Finley Kovacs learned to crawl, walk and now dance in the halls and studio of Kirkwood Academy of Performing Arts. Before she could dance herself, she was on the side lines of rehearsals watching her siblings dance to the music of Coppelia and the Nutcracker suite. When she was old enough to take a ballet class herself, she started in the little pinkie class and has never taken a season off since. Fin is in her 3rd year in the Kirkwood Academy of Arts pre-professional program. There she has grown in all forms of dance but focuses on her first love – classical ballet. Fin has done many festivals and competitions across Vancouver Islands and awarded many scholarships along the way. She was given invitation to attend Synergy provincials in 2022 for her classical Ballet solo. In 2019, Fin was cast as the party mouse for Kirkwood Academy Nutcracker production. Fin has a very warm and lovely presence on stage that invites audiences to see her creative and spunky personality. When not in the studio Fin loves to draw, make puppet shows with her siblings and create amazing stories with drawings for her ballet teachers and younger sister to enjoy. Fin got a small taste of NCB company last season as a featured artist in the production of Clockwork. She is looking forward to a season of growth and development, exploring contemporary Ballet alongside many friends at NCB petites.
Harper is a very enthusiastic 9 year old who’s love of dance began at the age of 3. Dance classes were a must as she was always prancing about the house. At 7 years old she joined Kirkwood Academy’s Pre-Professional Program (KAPP). She has participated in many genres of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Lyrical, and Modern Stage. The style she most enjoys is Ballet.
Harper has been very fortunate to train under the guidance of Chantelle Ristine and Carolé Martyn. She most recently won Top Mini Dancer 2022 in Synergy’s Provincial Finals. Harper participated in Kirkwood’s stage production of The Nutcracker in 2019 with the role of Mini Rat Queen. After experiencing a taste of NCB’s summer intensive, Harper is very excited to be engaging in such a diverse company.
Harper also loves to ride her dirt bike, as well as mountain bike. She enjoys spending time outdoors and puts immense passion into anything she does.