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BIOGRAPHY

ALAYNA KELLETT

(nee MOLOTKOW)

     Alayna is a professional dancer, producer, choreographer, adjudicator and model, having graduated from Ryerson University with a BFA in the Performance: Dance program. As a technically trained dancer, Alayna is proficient in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, musical theatre, tap and burlesque.

     During her years of education, she trained under artists like Nadia Potts, Rex Harrington, Roberto Campanella, Kenny Pearl,  Allen Kaeja and many more. Alayna trained in BATD, RAD and ADAPT as well as continuing her own education with programs like C.I. Training, Progressing Ballet Technique and IDTS.

 

     Recently, Alayna has been working on producing films under Von Hunt Productions, such as ‘In Transit’, which was featured this year at the Digital Toronto Fringe Festival 2021, along with a new film projected to start production in 2022. In addition to recent works, Alayna has performed and choreographed ‘Tales of a Cocktail’ and ‘Anatomy of a Dancer’, which have been nominated for several Broadway World Awards.

 

     Alayna has worked as the resident choreographer for companies like Big Soul Productions, SilverHouse and The Artillery Collective and has choreographed for short and feature films, which include ‘Something for the Buoys’ (Sapling Productions), ‘Bonded’ (Incolour Films), ‘West Side Story’ (Bayside Arts & Pinnacle Playhouse), Gypsy (Stirling Festival Theatre), ‘Hello Again’ (The Artillery Collective) and many more. Alayna’s work has been on stages in productions of HIM International, Starboyz Productions, Fever After Dark and The Darling Mansion and has also worked with the companies FujiFilm, Henry’s, Apple and Bank of Montreal. Alayna has also been a part of productions for international artists such as Feist, Joey Stylez and Juice Bar. Additionally, Alayna has established a residency at a local speakeasy where she regularly performs and choreographs burlesque acts in downtown Toronto, and has performed in notable venues such as The Royal Conservatory of Music, The Gardiner Museum, Roy Thompson Hall and many more. 

 

     With Alayna’s experience, she is a highly sought-after adjudicator that is registered with the Professional Adjudicators Alliance and is always excited to share those experiences and passions with competitors. In Alayna’s 10+ years of teaching experiences, she has travelled all over Canada and the East Coast to teach, choreograph and adjudicate, as well as creating custom pointe and pointe preparation programs, over-the-top production numbers, conditioning programs as well as award winning choreography by dance studios across the country. Alayna had also spent 2 years as the Jazz Teacher on staff with In-Studio, through the National Ballet of Canada.

EXPERIENCE

2017 - Present

BREAKAWAY

ENTERTAINMENT

2021 - Present

STUDIO HOUSE

BARRIE

2020 - Present

VON HUNT

PRODUCTIONS

Teacher | Dancer | Choreographer 

A dancer and choreographer for Breakaway Entertainment; as well as the choreographer for several of their Broadway World Award Nominated shows. Teacher for their workshops, programs and company classes. Choreographer/Associate for Quantum Dance Collective, a pre-professional dance collective affiliated with York Dance Academy.

Teacher | Choreographer 

Teaching and choreographing adult drop-in heels
classes and contributing to dance shows with technical training and choreography. Co-founder of Scarlet Studio House of Burlesque including the roles of choreographer and artistic director.

Founder | Producer | Choreographer | Performer

Von Hunt Productions is a dance performance company that is dedicated to producing high quality dance films.

CASTING EXPERIENCE

Breakaway Entertainment | HERDD | Copps | Fashion Shoot
Extravaganza | Drum Beats Entertainment | Big Soul
Productions | Von Hunt Productions | and many more...

ADJUDICATION EXPERIENCE

Shooting Stars | Elite Dance | BATD Scholarship Awards |
Kiwanis Clubs of Canada | Starcatchers | and many more...

2017 - 2019

IN-Studio National Ballet School

Jazz Teacher

Teacher of drop-ins and open level jazz classes as part of IN-Studio's programming, associated by The National Ballet of Canada.

Toronto Metropolitan University, formerly Ryerson

BFA, Performing Arts (Dance)

BATD  & RAD

Training & Associate Level

Progressive Ballet

Technique Certified

CHOREOGRAPHY HIGHLIGHTS

Tales of a Cocktail, Breakaway Entertainment
Anatomy of a Dancer, Breakaway Entertainment
Shaun Frank, Together Music Video
In Transit, Toronto Digital Fringe Festival
It Starts, Let The Elephants Dance
Forever a Wife, Hercinia Arts Collective
Mary of Shanty Bay, Theatre By The Bay (IDC)
A Scandal of All Seasons, Theatre By The Bay (IDC)
Hello Again, The ARTillery Collective (IDC)
Something for the Buoys, Sapling Productions
Bonded, Soul Rebel Fims, Apple Music
Star Wars Ballet Production, Elan Dance
Joey Stylez, Milkman Music Video
Let the Elephants Dance, Charity for Mental Health Awareness
Vitality, Rakesh Sidana

ADDITIONAL STUDIOS

Ontario School of Ballet | York Dance Academy 
Poise Academy | Martino School of Dance | All That’s Dance
Astounding Heights | Theatre Dance Academy | Studio 24
O’Neil Academy of Dance | Tandem Dance Studios 

Elan Dance | and many more...

Progressive Contemporary

Technique

Certified

Professional Adjudication Alliance

Intimacy Direction Certification

Level 1

EDUCATION

Testimonials

"I had such an amazing experience shooting with Alayna and Greg! They made me feel extremely comfortable and Alayna lead me through the shoot with amazing direction. Her creativity was inspiring and she allowed me to give examples of what I wanted to execute. If I wasn't sure how to create the image, she worked step by step with explaining the movement to help create the product. There was not a moment when I didn't know what to do and the time was managed perfectly."

- Ashley Harju

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