Dance Adjudicators

Clayton Scott, born June 25th, 1990, is a jazz and musical theatre dancer, an actor and choreographer. Clayton is very passionate about comedy and dance within the arts.

Joining the dance and acting community at the age of sixteen, Clayton trained with British Columbia’s Images Dance Centre, Dance in Motion, and Harbour Dance Centre. Deciding to take his craft to the next level, Clayton completed Ryerson University’s dance program in 2008, 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.

While training with Ryerson University, Clayton was recruited into modeling and later 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.

After graduation Clayton signed with da Costa Talent, and pursued dancing with Vlads Dance Company’s production On the Sawdust Trail, with an appearance in the National Ballet’s Alice and Wonderland. Clayton later danced in Elton Johns 25th Fashion Cares event, for Carly Rae Jepsen at MuchMusic, and for Alan Thicke at the 2013 Global Media Launch. Clayton’s love for dancing is equal to his passion for film and television, Scott tap danced on CBC’s Recipe to Riches, and played a reoccurring vampire as well as one of three ‘Ancient’ characters on Guillermo Del Toro’s FX hit The Strain.

Clayton made his television debut in June of 2011 on Wipeout Canada. He placed 2nd on Episode 11 and achieved an unbreakable Wipeout record, completing an obstacle course in six seconds. With the desire to produce comedic work, he also directs the entertainment company Lickety Split. His company raises money for the LGBTQ community and hosts an annual comedy show featuring Toronto’s best dancers.

Clayton looks forward to pursuing acting and dance opportunities while teaching and choreographing across North America.


 

ASHLEY SWEETT is a versatile dance artist from Vancouver, BC. Her ventures have steered her towards training and working professionally throughout Canada and abroad. Ashley was raised in Langley BC with a passion for the performing arts. She received countless awards and scholarships at a provincial level performer during and beyond her adolescent years. After graduating as a dance major from The Langley Fine Arts school, she trained in commercial dance with Source Dance Co. She then studied contemporary dance with Modus Operandi under direction of David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen. She received training in acting at School Creative, Second City Hollywood and ACT2. Ashley founded Sweett Moves which has since led her to produce events such as “Bated Breath” and “Sweett Moves Summer Jam”. She primarily enjoys working with dancers of all ages as a teacher, mentor, adjudicator and recognized choreographer both at home in Vancouver and internationally. Selected TV/FILM and live performance credits include Small Stages 35 (Heather Dotto), Disney (Paul Becker), Nickelodeon (Kelly Konno), Times of India Film Awards (Liz Tookey), Alliance Films, MUCH MUSIC, Michael Buble, PRP Productions and Goldwell Hair. Selected choreography credits include Cirque du Soliel, 2010 Olympic Winter Games, The Lovers Cabaret and recording artists Little India and Hey Ocean. Recently, Ashley co-choreographed alongside Kelly Konno for Season 2 of ‘Lucifer’ (FOXTV). At present, she is directing and curating the next works for The Lovers Cabaret to premiere in the late May 2017, collaborating with Canadian vocalist Marlie Collins as a choreographer for her album release and anticipating a summer full of teaching guest workshops and choreography. She is filled with love and gratitude to have an ever changing and evolving career in the performing arts.

SELECTED PERFORMANCE CREDITS:

Disney, Nickelodeon, 2010 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games, Times of India Film Awards, Cirque du Soleil’s One Drop Organization, MAZDA, Kokanee, Goldwell Hair, Vancouver FMA Awards, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, PRP Productions, Pacific National Exhibition, The Lovers Cabaret, The Great Big Boo, CEBC, Vancouver Board of Trade, CFL’s 93rd Annual Grey Cup Parade, BC Lions, Beauty of Expression: Movement Documentary, The Phoenix Benefit Concert, Michael Buble, Nick Canon, Pamela Anderson, Sarah McLachlan, Hey Ocean, Little India, and Addictiv.

Susan Ouellette

Member of UBCP, ACTRA and Canadian Actors Equity Originally from Vancouver, Suzanne Ouellette trained and danced with some of the worlds finest ballet companies from Germany’s Stuttgart Ballet to Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, London England’s Dance Centre to Pacific Ballet Theatre (Ballet B.C.)

She was Ballet Mistress / Rehearsal director for Ballet BC for 5 years and is the founding director of Ballet B.C.’s Mentor Program under Artistic Director John Alleyne. She has worked as rehearsal director for James Kudelka, Paul Taylor (Ruth Andrien), Jean Grand Maitre, Reid Anderson, Simone Orlando, Josh Beamish and Jennifer Mascall to name a few.

Suzanne has also performed as a lead dancer, singer and actress in professional musicals with the Vancouver Playhouse, Calgary’s Stage West’s “Nunsense”, and several productions for TUTS, MUSSOC and Winnipeg’s Rainbow Stage. She has guest taught and adjudicated ballet as well as musical theatre all across Canada for schools and professional companies.

A creative, innovative and very well respected choreographer, she has set many award winning dance pieces for students as well as CBC TV specials, Columbia Pictures Promos, Fashion shows for hair and clothing designers, dance programs for Canada’s Olympic skaters, UBC Opera Department’s productions, Vancouver Opera Galas, Richmond Gateway Theatre musicals, Royal City Musicals, as well as feature films for Showtime and numerous TV Series for the Fox Network, all are among her extensive TV/FILM credits.

Her most recent work includes dancing on the CW series ” IZombie”, choreographer for Royal City musicals “My Fair Lady, the ballet advisor on “Billy Elliot” for the Arts Club theatre and choreographer for Richmond Gateways “The Music Man” which she won the 2016 Ovation award for Most Outstanding choreographer.

Suzanne’s passion, enthusiasm, and extensive background in many facets of the performing arts, make her in great demand as a teacher, choreographer, rehearsal director and adjudicator.