Clayton Scott, born June 25th, 1990, is an actor, jazz and musical theatre dancer, and choreographer. Clayton is very passionate about comedy and dance within the arts.
Clayton began his training with British Columbia’s Images Dance Centre, Chilliwack School of Performing Arts, and Harbour Dance Centre in 2005. Deciding to take his craft to the next level, Clayton completed Ryerson University’s dance program in 2011, where he majored in theatre performance and was the valedictorian of his graduating class. In his final year of studies, he directed and produced his own comedic production ‘Censored’ and additionally had six of his choreographed routines in Ryerson’s various productions. During his time at Ryerson he trained under the National Ballet’s principle dancer Nadia Potts, Vicky St. Denys, Kate Hilliard, and Derek Sangster.
Shortly after graduation Clayton danced in Elton Johns 25th Fashion Cares event, for Carly Rae Jepsen at MuchMusic, and in Vlad’s BTA ‘Across the Sawdust Trail.’ Scott danced for Alan Thicke at the 2013 Global Media Launch, tap danced on CBC’s Recipe to Riches, and was a featured dancer on Orphan Black, Shadowhunters, Reign, Country Crush, and played the reccuring ‘Ancient’ on Guillermo Del Toro’s FX hit The Strain seasons one, two, and is currently filming season three.
While training with Ryerson University, Clayton was recruited into modeling and later worked with four international agencies. Clayton has shot for Karmaloop Online, Seed9, Glassbook, The Drake clothing line ‘Shared’, Dashing Custom Suit Company, and with Rick Day in New York. Scott walked for many designers and shows including New York’s Antonio Azzuolo, GotStyle, Toronto Fashion Week, and PG’s Gillette, to name a few.
Clayton made his television debut in June of 2011 on Wipeout Canada. He competed on Episode 11 and achieved an unbreakable record, completing an obstacle course in six seconds. With the desire to produce comedic work, he also directs the entertainment company Lickety Split and occasionally hosts charitable shows across the GTA.
Clayton looks forward to pursuing acting and dance opportunities while choreographing and adjudicating across North America. www.claytonrscott.com