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Jennifer Neales

FOUNDER/TEACHER

As IF this is work! It is Jen’s pleasure to have founded Little Rebels Music and Development Classes and feels it marries both her love of musical theatre and teaching children. Jen had been teaching children all around the world for 20 years while embarking on a flourishing theatrical career at the same time. She is also the founder of HERstory Counts Theatre Company. Building Little Rebels alongside her incredible team is a dream come true!

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Jenna Borsato

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Jenna Borsato is super excited to have been the Administrative Assistant for Little Rebels for almost 2 years!! Organizing and scheduling is her thing, AND singing and dancing has always made her the happiest!! Jenna has been studying Theatre Production, with a specialty in Management, at Ryerson University and is currently working alongside the wonderful Jen Neales as a Co-Producer and Production Manager for their theatre company, HERstoryCounts Theatre Company! Jenna loves smiling and great big bear hugs, so she fits right in with the rest of the Little Rebels team!! :)

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Rachel Hamilton

TEACHER

Rachel is a graduate of the McGill Opera Program, as well as an accomplished violinist who has spent the last 15 years teaching privately and coaching students of all ages. Now a new(ish) mom, she felt her life was heading into a new direction. When she heard about the amazing program at Little Rebels, she knew it was meant to be. Rachel is thrilled to be part of such an amazing and talented group of women, and to get to play with awesome kids all day!

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Samantha Mclelland

TEACHER

Samantha has been singing, dancing & performing ever since she was a little rebel herself. She couldn't imagine a world without music. It just makes her heart warm. She has a 3 year theatre arts degree where she studied acting for film & tv, stage, musical theatre, clowning, and movement. She's thrilled to be a part of this team of Rebels!

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Ellie Posadas

TEACHER

Ellie is beyond delighted to be a part of the Little Rebels team. She is a food loving, Actor, Singer, and super Tita who is a graduate of Randolph Academy’s triple threat program. She has been performing on stage since she was a little rebel herself and cannot wait to share what she’s learned over the years with you!

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Chelsea Riesz

TEACHER

Chelsea is so excited to be a part of the Little Rebels team. As a graduate of Sheridan and U of T’s theatre program, she is overjoyed to share her passion for the arts with all the little rebels out there waiting to learn and grow. As a master reiki practitioner and certified equine assisted learning facilitator, Chelsea’s goal is to support and nurture growth within kids and adults in any capacity she can.

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Louisa O'Keane

TEACHER

Louisa has been singing since she could talk and dancing since she could walk. She is a graduate of the Randolph Academy and has performed all over Canada. She has been teaching children's musical theatre and dance for over ten years and is absolutely thrilled to be joining this amazing team of educators! She is a long time cast member of The Oh Canada Eh! Dinner Show and also works as a writer, choreographer and Jazz singer. She can't wait to sing and dance with you all!

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Ann Paula Bautista

TEACHER

Ann Paula (AP for short) is a Toronto based Filipino-Canadian actor, singer, dancer, writer, and dog lover. She is thrilled to be a part of the Little Rebels family! Since graduating from Randolph Academy’s College program. Her love for performing has taken her in and around Canada and the US. She also has worked on many theatre for young audiences shows (TYA) and feels that it is the most fulfilling genre of theatre because the Arts are universal!

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Maricris Rivera

TEACHER

Maricris is so happy to be part of the Little Rebels family! She has been singing, playing piano and dancing for most of her life, and has also studied musical theatre. She frequently plays with her band, Understudy, and other musical acts around the city. She has also been teaching music to children of all ages for the past six years. She is currently a member of the Tita Collective and frequently collaborates with fellow Little Rebels leaders, Ann Paula and Ellie!

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Natalie Julien

TEACHER

Growing up, Natalie was immersed in music and theatre and knows first hand how music can shape a child's growth! She is a graduate of Randolph College for the Performing Arts & the Canadian College for the Performing Arts. Natalie has taught voice and musical theatre privately and in schools for almost ten years now. She has also worked as a nanny for years, and has a deep love for little humans. For her, Little Rebels is the perfect marriage between her infant experience and teaching experience! She is so excited to be able to share her passion with all the little rebels.

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Emma Sangalli

TEACHER

Emma is a Toronto based musical theatre performer, thrilled to be a part of the Little Rebels family! Emma can’t contain her joy when she sees kids being moved and impacted by the power of music! She also works with a speech and language pathologist on music therapy classes for children. She can’t wait to sing with you and see those little rebels grow!

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Kerri Phillips

TEACHER

Kerri has been a singer, actor, dancer since she was a little rebel herself! As a graduate of the Dance Choreography and Performance program of York University she is excited to share her passion for the Arts with babies and adults alike. She is in pursuit of a Movement Therapy Masters Degree and, along with her Reiki Master Certification and Modo Yoga Teaching Certification, she hopes to help everyone better express their authentic selves.