Lorraine Blake

R.A.D. RTS / F.I.S.T.D. / Examiner – Theatre Branch I.S.T.D.

Lorraine is a leader in dance education on Vancouver Island and around the world.

An accomplished teacher and examiner, she has been guiding dancers of all ages for over 29 years. Her students have gone on to study at The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, National Ballet School of Canada, Interlochen Arts Academy, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, UCLA, and more. Her dancers have enjoyed tours to Disneyland, London and NYC under her expert guidance.

Lorraine’s training, which began with classes at 3 years of age under her mother’s instruction, includes teaching certificates with the Royal Academy of Dance, PBT, and a Fellowship with the Imperial Society of Teacher of Dance. She enjoys travelling extensively to examine students in ISTD Modern Theatre and Tap examinations throughout the world. Alongside the classical teaching and examining, Lorraine’s passion for musical theatre has been evident through her exceptional choreography of countless musicals for middle and high schools. Recent credits include West Side Story, Addams Family, In the Heights, Mary Poppins, Spamalot and more.

Lorraine believes dance is not about the destination, but is about the journey for both teacher and the student; she looks forward to continuing her lifelong journey with dance.