guelph youth dance company| guelph creative dance portrait | bright and airy downtown studio
I had such a fantastic experience photographing stunning portraits of Brooke Powell, a senior dancer at the Guelph Youth Dance Company! Their studio location at the upper level of a historic downtown Guelph building on Quebec St made for an exceptional space to take soft and elegant portraits with lots of natural light!
The GYD Company was formed in 2008, by Janet Johnson and Catrina von Radecki as a means of further celebrating, enhancing and training young dancers. The GYD Company only hires professional, established Canadian dance choreographers with great skill and artistry as well as experience with youth education.
In recent years the Guelph Youth Company have performed at DanceOntario Weekend, Harbourfront Centre, Art Harvest, Guelph Dance Festival, River Run Centre, and have participated in a summer residency with Tara Luz Danse in Ottawa and a week long exchange in Moncton New Brunswick. This March, they are extremely excited to be embarking on a 10 day tour of China and performing in 5 major venues from Shanghai to Beijing.
Brooke Powell has been dancing with Guelph Youth Dance since she was 8 years old and is graduating from the program this year. We hope to see her continue to dance with the company as a guest and to continue to choreograph and assist in teaching students at the school for many years to come.