Cathryn Croft

Cathryn Croft

Cathryn Croft was born in Edmonton, Alberta but has called Montreal, Quebec her home for the past 25years. She has an extensive background in Jazz, Tap and Ballet. Cathryn has taught and choreographed at various dance schools and companies across Canada for the past 25yrs. Over the many years of teaching and choreographing she has developed the tools to effectively critique dancers and deliver it in a way that is fun, exciting and inspiring. Cathryn is currently teaching at Academie du Ballet Metropolitain located in Montreal and Studio J Danse located in St.Julie, Quebec. Furthermore, her dance career has led Cathryn in other directions such as Artistic Coordination, Stage Management, Director, Casting, Registered Massage Therapist and Artistic Coach for Cirque du Soleil. She has had the privilege to work on the following Cirque du Soleil show’s Kooza, La Nuba, Zarkana, and Saltimbanco. Cathryn has assisted Debrah Brown (Academy award winner) for her show “Line 1” and presented a dance musical with Debrah called yes! A Flying Dance Experience.  Cathryn has choreographed for The Collin Hunter Show and was Artistic Director and Choreographer for Dansez Pour la Vie.  For 14 years Cathryn was the mediator for Festival Encore and is looking forward to being a part of this year’s edition.  Cathryn has Adjudicated and Judged many Competitions and Festivals across North America for over 20 years. She believes her knowledge and experience provides her the skills necessary to guide and inspire the next Generation of dancers. Cathryn deems it a privilege and an honor to participate in the development of Young artists and to share her love and passion for Dance.