Clayton Scott
Actor, Dancer
ACTRA Apprentice
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s learning to dance in the rain.”
– idk

Clayton Scott, born June 25th, 1990, is a jazz and musical theatre dancer, an actor and choreographer. Clayton is very passionate about comedy and dance within the arts.

Joining the dance and acting community at the age of sixteen, Clayton trained with British Columbia’s Images Dance Centre, Dance in Motion, and Harbour Dance Centre. Deciding to take his craft to the next level, Clayton completed Ryerson University’s dance program in 2008, where he majored in theatre performance and was the valedictorian of his graduating class. In his final year of studies, he directed and produced his own comedic production ‘Censored’ and additionally had six of his choreographed routines in Ryerson’s various productions. During his time at Ryerson he trained under the National Ballet’s principle dancer Nadia Potts, Vicky St. Denys, Kate Hilliard, and Derek Sangster.

While training with Ryerson University, Clayton was recruited into modeling and later with four international agencies. Clayton has shot for Karmaloop Online, Seed9, Glassbook, The Drake clothing line ‘Shared’, Dashing Custom Suit Company, and with Rick Day in New York. Scott walked for many designers and shows including New York’s Antonio Azzuolo, GotStyle, Toronto Fashion Week, and PG’s Gillette, to name a few.

After graduation Clayton signed with da Costa Talent, and pursued dancing with Vlads Dance Company’s production On the Sawdust Trail, with an appearance in the National Ballet’s Alice and Wonderland. Clayton later danced in Elton Johns 25th Fashion Cares event, for Carly Rae Jepsen at MuchMusic, and for Alan Thicke at the 2013 Global Media Launch. Clayton’s love for dancing is equal to his passion for film and television, Scott tap danced on CBC’s Recipe to Riches, and played a reoccurring vampire as well as one of three ‘Ancient’ characters on Guillermo Del Toro’s FX hit The Strain.

Clayton made his television debut in June of 2011 on Wipeout Canada. He placed 2nd on Episode 11 and achieved an unbreakable Wipeout record, completing an obstacle course in six seconds. With the desire to produce comedic work, he also directs the entertainment company Lickety Split. His company raises money for the LGBTQ community and hosts an annual comedy show featuring Toronto’s best dancers.

Clayton looks forward to pursuing acting and dance opportunities while teaching and choreographing across North America.