Vibe Dance Alumni

All of these exceptional young dancers have roots sweating it out at Vibe in their formative years. 

Bo Lam

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Ming-Bo Lam hails from Vancouver Island, BC, where she trained with Dancestreams Youth Dance Company, Arts Umbrella, Vibe Dance Studio, and the Nanaimo Ballet School. Lam graduated as Valedictorian, with an Honours BFA, from Ryerson University's Theatre: Performance Dance program. She has worked with internationally recognized choreographers such as Matjash Mrozewski, Robert Glumbek, Lee Joo Sun, and Vicki St. Denys.  

Since graduating, she has performed with the Toronto Raptors Dance Pak (12/13 & 15/16), at the Much Music Video Awards (2013 & 2014), with SolePower Productions, Ink on Paper, Miscellum Dance Collective, and fu-GEN Theatre Company. Lam has had the honour of performing for musical artists including Justin Bieber, PSY, Hedley, The Airplane Boys, Naughty by Nature, The Sugarhill Gang, Rob Base, and Young MC. 

Lam was the Artistic Director of Miscellum Dance Collective (2012-2015), and produced, choreographed and directed their inaugural production, Memento Mori. Currently, she is based in Toronto, Ontario, working as a freelance dancer, choreographer and adjudicator. 

Shelby Hollas

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Since graduating from vibe in 2011 I moved straight to Kelowna BC and found myself teaching at a few studios and got offered a teaching job there. I Moved back to Nanaimo that year and as well as me and all the other dancers that graduated we got ourselves small extra parts in a Disney original Movie called "Zapped ". It was amazing ! Since then the Fitness industry took over . I am now almost a certified fitness instructor and hopefully will be teaching and personal training all over . I am going into VIU to further my knowledge as a fitness profession as I will be in the PHYS ED programme at VIU to hopefully get my degree ! Dance will always be in my heart and has definitely helped me in every aspect of life.

Jolynn Mears

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I danced with serra way back when she was teaching at harbour that was when i was 12, i graduated the studio in 2011 and went into school for hairdressing and that is what iv been doing since then, dance will always be my passion and i miss it very much<3 

Kiana Smith

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I am currently in Toronto attending Randolph academy for musical theatre. I'm apart of a burlesque company called army of sass and a hip hop company called Footnotes. I'm still spreading my love of dance over here and teaching at 2 different studios. After I graduate in August I plan get out into the commercial and film world, while simultaneously getting my girls group -Muzae -on its feet and the goal is to eventually tour with that. I'm also keeping up the tap and hip hop though and would love to tour with the show STOMP. Toronto was such a good move for me and I can't wait to see what happens after August!

Sahara Ali

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Since graduating from VIBE I feel like I've done a number of things including moving to Vancouver for a year and being a part of KTL co which was such a fun experience and definitely made me enjoy my Vancouver experience. The following year I moved back to my hometown Nanaimo and quickly acquired a job teaching on a resort called Sonora and also teaching solos, duets and trios out of Campbell River! Needless to say I have had a busy couple years and now am in school at Vancouver Island University hoping to eventually either go into law and work for dancers who aren't paid fairly and stay in the dance industry or another path would to work for VIBE for Serra as an office administrator while still teaching and taking class myself...Going to school and finding career definitely does not mean you have to drop your passion!