Front & Centre Dance Academy

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Jodie Dusseault

Owner/ Artistic Director
Graduate of Ryerson University Theatre Dance program, S.R.B Affliate

Jodie Dusseault is a graduate from Ryerson University’s Theatre and Dance Program. She is an affiliate member of the Society of Russian Ballet who continues to attend regular teacher seminars and workshops. Jodie has trained with master teacher Paula Morgan from L.A. and continues to bring this expertise and passion to her work with students.  

Jodie has had the pleasure of teaching Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip hop, and Acro at both recreational and competitive levels throughout Ontario. Her skilled abilities and dynamic personality have established her as a highly respected teacher and choreographer throughout the province.

Jodie has performed onstage at Hamilton Place with Karen Kain and Frank Augustin, as well as Robert Desrosiers’ company. She also performed on court at the official opening ceremony for the Air Canada Centre with Colin James. Finally, her performance experience extends to performances in several music videos and selected theatre roles include: Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, Peter in Peter Pan, and Miss Hannigan in Annie. 

She founded Front and Centre in 2003, and is the Artistic Director and Co-owner. 
Since opening Front & Centre she has produced 12 full-length, themed recitals. 

Jodie is also a supporter of giving back to the community. Front & Centre holds annual food and toy drives, and she donates annually through recital ticket sales to several charities. Her crew teams also enjoy performing at many different retirement homes, and charity events throughout the GTA. 

Jodie is excited to present to you the new Front & Centre facility opening September 2015 at 1200 Castlefield Toronto. This space is a full family experience, offering not only dance classes but music lessons, adult fitness, birthday parties, a Kids Zone, and a boutique. This 11,200 square foot building will be the new home for all of our families.

Sebastien Dusseault

Owner/ General Manager

Sebastien Dusseault was born in Quebec and raised in Timmins Ontario. Competition in sports and fitness began at a very early age and grew into a passion and love for helping others become the best that they can be. As a certified Can Fit Professional Trainer, Sebastian has been working in the Fitness field for almost 10 years. Sebastien has worked in many fitness genres, from one-on-one specialized training, group fitness such as hockey and baseball teams, high performance training with professional athletes, and working out with special needs individuals, training high profile celebrities. In addition, he has assisted many adults and children looking to keep and maintain their overall fitness goals. Sebastien also attended several workshops, trade shows, stretch events and sporting events throughout Canada.
 
All of our dance classes are taught by University trained teachers and our assistant teachers are well-trained to help during the dance classes so our students get the best possible instruction. Our music classes have equally trained instructors. Each of our students has the opportunity to grow in their skill level and ability through training at Front & Centre. Contact us today for more information about our adult ballet classes, dance classes for your teens and kids or music and singing lessons for kids. You’ll love the view from Front & Centre!

Donations and Community Support:

  • Dancers for Cancer Charity Gala (Sick Kids Foundation)
  • North Harvest Food Bank
  • Seeds for Africa
  • Mount Sinai Hospital Pediatrics
  • Cancer Society
  • Sick Kids
  • Princess Margaret Hospital
  • ALS Foundation
  • Salvation Army
  • Donation to the Philippines during the natural disaster
  • Donation to the Zareinu foundation (Ethiopian community in Israel)
  • Orphans in Haiti Fashion Show
  • Kinder Connection
  • Terrance Gardens Retirement Home
  • Pine Villa Retirement Home
  • Pencer Foundation
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