Mar 20, 2009


When auditioning for Catalyst this SUNDAY, MARCH 22ND, you are not only auditioning for the Company but it is your chance to shine and be seen by CATALYST Judges. Each brings top-notch knowledge and expertise to the Arts and Entertainment world.

Janet L. Castillo and Natasha Powell: Co-Artistic Directors of CATALYST the Company. Combined credits include Jennifer Lopez, Christina Milian, Rihanna, JoJo, Center Stage 2, Nickleodeon’s Spectacular!, SYTYCD, Making It Big Reality TV Show, The L Word, Canadian and American Idol, MTV and more. Both classically and commercially trained with other 15 years of international experience, Janet and Natasha bring their versatile, fresh, and cutting-edge artistic direction to CATALYST.

Misha Rasaiah:
Graduate of Randolph Academy of the Performing Arts who is currently working with renowned Casting Director ‘Stephanie Gorin.’ She has helped cast and been a dance demonstrator for shows including We Will Rock you, Dirty Dancing, The Sound of Music, Camp Rock, So you think you can Dance, Hairspray, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Misha brings her love and wealth of knowledge in the performing arts along with her exceptional casting experience to CATALYST.

Hans Poppe:
Responsible for the creative and art direction behind Catalyst and JLC Danceforms. Currently he is studying Fine Arts at Toronto School of Arts, freelancing for a roster of clients and working on his next series of paintings and limited edition prints. Hans’s creative eye and passion for anything driven by artistic expression is what makes him a essential ingredient to CATALYST.

Sammy Gerongco:
One half of Production duo KUYA PRODUCTIONS, Sammy is known for his outstanding work in R&B, Pop, and Hip Hop. Major credits include first #1 singles for Canadian artist Sean Desman “Get Ready” and “Shook”. He has produced for Nelly’s ‘SUIT’ Album (3x Platinum) and Mase’s ‘Welcome Back’ Album (Gold). He has recently produced for some of today’s biggest artists including AKON, Ginuwine, Nicole Scherzinger of the PussyCat Dolls, Jesse McCartney, Kreesha Turner, and Slim of 112 among others. This year, KUYA is working on Jordan Crouchers’ new album and signing fresh new talent. Sammy brings his musical and artist development expertise to CATALYST.

Good Luck and see you all on Sunday!! Please arrive ON TIME and be prepared to dance and show us what you got!!! Register for Audition at

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