Taylor General was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario, and began her dance career at the age of 4. Her passion for dance first resided in Acro but soon grew to be within many styles of dance. Taylor started competing at the age of ten in all different styles, including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Acro, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Theatre. Taylor gained a tremendous amount of confidence and strength during her competitive career having won several awards, scholarships, and a senior miss dance champion title, awarded for her solo to the highest overall score amongst all solos ad duets within her age group. However, more importantly, she learned the true meaning of teamwork and what it felt like to be a part of something bigger.
Amongst competing, Taylor also participated in ballet class examinations having completed grades one through five as well as Intermediate Foundations. After a long, life changing studio career, Taylor then closed that chapter in 2009 alongside graduating high school from St. John’s College. However, within the following year, she decided to pursue dance even further at York University in Toronto, Ontario, where she not only improved her technicality and expanded her knowledge, but also where she learned the true essence of this powerful art form. It was here where Taylor was presented the opportunity to really immerse herself within her own inner workings. Pulling from various different influences and emotions, she truly discovered the art of movement and all that it has to offer, not only for herself, but also to others. Completing her program in December of 2014, Taylor now holds a Bachelor of Fine, Honors, Major/Minor in Dance and Visual Arts.
Throughout her high school years, Taylor completed rudimentary, Grade one and Grade two piano theory as well as up to Grade 7 practical within the Royal Conservatory of Music for piano. Furthermore, during the summer months of university, Taylor had the opportunity of working for Cornell Construction, where she began by working on various crews on the field and then moved in to the office as Cornell’s office administrator.
Taylor now resides, back home, in Brantford Ontario, where she continues to learn and practice within the arts. She aspires to share all that she has learned and discovered thus far as she truly values the importance of the arts.