DANCE CLASSES THAT TURN JOYFUL MOMENTS INTO LIFELONG MEMORIES

ABOUT US

At Resolute Studios, our love for dance is at the heart of our philosophy. We believe in the transformative power of physical activity for all ages and skill levels. Dance, with its inherent beauty and expressive form, captured our hearts, inspiring us to create a space where kids (and those young at heart) can express themselves through movement. 

Nestled next to Rideau Gymnastics, Resolute Studios emerged as a sister organization, presenting a golden opportunity to extend our passion for promoting active, healthy lifestyles to the world of dance. Join us in celebrating the joy of movement, as we nurture young talents and create a blend of grace and athleticism at Resolute Studios.

MEET THE TEAM!

Marianne

MARIANNE BRISSETTE

STUDIO DIRECTOR
Marianne has been dancing for over 15 years. She trained in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, and Irish Step Dancing. Marianne has also been teaching dance for 8 years. Sharing her passion for dance has always been important to her. She is constantly feeding her love of dance by taking classes and attending workshops in different studios in Gatineau, Ottawa, and the United Kingdom. As the Dance Director for Resolute Studios, Marianne wants to create a family where everyone feels at home and can share their love of dance!

MARIAM AL-HASSAN

DANCE TEACHER
From Syria, Ukraine and Sweden, Mariam is a professional dancer wtih a bachelor’s degree in Dramatic Arts from Damascus. She has performed in multiple TV shows, musicals, international dance competitions and was a finalist in “So You Think You can Dance – Ukraine”. Mariam has an unparalled love for dance and teaching a love of this art to the next generation. 

KHALIED ABDUL RAKHIM

CHOREOGRAPHER & DANCE TEACHER
From Syria, Ukraine, and Sweden, Khalied has been teaching and choreographing dance for more than 14 years and has choreographed performances in over 40 different countries, countless theatres, as well as TV, musicals, and even choreoraphed the Qatar Games Opening Ceremony. We are thrilled to have Khalied on our team!

LUCY WARREN

DANCE TEACHER
With 15 years of training in Ballet, Tap, Modern, and HipHop, including RAD Ballet and ISTD Tap and Modern examinations, Lucy has found a deep love for teaching and choreography. Currently instructing Ballet, HipHop, and Tap classes at Resolute Studios, she creates a positive and engaging environment, encouraging creativity and adapting classes for student success.

RACHEL CONRAD

DANCE TEACHER
Rachel has been dancing since she was 5 years old. She has trained in ballet, modern, and tap, and also taken many jazz and hip-hop classes. She has always loved performing and being on stage, and looks forward to sharing this passion with other dancers. Rachel’s favourite dance moment was being a soldier in the Philadelphia Ballet’s Nutcracker at the National Arts Centre!

SHERIAH LONGSHAW

DANCE TEACHER
Hip Hop and breakdancing are a passion for Sheriah who’s been dancing since she was a kid. She is excited to teach a new generation to love rhythm and movement!

MADISYN GORDON

DANCE TEACHER
Madisyn has been dancing Hip Hop and Ballet from the time she was 9 years old! She has channeled her love for children into a career as an Early Childhood Educator and is now extending her passion for teaching and dance by joining the Resolute Center Dance Studio team in teaching both Hip Hop and Ballet classes to the next generation of dancers.

ABBY GRAHAM

DANCE TEACHER
Abby has been dancing since the age of 3 at the Grand River Dance Academy in all genres of dance and has participated in many competitions winning various awards. Most notably, the GRDA Rising Star Scholarship in 2018 and was named the Captain of the Competitive Team in 2019. For the past few years, she has enthusiastically shared her expertise as a dedicated dance teacher and has been an active part of Ottawa’s vibrant dance community.