Mission Dance Centre is fortunate to bring such great Instructors to Kelowna. We are here to guide and support every dancer that walks through our doors. We recognize each student has their own unique set of talents and we help to develop their skills and abilities in a our dance programs. We build self confidence, artistic expression and health & wellness in everything we do. Thanks to our dedicated team of Instructors!
Artistic Director & Founder
Tanya Bakala, as a young girl, received a bursary to train at the National Ballet School in Toronto. Some years later, after her University studies, she returned to the prestigious dance school to train as a teacher. Tanya continued her studies in Spain and other European countries to further her training and knowledge in ballet, flamenco and modern dance. Tanya Bakala has taught dance in Germany, the Czech Republic, and in major Canadian cities such as Toronto and Vancouver.
In 2015, Kurt was the first recipient of the Brian MacDonald Dance Award and participated in The Banff Centre’s Summer Dance Program. Kurt is excited to join the Mission Dance Centre as a ballet instructor.