Apr 8, 2012

Janet from Catalyst judging New Music Live's Best Dance Crew!

Janet from Catalyst will be judging New Music Live's Best Dance Crew competition happening April 9-13th. Tune in to Much Music every day at 6:00pm to catch the show live as six crews battle it out to be Dance Week's 2012 winner!

Other Celebrity Judges include Lenny Len from Flavorshop Tribe, Victoria Duffield, and Danny Fernandes.

Jan 29, 2012

Take Flight Performance!

Hello everyone and happy belated new year! Hope you are all geared up for an exciting 2012 because we are! Check out Catalyst performing "Take Flight!" at the BDX Showcase, Toronto's Got Talent! Stay tuned for exciting events and performances this year!!

Nov 20, 2011

"The 5th Element" nominated for the Broadway World Toronto Awards!

Good news!

"The 5th Element" has been nominated for the Broadway World Toronto Awards under BEST DANCE PRODUCTION!

Please help us out and vote by clicking here . Voting ends December 31st, 2001 and winners will be announced early next year. It is the second year of the awards and there are many amazing Toronto companies competing.

What an honour it is to be nominated in this category. Thanks for your support!

Oct 14, 2011

Catalyst in Rehearsals for "Take Flight" at Panasonic Theatre

Catalyst is in rehearsals getting ready to 'Take Flight" to the Panasonic Theatre for the BDX 2nd Year Anniversary on Wednesday, October 19th.

Get your tickets here and put in secret code: BDXDANCE

Buckle up!

Oct 4, 2011

CATALYST CASTING Addams Family Look-A-Likes for Traveling Dance Street Team

Catalyst is casting for Addams Family look-a-likes for a dance traveling street team during Halloween! This team will help promote the hit Broadway show presented by Dancap Productions Inc. at the Toronto Centre for the Arts November 16 - 27, 2011.

If you are a musical-theatre type, outgoing, excited about promoting the performing arts in Toronto, and want to gain experience working with the top choreographers from Catalyst, we want to hear from you. We are looking for each character from the Addams Family with a strong comedic sense of personality and movement. Age is not a factor, as long as you can “play the part”. Wardrobe to be provided.


•Gomez Addams: male, Caucasian, can play between the ages of 40-50, dark short hair, height between 5’7-5’9

•Morticia Addams: female, Caucasian, can play between the ages of 40-50, slim-fit, sexy, height between 5’6-5’8

•Uncle Fester: male, Caucasian, can play between the ages of 40-50, heavier set, preferably really short hair or bald

•Wednesday Addams: female, Caucasian, long dark hair, slim fit, can play teenage years, height between 5’1-5’5, younger version of Morticia

•Grandma: female, Caucasian, can play 50-70 years old

•Pugsley: male, Caucasian, dark hair, plump, adorable, can play young boy, smaller version of Gomez, height between 4’5-5’5

•Lurch: male, Caucasian, minimum height of 5’9

Dancers must be available on October 22 -23, 29 -30 all day to attend Halloween events in and around the GTA area. There will be 2 rehearsals to learn the routine. Rehearsal dates TBD. Good Pay.


Date: Saturday October 8, 2011

Location: Gotta Dance Studios, 3581 Dundas St. W

Time: 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Please come dressed as one of the Addams Family characters and be prepared to learn a short danceroutine.

Email casting@catalystthecompany.com to register for the audition. Walk-ins are also accepted. If you are unable to attend the audition, we accept headshots and resumes, along with a link to you dancing.

Sep 29, 2011

Catalyst Takes Flight in October

As CTV premieres their new tv series "PAM AM", Catalyst invites you to get on board with us in our animated piece "Take Flight". Fasten your seat belts and come fly with us this October.

Shows that we already have confirmed are Toronto's own Shawn Byfield's BDX 2-year anniversary show at the Panasonic Theatre and Triple Threat Dance Convention Tour.

More details to come!!

Already confirmed are Toronto's own Shawn Byfield's

Sep 27, 2011

Catalyst at Artbound

Thanks to all that came out and supported Free the Children's Artbound 'Evolution of Pop' Party last Friday. From Lady Gaga's, to Amy Whinehouse's, to The Beatles, this crowd definitely knows how to party.

Thanks to CP24 for having us teach host Jamie Gutfreund some MJ moves in the morning, to Dana at Tolie Productions and the whole Artbound crew for their hard work in organizing all the performers including the soulful Kenyan Boys Choir. And of course to Michael and Janet Jackson for blessing us with your music and moves. Catalyst couldn't have done it without you.

Sep 19, 2011

Catalyst performs Michael and Janet Jackson set for Artbound

It's going down.

Our Tribute to idols Michael and Janet Jackson. Catalyst is re-living the iconic moves through these legendary songs this Friday at Artbound's 'Evolution of Pop" Party.

Get your Tickets to see us live in action.

Sep 15, 2011

Catalyst Performs at Artbound Party

Catalyst will be performing a Michael and Janet Jackson set for the Free the Children's Artbound Party next Friday, September 23rd at Maison Mercer Nightclub (15 Mercer Street). Taking audiences through the evolution of pop, the showcases features all the iconic pop stars throughout the decades. Come dressed as your own Lady Gaga, Elvis, or James Brown!

Donating $1,000.00 last year to the Artbound Initiative, Catalyst supports the cause again this year with a SCREAMin' hot performance by the Jacksons. Join us for a party that empowers the arts.

Appearances by: CP24 Melissa Grelo, Canada AM Seamus O'Regan, Kenyan Boys Choir (choir that performed at Barack Obama's inaguration), LaRouge Entertainment, and many more...

Purchase your tickets here. Tickets are already 70% sold.

See you in the decade of your choice.

Aug 25, 2011

The 5th Element wins da Kink Award for Cultural Diversity on stage!

We are excited to announce that Catalyst's show "The 5th Element" is the recipient of the "To whom much is given...'da Kink Award"!

Sponsored by Canadian playwright Trey Anthony, this award is presented to 2 companies in The 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival whose shows promote cultural diversity on stage. Trey's first play, 'da Kink in My Hair, was produced at The Toronto Fringe in 2001, and went on to be the first Canadian play at the Princess of Wales Theatre for Mirvish Productions.

Celebrating Toronto's multi-cultural mix is extremely important to us. We are honored and beyond thankful to be recognized for this.

Also if you haven't already - you still have a few days to check out 'da Kink in My Hair playing in the Enwave Theatre at the Harbourfront Centre. Click here to get your tickets! 'da Kink is 'da bomb! This show is a must see. Let's continue to support Canada's talent!

Aug 20, 2011

Support the Cause: Let's Help A Pioneer Dancer Beat Cancer!

On Sunday August 28th, DiscoLoveChild will be hosting PARTY FOR A SISTER! House Party for Large Marj! Marjory Smarth is a pioneer in the street dance culture. Her smooth, yet physically demanding style has been a major contribution to the House Dance Scene worldwide.

For the past 2 years, Marj has been battling cancer. We all know that medical care in the USA is not as affordable and accessible as it is here in Canada. Let's come together to raise awareness, and funds for this amazing woman who has given so much of herself to many of us!

Come and enjoy raffle prizes, a house dance class, and dance the rest of the night away!

All Ages Event
Sunday August 28, 2011
Gotta Dance Studios
7:00 - 11:00PM
Suggested Donation - $10

7-8PM Doors, raffle entry, cupcakes
8-9pM HOUSE DANCE lesson taught by Fly Lady Di
9-10PM JAM!, get down, learn, be inspired
10-11PM Announce raffle, clean up

Go to this Facebook event page for more details and to RSVP:

And in the meantime check out this video of Marj in her element:

Aug 16, 2011

Catalyst LET GO

Catalyst thanks Frost from Ground Illusionz for having Catalyst perform at LET GO "Re-imagine Your Reality" event last Saturday. Here are some pictures of the Cats doing their thang! The audience definitely looks like they are enjoying....;)

Stay tuned for more Catalyst performances coming this fall.

Aug 10, 2011

LET-GO EXPO 2011 "Re-imagine Your Reality" Saturday August 13th 6:30pm

Catalyst is proud to perform and support B-boy crew Ground Illusionz and the City of Mississauga in the LET-GO EXPO 2011 "Re-imagine your Reality" event taking place this Saturday.

Planting the seeds of funk, freedom and fun, Let Go Expo nourishes the soil the community needs to survive. The "Sauga" continues with this adventure that will have an impact on the city for years to come.

Saturday, August 13th 6:30pm - midnight (full moon)
Burnhamthorpe Community Center
1500 Gulleden Drive
Mississauga, ON
Lucky $7


Matt Jones aka Testament

Massive Step Forward

From exclusive exhibitions, cypher battles, art, food, drinks, game corners, and giveaways, let the good vibes take over as you bear it all, let it go, and "re-imagine your reality" at this one-time Mississauga event. Don't miss out on this nourishment;)

Check out the PROMO video here

Aug 3, 2011

Sweat it out at Catalyst Summer Workshop on Sunday August 14th 4:00-7:00pm

Back in the Studio!

Fresh off the smash run of “The 5th Element” at The Toronto Fringe Festival, Catalyst is hosting their long-awaited workshop!

With a busy fall season ahead, Catalyst will be looking for dancers in this workshop for future opportunities with the company. Come sweat it out with us before the summer is over!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

BDX Studios - 819 Yonge St.

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Street Jazz with Cat Jae

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Hip Hop with Cat Tash

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Street Ballet with Cat Mak


$15 per class

$25 for 2 classes

$35 for 3 classes

Contact us at info@catalystthecompany.com to register.

Aug 2, 2011

Catalyst Quality Videos from JustVideoIt.ca

Many people have been asking us who the person is behind the camera of our "Sneak Peak" videos that we posted for "The 5th Element".

We would like to introduce Simone Maurice, the woman behind the lens who provides stunning, high-quality video for reasonable rates. Her company, Justvideoit works on anything from Events, Weddings, Business, Professional and in our case, helped us promote our show through sharp dance videos. With a dance background herself, she consistently shoots, edits, and delivers our artistic vision with ease.

Catalyst looks forward to continuing to work with Simone and Justvideoit on many more video dance projects.

Jul 28, 2011

"The 5th Element" nominated for "Outstanding Production" at Gadfly Awards

Catalyst Dance Show "The 5th Element" has been nominated as a finalist for "Outstanding Production" at the Gadfly Awards. Thanks to everyone that voted in and good luck to all finalists. All the nominees come well-deserved.

Gadfly's 3rd year anniversay and Awards will be taking place Sunday July 31st at Theatre Centre located at 1087 Queen Street West. Start time is 5:01pm.

Shout out to both Apolonia and Ofilio for their consistent contribution to Urban Dance Artistry in Toronto and for spreading their love of dance with the rest of the community.

Purchase your tickets at www.totix.ca

Jul 18, 2011

FINAL SHOW of Catalyst "The 5th Element" - A SMASH!

Our closing show on Saturday night was complete madness with tickets being sold out within half an hour of the box office opening!! Unfortunately, many people got turned away.

Thank you to everyone that came out to support us during the Toronto Fringe Festival. Without you, we cannot do what we do. A huge thanks to the whole cast, crew, and all of our fans!

If you like what we do and want to stay updated on shows, performances, workshops, seminars, then stay connected with us on our facebook and twitter pages.

Look out for what's next!!!

Catalyst Cast and Friends

Da Kink in my hair Director/Writer "Trey Anthony"

The one and only "TRISH" with JJ and Cat Tash

Dodat Choreographer "Mark Samuels" and Cat Jae

Flavour Shop "Lenny Len"

Miss Nikki from DancersofToronto Blog and Samba

R&B/Pop Female Group "Queen of Hearts"

Cat Mak, Dan, and Conely

Shameka Blake from A.I.M. and Esie's fam

Jul 15, 2011

FINAL SHOW TONIGHT for Catalyst "The 5th Element" and After-Party

Get ready for the final show of Catalyst "The 5th Element" TONIGHT at Toronto Fringe Festival. We have had an amazing run, top-notch reviews, repetitive standing ovations, and are ready to go out with a gigantic bang tomorrow night. You will not want to miss it!

Bathurst Street Theatre
736 Bathurst Street

Advance tickets are already sold out but tickets are still being sold at the door. Make sure to get their extra early to guarantee you get a seat. Tickets begin selling at 6:30pm sharp. NO LATECOMERS are allowed in. This is a very strict policy that the Fringe has in tact.

Check out this line!
After-party TOAST

We would like to invite everyone for a toast with the entire cast after the show at Grotto Lounge in Little Italy located at 647 College Street.

Thank you to everyone that has attended the show and has supported us on this journey. Your ticket sales help pay the performers for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to 'The 5th Element".

It is definitely not the end, but the very beginning of what's to come for Catalyst.

See you on the stage;)

Jul 14, 2011

Catalyst "The 5th Element" Latest Review

Check out our latest review for last night's Show!

Catalyst Review on Mooneyontheatre.com

Only THREE MORE SHOWS LEFT to catch Catalyst Dance Show "The 5th Element"

Catalyst "The 5th Element" gains yet another Standing Ovation tonight in a sold out show!!!

There are ONLY THREE MORE shows to check this show at The Fringe Festival. Here are the final dates:

Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Friday, July 15, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Get your tickets at Fringe Toronto before they are gone!! The stellar cast takes you on a journey across Earth, Water, Fire, and Air for a journey that will last with you forever. They are Catalysts and they will change your world.

Join in on the movement.