Our teachers

 

 

 

 

Marianna Bell Principal. Choreography, piano, theory.

Studied in the Sportive school of Olympic figure skating  and  Ballet school in Kharkiv. At the same time finished Music school (piano). Graduated from Kharkov Music collage (theory, piano, vocal) and University with Master degree in arts, later got second master degree in philology and pedagogy. Marianna Bell teaching music theory, piano and choreography from 1997 in public and private schools. Worked on Ukraine National Tv as a writer and presenter of arts programs. From 2000 event planner for schools and city. From 2010 principal of Wonderlandarts school. She is a creator, editor, and producer of numerous shows of Wonderlandarts, a choreograph of dances for competitions and festivals. Last few years she is working as a director of concerts, organizer of the tours for the popular artists in Canada. From 2018 – principal of Amicus  Performing Society in The Columbia Theatre.

 

 

ART SCHOOL

Alex Argen – artist-painter, teacher of artistic disciplines. His educational background includes a degree in Education and Fine Arts from Art College, which he  graduated with distinction (“specialist” in the direction “Art”, specialties: Fine Arts, Specialization: Painting, Qualification: Artist-Painter, Teacher), and Higher Academy of Art and Design  (Kharkiv), he was there for 5 years, during which studied different areas and media to ensure a fundamental understanding of the methods and practice of highly realistic oil painting, watercolor, pencil drawing and pen and ink, the history of Ancient and Modern Art, Human Anatomy, Philosophy and Aesthetics, the art of fine writing or “calligraphy”, lithography and engraving, etc., and graduated with qualifying level – the Bachelor, (Direction ” Fine arts”. Specialization: Graphics). As an art educator began teaching of drawing and painting at The State School of Art  in 1987. His commissions include works from portraits and landscapes to large-scaled Trompe l`oeil and paintings onto ceilings for private residences, exterior Monumental Decorative Paintings for the private residential sector, and civic buildings. His monumental paintings and interior artworks can be found at residential and commercial architectural spaces in Canada, the US, Middle East and in Europe. His artworks can be found in private collections in Canada, the United States, Germany, Israel, Egypt, Australia, Russia, and Ukraine. At present, he works and lives in New Westminster, BC, Canada.

 

DANCE SCHOOL

 

 

 

 

Maryana Dudchenko ballroom dance teacher.

began dancing at the age of 4 in her hometown of Kharkov, Ukraine. Training with numerous world-renowned dance instructors allowed her amateur competitive career to span over 17 years, during which she represented Ukraine and Canada. Maryana has competed in Canada, USA, Ukraine, Poland, England, Italy, Germany and the Czech Republic. Since 2010, she has been training individuals of all ages and levels.                                                                                                                                                                                Accomplishments   Canadian Under 21 Champion (2012), Youth & Adult BC Champion for 4 years, Youth & Under 21 Snowball Classic Champion for 3 years, Snowball Classic Latin Adult Finalist 2012, Canadian Youth Finalist for 3 years (top 3), Canadian Adult Finalist for 2 years (top 4), Youth Finalist in Italian international competition (top 3), Finalist of major Youth, Under 21 and Adult Latin international competitions, 20 years of dance training and experience

 

 

 

 

Olga Neginskaya. Acro-gymnastic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gay Ashley,ballet teacher.

Three year diploma from the University of Cape Town. Cechetti Teachers Diploma . Royal Academy of Dancing Teachers Diploma.

 

 

 

 

 

MUSIC SCHOOL

Jane Perrett  born and raised in the lower mainland of British Colombia, Canada. Jane studied under the tutelage of Maria Wrzosek With performances across Canada and parts of Europe, Jane was also the featured Soprano on the 2011 “Opera Cruise” aboard the spectacular “Regent Seven Seas Navigator” sailing between Venice to Monaco. “Her voice exhibits carful study and application to a three octave range that is seamless in execution. She sustains the rich tonal color expected of a mezzo soprano right into her upper register, giving added poignancy and warmth” OPERA CANADA MAGAZINE An extensive repertoire includes some of Puccini’s most beloved heroines, Madam Butterly’s Un bel di, Tosca’s “Vissi D’arte, Vissi D’amore”, Gianni Schicchi’s “O Mio Babbino Caro” as well as Verdi arias including Ta Che La Notte (Il Trovatore); Sempre Libera (La Traviata) and Mozart’s “Queen of the Night” from his opera The Magic Flute. While opera defines her, Jane is an amazingly versatile performer who will often delight audiences with her rendition of Connie Francis, Anna Moffo, Patsy Cline, Nana Mouskouri and Barbra Streisand, to mention just a few. Recent performances have included the part of Fiametta in The Gondoliers; appearances at the Pan Pacific Opera Buffet, Vancouver Italian Cultural Centre, Vancouver’s “Opera Zone”, and with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Jane Perrett is currently accepting students that wish to learn more about singing and producing a beautiful even sound .
Sergey Maryshev. Graduated from the Music College in Novosibirsk, Russia, majoring in classical guitar. Sergey used to work as an orchestra musician at the Globus Theater, at the Chaldon State Folklore Ensemble, and at various restaurants. Sergey is teaching classical guitar in music schools since 1997. He is a teacher of the highest certification category. Many of his students have become laureates and diploma holders of various competitions. He works in my own recording studio (arranging and creating tracks for vocalists and instrumentalists, mixing and mastering), write music for films (The Boat, Hunting for Icon, Rapsody Inspiration).
Lubov Plett
Violin teacher.
Leo Bell.
Piano, flute, French horn. Virtuoso artist
Master degree in music. As a performing piano player worked with the best Ukrainian bands. Last years  gave few concerts as a composer.

 

We invite all creative people in “Wonderland”.

Teachers of Arts are welcome to apply to our school. We try to keep a high level of teaching, so if you are ready for the competitive level please contact with this application form.