Jay T. Schramek

Jay is a Dora Mavor Moore Award nominated performer, educator and adjudicator.  His choreography and training has consistently achieved overall awards and the highest marks for the discipline.  Jay’s twenty year teaching career spans Canada’s most prestigious post-secondary arts institutions and dozens of dance studios. A graduate of Ryerson University’s dance program and a former Mr. Dance of Canada, he has been a faculty member at the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, George Brown College and Saint Lawrence College. He has been a guest teacher at: Sheridan College, Etobicoke School of the Arts, Pearson School for the Arts, the Eastern Arkansas Ballet, Duboforce Mexico and the Charlottetown Festival Young Company.

He has judged and hosted over 100 talent competitions for: Dance Canada, Terpsichore, Dance Masters of America, American Dance Awards, DancePower, Shine, Champions, Central Alberta Dance Festival, Starbeat, Kiwanis, Let’s Get Loud, Dancefest and countless others.

As a performer, he continues to work in theatres across the continent. He has performed for The Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Mirvish Productions, Charlottetown Festival, Stage West, Drayton Entertainment, Clearchannel Entertainment and dozens more. Some of his favourite roles include: Cosmo in Singin in the Rain, Skimbleshanks in Cats, Nana in Peter Pan, Pepper in Mamma Mia, Jimmy in White Christmas, Ethan in The Full Monty, Jinx in Forever Plaid, Cecil in Anne of Green Gables, Batboy in Batboy the Musical, Action in West Side Story, Barnaby in Hello Dolly.

An accomplished voice-over actor, he is the currently recording the voice of Felix the Firetruck for the brand new animated series Trucktown on Treehouse.  You’ve heard his voice as Blinky on Willa’s Wild Life for YTV / Discovery, Satoru Kakuta on Slam Dunk and double agent Tad in the animated feature Totally Spies-the Movie. His voice has been used by Microsoft, Pfizer, Subaru, CBC, Aleve, Cepacol, Air Transat, and Motorola. He’s appeared on Showcase’s Lost Girl, CBC’s Getting Along Famously, Showtime’s Q.A.F. and the Gemini nominated film From Time to Time. Jay also provided the motion capture for the lead character Hadyn in the PS3 game Dark Sector.

Jay is a member of and a contributor to the Professional Adjudicator Alliance manual. He has written articles for The Agent’s Book and has a regular column in Dance Canada Quarterly. He is a proud member of ACTRA, CAEA & AEA.  Jay is a recipient of a Tyrone Guthrie Award and a Maud Whitmore Scholarship. He is extremely proud to be a part of the faculty of Dimensions in Dance.  @jaytschramek

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