Guest Teacher & Choreographer
Hons. B. Kin (McMaster University)
Originally from Barrie, Ontario and now working and residing in Toronto, Kylie has been training in various styles of dance for over twenty years. Her passion for music and movement is undeniable. Her multi-faceted background includes extensive training in ballet through the Royal Academy of Dance, jazz, tap, modern, musical theatre, contemporary/improvisation, yoga and more recently hip hop, house, and jazz-funk.
Kylie is a founder of Toronto’s Point of View Dance Project, a contemporary company that she co-directs and co-choreographs with partner Amy Adams. In August 2014 the company completed a series of commissioned performances at the Canadian National Exhibition, as part of an urban art instalment entitled Sketch. They then went on to produce their first full-length show Wireless Connection in November 2014.
Ms. Thompson continually seeks to diversify and strengthen her training as a working dancer and teacher. In 2015 she travelled overseas to Italy to train with renowned Gaga method teacher Keren Rosenberg at the OpnFlr choreographic intensive, as well as completing workshops at the Impulsetanz International Festival in Vienna. Within Canada she has been fortunate to train extensively with Linda Garneau, Apolonia Velasquez & Ofilio Portillo, Leon Blackwood, Leah Totten, Alvin Collantes, Gigi Torres and many more.
As a dancer, she has performed at numerous showcases in and out of Toronto, including Toronto Original Choreographer’s Ball, Short Dances, Contact, ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche, Toronto PRIDE, and with DARK Dance Company at Monsters of Hip hop in Washington, DC. She has performed with Gadfly Dance Company in their 2015 show UNBXBL. She was a principal dancer in Canadian Rapper Classified’s music video “Pay Day” and also in the Airplane Boys’ video for “Write My Song”. She has staged her own work at ABA Entertainment's The Bazaar, the Two Worlds Apart showcase, and Fever After Dark in Toronto.
Kylie is also working as an adjudicator at various youth competitions across Canada. She is proud to be part of various teaching faculties early in her career; including faculty of the Toronto Dance Project, Sean Boutilier’s Academy, Dance Fusion, as well as teaching professional level open classes at the Rightfoot Studio and Underground Dance Centre. She has taught the B.A.T.D. Convention and recently became a faculty member with Dance Attack Workshops. Kylie aims to inspire and motivate all those who she works with, and is dedicated to a life of making her passion her career.
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