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Dustin Wood

Dustin is a competitively trained gymnast and dancer.  Beginning his acrobatic career in Men's Gymnastics at age 9, he won many 1st, 2nd & 3rd Overall Awards and TOP Scores on Bar, Vault and Floor at competitions across Ontario. 

Dustin started his dance training when he was 13 In Brantford, Ont. at Dance Discovery under the direction of Carol-Ann Balicki-Bradley at 16, he decided to continue his training at The Academy of Dance under the direction of Nancy English-Van Dyk. He is highly trained in Acrobatics, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical & Tap. Dustin holds the titles of Senior Mr. Dance of Western N.Y. DMA Chapter 8 (1996) and Mr. Dance Canada DMA  Chapter 38 (2000). 

He started dancing professionally when he was 17 and has performed around the globe with Carnival Cruise Lines (Feugo del Caribe, Shout and Swing), Canada's Wonderland (All Shook Up), Panda Dance Company's The Nutcracker, Opening Ceremonies of the Ontario Summer Games, Electric Circus (Brandy & Mase), Academy Award Winning Actress Shirley Jones, Music Videos, Industrial's, Corporate Events, Much Music and Television (Queer as Folk).  As a Coach and Educator for the past 21 years Dustin has seen his students go on to perform on Cruise Ships, Music Videos, Television , Movies, Dance Companies & Cirque du Soleil. 

His choreography and creative concepts have won him and his students many special awards, overall high score awards, judges choice awards & choreography awards.  Over the years, Dustin has been on staff at The Academy of Dance, Greta Leeming, Rhythm Plus Dance Company, Bojangles Dance Arts, Leeming Danceworks & Burlington Studio Dance.  Dustin is currently The Acrobatics Director at Beyond the Barre Dance Company (Grimsby) and is on staff at The Academy of Dance in Brantford.  Not only is Dustin a regular at various summer workshops and intensives, he is also a regular guest teacher at many studios throughout the year. For 10 years Dustin was the Emcee and Host for DMC Chapter #38's Pageants and Performing Arts Competiton, Photographer for Dance Odyssey Dance Competition for 4 years and is currently finished his 3rd season sitting on the judging panel for Bedazzled Dance Champions.  In 2012 Dustin became a member of Dance Masters of America and is also a Certified Acrobatics Instructor with Dance Masters of Canada Chapter 38.  "Live, Love, Breathe, Dance"

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