Kailena Van de Nes
Senior Instructor & Studio Director
Kailena is an award-winning choreographer and studio owner. Born in Toronto (but with roots in South America and the Maritimes), she has been dancing for over 30 years. Since the age of 3, She has trained all over the world, including Brazil, the US, and Canada. Kailena has trained in Ballet, Acrobatics, Tap, Jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, Zumba and a variety of Ballroom styles.
More recently, Kailena has her Module 1 in Acrobatic Arts, her Zumba, Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr teacher certifications, ADAPT Jazz, as well as Alixa Flexibility training (Module 1, 2 and 3).
In 2014, Kailena opened her dance studio (KV Dance Studio) in Ottawa, Ontario. Due to the devastating effects of COVID on her business, she was forced to make the very difficult decision of closing her studio’s physical location in August of 2020. She feels hopeful that she can continue to share her love of dance with her students through her virtual studio.