Cheryle Bodrug’s Burlington Dance Company
Cheryle Bodrug’s Burlington Dance Company is a family run business that has provided quality instruction to the Burlington Community for over 20 years. Cheryle Bodrug, BDC Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus, dreamed of creating a dance environment wherein students would find a sense of belonging and family, enjoy the art of learning, and in the process become highly skilled performers. Cheryles’ legacy of creating strong technical dancers, who also possess the gift of artistry, continues to be the guiding principle of BDC’s vision. Her innovative and original choreography have become a trademark BDC strength, carried on with great success by the current faculty. Cheryle has inspired many generations of dancers and served as ‘mentor’ to many young women in the Burlington community, some of which currently sit on the BDC Faculty. She is a past recipient of the CDTA Examiners Award of Excellence for having achieved the highest standing in Ontario, and proud to have been awarded a lifetime membership from the CDTA for her contribution to the association as an examiner, and her high standards as a teacher.
In keeping with this vision, and under the guidance of current Artistic Director, Kari Bodrug, BDC is consistently recognized for its’ unique choreography and outstanding performance quality, receiving several awards for excellence, including Overall High Score, Best Choreography, Creative Concept, Best Dance Presentation, Adjudicators’ Choice and Dance Ambassador Awards. In addition to providing a fun and nurturing environment for first time and junior dancers, the School also provides Master Classes for serious students who qualify. Students of BDC have been accepted into the programs of York University, Ryerson University, University of Calgary, George Brown College, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Quinte Ballet School of Canada and Sheridan College majoring in dance performance, with several graduates currently pursuing professional dance careers.