Chair of the Board/Treasurer

Sue Farquhar

Sue Farquhar is an active member of the Tapshoes and Tutus family. Over the past few years, She has been heavily involved in the recitals, fundraisers and the weekly operations of the “Café“. Susan is looking forward to providing an even greater contribution as Chair.

Board Member

Paula Larrondo

Paula Larrondo aka Maya’s mom has supported our co-op since Maya began dancing in 2006. Paula has assured us in different capacities including previous board members, HR committee representative, in the café, and has been one of our backstage managers every year at the year-end recital.

Paula is a registered clinical Social Worker at St. Joseph’s Hospital and has years of previous board experience. She has held the position of chair of Ferncliff Daycare, vice chair at the Centre for Spanish Speaking People, is sitting board member as Secretary at CASA Salvador Allende and Canadian Cuban Friendship Association – Toronto. Paula currently sits on our board and would be thrilled to serve for another term 🙂

Board Member

Julie Seddon

Julie Seddon is a mother of a dancing, acting, singing math-loving 11 year old. Julie is an artist, and art installer working and living in Toronto’s Roncesvalles village.

Board Member

Pam Horan

Pamela Horan is the mother of Maeve and Hazel, both who been dancing with Tap Shoes for 6 years. Pam has served on the Board for 5 years and has been on the Finance Committee for 4 years. Pam has served on Boards for other not-for-profits and was Treasurer for Sunnyside Garden Daycare. Pam has worked with Business Development Bank of Canada for over 16 years in several different roles including business development, credit underwriting, credit adjudication and branch management. Currently, she is the Ontario Regional Coach. Pamela has a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations from McGill University and has recently become certified with the Risk Management Association

Board Member

Alison McLean

Alison McLean has been sitting on our board for a year. She has three children who participate in dance classes at Tapshoes and Tutus. Alison is a lawyer, a member of Fern Ave PS Parent Council, and involved in volunteering in refugee settlement with a neighborhood organization. She wishes there were more opportunities for enthusiastic amateur adults to dance in real life.

Board Member

Dirk Townsend

Dirk has extensive board and executive experience with local organizations such as the Parkdale Residents Association and the West End Food Co-op. Dirk is the father of two enthusiastic dancers and hopes to help Tap Shoes Tutus grow and thrive.


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