About Us

Our History

Encore Studios has been teaching dance, performing arts, and fitness in St. Boniface for 12  years.  We proudly offer a student drop-off area, free parking, 3 studios, and comfortable spaces for those that spend a lot of time here.

We teach the art of life through the art of dance.  

Dance is a unique activity in that it is both an art as well as a sport.  It can be promoted as competitive and harsh, but this is not how dance is at Encore Studios!  Here we aim to enrich the lives of our students and their families through dance as a source of joy and positivity.  Still with glamour, glitz, and international awards, dance at Encore Studios is about having fun, and celebrating individual achievements at every level. Whether you are looking for a weekly activity or something a little more serious, you will feel welcomed and supported as part of our Encore Family. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop individuals and their sense of confidence through achievements in dance.

We aim to accomplish this through instructors and staff that are caring, and through goal-oriented programs that celebrate accomplishments at every level.  

Our Core Values

At Encore Studios, we are committed to:

  • finding the right program to suit each unique individual
  • providing a place of friendship in an atmosphere of respect where one feels free to enjoy themselves
  • giving each student the opportunity to shine
  • supporting every student's goals & accomplishments at any level
  • providing passionate, highly-trained instructors & proven programs  of success 

Artistic Director / Owner

Tobi Léveillé

For more about Ms. Tobi, please CLICK HERE and you will be re-directed to her bio.

Management Team

Courtney Zawadowski - Artistic Supervisor

  • Has been dancing for 23 years and teaching dance for 10 years
  • Her students have received international scholarships and high level praise
  • Is finishing her B Ed this spring

Favorite Movie ... Titanic  (She can recite the entire movie word by word)

Fun Fact: She's lived in England & Toronto, but her heart is in Winnipeg

Fun Fact: Ms. Tobi has been her teacher for 13 years  

Ainsley Redlick - Administrative Assistant / Supervisor

Alemar Regala - Performance Coordinator


  • Has trained in Vancouver, Toronto and LA for the past 4 years
  • Won the World Hip Hop Championship (Adult Division) 2014
  • He brings high positive energy to all the classes he teaches while continuing to challenge his students with unique choreography

Fun Fact: Ms. Courtney is one of his heroes!      

Our Amazing Faculty

Sawyer Craig

Reception / Administrative Assistant

Sawyer is an Opera Singer who is currently pursuing a Masters in Music

Shaylene Cote

  • Shaylene has a passion for both dance and working with children
  • She has completed her Grade 8 Award in Classical Ballet
  • She has also completed her Grade 5 vocal exam with distinction
  • Ms. Shay's favorite Disney Princess is Mulan

Amanda McCormick

Amanda is an expert in the field of Artistic Gymnastics and is a national-level judge.  She is also an amazing teacher and coach!

Andrea Macasaet

Andrea is bringing her energetic talents to our students in Vocal Theatre and Broadway.  

Jasmine Allard

  • Jasmine has a BA with a Major in Dance
  • Having danced for over 20 years and performed internationally, she has a passion for providing quality training

Favourite saying: Hakuna Matata

Favourite season: Fall

Favourite Olympic sport: Synchronized Swimming

Rochelm Cabalquinto

Rochelm teaches and choreographs hip hop for all ages and levels.  

Taylor Marks

  • Taylor has had a passion for ballet since she was 3 years old and strives to bring that passion to her teaching
  • She has completed both her Intermediate ballet exam as well as the Grade 8 Award
  • Taylor has completed a B Ed

 Fun Fact: She drives a Mini Cooper named “Ruby”

Favourite Ballet: Giselle

Samantha Penner

  • Sam has B.A. (Hons) in Dance
  • She strives for the highest level of excellence as a teacher and as a professional and is a proud company dancer with the Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers.   

Favourite Move: Anything on the floor 

Favourite Disney Movie: Beauty and the Beast

Barbara Daurie

  •  Ms. Daurie is a member of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), and is affiliated with Dance Artist, Professionals (ADAPT), and Dance Masters of America
  • She has been an adjudicator at dance festivals and has taught workshops in Sask. Alberta & BC
  • Several of her former students have performed on Broadway in NYC, Disney, Niagara Musicals, as well as in movies and television. 

Favourite saying: Is the coffee on?  

Anne Léveillé

We are excited to have Anne join our faculty this season as a new teaching apprentice.

Mara Turenne

We are proud to introduce new teaching apprentice, Mara.

Laura Elliott

We are happy to welcome back Ms. Laura!

Questions? We'd love to have the opportunity to answer them!