Gerard McIsaac

A double alumnus of the Canada’s National Ballet School (Professional Ballet
Program/Teachers Training Program for Former Pro’s - TTPPD, Dip with Distinction), Mr.
McIsaac is a highly regarded/accredited Professional Dance Educator/Master Class Facilitator
and one of North Americas’ leaders within dance community at large. His vast experience as a
Professional Dance Adjudicator (over 25 years, at both Regional and National levels) and his
unique ability to inspire dancers to achieve their highest technical and performance potential are
well respected, and eagerly sought after.


Mr. McIsaac is the Resident Classical/Contemporary Ballet Master for numerous
competitive dance studios within the Greater Toronto area, instructing students from ages 6-19.
He also mentors YOUTH AMERICAL GRAND PRIX and RAD SOLO SEAL participants and
boasts an impressive roster of private clientele under his company - DANCE DIRECTION. Mr.
McIsaac also facilitates a variety of Teacher-Training seminars and has developed his own IN-
HOUSE BALLET/DANCE EVALUATION examination program – implemented by many Dance
Institutions at this time (please contact coordinate below for inquiries)!
Mr. McIsaac is also in high demand as an Intensive/Convention facilitator and is the “go
to guy” for established events such as VIEW DANCE CHALLENGE CONVENTION, CAMBODIA
DANCE CHALLENGE, CANADIAN DANCE EXPO (Teachers/Students Experience), RAD
WORLD CONVENTION “EN AVANTE”, RAD USA DANCE CHALLENGE, DANCE MASTERS
OF AMERICA, WORLD PERFORMERS CANADA, ON THE FLOOR, ROCK THE RHYTHM,
DANCE QUEST CANADA, and more.


Certifications include Diploma with Distinction from the NBS Teachers Training
Program for Former Professionals (TTPPD, Dip), Mutually Recognized Teacher with the Royal
Academy of Dance (RAD, MRT), ballet faculty member with Dance Masters of Canada (DMC)
and International Dance Teachers Association of Great Britain (IDTA), and Professional
Adjudicators Alliance (PAA). He was also the recipient of the 2013 CAROLE CHADWICK
AWARD and 2014 SYLVIE M. MCPHEE Awards, presented by NBS ballet faculty for
Outstanding Teacher Recognition.


Mr. McIsaac also boasts an Extensive Professional Performance career, including
Broadway Musicals such as: CATS, Mr. Mistoffelees (Original Can. Cast/Nat. Tour); MISS
SAIGON, Dragon Acrobat & Ensemble (London, Eng. - West End); HOME AND AWAY THE
MUSICAL, UK Tour; JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, Napthali
(London, Eng. - West End); SHOWBOAT, Assistant Dance Captain/Ensemble (Toronto/US Nat.
Tour/London, Eng. – West End); BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, LeFou (US Nat. Tour); THE
HANDMAID’S TALE and DEATH IN VENICE, Dance Ensemble (Canadian Opera Company);
HAIRSPRAY THE MOVIE!, Dance Ensemble; CANADIAN IDOL SEASON 3, Ensemble;
SYNCHRONICITY, with Jennifer Lopez, Dance Ensemble (Japan Tour).
Mr. McIsaac, or balletgman’s (his industry nickname) BOUNDLESS Enthusiasm and
Dedication to the dance community has been noted and applauded from the highest level of
dance educators, Worldwide.