OUR VIRTUAL MENTORS & JUDGES


Each choreographer will have the opportunity to work with and receive feedback from an established working artist and mentor. They will help you prepare for your final video performance and explore your artistic vision. A mentor will provide valuable written feedback on your performance piece. 

JULIA CRATCHLEY

Julia Cratchley is a Toronto based dancer and choreographer originally from Richmond Hill, Ont. Julia trained as a contemporary and classical artist in Vancouver, B.C, with Arts Umbrella’s Graduate Program under the direction of Artemis Gordon and Lynn Sheppard. Here she had the opportunity to work with internationally known choreographers,
including Emily Molnar, Roberto Campanella, Serge Bennethon, and Robert Glumbek to name a few. She also had the chance to workshop with companies and choreographers such as [Bjm_danse] and O’vertigo in Montreal, Ballet B.C in Vancouver, ProArteDanza in Toronto, Jill Johnston and Sidra Bell in New York as well as companies in Europe. She
has also been to Belgium and New York to train in an intensive with the Batsheva company’s Gaga technique.

Julia was lucky enough to be a part of Toronto dance company Helix Dance Project for four seasons and assisted Linda Garneau with the process of ‘Rain’ Verb.atim’ ,‘UnEarth’ and ‘The Waiting Room’ She was a dancer and choreographer for
Bridge to Artists first three shows ‘Prima Volta’ ‘Senses’ and ‘On the Sawdust Trail’. She was also a company member for Toes for Dance, Conteur Dance Company and Rutherford Movement Exchange. Julia has also toured to New York and the Dominican Republic with New York choreographer Derrick Yanford.

 

Julia opened her own professional dance company TranscenDance Project in 2015 with its first interactive show “Eve of St.George” which has now run for three seasons. Julia is currently in the process of creating the company’s next production “A Grimm Night” which will have its world premiere this May as a part of the Wow Collection. Julia has worked extensively over the past 8 years as a judge across Canada and is always thrilled to see the incredible young talent our country is growing.

CHRISTINA DIGIUSEPPE

Christina Digiuseppe is a passionate dance artist and choreographer based in Toronto, Canada. Known for her unique, cutting edge and versatile artistry, Christina is a visionary continuing to break new ground, by pushing beyond the boundaries of genre and style.


Christina has self-produced and artistically directed professional productions in Toronto, Canada, which include The Love Project, The Infinite Continuum, The House of Heartbreak, Exyst, Mizpah, and her most recent show, Revolt. Christina has worked on various artistic projects with Creativiva Inc., and recently showcased her newest dance production (La Femme Kabarett) with the Toronto Fringe Festival . Christina was recently invited to showcase her choreography at the American Dance Guild Festival held in New York City to represent Canada in Modern dance. In 2015, Christina was chosen as a finalist in the Capezio Ace Awards for Choreographic excellence. In 2014, Christina was awarded the Choreographer's Connection Grant by Regional Dance America, where she had the honor of working alongside Miss Nelly Van Bommel as an emerging artist.


Christina has dedicated over twenty years mastering her abilities as an accomplished dance artist, instructor and choreographer. She is an adjudicator for dance competitions across Canada, and is a proud member of the Professional Adjudicator's Alliance. Christina is a mentor for youth dancers both in the competitive and pre-professional levels. She has taught and choreographed extensively for dance studios and Arts high schools guiding and inspiring the creative abilities of young dance artists. 


Through her work, Christina has contributed her distinctive and innovative artistic abilities to the dance industry creating platforms for professional dancers across Ontario. Her professional training, experience and accomplishments as both a dance artist and choreographer allow her to continue sharing her artistic voice with audiences and dance artists alike. It is her goal to continue being a positive role model in the dance industry helping to shape the face of dance for years to come.
~Artistic Voices Matter!

MENTORS & JUDGES


Each choreographer will have the opportunity to work with and receive feedback from an established working artist and mentor. They will help you prepare for the performance and explore your artistic vision. A mentor will attend your tech rehearsal and give you valuable feedback on your performance piece. 

2019 MENTORS & JUDGES 

HAYLEY PAONE

Honesty and a true love for the art form have always guided Hayley on the right path in her professional dance career. Paone sticking to her roots has established a place for her craft in her local district as Artistic Director and Owner of iNhayle, where she provides a unique dance education for young artists in a nurturing company environment. Reaching a wider scale she is a sought after adjudicator and teacher across Canada. Hayley is a faculty member for “Dance Attack Canada”,“ The Audience Dance Conventions” and a mentor and judge for “Young Creators Challenge”.

 

Hayley shares her unconventional and sought after professional dancers to help them cultivate in the industry. Hayley is a faculty member at the world renown “Millennium Dance Complex Toronto” teaching weekly contemporary drop in classes sharing her craft with pre professional and professional artists in the dance scene. Paone has been directing and creating conceptual dance productions over the past three years and has been providing casting and performance opportunities for her students and artists in her community and throughout the GTA. Paone’s work has been showcased at the Toronto Fringe Festival, Choreographers Ball, Dance Attacks VIP showcase and many more.affective teaching methods working with many

 

Hayley is known for her raw movement quality and intention based approach specializing in contemporary and improvisation. Paone is able to pull the emotional expression out of each of her students and help them connect with different storylines and their peers. She is fuelled to create from life experiences and has been able to restate many of these moments with the dancers she works with today.

 

 

JULIA CRATCHLEY

Julia Cratchley is a Toronto based dancer and choreographer originally from Richmond Hill, Ont.

Julia trained as a contemporary and classical artist in Vancouver, B.C, with Arts Umbrella’s Graduate Program under the direction of Artemis Gordon and Lynn Sheppard.

 

Julia has been lucky enough to be a part of Toronto dance company Helix Dance Project for four seasons now, and has assisted Linda Garneau with the process of ‘Rain’ ‘Verb.atim’ ,‘UnEarth’ and ‘The Waiting Room’  She was a dancer and choreographer for Bridge to Artists first three shows ‘Prima Volta’ ‘Senses’ and ‘On the Sawdust Trail’. She was also a company member for Toes for Dance, Conteur Dance Company and  Rutherford Movement Exchange. Julia has toured to New York and Dominican Republic with New York choreographer Derrick Yanford.

Julia opened her own projected company TranscenDance Project in 2015 with its first interactive show “Eve of St.George”.This show is the first of its kind in Toronto. She remounted the show January 2018, which ended up being a sold out run! The Company brought back “Eve of st. George in 2019 for its third successful run and is now working on the next project.

PETER D'SOUZA

Dancing since the age of 7, Peter’s strong passion for performing arts has led him to pursue a career as a dancer, choreographer and actor. Starting off in Richmond, British Columbia and eventually moving to Toronto, Ontario, Peter has trained and competed in all disciplines of dance with Hip-Hop being his main focus and passion.

This young dancer has already had the opportunity to work with well-known choreographers such as Luther Brown, Tony Testa, Jae Blaze, Devon Perri, Tatiana Parker, Emma Portner and many more. Peter’s professional career has enabled him to work and share the stage with artists such as Janet Jackson, Ariana Grande, July Talk, Meghan Trainor, Blake McGrath, Kreesha Turner, Trish, Anjulie and PSY. He has also been featured in live performances including iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards (MMVAS), CityTV’s New Year’s Eve Bash, WeDay, Divers/Cité (Montréal), and the PanAm Games. Film and Television Credits include The Next Star (YTV) Backstage (Family Channel) Make It Pop (Nickelodeon) and most recently a Disney Channel Original “Zombies” choreographed by Christopher Scott. Peter was also casted in the Monsters of Hip Hop Show in Los Angeles where he got to work with Rhapsody James, Parris Goebel, Luam Keflezgy, Nick Demoura, Jillian Meyers and many more. 

Peter is always looking for a new challenge; he is constantly improving and taking his dance vocabulary to the next level. He is known to be a very dedicated and high-spirited dancer, teacher and choreographer.

 

COREY GAYADEEN

With over 20 years of dance experience, Corey Gayadeen has always sought out ways to continue learning and improving as a dancer, instructor, choreographer and adjudicator. Growing up in Toronto, Canada, Corey trained in the competitive dance circuit in addition to attending Cawthra Park Secondary School’s regional arts program as a Dance Major. While best known for his tap choreography, Corey takes
a lot of pride in his versatility. Throughout his career he has received extensive training in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acrobatics and power tumbling. Corey has had the opportunity to work with many world-renowned choreographers and has danced for large companies such as Mary Kay intl., CIBC and Miss Canada intl. He has performed and competed throughout
Canada, the United Sates and Europe, winning various high score awards and titles.

 

In addition to his dance education, Corey Gayadeen has obtained an Honors Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. It was during this time that he truly discovered his passion for teaching dance. Corey has had the opportunity of teaching and choreographing for numerous competitive dance studios and intensive workshops and pushes himself to stay current in his ability to teach all ages. He is also thrilled to be able to share his knowledge to a wide audience as a member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance. Corey understands the importance of safe and efficient dance and challenges himself to use his Kinesiology background as much as possible while dancing, teaching, and adjudicating.

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