Dance Adjudicators

Clayton Scott was born June 25th 1990 in Surrey, British Columbia. He was a
competitive dancer as a teenager and participated in various musical theatre productions over
the Lower Mainland. Clayton was dancing at the Pacific National Exhibition’s night show and
as Scooby Doo and Babar in their Toontastic Parade before deciding to take his craft to the
next level. At the age of 18 he moved across Canada to Toronto to complete his Bachelor of
Fine Arts in Ryerson University’s Theatre and Dance program. Clayton studied under Nadia
Potts, Vicki St. Denys, Derek Sangster and Kate Hilliard before graduating as the valedictorian
of his program.
Soon after graduation Clayton danced in Elton John’s 25th ‘Fashion Cares,’ for Carly
Rae Jepsen’s debuting ‘Call Me Maybe’ commercial on MuchMusic, and for Alan Thicke at the
Global Media launch. He made his television debut on the international series Wipeout filmed in
Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he set an unbeatable record on the Dizzy Dummies and placed
second on his episode. During his formative years at Ryerson he modelled in print, runway, and
commercials for many designers including Antonio Azzuolo, Gillette, Toronto Fashion Week,
Glassbook, Contessa Hair Awards, and Karmaloop. Scott spent his first year out of University
assisting at the National Ballet of Canada’s production Alice and Wonderland for three
seasons.
Since graduation Clayton has had an extensive career in Toronto’s film industry. In 2013
Clayton was cast by Guillermo Del Toro to play an integral recurring Ancient character over
three seasons on The Strain. While working on this production and shaving his head for
multiple creature roles, he worked alongside the talented prosthetic actor Doug Jones and
Corey Stroll. Clayton danced alongside Kristen Chenoweth and Gillian Anderson in the finale of
American God’s season one. Since then Clayton has performed for many Netlix productions
including Country Crush, Shadowhunters, Orphan Black, Umbrella Academy, and briefly
worked on the Academy Award winning production The Shape of Water. Clayton has spent the
past two years working with Doug Jones on CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery where he is currently
playing as a Kelpien. Clayton can be seen in Stephen Kings upcoming feature ‘In The Tall
Grass’ coming soon.
Clayton’s passion for dance has always been equal to his love for acting and comedic
work. Specializing in jazz, contemporary, lyrical, musical theatre, and jumps and turns, Clayton
has choreographed for MGM Entertainments ‘Condor’ and many other Toronto productions
and charity events. Clayton choreographed and directed a full length show featuring 18 of
Toronto’s most influential dancers and comedians, he is always searching for talented dancers
and actors for his next creation. In his downtime he choreographs and adjudicates all over
North Americas competitive dance scene. Clayton looks forward to educating and an
encouraging the next generation of artists to their fullest potential.


 

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.