Clayton Scott

Working with Vlad during BTA's Sawdust helped guide me to find my individuality as a dancer and actor.  Thanks to his encouragement and training I am a much more confident artist, Vlad’s direction truly helped...

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Josh Cezar

Originally from London, Ontario, Josh began dancing as a self-taught dancer in high school. At the age of 18, he moved to Toronto to attend The School of Toronto Dance Theatre where he obtained...

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Jennie Pappas

Jennie began dancing at the age of two taking a mom and daughter ballet class! She trained intensively in Russian Classical ballet, jazz, tap, acro, contemporary, lyrical, modern, and partnering. As a teen, she worked as an assistant to Stacey Tookey and...

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Angelina Leofanti

Angelina is a Toronto-based dance artist, choreographer, and instructor, whose passion for dance began at the age of four at a small studio in her hometown of Markham, Ontario. She is technically trained in...

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Derek Piquette

My name is Derek Piquette, I have danced professionally for Bridge To Artists (BTA) Dance Company and plan to for many years to come. I had seen Vlad’s choreography previously to dancing in the company, and was completely blown away...

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Kelly Shaw

Kelly is an honours graduate from Ryerson University's Performance Dance program and has been a professional freelance artist in Toronto for 6 years. Dancing for 20 years in multiple disciplines, she has trained with the Quinte Ballet School, Joffrey Ballet and Springboard Danse Montreal. She has worked with esteemed educators and choreographers such as...

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Dedra McDermott

Dedra McDermott, an honours graduate from York University's Choreography and Performance program and emerging dance artist and choreographer in Toronto. Recently, she has performed in the workshop of "Dancer" The Musical choreographed by Stacey Tookey... Photograph by Greg Tjepkema

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John Litzler

I met Vlad through a student of his while I was in high school. Being from Ohio and not familiar with his movement vocabulary I was very intrigued the first class I watched. I continued on to pursue...

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Shawn Bracke

Being part of BTA's Notre Dame de Paris was a great in terms of performing and playing a character that was completely out of my comfort zone. It was...

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Darian Mark

Working with BTA for their production of Checkmate has been one of the most insightful and challenging experiences of my career thus far.  Vlad is one of the wisest and inspiring directors that I have...

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Amanda Donato

BTA is the beautiful brainchild of Vlad - a brilliant generator of stories, with a primal urge to create and unload. As a dynamic platform for artists and viewers alike, BTA initiates the important exchange between pre-professional and professional dancers...

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Andrew Kyrzyk

My name is Andrew Kyrzyk and I have danced professionally in BTA’s Checkmate and Carmen. I absolutely loved working with Vlad & the other talented artists involved...

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Sydney McManus

BTA provides a platform for young artists to expand their comfort zones and immerse themselves in a process that challenges them as young creatives. They are given the opportunity to collaborate with...

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Justin Lopes

Bridge To Artists, (BTA) has been by far one of the most thrilling and memorable learning experiences I have had the privilege to be a part of.  From the process to the performance... Photograph by Greg Tjepkma

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