About Us - Elev8 Dance - Hamilton Ontario

About Elev8 Dance

Why Elev8 Dance?

What sets Elev8 Dance apart from any other dance studio is the studio owner and headteacher, Mr. Chris. His expertise and background in dance as a performer and teacher help Elev8 Dance deliver a superior experience as we strive to earn our place as Hamilton's Best Dance Studio year after year. Mr. Chris' caring nature, eye for detail, experience in the classroom and dedication to making each class fun and engaging make the energy at Elev8 Dance different from anywhere else. Please don't take our word for it... come and explore Elev8 Dance for yourself!

Mr. Chris, Owner and Head Teacher

  • Hamilton's Best Dance Teacher (Hamilton Spectator).
  • Hamilton's Best Theatre Instructor (Hamilton Spectator).
  • Hamilton's Best Personal Trainer (Hamilton Spectator).
  • Internationally recognized professional dancer with over 20 years of experience.
  • Works with 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 Children's Fitness, Foundational Training, Kettlebell Training, Weight Loss Coaching, Hypertrophy Training, and Program Design.
  • CPR & AED certification.

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Elev8 Dance

  • Hamilton's Best Dance School (Hamilton Community News).
  • Hamilton's Best Dance School for Children (Hamilton Spectator).
  • Hamilton's Best Activities for Adults (Hamilton Spectator).
  • Hamilton's Best Virtual Instruction (Hamilton Spectator).
  • 1000 sq ft open studio dance space.
  • Floor to ceiling and wall-to-wall mirrors.
  • Lobby and seating area with a 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 beneficial one-on-one instruction.
  • Classroom video recording and viewing from the lobby on screens.
  • Strong connections are made between dance and learning skills on Ontario Report Cards.

About Mr. Chris

Christopher Bull 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 Kyiv Ballet. Christopher, a member of Dance Ontario and the Canadian Dance Assembly, works in 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.) Training under the BTDA with Sue Bottrill of Cambridge ON, the National Ballet School of Toronto, Decidedly Jazz DanceWorks of Calgary, Toronto’s George Brown College and York University for Dance, Theatre & Performing Arts has prepared Christopher for the challenges of the world of dance.

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, and 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 dancer's training to address individual needs. He provides advanced mobility and strength training techniques. He 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 freedom like nothing else. 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 has provided his students with offers to attend the National Ballet of Canada's National Ballet School, Ballet Jorgen Canada, George Brown and Sheridan College for Theatre and Performing Arts, Mohawk College, Laurier, Waterloo, Guelph, York, McMaster, U of T and Ryerson University for Degrees in Theatre and 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.

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Confidence

“My daughter cannot wait for her dance classes every week, making each class such a fun and enjoyable learning experience!”
Alyssa, via Google

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Leadership

“Clearly in it for all the right reasons. They have created a fantastic community of dancers and parents!”
Shelly, via Google

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Creativity

“Mr. Chris makes learning fun and he really cares about the kids he’s teaching. We love being a part of his inclusive community...”
Sarah, via Facebook