Studio Staff

Sue Champagne

Students Counsellor
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

Instructor

Kamila Lichvarova

Kamila was born in Kosice, Slovakia. She started doing activities such as gymnastics and figure skating when she was just 3 years old. Ballroom dancing become part of her life a year later and and her first competition was at 7 years of ages. Daily practice and improvement brought her to become a top dancer in Slovakia. She was a finalist at every Slovakian Championship. She was champion and vice champion in Standard, Latin and 10-dance, and participated in the World Championships in Standard and 10-dance in Moscow, Russia. She was the champion of the district of Malopolska and semifinalist of the Poland Championships. At the age of 14, she commenced her teaching career. Dancing and teaching has given her the opportunity to travel all over the world to places. She has spent time working in dance in Florida, on Italian cruise ships, at Arthur Murray London UK and now Canada. Dancing is her life style, she loves to teach and see improvements in her students.

Rosalina was born and raised in Ottawa. Dance has always been a part of her life; ages 11-18  being her most active years. During this time, she took lessons for recreation in various styles of dance, performing in various events: multicultural shows, school talent shows, dance contests, etc. Of her performances, she best remembers her first. It was in the sixth grade. She and some friends performed a hip-hop routine at the school’s talent show. For her solo, she did her favourite move “the coffee grinder”. A nervous wreck, she had fun anyway. It was memories like this plus a hiatus from dancing while in university that drove her to join Arthur Murray in October 2016. Happy to be around dance again, Rosalina is embracing her role at the front desk where she able to use her background in customer service to help others discover ballroom dance.

Rose Meas