Lindsay Leuschner
Dancer
ACTRA
“Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.”
– Judy Collins

At the young age of two, Lindsay began her love for dance. She trained at C.B. Dance Academy in Richmond Hill, Ontario for eight years. She then moved to Elite Danceworx in Markham under the direction of Dawn Rappitt where she intensely furthered her training in all styles including jazz, contemporary, hip hop, tap, acro, partnering and lifting, musical theatre, pointe and ballet. Here is where she began the Vaganova pre-professional level of ballet, and was selected to compete at the Youth American Grand Prix ballet competition held in Chicago.

Lindsay has achieved several awards in the competitive dance world, including Ms. Dance of Canada 2009, 1st Runner Up VIP at JUMP Nationals 2010 in New York City, American Dance Awards ‘Dancer of the Year’ regional finalist, and was named ‘Dancer of then Weekend’ at Coastal Dance Rage in 2009. She has also had incredible opportunities throughout her dance career that have made her grow tremendously as a dancer. She assisted Blake McGrath and Mia Michaels on So You Think You Can Dance Canada seasons 1,2, and 3, as well as danced in three of Blake McGrath’s music videos, including ‘Stage Fright’, ‘The Night’, and ‘Relax’. She danced at the CityTV New Year’s Eve Bash 2010 at Nathan Phillips Square with Blake McGrath, was Dee Caspery’s assistant at JUMP Dance Convention in 2008, and was selected to be a part of Capezio’s Fashion Show Choreographed by Mandy Moore at the Dance Teacher’s Summit 2009 in New York City.

Her most recent and proudest achievements so far in her career were performing at the JUNO’s 2012 with Anjulie, performing with Carly Rae Jepsen at the 2012 MMVA’S, assisting Stacey Tookey at the NUVO Convention and being Top 6 in season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance Canada this past summer. The show was an incredible learning experience for her and had the privilege of working with brilliant choreographers such as Mia Michaels, Blake McGrath, Luther Brown, Sean Cheeseman, Melissa Williams, Sabrina Matthews, Stacey Tookey, Sergio Trujillo, Jean Marc Genereux, Tony Meredith and Melanie LePatin, Longinus Fernandes, Gustavo Vargas and Sho Tyme. This journey allowed her to expand her knowledge of her own genre, as well as learn new styles of dance such as Bollywood, salsa and house. Her experience on the show has opened so many doors and Lindsay is excited for what her future has in store for her. She plans to continue a successful career in dance, and to perform on stage professionally, as this is what she has loved since the beginning.