Robyn Tedesco – Artistic Director

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Robyn Tedesco – Artistic Director

Robyn is a seasoned veteran of the performance industry with over 30 years of professional experience in both teaching and stage.  Classically educated in ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz & tap she attended both Ryerson University and the University of Waterloo attaining a BA (Dance)  Her training has included studying the Cecchetti Method at the National Ballet of Canada, Royal Academy of Dance, CDTA Ballet, ADAPT Jazz and Tap; and recently both levels 1 & 2 Acrobatic Arts Certification.

Her performance, acting and choreographic credits include roles in plays such as “Grease the Musical,” “The Bacchae,” the movie “One Magic Christmas,” “Music Box Dancer” with Frank Mills and many more.  She has been twice recognized by the Government of  Canada for Contribution to the Arts in a cultural exchange with The New York School of the Performing Arts and her participation representing Canada in the 1988 Louisiana World’s Fair.

She has provided expert instruction at conferences and conventions for Performing Arts Educators of Canada, British Association of Teachers of Dance and the Canadian Dance Teachers Association.

Adjudication credits include over 50 different festivals and events for major competitions across Canada. In 2017 she was asked to adjudicate the I.D.O. Commonwealth Cup of Dance in Sun City, South Africa as the Canadian judge.  Robyn is a certified member of the International Association of  Dance Adjudicators and a partner and instructor for A.C.E. Certification of dance judges.  She is also the Director of one of Canada’s largest dance competitions, Inspire Dance Challenge.