Dance


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This event finished on 12 Mar 2022


See our Dance Syllabus for entry classes and requirements.

Our 2022 Ballet and Modern dance adjudicator is Julie England!

Julie England

Julie England was born in England, UK and has been in the performing arts industry for 27+years. Julie has trained in ballet, contemporary, tap, jazz, lyrical, Cunningham, Horton, Graham, Limon, acro, national, musical theatre, stage, ballroom and Latin dance; receiving all graded medals from pre-primary to advance in I.D.T.A, I.S.T.D, and the R.A.D. A graduate from the London College of Dance (now known as Middlesex University) she holds her B.A.Honours in Dance, A.I.S.T.D – Associate Imperial Society Teaching of Dance Certification, AAC1-AAC2 Acrobatic Arts Certification, Sugar Foot Therapy certification, Alixa Flexibility, and a Bachelor of Applied Interior Design (B.I.D).

Some of her professional performances include Hans Christian Anderson, Annie, Cinderella, Oliver, The Snow Queen, Nutcracker, Babes in the Woods, Pyjama Game, Show Boat and the opera Countess Maritza. She also performed with the Nexus Modern Dance Company.

Best known for her innovative and compelling choreography, Julie has won an abundance of awards all over the world including the George Lon Memorial Choreography Award, American Dance Choreographic Achievement, Memorial Choreographic Award for “Outstanding Artistic Performance” in memory of Julian Paul Masi. Cathy Wade Ensemble Award in Division II at the “Dance under the Stars” choreography festival in Palm Desert, California, and was nominated for a Canadian Special Events “Star Production Award” with MYX Group. Recently, one of Julie’s pieces “Freedom” by Zenos Frudakis was posted by the Sculptor himself and has been viewed all over the world. In addition to her immense experience, Julie had the opportunity to choreograph for the 55th Oilman’s show held in Banff AB and was costume designer, stage manager, and artistic director with MYX Entertainment Group. After a recent move from teaching in Calgary, Julie now resides in Vancouver BC where she teaches full-time at Pulse Dance Centre.

Our Stage Dance adjudicator is Tosh Sutherland!

Tosh Sutherland

Tosh Sutherland is a Vancouver-based tap dancer who has had the good fortune to take his career all over the world. After several years at sea, dancing with Princess Cruises, he is pleased to call British Columbia his home. Tosh has studied Tap dance under various teachers throughout North America, most notably at The School at Jacob’s Pillow under the direction of Dianne Walker. Recent credits include Troy McLaughlin’s ‘STIL’, Danny Nielsen’s all tap production of ‘Love.Be.Best.Free’, Rhythm and Sound’s presentation at the 2017 Feats Festival, ‘Cry-Baby: The Musical’ (Awkward Stage Productions) ‘The Music Man’ (Gateway Theatre) and ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ (Prairie Skies Musical Theatre).

 

 

 

 

Our Hip Hop adjudicator is Natasha Gorrie!

Natasha Gorrie

Natasha Gorrie has grown up in the hip-hop dance scene since a young age. Her first brush with hip-hop dance was when her mother taught her how to do the running man in the living room of their home. Natasha’s mother was a self-taught freestyle dancer, with a huge passion for new jack swing dancing. She began training at her mother’s dance studio at the age of 8, and that studio pioneered hip hop choreography in Vancouver’s lower mainland.  Ever since then, Natasha has had a love for the fundamentals of hip hop and funk styles.  To round out her training, Natasha also trained in ballet, jazz, musical theatre and tap.

Natasha is a rare talent that has managed to excel in the professional dance industry, while building a well-known and respected reputation in the underground dance community across Canada, and around the world.

Co-founder of the powerhouse female crew “Diamonds In The Rough” based out of Vancouver. As a group, they have travelled throughout the USA and Canada to battle, perform and train. Natasha is also a founder of a freestyle and training company called Higher Ground, running out of Vancouver BC.

Natasha has recently choreographed for Kellogg’s Special K commercial, Macy’s – Back to School commercial, as well as choreographer for the Hype Team for this season’s BC Lions. Also, she danced for Selena Gomez in the movie ‘Another Cinderella Story’.

Natasha loves to freestyle and share with her community. She is passionate about training and is constantly broadening her vocabulary and knowledge in the culture and history of street dance. Knowledge is key.

 

 

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