Randy Panté is a dancer and visual arts professional currently residing in the great metropolis city of Montréal. Graduating with a Interactive Arts and Technology (Bachelors of Science) degree, Randy’s work has always been about combining his nerdy technical skill sets with traditionally artistic worlds of dance and visual media.
Well known in the Montréal street partnered-dance scene, Randy is an active coach and dancer out of his dance school, Barrelhouse Club. He is also part of the Swing Connexion family. As a teacher, he’s been invited to teach at events such as Snowbound Blues in New York, Swing-A-Dance, Montreal Bagel and Blues, MezzJelly, and Toronto Blues Battle. More often than not, he teaches with his dynamic pair Myriam Baril. They totally have their own website.
Earlier in his dance life, Randy loved to compete, not because he was particularly competitive, but because it forced him to go to the studio to embrace the grind. These days, he prefers to spread his love of dance through coaching and developing the next generation of dancers.
Randy is a seasoned performer, having danced on stage at the Montréal Jazz Festival and performed at historical venues such as the Rialto Theatre and Massey Hall. He’s been captured as a dance guest for the television show Le Tricheur, filmed as back-up and dance doubles for multiple commercials and short tv shows in Montreal.
Randy’s photos have previously been printed on Canadian Theatre Review, NOW Toronto, BOLS Around the World, and numerous fliers and advertisements for dance events around the world.
Obsessed with geek culture since his parents first bought him a Famicon, Randy loves RPG video games, steampunk, Firefly, Shadowrun, and spending far too much money on camera gear.