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In 1979 Chantalle began training in Ballet at the Royal Academy of Dance in Lindsay, Ontario. In 1985 she incorporated jazz into her training and joined a small performance troop based out of the same school. Upon acceptance to the pre-professional program at the Quinte Ballet School in Belleville, Ontario in 1988, Chantalle embarked on a training program which included repertoire, pas de deux, pointe,jazz, modern,character and Spanish. Opportunities to work with balletic,neoclassical and modern choreographers were an important part of the curriculum.

CHANTALLE McCARVILLE

It was at the Quinte Ballet School where she learned the importance of becoming a well-rounded dancer; one who is able to change styles quickly and accurately. Chantalle also participated in summer sessions outside the school, both in Boston, Mass. and Saratoga, NY. In the fall of 1990, the directors of the school, Brian and David Scott, invited Chantalle to participate in the international competition Prix de Laussanne in Laussanne, Switzerland. She accepted and trained heavily for 4 months, coached by David Scott, while maintaining her performance schedules for the Nutcracker and the Spring Show. Several private sponsors stepped forward to offer their support and in February 1991 Chantalle had her first taste of dance internationally. Chantalle graduated at the top of her class in 1992 having completed all the major examinations in the Cecchetti method of Ballet, except for Diploma.


In January 1996 Chantalle moved to Cologne, Germany and within 6 months was offered a guest contract with the Oper Stat Bonn in Bonn, Germany. Chantalle began taking classes with a modern company in Cologne called Tranzforum. She successfully auditioned for the company but facing difficulties acquiring a working visa, she returned to Canada in December 1996 to pursue the art of teaching.
In September 1997 she moved to Toronto and began freelance teaching. She taught beginner through advanced levels in ballet and jazz including pointe.


Chantalle is a graduate of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s teacher’s training course. She has also taught for RWB, Marquis and Masterworks.
Chantalle has achieved her Associate Diploma, with special credit, from the Cecchetti Society. In 2002, she was awarded “Best Classical Work” in RWB’s First Steps Choreographic Showcase. Chantalle has been an integral part of the Studio One Staff since 2001.