Lou, a native of Hamilton, started dancing at age 6.
He trained in the Luigi method of jazz in New York and London, England, where he enjoyed a very successful career as a dancer/actor on stage in the West End and in TV and film (Man of La Mancha,Fiddler on the Roof,West Side Story,The London Palladium Show - where he met wife and partner, Pauline).
Lou has been Director of the Performing Arts Programme(P.A.P) at Theatre Aquarius for over 25 years, building it into the successful programme it is today.
He is head of The Dance Centre jazz/tap department and teaches Junior, Intermediate and Senior jazz and tap at the Hamilton location.
Amanda started taking classes at The Dance Centre as a child and continued training in ballet and jazz through her teens.
She achieved her R.A.D Advanced 1 at The Dance Centre and upon graduating high school was accepted into the prestigious dance programme at Ryerson University in Toronto, where she specialized in teaching.
Lou and Pauline are thrilled that Amanda has returned to her "roots" taking on the position of head teacher at the Dundas studio.
Amanda is a Registered Teacher of The Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D).