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JOHN STEVENS

JOHN F. STEVENS‚Äď John first started performing professionally at the age of 7 in¬†various circus venues as a clown and variety entertainer.¬†He learned everything from riding unicycles, walking the tight rope, acrobatics¬†and later the trapeze. John was introduced to circus life by¬†his late grandfather who was with the Ringling¬†Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus.

As a child performer, he was spotted all across the Pacific Northwest, until he joined his first National Tour at the age of 17.   John was named one of the top 40 most influential people in the arts under the age of 40 while he was still a junior in High School. With an impressive resume at the age of 18, John moved to New York City and attended Marymount Manhattan College on a Merit Scholarship, double majoring in Dance and Theatre.

During his studies, John got his first exposure to the business side of acting as a Junior Agent at Eisenberg, Aqua-Hart Talent Agency in Manhattan.  He was able to launch the careers of many young performers into the Broadway spotlight.

The next stop for John was Carnival Cruise Lines where he was a featured performer in the nightly variety shows and was able to travel the world. John still places young talented singers and dancers aboard their ships from time to time.

John returned to New York City at the peak of his dance career, choreographing 3 Off Broadway Shows, and was commissioned by the United Nations to choreograph a new musical being brought over from Turkey.

You can see John in numerous episodes of Third Watch, the pilot episode of Deadline, and in the Warner Bros. movie Singles starring Kyra Sedgwick.

His musical theatre career highlights include Stephen Sondheim’s,¬†Follies¬†starring Maxine Andrews (Of the Andrews Sisters), Denise¬†Darcel, Judy Kaye, Karen Morrow, and Edie Adams. He also toured with¬†John Schuck (McMillan and Wife) and JoAnne Worley (Laugh-IN) in the hit musical,¬†Annie. On the east¬†coast, he was¬†featured in¬†Cathy Rigby Is Peter Pan, and he starred as Peter in the¬†newly revised script of¬†Babes in Arms. John starred opposite Broadway Star and TV personality,¬†Cheyenne Jackson (30 Rock, Law and Order, Glee) in the West Coast¬†Premiere of Babes In Arms.

Since then John has produced, directed, choreographed and collaborated with Ashanti, Wyclef Jean, and numerous other talents for everything from product launches to publicity stunts. He recently moved back to Toronto from West Palm Beach and is a master level acting coach working on TV and film sets. He has helped successfully place over 2500 young performers with agencies and managers around the world over the past 2 decades. He is the Co-Founder of Talent, Inc. (Canada) Ltd. 

‚ÄúWorking with young performers is not my job, it‚Äôs my passion.‚ÄĚ

‚Äď John F. Stevens