Guest Choreographers

Slam – AKA Salim Gauwloos

“Slam” – Ensemble 2011

Salim Gauwloos

Salim Gauwloos - professionally known as Slam - is a Belgian dancer, teacher and choreographer. He began his training at the Ballet of Flanders in Antwerp and eventually traveled to the prestigious Steps Dance School in NYC on a full scholarship. He has performed for the New York City Opera, Mia Michaels’ company R.A.W., and also has a few Broadway shows under his belt. However, Slam is most known for his work with Madonna on the Blonde Ambition Tour and as a lead in the infamous Vogue music video! Amongst others, Slam has choreographed for the Orlando Ballet and puts on workshops all over the world – from Vienna to Argentina! SBDC visits him from time to time, taking part in his contemporary jazz classes at the Broadway Dance Center in NYC.

Jordan Clark

“Raein” – A Mid Winter Night’s Dream 2013; adapted for Addicted to Love 2014

Jordan Clark is a dancer and actress from Tottenham, Ontario, best known for her acro-contemporary style. Her career had a kick start at the age of 19 as she won the final season of So You Think You Can Dance Canada in 2011. This accomplishment was only the beginning for Jordan as she now plays a dancing/acting role as Giselle in the TV series “The Next Step” and has been teaching across Canada, the United States and Europe.

Jordan Clark

Saxon Fraser

“Saxon” – Addicted to Love 2013

Saxon Fraser

Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Saxon began dancing at a young age and eventually completed her B.A. in Dance Kinesiology from the University of Calgary. She is well recognized for her unique blend of contemporary and whacking dance styles, and has performed with many artists/companies including Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, Cirque du Soleil and Nico Archambault. Saxon is the Artistic Director of Soul Projexions and her work has been featured in the film series Athletes in Motion for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Bazaar in Toronto, ReVERB for Dancer’s Studio West, in Milan, and more.

SEE "This Place Was a Shelter" on the VIDEO GALLERY page

Lynsey Billing

“Cold” – A Mid Winter Night’s Dream 2013

SBDC performs "Cold" at STAGE

Lynsey is a force to be reckoned with in the Montreal dance community as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, adjudicator, business lady and more! She graduated from Concordia University’s contemporary dance program, and in 2009 she founded the Scream Dance Academy. Her students know her well as a role model who encourages dancers to be themselves and do what they love, without judging themselves or those around them. Lynsey’s professional dance company – Entre-Deux – showcased their full-length production Scary Tales & Broken Hearts with 11 viewings in 2012. Her choreographic work is extensive across Montreal with her most recent effort represented in the opening and closing ceremonies for the jeux du Quebec, August 2014. From 2009 to 2013, Lynsey produced a multi-disciplinary show called Stage that showcased Montreal’s amateur to professional talents - of which SBDC was thrilled to participate in!

See "COLD" on the VIDEO GALLERY page

Kara Friesen

"Roads" – Power of Lipstick  
"Community" – Ensemble 2011  
"We Don’t Eat" – A Mid Winter Night’s Dream 2013  
"To This Day" – Addicted to Love 2014

Kara Friesen

Kara grew up in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, where she started her dance training at a young age. She proceeded to move to Montreal where she completed a B.F.A. from Concordia majoring in contemporary dance. Kara’s unique contemporary style was quickly recognized and in 2009 she joined the Sonia Balazovjech Dance Company (then Divinity). She choreographed for SBDC for 3 consecutive productions, and contributed choreographically to TOPS Performance Education from 2011-2013. Outside of SBDC, Kara has taught in various Montreal studios and performed in the Montreal Fringe Festival in 2013. Kara now lives in Halifax where she continues to perform, teach and choreograph with recent works including TWO and WANTED with Votive Dance and the Atlantic Fringe Festival 2014. She will also be featured in the Kinetic Dance Studio Exploration Show for emerging artists.

See "TO THIS DAY" on the VIDEO GALLERY page.

Danielle Davidson

“Hello Night” – TBD 2015

Danielle Davidson

Danielle began her classical dance training at a young age in Borden, Ontario, and was so inspired that she left home at age 15 to attend l’Ecole Supérieure de Ballet du Québec in Montreal. She then graduated with a D.E.S in classical/contemporary dance interpretation, and was asked to join Le Jeune Ballet du Québec. Danielle’s professional background is extensive and includes both classical and contemporary work. Her stage experience ranges from principal roles in Balanchine ballets with the Banff Arts Festival company, a soloist in Gnossiènes by Thierry Malandain with the Jeune Ballet, to contemporary roles in Yes, A Flying Dance Experience by Debra Brown, Continent8 and Klima with Ampleman Danse and My Own Way and Memory Box with Suite 19. Aside from performing, Danielle is an award-winning choreographer and she has set pieces for companies and troupes throughout Montreal. Danielle is currently living in Providence, Rhode Island, but will visit Montreal soon to perform a new creation by Lina Cruz at L’Agora de La Danse in January 2015.