Summer Dance Intensive
July 13 - 31, 2015
10am - 4pm Monday through Friday
- Enrollment to our Summer Dance Intensive is done through audition only
- This program is intended for dancers with extensive dance experience
- To audition for the program, please register for an audition date and location below. Registration is subject to a non-refundable audition fee of $20+hst. Dancers must arrive to the audition prepared with a cover letter, headshot, and 1 min prepared solo. Detailed information on the audition process will be emailed upon completion of the online registration process
- Video auditions will be available for dancers unable to participate in any of the submission dates. All video submissions are subject to a $25+hst video audition fee and must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday July 5, 2015: 4pm - 6pm
City Dance Corps Studios
489 Queen St West. Toronto ON. M5V2B4
$20.00+tax Registration Fee
Cant make it to one of our Audition locations? Submit an audition video here!
SUMMER INTENSIVE FACULTY
Originally from Ottawa ON, Akira Uchida made the move to Toronto to pursue his professional dance career in the fall of 2011 at the young age of 18. Upon his arrival in Toronto, Akira took part in Conteur Dance Company's inaugural show "State Of Mind", directed and choreographed by Eryn Waltman, as an apprentice dancer.
Within the short period of time he has been living in Toronto, Akira has worked on multiple film/television shows such as Canada's Got Talent with Paul Becker, Degrassi with Jeff Dimitriou, The Next Star Season 5 finale with Mike Riccio, The Strain with Roberto Campanella and Over the Rainbow as well as Canada’s Smartest Person with SYTYCD choreographer Sean Cheesman. He has taken part in many industrial performances such as the Three to Be Charity Event Gala: Robotica, The Annual Wild Wild West Hoedown hosted by Magna Chairman Frank Stronach, the Toronto Interior Design Show 2012, the Shaw Media Upfront 2013 as well as a TD Bank corporate event where he had the opportunity to perform with Serena Ryder. He also danced for the Canadian Opera Company in their rendition of “Don Quichotte” at the Four Seasons Centre.
Akira recently had a dancer role in a Lifetime movie called “My Daughter Must Live” and can also be seen in multiple music videos for such artists as Dragonette, Young Avz, Blake Mcgrath and a Much Music Promo Video for “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith. Most recently, Akira choreographed and danced in Lights' newest music video entitled "The Same Sea" which will be released in the spring of 2015.
Akira continues to train, teach and choreograph throughout the GTA and Ottawa area and is becoming an established young choreographer in the area well known for his passion, determination and hard work! He plans on continuing to pursue his dream for many years to come!
Cora is an accomplished professional dancer and choreographer with extensive teaching experience. With years of award winning choreography, Cora is consistently inspiring and pushing artistic boundaries. Her work has appeared on some of the biggest television networks such as CTV, YTV, Breakfast Television and Much Music. Cora is most proud of her artistic involvement in Nick Cannon's "Beyond the Bell’s Take Action Leadership Campaign" which is held annually in LA. This event is a district-wide initiative to utilize after school and in-school activities such as dance, singing, and acting which are used as an outlet to reduce violence, increase attendance, improve grades and prepare students for college and the job market. Cora is also equally as proud to have been casted as the choreographer for a special guest performance in the opening ceremonies of the 2013 Special Olympics, which was broadcast live to air nationwide. Her choreography has graced the Avalon Ballroom in Fallsview Casino for radio, corporate, and music events. In addition to working behind the scenes, Cora has been featured in many music videos for artists such as Danny Fernandes, Coreylee, Trish, and Aleesia. Working alongside the talented triple threat pop artist Aleesia, Cora has been significantly involved in dancing and choreographing for her sets and music videos. Her choreography for Aleesia`s " Times Up " music video was featured as #9 on Much Musics countdown for " Crazy Choreo." Cora has also appeared as a guest choreographer on seasons 3, 4 and 5 of the hit show "The Next Star," where she coached young emerging artists including Victoria Duffield, and season 4 winner Charlie Storwick. She continues to share her artistic perspective by involving herself in various charity events including:Holt Renfrew "Save the Polar bears", Baycrest " Women's Mental Health", and most recently the Mac Viva Glam " Fashion Cares" event. Cora continues exploring different outlets of the dance industry appearing as a model for Athletes World online and print.
In addition to her industry work, Cora is deeply passionate about teaching and sharing her forever growing knowledge of the art of dance. She takes pride in teaching her students how to utilize the best of their body, mind, and soul. Cora is dedicated to pushing her students to their fullest potential while providing positive encouragement and guidance in and outside the classroom. Recently winning the Fever Award (an award based on outstanding teacher/choreographer) at Hamilton Place, demonstrates the appreciation and mutual respect Cora has from her students. Evolving from a classically trained dancer to a respected artist in the industry, Cora is able to provide exceptional knowledge to her students that is useful beyond the studio walls. Her classes will leave you feeling motivated, inspired, and challenged. Integrating all major forms of dance involving technique and style will push you beyond your comfort zone, open your mind and expand your horizon.
After years of training under ballet mistresses from The Goh Ballet and The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Emily moved to Toronto and received her B.F.A in Performance Dance from Ryerson University. Upon graduation, she was immediately launched into the commercial world, and has worked and performed with Hedley, The Weeknd, Drake, Kardinal Offishall, Naughty by Nature, Young MC, Karl Wolf, Sugarhill Gang, Rob Base,The Raptors Dance Pak, MuchMusic and YTV, to name a few.
Her dance adventures have taken Emily all over the world, including to China, Dubai, Qatar, and all throughout the USA. Emily recently cast, choreographed and danced in two full length original works that toured throughout Dubai. She also choreographed the official City of Toronto's Tree Lighting Ceremony this past December, a record production that drew in over 8000 spectators.
Emily's dedication to dance and art is evident on and off the stage. Her ultimate goal is to transport audiences with her performance, and to pass on her passion and knowledge to up and coming artists!
Shawn's diverse experience as a performer, choreographer, instructor and adjudicator have taken him all over North America and Europe. Originally from Edmonton, Alberta - he trained extensively in ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, tap, street styles and vernacular styles under Variations Academy of Performing Arts. Upon graduating from Victoria School for the Performing Arts, Shawn moved to Vancouver to be a part of The Source Dance co. directed by Joanne Pesusich. He then worked with Royal Caribbean Productions for three consecutive contracts the final working as an aerialist in an all arial show directed by Jeremy Plummer (C5 Productions, Miami). He then made the bold move to London, UK where he worked commercially as a dancer/choreographer for 2 years. While in the UK Shawn gained contracts in Italy, France and the Netherlands for contemporary and commercial works. He currently resides in Toronto, ON and works commercially as a dancer/choreographer and instructor. An ACTRA Apprentice member - Shawn's major credits in both North America and Europe include: "The Next Step" - Family Channel, "Victoria Duffield" - chor. Luther Brown, "Dartmoor" - dir. Steven Spielberg, "Mark Masri" PBS Special, "Converse", "HP/Intel", "MTV" & "Samsung".
Marq Frerichs began training at the age of eleven at the George Brown School of Dance. He attended the Professional Program at Canada’s National Ballet School (1982-1985). He then moved to Ulm Germany on offer to work in the Stadt Theatre Ulm under Pierre Wyss. For two seasons he worked with the ballet, opera and theater companies, honing his theatrical skills. Ulm incited his understanding of the diversity of the stage and the vast outreach of dance and the arts.
Upon returning to Toronto he joined Desrosiers Dance Theater as a principal dancer. After 5 years he became the company’s ballet master and fulfilled both positions to complete a decade long role in the company. Desrosiers toured extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia. As ballet master he taught master classes for Desrosiers, notably at the Aspen Dance Festival and at SUNY Purchase.
Marq proceeded to pursue a career as an independent dancer and teacher working with Cas Public in Montreal and the Chimera Project in Toronto; with Cirque Du Soleil throughout North America and Japan, and partnering with Celine Dion on The Colour of My Love North American tour. He has also performed in various film and television productions. Throughout this, Marq sashayed at the Globe and Mail as the in-house wardrobe stylist where he brought his theatrical flare to the designs on the pages of the weekend Style section.
In 2010 Marq obtained his teaching diploma and Cecchetti Associate from Canada’s National Ballet School, both awarded with Distinction.
From 2013-2014 Marq was the Head of Ballet at Gotta Dance Studio in Toronto.
He is a member of the artistic staff at Canada’s National Ballet School, Guest Teacher at the Quinte School of Ballet and a freelance dance teacher in Toronto.
Avinoam Silverman was born in Jerusalem, Israel and began his training at The Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and Dance. After completing grade 10, he moved to Toronto to continue his studies at Canada’s National Ballet School. He graduated in 1996 and joined The National Ballet of Canada as an Apprentice. He became a member of the Corps de Ballet in 1997 and was promoted to Second Soloist in 2004. In 2009 Mr. Silverman retired from The National Ballet of Canada. In 2010 Mr. Silverman created a work for Cadence "City Connect" titled 'Change' which marked his choreographic debut for a dance company. In 2012 Mr. Silverman has graduated from the Teacher Training Program at Canada's National Ballet School. Mr. Silverman has participated twice in Ballet Jorgen Solos and Duets working with the companies dancers and recently performed in the show "60 times 60" to his own choreography. At this time he is pursuing a career as a freelance choreographer dancer and teacher.
Esie Mensah has appeared on So You Think You Can Dance Canada where she debuted her Afro-House choreography, and recently choreographed a music video for Blake McGrath’s new single “Heaven”. In 2012, she partnered with World Vision Canada to choreograph a youth musical entitled “The Other Side of the River” a story about the economic imbalances in our society. She has performed on stage with the hit South African musical Umoja and spent six months in China performing on live television with recording artists across the country. Esie is the co-choreographer of Artists in Motion, and a fan favorite of Urbanesque and the traditional African company Lua Shayenne & Co.”
Jamie Holmes’ career has taken her around the world performing on vegas stages, cruise ships, touring Europe and Dubai, as well as the USA and Canada.
Her training began as a competitive gymnast on the west coast of Canada. Dance was soon integrated into her gymnastics training, and soon after her focus turned solely towards the art form of dance where she has extensive training in disciplines including; jazz, ballet (RAD and Cecchetti), tap, contemporary, hip hop and acro-danc
Upon graduating from The Randolph Academy of the Performing Arts for Musical Theatre, Jamie continued her training and became a certified actor combatant with Fight Directors of Canada. Upon graduating RAPA she embarked on her professional performing career.
While living and performing in Las Vegas the circus bug bit her and she further expanded her performance training with Aerial Acrobatics, which combines her love of both art forms perfectly. You can now find her performing high in the air above the audience, as well as dancing on the ground.
She has been privileged to act, dance, and fly in many television shows, award shows and concerts, music videos, commercials, films and stage shows.
She travels frequently to perform, as well teaches and adjudicates for various conventions and festivals across North America. She is the sole Aerial faculty member at City Dance Corps, as well runs circus classes/workshops/intensives out of The Circus Warehouse in Toronto.