Fun Facts from Debbie Roshe, Karen Gayle & Mindy Upin

December 10, 2015


1. Not only is she a dance master, she’s a BBQ master
2. Makes a mean carrot cake
3. Has a large art collection
4. Was a ford foundation ballet baby growing up
5. Spends copious amounts of time cleaning up her cat’s throw up!



1. First concert I attended was Michael Jackson.
2. Spent 4 months teaching in La Paz, Bolivia, with extreme altitude = 3650m above sea level.
3. Still spell words like favourite, neighbour and colour with a “”u”” – Canadian born!”



1. Has a special hidden talent creating pipe cleaner figurines, especially bride & groom wedding caketoppers. Stay tuned for her own PipeToppers on Facebook.
2. Married to a horticulturalist
3. Was a member and Rehearsal Director for the Steps Repertory Ensemble for 6 seasons.
4. Depending on who you ask, Mindy can also be known as Mindayshia, Minalin, Youpie, Mindo Vando, Wanda, or Ruby

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Videography: Aleutian Calabay

Fun Facts from Debbie Roshe, Karen Gayle & Mindy Upin