Creative Roots Performing Arts is dedicated to fostering a life-long appreciation of the arts. We believe that we have a responsibility not only to educate, but to infuse our students with confidence, creativity, and physical fitness. We create a joyful, soulful place for all people to explore dance, regardless of their experience. We are proud to be legally licensed with a Certificate of Performing Rights (SOCAN) and a License for the use of Recorded Music (Re:Sound).



3830 Second Ave, Unit 1
Smithers, BC, Canada
V0J 2N0

Phone: (250) 847-3030

Email: office@creativeroots.ca


Instructor Profiles

Creative Roots takes great pride in our professional faculty. Our instructors are certified, experienced, and committed to providing a positive and high quality dance experience for each one of their students. Creative Roots delivers a premiere technical dance base for all our students, both young and young at heart!

Amanda Dorscht

Owner/Director, Instructor, Creative Movement, Ballet, Lyrical, Hip-hop, Jazz, Pointe, and AcroDance

Amanda’s passion has always been dance! She trained in Waterloo, Ontario in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, and Modern dance. Her extensive Ballet training led her to obtain the Royal Academy of Dance Advanced 1 Certificate. She has taught Beginner to Advanced level dance classes to students age 2 to adult, at studios in Waterloo and St. Catharines, Ontario. She is an active Member of the Royal Academy of Dance as well as a Certified Acrobatic Arts Instructor. Amanda is the proud winner of the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012-2013. In 2011, she graduated from Brock University in St. Catharines with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing. Amanda is dedicated to fostering a positive, inclusive, and encouraging dance experience to everyone at Creative Roots.
Photo: Vanessa van der Meulen

Brooke Huxtable

Instructor/Office Administrative Assistant, Creative Movement, Lyrical, Jazz, AcroDance, Ballet, and Tap

Brooke is the smiling face you will be greeted with at the office as well as in the studio. In July 2018, Brooke graduated from her training under the ADAPT syllabus in Toronto. She is now an ADAPT Certified Dance Instructor. Brooke has danced at Creative Roots since the age of 5. She began dancing Ballet, and moved to Tap, and Jazz at age 8. She also trained in Musical Theatre, Modern, Lyrical and Pre-Pointe. Brooke became a Performing Company dancer at age 12 and competed across Northern B.C. At age 13, Brooke became a Teacher’s Assistant at Creative Roots. In 2014, she began working as a Dance Instructor, teaching Tap and Lyrical. She is also a Certified Acrobatic Arts Instructor.
Photo: Vanessa van der Meulen