Joanne Pesusich – Co-Director of Groove Street Productions
For more info on Joanne, visit our Faculty page (A-I).
Alex Pesusich – Co-Director of Groove Street Productions
For more info on Alex, visit our Faculty page (A-I).
Susan McCutcheon – Administrative Manager & GSP’s Resident Nurse
Sue is one of GSP’s original original members because she (along with her husband Jack) created Joanne who (along with her husband Alex) created GSP!!! Known now as everyone’s “GSP Momma” Sue is well loved by students, parents and faculty across Canada!
Being a Registered Nurse is also an added bonus!
Melissa Panton – Administrative Director
Melissa’s passion for the performing arts led her to pursue a career as a performer, instructor, choreographer, and adjudicator. She began as a highland dancer in her native Vancouver B.C., and later moved on to hiphop, jazz, lyrical, ballet, house, tap, stage, and acting. Melissa’s professional career has enabled her to travel extensively across North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia to perform and train. She currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. Melissa has several film and television credits including “White Chicks” starring Marlon and Shawn Wayans, “Shall We Dance” with Jennifer Lopez and Richard Gere, Disney’s “Cheetah Girls”, “The 6th Day”, and “Evel Knievel”. She can be seen in commercials for Superbowl XXXVII, Bally’s Total Fitness, The Keg, Budweiser, and Marks Work Wearhouse, and throughout Asia and Australia as a dancer and print model for Minolta’s swing dance commercial series. Recently she has been introduced to the reality tv world on programs such as “Love By Design” and “Making It Big” aired in the spring. Melissa has worked with such artists as Shaggy, 3LW, Grandmaster Flash, Ja Rule, The Beatnuts, Hammer, Wierd Al Yakovic, Michael Buble, and Leslie Nielsen in various projects, and continues to work with upcoming musical artists to introduce them to, or help develop their movement and performance. Melissa was the choreographer and artistic director for the CFL’s BC Lions Dance Team, and has extensive experience as a choreographer and dancer with several professional dance teams including the Toronto Raptors, Vancouver Grizzlies, and NLL Vancouver Ravens. She has worked for Nike, Coca-Cola, Ralph Lauren, Dish, Sears Canada, and Electronic Arts in numerous live industrial and fashion show, including the 18th annual Gemini Awards in Toronto. Melissa has been fortunate to tour through Europe and the Persian Gulf for two Canadian Forces show tours with Operation Apollo and Athena. Currently Melissa is completing her certificate in performing arts management and administration at Humber College. Melissa is the director of administration for Groove Street Productions and a faculty assistant for Street Groove- the hiphop convention. She is also a faculty member for Dancefuzion and the Take It To Tha Floor hiphop workshop with Dave Scott. She enjoys teaching and adjudicating nationally where she is recognized as a spirited and humorous instructor, instilling her knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm from beginner to professional levels.