We’re excited to announce our 2017 teaching team!
DAVID NORSWORTHY (Co-Director / Faculty Member), a Toronto-based and internationally acclaimed dance artist, has been privileged to perform and tour with companies including Toronto Dance Theatre (Toronto, Canada), Peggy Baker Dance Projects (Toronto, Canada), Dancenorth (Melbourne, Australia), ZviDance (NY, USA), Brian Brooks (NY, USA), Skånes Dansteater (Malmö, Sweden) and Magma Dans (Stockholm, Sweden). David graduated from The Juilliard School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in May 2013. He has recently presented his choreographic work at FRESH BLOOD (Toronto), Wave Rising Series (New York), Our Voices (Stockholm) as well as the Juilliard-in-Aiken Festival (South Carolina) and ArtPowersArusha (Tanzania). He has been featured in Dance Studio Life Magazine, Dance Canada Quarterly, The Dance Current and USA Today College. He is the recipient of the Living Arts Centre’s 2016 Ron Lenyk Arts Award as well as grants from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts.
KRISTEN CARCONE (Co-Director / Faculty Member), is a Toronto-born professional dance artist. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Highest Honours from New World School of the Arts in 2011 and has performed across North America in a variety of shows and festivals including: The Phish Concert at Madison Square Garden (New York, NY), Tangente’s Danses Buissonnieres (Montreal, Quebec), Project Limb’s Glass Jaw (Brooklyn, New York) and The New Prague Dance Festival (Prague, Czech Republic). Kristen is a guest artist with FROG IN HAND, ISODOC Dance Group and Conteur Dance Company. She has been featured in the Dance Current Magazine, Dance Studio Life Magazine, and on Rogers TV. Kristen’s choreography can be seen in Joseph Gordon Levitt’s My Favourite Things video and in Supa’Nova, a new play by Maria Corina Ramierez. Awards garnered include: the Florida-Canada Linkage Scholarship, Outstanding Dance Graduate, and the Frank Augustyn Scholarship.
CHANTELLE GOOD (Faculty Member) is currently in her 3rd year at Marymount Manhattan College working towards a BFA degree majoring in dance and choreography. She has performed works by Sonya Tayeh, Alexandra Damiani (former director of Cedar Lake), and Adam Barruch. While living in New York she has had the opportunity to perform in Reverb Dance Festival (Mary Grace McNally), BC Beat: A Broadway Choreography Showcase (Al Blackstone), and a new work choreographed by Sonya Tayeh presented by Fresh Ground Pepper Theatre Company. This past June, Chantelle attended Springboard Danse Montreal. There, she worked with Bobbi Jene Smith on an excerpt of Humus by Ohad Naharin, created for Batsheva Dance Company. She has also performed in two full-length works by Emma Portner; A Primitive Cinema during the summer of 2015, and Water That Came To My Waist this past July. In August 2016, Chantelle performed in the premiere of Travis Wall’s full length show Hollow Suit.
CHRIS BAPTISTA (Faculty Member) is 21 years old and is originally from Pickering, Ontario, Canada. He has been trained in many styles of dance including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop and Modern, and has performed with companies and teams including Bride to Artists, RiaToss Productions, Peridance Capezio Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and the Canadian National Tap Formation. He completed two years in the Scholarship program at the Ailey School, and graduated from the Peridance School, both in New York City. There he worked with and learn from renowned teachers and choreographers including Ronnie Favors, Graciela Kozak, Adrienne Hurd, Earl Mosley, Pat Caterson, Raja Feather Kelly, Jae Man Joo, Breton Tyner Bryant, and Igal Perry, just to name a few. He has choreographed works in Canada and the US, and has toured Canada teaching over one thousand students through Fresh Dance Intensive. His love is shared between dancing, teaching, and choreographing.