Peter D'Souza - Hip Hop 2
Wednesday January 22 at 1:30pm
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, Eryn Waltman, and many more. Peter's professional career has enabled him to work with artists such as Janet Jackson, Ariana Grande, Karl Wolf, Aleesia, Victoria Duffield, Kreesha Turner, Trish, Anjulie, PSY and Blake McGrath. He has also been featured in live performances including Much Music Video Awards (MMVAS), CityTV's New Year's Eve Bash, YTV's The Next Star, Toronto Choreographer's Ball, WeDay, Divers/Cité (Montréal), and the PanAm Games. Recently, Peter was cast in the Monsters of Hip Hop Show in Los Angeles where he got to work with Parris Goebel, Luam, Nick Demoura, Rhapsody, Kyle Hanagami, Jillian Meyers and many more. Peter has also earned top scholarships from The PULSE on Tour, Monsters of Hip-Hop, JUMP, and West Coast Dance Explosion.
Peter is always looking for a new challenge; he is constantly improving and taking his dance skills to the next level. He is known to be a very dedicated and high spirited dancer, teacher and choreographer.
Amanda Donato - Contemporary Jazz 2
- Monday January 27 at 12:00pm
Born and raised in Toronto, Amanda is a professional freelance dance artist and teacher. She is a versatile dancer and familiar with live performance, site specific work, commercial work, and TV/Film. She has had the privilege of working for and training with Linda Garneau (Helix Dance Project), Cora Kozaris, Vlad Novitski (Bridge to Artists), Hani Abaza (ACE Awards NYC), Apolonia & Ofilio (Gadfly), Tiffany MacLachlan, Caroline Torti, Akira Uchida, Alysa Pires, Kelly Shaw, Brandon Croisetiere (ACE Awards LA) and more. She has studied Ohad Naharin's works and Gaga techniques in Tel Aviv and New York City, Sidra Bell and Alexandra Wells’ teachings with Movement Invention Project, and has worked on projects in Egypt (Assistant Choreographer and dancer for Sherihan’s TV Comeback). She has travelled much to expand her horizons on the art of performance and movement. She has also worked with Rupi Kaur as her movement coach and choreographer on upcoming video projects.
Amanda is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-250), and has taught hundreds of classes locally and internationally. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Minor in Sociology from Ryerson University, with her Undergraduate Thesis completed on research in dancers and cognitive attention.