Jocelyn Peden has been a renowned name in the Canadian dance scene,boasting extensive dance, choreography, acting, and co-directing credits. From dancing with Janet to Co-Directing and Choreographing massive Opening and Closing ceremonies, Jocelyn shares her insights on audition tips, how to transition from dancer to director and how to do it all while building a family!
More on Jocelyn: Some of Jocelyn’s dance credits include working with Janet Jackson on the videos Rhythm Nation, Miss You Much and Alright. Her feature film credits include The Bodyguard, the 6th Day, Dudley Do Right, Toys and the Sixth Man. She has extensive NBA experience as a Los Angeles Laker Girl and director/choreographer for the Vancouver Grizzlies Extreme Dance Team. Jocelyn has worked with such artists as Paula Abdul, Vanessa Williams, Paul McCartney, Jay Leno, Whitney Houston, Steve Winwood & Bette Midler. Some of Jocelyn’s co-directing and choreography credits include the 2010 Parlympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies, 2010 Olympic Bid and Mascot Unveiling, Juno Awards, Legoland Theme Parks, Guangzhou China World Cultural Event, Cirque Pop, Bring on the Night, Rolling Thunder, the 93rd Annual Grey Cup and the Great Big Boo. She has also choreographed for international level figure skaters including Emanuel Sandhu.
This career and the many transitions, demands, and projects can sometimes leave Dancers feeling alone or anxious. Inspired by the Bell Let's Talk campaign in Canada, Lauren speaks to how our community can support each other, bring awareness to those around us who may be in need help, and why it is so important.
Calling all teachers, coaches, mentors and parents. Lauren shares a Manifesto that grounds her in her teaching and inspires her to do better every day.
Talk about building your dream job! Mickela Mallozzi was a studio trained dancer who took her two loves, travel and dance - and built them into the Emmy-Award winning tv series Bare Feet project. Mickela opens her heart and countless words of wisdom on: what do you do with the self-doubt that shows up when trying something new? how can you start to create your own dream job? what are the things you need to know in order to keep going when things get tough? This Boss Babe shares her heart, her stories and her passions with us!