Experience the Difference at Elev8 Dance

WHY ELEV8 DANCE INC?

          What sets Elev8 Dance apart from any other dance studio is the studio owner and head teacher, Mr. Chris. His expertise and background in dance help us deliver a superior experience as we strive to become Hamilton's best dance studio. His caring nature, eye for detail and belief that dance can set you free is what makes the energy at Elev8 Dance different from anywhere else.  Don't take our word for it... come and explore ELEV8 DANCE INC for yourself!

Mr. Chris, the Owner and Head Teacher:

  • Hamilton's Best Dance Teacher (Hamilton Spectator)

  • Hamilton's Best Theatre Instructor (Hamilton Spectator)

  • internationally recognized professional dancer with over 20 years experience

  • works with each and every dance student to reach their potential

  • Certified Children's Fitness Coach

  • 20 years of professional dance, theatre, competition and audition experience

  • has an established professional dance network

  • fully certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach and active member of the Canadian Fitness Professionals with CanFitPro, GLPTI and Darby Training Systems (DTS) Accreditation. Specialist Certification in Foundational Training, Kettlebell Training, Weight Loss, Hypertrophy Training and Program Design

  • CPR-C & AED certification

Elev8 Dance:

  • Hamilton's Best Dance School (Hamilton Community News)

  • Hamilton's Best Dance School for Children (Hamilton Spectator)

  • 850 sq ft open studio dance space

  • floor to ceiling and wall to wall mirrors

  • lobby and seating area with homework station

  • large windows fill the studio with natural sunlight 

  • floating sprung floors to reduce joint stress and risk of injury

  • small class sizes to provide more one on one instruction

  • classroom video recording and viewing from the lobby on screens

  • strong connections made between dance and learning skills on Ontario Report Cards

 

ABOUT MR. CHRIS

          Christopher Bull, of Hamilton Ontario, first made an impression on the Canadian stage as a dancer with the Canadian National Youth Ensemble and a leading guest role on stage with the Kiev Ballet. Training under the BTDA with Sue Bottrill of Cambridge ON, the National Ballet School of Toronto, Decidedly Jazz DanceWorks of Calgary and Toronto’s George Brown College for Dance, Theatre & Performing Arts, has prepared Christopher for the challenges of the world of dance. Christopher, a member of both Dance Ontario and the Canadian Dance Assembly, works in both large productions and smaller indie venues as a dancer, aerial artist, singer, actor, teacher and choreographer. Chris is also a Certified Personal Trainer and an active member of the Canadian Fitness Professionals, recently named Hamilton's Best Personal Trainer (Hamilton Spectator.)

          Representing Canada on the international competitive stage and ranking 6th overall in the World (Soloist), Christopher has gone on to perform in full scale productions such as Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, The Nutcracker, 42nd Street, West Side Story, Hairspray and Chicago. Christopher has also been active in the Hip Hop and Street Dance circuit performing in festivals, conventions and a featured artist with Toronto's Choreographer’s Ball. Other credits include an award winning performance in a recent run of Sister Act the Musical, Aerial Acrobatics Artists with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and Modern Dance Art Installations with Toronto’s Nuit Blanche.

          Christopher is the owner and director of Elev8 Dance Inc, a dance school focused on delivering quality, fun and engaging dance training. With a strong background in classical ballet and exercise science, Christopher assesses and prioritizes his dancers training to address individual needs. He provides advanced mobility and strength training techniques and teaches dance to connect with functional movement patterns to ensure his dancers can excel as well rounded athletes while keeping their bodies healthy, safe and pain free.

          When Mr. Chris was a little boy he told his parents he wanted to fly. They put him into hockey, baseball, gymnastics and figure skating and almost every after school program for kids you can think of but nothing stuck. Then one day, young Christopher found his way into a dance studio...  and he grew wings. Dance took Mr. Chris higher than he thought he could ever go. In dance he found a freedom that nothing else could provide. Now, over 20 years later, Mr. Chris is still flying, excited to be supporting others as they take flight with us at Elev8 Dance.

          Some of ​Mr. Chris' dancers have gone on to represent Canada at international dance competitions. The skills learned as a dancer have provided his students with offers to attend the the National Ballet of Canada's National Ballet School, Ballet Jorgen Canada, George Brown College for Theatre and Performing Arts, Mohawk College, Sheridan College, Laurier, Waterloo, Guelph, York and McMaster University for Degrees in Theatre & Performing Arts, Television, Radio, Education, English, Mathematics and Neuroscience. 

Our goal is to help our dancers discover joy, make memories and teach freedom through movement.