Kestrel Paton is an emerging dance artist originally from the mountain community of the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. She began her dance training at the age of six at Turning Pointe Dance Studio where she completed her R.A.D Intermediate Ballet Examinations and trained in a variety of styles including tap, jazz, hip-hop and musical theatre. Despite her small town beginnings she has had opportunities to dance in Jasper assisting alongside Showtime Productions at Rocky Mountain Dance Project, a summer intensive scholarship at Edge Performing Arts Centre in Los Angeles and getting the chance to train and perform in company with the Broadway dancers of “Matilda” in New York City. Kestrel also trained with Desiree as part of her Catalyst dance mentorship last spring.
Kestrel is currently furthering her dance exploration through her third year at Simon Fraser University. While there, she has performed repertoire by Chengxin Wei, KT Niehoff, collaborations with peers, as well as venturing into dance film. She is currently working with Henry Daniel in his upcoming piece Nomadas. She is thrilled to be joining Dezza Dance as an apprentice and be on a team of motivated and inspiring artists.