Studio Staff

Sue Champagne

Student Counsellor
and Administrative Assistant

Sue came to Arthur Murray as a student in 2003 to learn a few step before going on a cruise. She fell in love with dance and has been with the Ottawa studio ever since. Sue joined the Arthur Murray team in 2012, bringing with her an extensive background in customer service, administration and event coordination. Sue loves meeting and greeting people at the front desk and can’t think of a happier environment to be working in.

Darryl has always had many hobbies and passions that he did and studied for many years, like playing the piano, practicing martial arts, working as a computer technician, doing magic tricks, oil painting, pastry making, etc. Two of these passions are dancing and teaching. He started dancing international style at the age of 6, participating then in many competitions, and since the age of 20 to date he has been sharing his passions as a second job, teaching both as a science after-class tutor for high school and university students and as a dance instructor. He loves to solve things and give solutions and he feels fully realized when he can make people understand and assimilate in an easy way any concept (from dance to physics) they thought was impossible.

Darryl Cappadocia


Kevin Hibbert


Born and raised in Kingston (Jamaica), Kevin has always had a passion for dance. Although he received training in Modern Contemporary, Afro-Caribbean and Jazz, dance was mostly a fun activity to his professional life as an Immigration Officer on the island. This didn’t deter Kevin who performed at some of the most prestigious events, such as the 2007 Opening Ceremony for the Cricket Worldcup, the 2010 Reggae Dance Award, 2011 Reggae Sumfest. He also toured the United States, Europe and the Caribbean extensively with several dance companies in his country. Kevin migrated to Canada in 2014 where he successfully completed his Bachelor degree with honours in Criminology and Political Science along with a Professional Certificate in Public Administration and Law at York University. His achievements gained him a full scholarship to pursue his masters at the University of Ottawa 2017 and would one year after unite him with the Arthur Murray Dance studio where he was to fulfill his life dream to become a ballroom dance instructor.

Misha started his journey in dance in 2009 here in Ottawa, where he was introduced to the International Latin Style. His main influence was his mother, who believes that every man should know how to dance. Micha quickly fell in love with dance and decided to pursue it competitively, his first competition being in 2013. He then continued to compete all over Ottawa and Quebec, commonly competing in competitions such as DanceSport Montréal, La Classique du Quebec, and Canadance. Micha also performed each year at the various annual events. Micha sees his future with Arthur Murray as well as dance as a whole, and enjoys to keep continuing to developing his knowledge in order to be able to share the joy of dance with others.

Misha Spirichin


Arianna Carrion


Born and raised in Ecuador, Latin America, Arianna began to dance at the age of 8.She acquired expanded knowledge of different dances including salsa, flamenco and Argentinian tango. With 5 years of experience in International Ballroom and Latin dance competition and training, she believes a dance instructor should not only focus on teaching patterns, but also understand and care about each student’s needs. Effort and commitment are always taken into account, and sure thing, fun is guaranteed!

Maria was born and raised in Romania and moved to Canada as a teenager. She has always been fascinated by movement and is a trained massage therapist, yoga instructor and dance teacher. Her dance journey started 10 years ago with Salsa and quickly expanded into the american ballroom dances. She joined the Arthur Murray family 5 years ago in Vancouver BC, and loves teaching all dance styles, focusing on ease of movement, leading technique and fun choreography.  Maria strongly believes in the magic of dance and loves to see her students experience the life changing benefits of dancing

Maria Pavel