Randy Panté is a dancer, photographer, 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 photography.
Well known in the Montréal street partnered-dance culture, Randy is a current coach and instructor at the Swing Connexion dance school and during some weekends, Porto Swing in Quebec City. 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, was Booder’s dance double in the soon to be released short film Spatss (Les Chaussures), and has been on various television programs and commercials for Tele-Quebec, TSN, and TVA.
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. He regularly shoots corporate event photography in and around Montréal.
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.