21 Mar

This weeks Dancer/Choreographer shout out goes to Lindsay Ritter.  Lindsay began dancing at a very
young age continuing dance throughout her teens and early twenties.  She attended The Randolph Performance Academy in Toronto, training in dance, drama and vocal.  With this training she went on to perform in Fame-The Musical, Legends Tribute Show, Various Cruise Lines, Music Video’s, Television and Film in Canada, USA and Europe.  Over time Lindsay found it difficult to make a living as a Dancer and decided to take some time off performing. She used this time to gain knowledge and experience in online marketing and business management. Always knowing she wanted to make a living in Dance she used her strong business background and her passion  for Dance and made the transition into teacher, choreographer and director. LR Productions was created 4 years ago providing professional dancers and packaged dance productions for corporate events, shows and entertainment. Her current roster stands at 50 with 40 females and 10 males, auditions are held twice a year. LR Productions gave Lindsay a way to turn her love for dance into a rewarding career.  Being the first Dance Company in Toronto to Offer Drop in Commercial Jazz Classes and Master Classes with Top Choreographers. All of LR Productions classes take place at Canada’s National Ballet School check the link for scheduling Classes Schedule  Lindsay recently teamed  up with Vancouver native and Founder of Nuvo Burlesque Carla Catherwood. Together they created the Nuvo Burlesque training and performance group. These sessions are geared towards women looking to develop their feminine style. *Note must audition as this is a 4 week program click the link for more details  Training and Performance Group 
 Lindsay continues to expand LR Productions providing clients with Quality Dancers and Performances as well as providing dancers with quality physical and performance training. Get to know Lindsay in this weeks shout out here’s what she had to say…..

Bio written by Nikki

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Nikki: Do you remember the first time you started dancing?  

Lindsay: I was about 4 or 5 and my mom put me in ballet.  I didn’t like it because it was too slow for me!

Nikki: Do you remember the first song you choreographed to? (Or your earliest memory)  

Lindsay: I choreographed a solo when I was 16 to a song called “Out here on my own” from the movie Fame.
Nikki: What advice can you give to dancers when it comes to free styling?  
Lindsay: Just be yourself and let the music guide your body.  Move the way that makes you feel good.
Nikki: What does it take for you to get into choreography mode?  
Lindsay: A good song, focus, and sometimes I just have to be in the zone while I’m moving.
Nikki: Name some of your biggest influences in the Dance industry?
Lindsay: I love Wade Robson’s choreography.  I think his style is always entertaining.  While I try to be creative I’m also always thinking about the audience and how they would feel watching the movements.
Nikki: Name a Toronto Choreographer you enjoy working with and why?
Lindsay: I’ve really enjoyed working with Nico Archambault and Wynn Holmes because they are kind, appreciative and that’s sometimes hard to come by in this industry.
Nikki: Name one of your favourite artists to work with and why?  
Lindsay: There are so many great artists that I’ve worked with!  I don’t have a favourite because I was inspired by and learned something new from all of them.
Nikki: What projects are you working on right now?  
Lindsay: We have a bunch of different events coming up for spring and summer.  We currently added new dancers to our roster which will be making their performance debut very soon!
Nikki: What qualities do you think Toronto Dancers possess that dancers from other parts of the Country and States don’t?  
Lindsay: Having worked across the globe, Toronto dancers have more technique and focus on the foundations than other parts of the world.  
Nikki: Any advice for emerging dancers and choreographers working/training in Toronto?  
Lindsay: It’s important to stay fresh by taking class and keeping up with new techniques and styles.  Performance can’t be taught so always be yourself and perform from the heart and YOU will always shine through.  Strong performance combined with strong technique, style, determination and PASSION will make you successful in this industry.

Thank You very much Lindsay for being a part of T.D.O.T. XO

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