Kevin Pugh
FounderBallet instructor

Kevin Pugh is one of the most admired ballet teachers in Canada. The former National Ballet of Canada principal dancer has taken his highly applauded success as a featured performer and transformed it into a successful career as a teacher and founder of Toronto’s Dance Teq.


In 1984 The Company awarded Kevin the status of principal dancer. He would go on to be highly acclaimed in roles such as “Basilio” in Don Quixote, the “Neapolitan Dance” in Swan Lake, “Gennaro and the Pas de Six” in Napoli, “Oberon and Puck” in The Dream, Anubis in Sphinx, Prince Florimund in The Sleeping Beauty, the Prince in The Nutcracker and Colas in La Fille Mal Gardee.

He would soon find himself being featured as a guest artist with such international companies as London Festival Ballet, and the Toulouse Opera Ballet in France.

In 1991 Kevin left the stage and took the same “strong, precise, inspired” persona and energy to the teaching platform.

His Dance Teq studio is one of Toronto’s best open format dance studios on the professional circuit. He has assembled an experienced staff of industry professionals in the areas of ballet, modern, and jazz, Hip Hop and Uyghur/Belly Dance

Kevin is also constantly in demand as a guest teacher. Guest teaching credits include; The National Ballet Company Class, The National Ballet School, Indianapolis Ballet Company, British Columbia Ballet, Randolph Dance Theatre, and Ballet Jorgen’s Company and School, Japan’s Architanz Dance Studio (Tokyo).