Gerard McIsaac

Gerard McIsaac

A double alumnus of the Canada’s National Ballet School (Professional Ballet Program/Teachers Training Program for Former Pro’s – TTPPD, Dip with Distinction), Mr. McIsaac is a highly regarded/accredited Professional Dance Educator/Master Class Facilitator and one of North Americas’ leaders within dance community at large. His vast experience as a Professional Dance Adjudicator (over 25 years, at both Regional and National levels) and his unique ability to inspire dancers to achieve their highest technical and performance potential are well respected and sought after.

Mr. McIsaac is the resident ballet master for numerous competitive dance studios within the Greater Toronto area, instructing students from ages 6-19. He also mentors YOUTH AMERICAL GRAND PRIX and RAD SOLO SEAL participants, and boasts an impressive roster of private clientele under his company DANCE DIRECTION. Mr. McIsaac also facilitates a variety of teacher-training seminars and is thrilled to be Co-Director/Core Faculty member for the Canadian-based Dance Project, GRAND JETÉ! In association with Francisco Gella Danceworks, USA.

Mr. McIsaac is also in high demand as an Intensive/Convention facilitator for established events such as VIEW DANCE CHALLENGE CONVENTION, CANADIAN DANCE EXPO (Teachers/Students Experience), RAD WORLD CONVENTION “EN AVANTE”, RAD USA DANCE CHALLENGE, DANCE MASTERS OF AMERICA, WORLD PERFORMERS CANADA, ON THE FLOOR, ROCK THE RHYTHM, DANCE QUEST CANADA, and more.

Certification’s include: Diploma with Distinction from the NBS Teachers Training Program for Former Professionals (TTPPD, Dip), Mutually Recognized Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD, MRT), ballet faculty member with Dance Masters of Canada (DMC) and International Dance Teachers Association of Great Britain (IDTA), and Professional Adjudicators Alliance (PAA).  He was also the recipient of the 2013 CAROLE CHADWICK AWARD and 2014 SYLVIE M. MCPHEE Awards, presented by NBS ballet faculty for Outstanding Teacher Recognition.

Mr. McIsaac also boasts an extensive professional performance career, including Broadway Musicals such as: CATS, Mr. Mistoffelees (Original Can. Cast/Nat. Tour); MISS SAIGON, Dragon Acrobat & Ensemble (London, Eng. – West End); HOME AND AWAY THE MUSICAL, UK Tour; JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, Napthali (London, Eng. – West End); SHOWBOAT, Assistant Dance Captain/Ensemble (Toronto/US Nat. Tour/London, Eng. – West End); BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, LeFou (US Nat. Tour); THE HANDMAID’S TALE and DEATH IN VENICE, Dance Ensemble (Canadian Opera Company); HAIRSPRAY THE MOVIE!, Dance Ensemble; CANADIAN IDOL SEASON 3, Ensemble; SYNCHRONICITY, Dance Ensemble (Japan Tour).

Mr. McIsaac, or “balletgman” (his industry nickname) enthusiasm and dedication to North America’s dance community has been noted and applauded from the highest level of dance educators, worldwide.