2019 HeadlinerAmanda Cleghorn is a well-rounded dancer, teacher, choreographer, and, overall, performer. Her credits include movies, Camp Rock 2, Make Your Move 3D, ABC’s Desperately Seeking Santa, Popstar: never stop never stopping, Honey and tv shows, Glee, The Goldbergs, The L.A. Complex, ABC’s Greatest Hits, XFactor, Canada’s Got Talent and Nikita. Most notably, Amanda appeared on SYTYCDC Season 3, finishing as Canada’s favourite female dancer. Amanda toured the world with Taylor Swift on the Red tour, she’s performed on the Grammy’s, Billboards, NBC’s Macy’s July 4th Special, the CMT Awards, the AMA’S and the Brit Awards and is seen in Taylor’s 22, Red and Shake It Off music videos. Amanda’s latest projects include working as a featured dancer on the hit television show Lip Sync Battle, on Season 25 of Dancing With the Stars, as well as the Creative Emmy Awards and TV land awards with Terry Crews. Amanda most recently had an acting role on the hit CW television show Crazy Ex Girlfriend, she acted as Suzanne in the Hallmark Chanel movie A Nutcracker Christmas and was a dancer in the new upcoming remake of the feature film Valley Girl choreographed by Mandy Moore. She looks forward to continuing her career in dance, film and television.
2019 HeadlinerKate Harpootlian is a professional dancer, established choreographer and contemporary teacher. She started her training at the Columbia City Jazz Dance Company under the direction of Dale Lam. Having traveled the world with CCJC, Kate graduated early from high school and moved to New York City. She studied under Jason Parsons, Heather Lang, Anneke Hansen, and Shen Wei Dance Arts. She currently dances for Shaping Sound Dance Company in Los Angeles. Her work credits include Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water,” Dancing with the Stars, Merce Cunningham’s Inlets II, Boardwalk Empire, Ellen, SYTYCD Season 12, Billy Bell’s Lunge Dance Collective, works by Jason Parsons, works by Heather Lang, Oui Danse.
In 2016 she was the runner up at the Capezio Ace awards for choreography and was given the opportunity to premiere her work “Better Late Than Never” at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, which will be showing at Jacob’s Pillow this Summer. In 2018, she had the opportunity for a choreographic residency with the students of Lindenwood University. She continues to teach, choreograph, and mentor young students across the country as well.
Scott Forsyth has quickly risen to become one of the most popular and in-demand choreographers in the world. At the age of just 26, he has already been featured on the top TV shows (NBC’s World of Dance, America’s Got Talent), worked with international music artists (BTS, EXO, Super Junior, Chris Lee) and the most elite dance camps and competitions worldwide (Urban Dance Camp, FairPlay, World of Dance, Hip Hop International). Scott has taught, adjudicated, and choreographed in more than 25 countries and 60 cities in less than 5 years. Known for his quick, precise style and his cutting edge dance techniques, Scott has been nominated for both “Male Choreographer of the Year” and “International Choreographer of the Year” next to the likes of Parris Goebel and Nick Demoura. With over 12 million channel views, 140,000 Youtube subscribers, and over 110,000 Instagram followers, Scott’s web presence is exploding and influencing millions of dancers around the world.
Known also as the Founder, Director, and Choreographer of 2-time World Hip Hop Dance Champions,
Brotherhood, Scott continues to lead his team, travelling and showcasing at the most prestigious events around the world.
AE Technical Director / Convention InstructorLiz began her training in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, training only in ballet for the first six years, then branching out to include jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap and musical theatre. Liz’s professional career has allowed her to travel all over the world. She began with Princess Cruises where she performed in featured roles as Judy Garland and Cyd Charisse on the Sea Princess. She then traveled to Tokyo, Japan where she was part of the featured pas de deux couple in “Encore!” at Tokyo Disney Sea. Having an opportunity to support the Canadian Troops, Liz went to Egypt and Israel under Big Fish Management to perform along side Lisa Brokop for a very inspiring show tour. Her television credits include assisting Canadian Choreographer Stacey Tookey on So You Think You Can Dance Canada. She was also hired as part of the creative team for “Reefer Madness” where she helped create dance sequences for the film. Liz can be seen on various episodes of the CW Network’s Hellcats as a featured dancer and as Ashley Tisdale’s dance double. Most recently Liz was dance double for Maggie Lawson in the TV series Psych, and will soon be appearing as a featured dancer in Once Upon a Time. Liz is thrilled to be joining the AE Family!