STUDIO & THEATRE COMPANY
COMBINING TRADITION AND THE CUTTING EDGE OF THEATRE
Joining Soundstage - Award-Winning Choreographer Shawn Byfield!
WHAT A FUN GUY! For over 3 decades, Shawn Byfield has set the bar as a highly respected coach, choreographer, outstanding adjudicator, and emcee for festivals, competitions, and major events. Shawn is a DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARD™ winning choreographer (Canada’s version of a TONY Award™,) a GEMINI AWARD™ nominee, a 2x BLACK CANADIANS AWARD™ nominee, and a leading force in Canadian entertainment. He’s a veteran with oodles of experience to share!
Shawn Byfield's love for choreography is seen in his high-energy creations for Hairspray, The Blues Brothers, My Mulan, Hamilton, Sister Act, Newsies, and his Dora Award winning tap dance musical "i think i can". Shawn worked directly with Adam Sandler, Andrea Martin, Derek Hough, Jason Priestley, and TV gigs for Canada's Smartest Person, Working The Engles, Chips Ahoy, American Girl Dolls and The Juno Awards.
Performer credits include: Sneakerella (Disney+) My Spy (Amazon Prime), Self Made (Netflix), A Simple Favor, Make Your Move, Turn The Beat Around, HAIRSPRAY, Blues Brothers 2000, Bojangles, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, The Music Man, Slings & Arrows, The Ladies Man, Royal Canadian Air Farce, Instant Star, Walmart, McDonalds.
Most importantly- he’s a wired encourager and positive role model. Shawn motivates regularly on his Instagram (@ShawnByfield) and through The DanceBug Channel across North America. He's a Director for the Canada International Youth Dance Festival; Creative Advisor of Toronto Kids Fashion Week, and is grateful to share positive vibes with you!
MESSAGE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Award-winning Director, Vocalist, Accompanist & Educator
Welcome to Soundstage Productions! It has been a great privilege in life to share my passion for the performing arts with our community. I have been humbled by the exceptional work of so many motivated people that have given their time, talent, and expertise over the years to Soundstage.
This has allowed Soundstage to continue to grow and inspire all those who wish to explore their own passion and expression through the performing arts.
My goal as a vocal instructor is not only to encourage the development of a solid technical base, but also to instill a joy and a love for music. Leadership in music and the arts creates an opportunity for personal growth and confidence to go out into the world and make it a better place.