Welcome to Northern Dance-Off

Welcome to Northern Dance Off!!

 

We are excited to bring you another spectacular season of dance competition!

We are almost ready to roll for this seasons festivities!!

Registration Forms available ! ⇒

ADJUDICATOR Fort Saskatchewan

 Joanne Pesusich

Joanne’s dance career has led her all over the world as both a choreographer and a dancer. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Joanne has also lived and trained in Vancouver, New York and Los Angeles. Joanne has performed
with artists The Backstreet Boys, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, Kool & the Gang and Alanis Morissette. Joanne was seen on the NAACP Image Awards as a performer and assistant choreographer for “A Tribute to George Clinton”,performing with rap artists Busta Rhymes, Lauryn Hill, The Fugees, and rock band The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

She has performed at Caesar’s Palace with STOMP, and at The White House for the President’s annual Easter Celebration. Joanne has performed with Conan O’Brien in “Live at The Roxy AIDS Benefit” in New York as well as on his late night show. Joanne was nominated ‘Best Female Hip Hop Dancer” at the prestigious RAD (Recognition Awards for Dancers”) Awards in Los Angeles. She was the choreographer for the feature film, “Saving Silverman” and numerous
national & international commercials.

As a dancer, Joanne’s credits include feature films “Kickin’ It Old School” with Jamie Kennedy, as well as “The Cleaner” with Cedric The Entertainer, the Nickelodeon Movie Musical “Ragz” and the TV series “Once Upon a Time”, “Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” and “White Chicks” with Marlon and Damon Wayans.

Joanne was the assistant choreographer on the feature film TRON 2, and together with her husband Alex she choreographed the Finale for the “So You Think You Can Dance” Canadian Season 2 Tour. Joanne recently choreographed a TV movie, “Splitting Adam” which brought her back to her ballet roots!

Currently, Joanne is director of The Source Dance Company, a semi professional dance company based out of Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver, BC. The company focuses on training and performance opportunities throughout the year, and offers aspiring professional dancers insight into the professional entertainment world and connections within the industry. Visit their website at www.sourcedancecompany.com for more info!

 

2017 Fort Saskatchewan BACKSTAGE MANAGER AND HOST EMCEE

 Jon Cestnick

 

 

Jonathan Cestnick was raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta, where he danced and trained in various dance styles such as jazz, lyrical, hip hop and ballet. Throughout his high school days he remained active in local theatre and dance training and productions. After graduation he moved to Vancouver to train with The Source Dance Company, under direction of Joanne Pesusich, Jon is excited to start his journey as a professional entertainer in Vancouver.

 

 

 

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Join us March 25/26, 2017 - Keyano Theatre, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

 

 

Announcing: NEW LOCATION!!!

May 20/21, 2017 - Dow Centennial Centre - Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada 

 

 

     

 

 

  

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