Cumbrae News

On this page you will always find our most up to date news!  For more news about what Cumbrae students and staff are up to, be sure to check out our latest newsletter!  

Gabby Lowe is training at Ryerson


Cumbrae alumna, Gabrielle Lowe, is currently training at Canada's leading post secondary dance program!  We are so proud of you Gabby!


Senior Students perform for a cause at
Dancers Give Back 2018!


For the fourth consecutive year, Cumbrae dancers will participate in the charitable event Dancers Give Back!  This show, held annually at Algonquin Commons Theatre, raises money for local charities.  Last year's event raised close to $50,000 for Ottawa's Youth Services Bureau!  Over 21 Ottawa area dance studios participated, along with invited professionals, and University dance teams.  It is a memorable event that Cumbrae is very proud to be a part of!  

Buy your tickets to watch the performance at


Claire Campbell to attend RWB Summer Program!

Congratulations to Cumbrae student, Claire Campbell, on being accepted to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's summer training program.  Claire will spend 4 weeks at this pre-professional school.  RWB auditions across the country, accepting only a small number of young dancers ages 10-17.  

We are so happy for you Claire!

Mischa Clancy to attend Canada's National Ballet School!

Congratulations to Cumbrae student, Mischa Clancy, on being accepted to Canada's National Ballet School for their summer pre-professional program.  Mischa is one of only 175 young dancers selected worldwide to attend this 4 week audition program.

Well done, Mischa!

Cumbrae Dance Photo Shoots!


Check out some recent photo shoots our Cumbrae teachers (Miss Baker & Miss Harvie) have done!  

These site specific dance photos, taken for various events including our Summer Intensive, are often showcased in our annual calendars and can also be found on our social media pages.

Katie Over is in her final year of training at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre!!


Former Cumbrae student, Katie Over, is into her third year training at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre.


Well done, Katie!  We are so proud and excited for what the future holds for you!



Katherine Robidoux in Vancouver continuing RAD training for Solo Seal Award


Cumbrae alumna, Katherine Robidoux, now resides in Vancouver, BC where she not only attends UBC, but is also continuing her RAD training at the Solo Seal level.  


(photo by Samir D Photography)



Cassandre Leroux - role of Clara in The Nutcracker with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal!


Eleven year old Cumbrae dancer, Cassandre Leroux, was one of two young dancers selected to play the role of Clara in Les Grands Ballet Canadiens de Montréal's production of The Nutcracker. Cassandre not only performed the role at Place Des Arts in Montreal, but toured with the company to perform in Quebec City's production as well.

This was Cassandre's 3rd production of The Nutcracker; She has played the role of a party girl in both The Royal Winnipeg Ballet and The Alberta Ballet's productions.


Congratulations from Mrs. Harvie and all of your very proud teachers!



Why do YOU Dance?


In anticipation of their wonderful event, Dancers Give Back started a campaign during the month of January called #whyidance.  The campaign asked dancers of all ages to speak out on what dance brings to their lives.  Responses came in from dancers of all ages and stages in their careers.  Many Cumbrae students, faculty, & alumni got involved and expressed their thoughts on the topic.  


Haven't seen it on our social media pages?  Check some of our entries out HERE