Meet Our Team

Cleo Halls-Creative Director


Cleo Halls (also known as  Cleo Victory) is the founder and creative director of Paper Heart Productions. A passionate movement storyteller, she loves creating work that pushes boundaries and combines artistic disciplines. Her signature style blends contemporary dance technique, sensuality and just a touch of silliness. She is also a feisty go-go girl and a full time dance educator with students of all ages. 

Cleo is a graduate of MacEwan University's Theatre Arts program as well as The Dance Initiative professional training program. Select professional stage credits include appearances with The Lovers Cabaret, The Gold Fever Follies, Zynth and Co, Esoteric Bazaar, Iron Mountain Theatre, La Maison Lust, Vancouver Burlesque Co., April O'Peel Productions,  Cabaret Torlage, Gogo Bungalow,  The Lolas Entertainment and The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret.

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Layna Emerald-Dancer


Layna Emerald, Vancouver’s “Seductively Strange Sensation”,  is so excited to bring their quirky brand of movement and performance to Heartsongs, and so happy to be a part of this project. Coming to Paper Heart Productions from the sparkly world of burlesque, they love sharing their theatrical passion as well as contemporary and exotic dance -inspired flows. 

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Jenna Ogden-Dancer


Think of sipping Bourbon in the dim flicker of candle light, silk sheets against your skin. A soft hand caresses your cheek. Jenna exudes sensuality.

Finding her reprieve in nightclubs, she has performed in beloved venues throughout Vancouver. 

The Burlesque scene captured her heart when she was touched by the warm embrace of Contemporary. Placing the two together set off a spark that could not be contained. 

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Kate Holley-Dancer


Kate is so excited to be back performing in Vancouver after spending the last four years touring with Celebrations/Jubilations Dinner Theatre.  She graduated from Grant MacEwan University with a diploma in Theatre Arts, and has been living for musical theatre since then.  Now she is rediscovering her love for dance, through teaching at her old dance studio (Dance Co.) and being a student (Luminesque and Vancouver Burlesque Co.)  Kate is grateful to be sharing the stage with people who love dance as much as she does!

Chelsea Hart-Dancer


Hailing from the Yukon Chelsea has been living out her showgirl dreams singing and dancing all over Vancouver for nearly 10 years. Her most recent appearance was in Lust 2.0 (La Maison Lust.) Chelsea is thrilled to be a part of Paper Heart Productions!

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Colleen Cassidy-Dancer


Colleen comes from Calgary, Alberta, and has made Vancouver home after spending years dancing at sea. She has a passion for both teaching and performing and is excited to share the stage with such a talented group of performers.