physiotherapy initiative working with Join Replacement, Cancer, and Heart Repair patients. This extended training and outreach as greatly helped her in keeping fun, light atmospheres as well as keeping young growing dancers healthy and balanced.
Holding degrees in Small Business Management, Executive Administration, Human Resources, and Professional Communications Miss Megan has enjoyed a balanced career having worked in the private and public sector. She is thrilled to now be able to pursue her love of dance full time with Sky Phoenix Studios!

“My personal classroom philosophy is founded on four keywords: Belonging, Well-Being, Engagement and Expression. If each person feels as though they are a part of our team, if they are happy with themselves, if they have learned something, if they have goals they believe in.”

Mr Payton Kyei

Operations Manager

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Parkour Program Coordinator, Fitness Trainer, and Leadership Coach

Lindsay

Adiminstrator

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Frond desk administrative and Fundraising Committee Chair

Esie Mensah

Guest Choreographer

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Shane Loc

Guest Choreographer

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Jordan Francis

Guest Choreographer

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Leon Blackwood

Guest Choreographer

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Ms Toya Robinson

Guest Choreographer

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