Jason Vanstone

Artistic Director

 

A professional dancer, instructor and musician, Jason is the Co-Artistic Di- rector of Artists’ Play Dance Theatre school and company.
Jason co-choreographed and performed with Artists’ Play at The Atlan-tic Fringe Festival, fFIDA, Toronto International Dance Festival and various cabaret improvisations and performances. Other performances include the Fritz Helder and the Phantoms and Parahumans Dance Theatre. In televi- sion, Jason was aired on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation as an opening credit hip hop dancer.

Jason studied jazz, ballet and modern at Ryerson University and had the opportunity to work with David Earle, D.A. Hoskins, Mark Christman, Stelio Calagias and Nadia Potts. He was chosen to show work in the Ryerson Cho- reographic Works 2002 with his piece “Lost & Calling”. Having trained at various schools in the west since the age of 5, Jason acquired many styles which lead him to flourish in contemporary, hip hop and jazz.
Musically, Jason writes, plays and produces his own music for dance pro- ductions and for his own band, Along the Lines. His first piece for stage, ‘A City Reflection’ was showcased as part of Artists’ Play’s “Love & Life” in the 2007 Atlantic Fringe Festival. Since then Jason has created music for larger productions such as “The Reservation and “HeartSurge”.

Jason has choreographed various musicals for high schools and communi- ties across Canada and continues to create work for dancers of all ages. He has taught creative movement at various schools in the GTA. Jason is thrilled to be sharing dance with children and adults as the instructor of Mighty Moves, Rock Girlz, Hip Hop and DanceStylz at Artists’ Play Dance Theatre.