Amanda Dubreuil (Coatham)
Born and raised in the Durham Region Amanda's training and professional experiences have taken her all over the world.
Receiving her training from Vlads Dance Company, Derosiers Dance Theatre & National Dance Canada she was able to have a very long and reputable career in the entertainment industry.
Following her graduation from these programs Amanda performed with many different dance companies. Touring Ontario with the Ontario Ballet Theatre for “The Nutcracker”, touring Canada with The Next Step Canadian Tap Company for “The Rhythm Of Life”, and touring the US as dance captain with Jean Ann Ryan Productions.
Amanda also toured Europe with Molyneux Entertainment, and Gary Musick Productions performing in production shows such as, “Spotlight Broadway”, ”Celebrate The World”, “Fantasy”, “Rhythm Of The Night”, “Ces Magnifique”, “Classique”, and “Let’s Rock”. As well, she and her dance partner Alexander Litvak were thrilled to be the adagio couple for all of these productions shows. Her ballet repertoire includes; The Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Spanish Variation, and Doll Soloist, (The Nutcracker).
Amanda is no stranger to the camera. Her music videos include, “Here Comes The Sunshine” by Love Inc. (this video won Best Dance Video of 2000 at the Much Music Awards), and “Dear Life” by Chantal Kreviazuk. She has performed in movies by Disney “Angels In The Infield”, ABC “A Mothers Day Special” and “Mr. Rock and Roll, The Allan Freed Story”, and Lionheart Productions “Jodi” & “Taal”, as well as commercials for CBC and the Heritage Channel. One of Amanda’s favourite moments in her career was tapping with Gregory Hines in a show directed by George Randolph, as a tribute to Gregory.
Amanda has had students accepted into the top agencies in Toronto, to some of the best performing arts programs in North America (Alvin Ailey and the National Ballet of Canada), hired professionally for the Tony Award winning show “Billy Elliott”, and contracted for Disney Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as production cast members! Her dancers who have completed the triple threat training under her direction have also moved on to open their own dance studios, retain recording contracts, performed in internationally televised commercials, Shawn Desman videos, and more!
in 2004 Amanda was honored to receive the Young Choreographer Award for both Junior and Senior divisions at The American Dance Awards. In seasons past, her routines have been named as “Best Presentation”, “Most Entertaining”, “The Total Package”, and more!
Apart from choreographing hundreds of winning competitive routines she also choreographed two full-length professional productions shows in 2002, “Swing, Swing, Swing!”, and "Hometown USA" for Regal Cruises. Amanda enjoyed her time as the lead choreographer and producer in Vlad's Dance Company’s 2004 production of “Singing In The Rain". She wowed audience members in 2008 with an hour long Dance/Acting production, "Pirates of The Caribbean; The Curse of The Black Pearl!", and most recently she was the creative mastermind behind SWS’s year end production of "Maleficent".
Amanda is excited to begin this new venture with the next generation of dancers! She strongly believes that the Generation Next company is sure to be a company that changes young dancers forever.
Tressa Wilson ADV. A.D.A.P.T
Tressa is an accomplished choreographer and instructor. Her performing credits include Revenue Canada Gala, Snow Queen and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Moulin Rouge Gala at The NAC, Brandi Disterheft's "Pow Pow" music video and various charity events. As a choreographer Tressa has done work for Revenue Canada Galas, Ottawa's Got Talent Gala for Ottawa Food Bank and various charity events. Her most recent project was the video for Ian Keteku's "Kay" recounting the story of one of the worlds deadliest forces. A journey of pain and passion through metaphor.
A respected teacher and choreographer in the competitive world, Tressa is looking forward to her participation with Generation Next and presenting students of all ages a challenge to rise to the professional level with their emotion and performance.