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Staff CASMA

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT | INSTRUCTOR/COACH | PHYS.ED. TEACHER AT TFS - CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Michael Dmitrik: Ever since early childhood, Michael has always had a passion for sports – specifically for basketball. He motivated himself throughout the years and dedicated an extensive amount of hard-work and dedication towards the game. Michael envisioned the possibility of giving back to the community and wanted to provide an opportunity for others to foster a passion in sports. With Michael’s athletic background and as a physical education teacher at TFS – Canada’s International School, he began CASMA with the intention of providing top-quality programming for the youth of the community. Michael has a B.A. of International Studies from York University and a B.A. of Education from Ottawa University. He is a certified NCCP coach with over 10 years of coaching experience at the under 12, 14, 16 and 20 levels in the C.I.S.A.A league. Michael also coaches teams competing in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and in the Ontario Basketball Association (OBA). He has also worked closely with current and former NBA players and coaches and has coached prospective professional basketball players currently attending state of the art Universities in the United States. His goal is to provide a unique outlet for children to express themselves whether it be in art, music, sports, etc. and help them to develop and grow in a fun and safe way. Fun fact, Coach Michael is also fluent in English, French and Russian. 

CASMA EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/ART & CALLIGRAPHY INSTRUCTOR

Brenda Dang

COACH/INSTRUCTOR | PHYS.ED. TEACHER AT TFS - CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Jonel Destre: Jonel is a graduate of Laurentian University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Health.  His first love of sports began during the high school years, and since then he has worked in summer camps starting at the tender age of 17. He has since acquired more than ten years of experience in teaching and coaching young ones. Currently holding the position of Athletic coordinator and Physical Education teacher at TFS – Canada’s International School (West campus) in Mississauga, Jonel is invested in the health of children and youth. His wish is to engage them through sports in order to teach them the value of health and increase their potential in sports and confidence in life. Jonel is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Creole.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC | PROFESSIONAL VIOLINIST

Oksana Dmitrik: Oksana was born in Kiev, Ukraine, where she began to study Violin at the age of six. She holds a Master’s degree of Violin in Performance and Teaching from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Kiev. After graduation, she became a member of the Kiev Chamber Orchestra. In 1989 the family immigrated to Canada. Since then, Oksana has performed with many Canadian groups such as the Quebec Symphony, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Toronto Symphony among others and participates in many summer Festivals and Music Camps. She has also shared the stage with many pop artists like Rodger Hodgson, Frank Sinatra Jr., Smokey Robinson and Wayne Newton just to mention a few. She also teaches violin, both privately and at TFS – Canada’s International School. Oksana is a loving mother of two boys and is married to husband Sergei, who is a violinist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO). Oksana is also fluent in Russian, Ukrainian, English and French.

DIRECTOR OF THEATRE

Geneviève Cholette: Geneviève is a professional musical theatre performer and choreographer known all across French Ontario for her art as well as for the workshops she has given to over 5000 young artists. While enjoying a booming career in the arts in Canada and in France, she has been teaching for almost 20 years having opened her own studio (Studio Unio) when she was only 18 years old. In 2010-2011, she had the great honour to have been asked to become the official spokesperson for the FTAMS (Theatre Festival for French Ontario High Schools). Since 2006, she has launched the teen acting studio for the world renowned Cater Thor Studios, in Toronto, she continues to coach teens and children for professional film, TV and theatre auditions and has received several grants for her French Musical Theatre projects through the Ontario Arts Council.  After giving workshops in dozens of French, English and French Immersion schools in Ontario and Quebec, teaching Drama and Musical Theatre at TFS - Canada's International School for the past two years, she has been asked to teach her Musical Theatre workshops by the Ministry of Education for the ‘’Moniteurs de langue’’. Geneviève is fluent in French and English.

 

 

 

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS | SOCCER COACH/INSTRUCTOR | FORMER SEMI-PRO SOCCER PLAYER FOR FC TENCE

Yann Breka: Yann brings a wealth of soccer experience and knowledge to our programs. He started playing soccer for Paris Alesia, in the 14th district of Paris. In the following years, he progressed in the sport and signed with FC Tence where he was 2x best scorer in the championship. Campers are always delighted to have Yann as their coach, not only because he is a magician with the ball at his feet, but also because of his passion for the sport and genuine regard for the development of each of his athletes. Yann is fluent in French and English.

PUBLIC SPEAKING AND DEBATE INSTRUCTOR | ONTARIO COLLEGE OF TEACHERS MEMBER

Heather Yuan

BASKETBALL COACH/INSTRUCTOR

Daniel Cummings

BASKETBALL COACH/INSTRUCTOR

Michael Nuga: Division 1 NCAA men's basketball player for Kent State University.

COACH/INSTRUCTOR | FORMER NCAA TENNIS PLAYER

​Fil Marinkovic

COACH/INSTRUCTOR | LAURENTIAN MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER

Hamidou Ongoiba

SEASONAL COACH/INSTRUCTOR | YORK UNIVERSITY'S MEN BASKETBALL PLAYER

O'Neil Halstead: http://www.yorkulions.ca/roster.aspx?rp_id=3813

SEASONAL COACH/INSTRUCTOR | NIPPISSING UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER

Jaaden Lewis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inRlTGCl_e4

ART INSTRUCTOR

Emmanuel Elkabas-Besnard

SEASONAL COACH/INSTRUCTOR | QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER

Luka Sevaljevic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeNlgvYzwYE

AFTER SCHOOL ROBOTICS INSTRUCTOR

Adib Razavi

SEASONAL COACH/INSTRUCTOR | QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER

Moustafa Khattab: http://emoryathletics.com/sports/msoc/2015-16/bios/Khattab

BASKETBALL/SOCCER AFTER SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR

Alexander Arthur

ULTIMATE FRISBEE AND SPORT INSTRUCTOR

Tristan Galipeau

BASKETBALL/ART INSTRUCTOR

Maya Nkansah

BASKETBALL COACH

Rashed Jabr

SOCCER COACH

Jean-Sébastien Schort

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