We sincerely thank our 2017 M.C. and judges for taking time out of their busy schedule to provide some inspiration for our young talent. Here’s some info so you can get to know them:
Meet M.C. David Keystone:
Dave Keystone is a Canadian television host, humorist, storyteller, writer, and producer, best know as the host of Corus Entertainment’s cooking competition series Cook’d on YTV! To check out more of Dave’s work, and for booking information visit: http://www.DaveKeystone.com! And for fun stuff follow him @DaveKeystone!
Meet Judge Moze Mossanen:
Moze Mossanen is an independent filmmaker who has created a body of popular and critically acclaimed work that have included a unique blend of drama, music and performance. These films include the award winning feature length doc, “Dance for Modern Times“ and the six-part series, “The Dancemakers”, as well as numerous works created especially for broadcast such as: “The Rings of Saturn”; “Year of the Lion” (winner of three Gemini Awards and the Jury Prize at the Yorkton Film Festival); “From Time to Time” (nominated for three Gemini Awards); “Roxana” (winner of two Golden Sheaf awards, the CSC Award for Cinematography and two Gemini Awards); and “Nureyev” (winner of the Golden Sheaf Award and two Gemini awards, including one for Best Direction for Moze). His most recent films, “Love Lies Bleeding” and “Romeos & Juliets” both of which were nominated for four Canadian Screen Awards, aired for CBC in 2012. He also co-created and directed the digital dramatic musical pilot, “Rise” for ABCSpark. His most recent doc, “Unsung”, a documentary about the world of show choirs, won the Canadian Screen Award in 2015.
Meet Judge Cleo Williams:
Power Vocalist Cleopatra Williams is one of Canada’s Leading Performers. She has shared the stage with Sting, Justin Beiber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Francesco Yates, and Jully Black. She has starred in Broadway Mega-Musicals Kinky Boots, Jersey Boys, We Will Rock You, Wizard of Oz and West Side Story. A Triple Threat Graduate of Toronto’s Randolph Academy, Two-Time Broadway World award nominee for her performances in Ross Petty’s Pantomime Beauty & The Beast (2011) and The Wicked Witch in Mirvish’s hit musical The Wizard of Oz (2013). The Globe & Mail calls Cleopatra a “PowerHouse” as Anita in Vancouver Opera’s production of West Side Story. When she’s not gracing the big stage, Cleo entertains crowds all over the continent as a featured vocalist.