Groove Nation Staff
A look at the creative, talented and motivated individuals that keep the GNWS running efficiently and smoothly! This team of talented and reliable dancers and representatives will be available to help out at all GNWS events around the world! To be a part of this team, send your CV/resume and headshots to: GrooveNationWorkshops@gmail.com
Ron Bedeau is a Co-founder of Groove Nation Workshop & Showcase. He began his performance career under the mentorship of Luther Brown and the legendary “Dodat” Entertainment. He has opened for and toured across Canada with Destiny’s Child Several times B4-4, Keshia Chante, Shawn Desman, Deborah Cox, Jully Black and The Bare Naked Ladies to name a few. His latest work has been seen in assisting the sensational artistic director/choreographer MsToya with her international star artist Massari with his live show. Ron has featured in the motion pictures ‘Honey’ along side Jessica Alba and also casted as featured dancer in the Jennifer Lopez and Richard Gere Film ‘Shall We Dance’. His other motion Picture credits include ‘Save The Last Dance 2’ starring Ne-Yo and Columbus Short as well, ‘Repo The Genetic Opera’ starring Paris Hilton.
Definitively he is a trail blazer in Canada’s entertainment industry opening many doors and paving the way for generations of dancers today in North America. His professional contribution has influenced many through his talent and passion for dance. Internationally Ron has earned his place amongst the elite in the dance industry and has been blessed with the ability to not only perform but to teach.
MsToya Robinson is a Dancer, Choreographer, Instructor and Co-Founder of GNWS, born raised in Toronto! She began dance at the age of 3 and is technically trained in ballet, tap, jazz, gymnastics and hip hop and competed across North America winning many championships. MsToya broke into the entertainment industry with a tap dance role alongside the late great Gregory Hines in the movie "Bojangles". From there she went on to dance in a few more movies, videos and stage performances with Drake, Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Akon, Flo Rida, Kardinal Offishall and Ludacris to name a few. MsToya has also performed on tours in North America, the Caribbean, UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australia with Massari, Kreesha Turner, Blake McGrath and soca star Destra. She has also assisted Tre Armstrong and Luther Brown on all the seasons of So You Think You Can Dance Canada.
A true lover of dance and movement, MsToya likes to express her creativity through choreography which has lead her to produce routines for the Toronto Raptors, Toronto Argonauts, and the Toronto Rock Cheerleaders. In the summer of 2012, MsToya had the opportunity to work with R&B superstar Mya on her performance for Toronto's Carnival. It was a huge accomplishment and one of the years highlights for her. As of late, MsToya choreographed and danced in Massari's latest music video "Shisha" and is currently choreographing and staging his world tour for 2014 with Ron!