Randy Glynn

Posted on Jul 24, 2015

Randy Glynn

Randy Glynn’s 38 year career as a dance professional began in Halifax in 1977 as dancer/manager of the freshly minted Halifax Dance Co-op Dance Company. A year later he was on stage in New York with Toronto’s Danny Grossman Dance Company with whom he toured the world for 10 years. In 1987 he formed his own company, the Randy Glynn dance project, which toured nationally, appeared in several Galas and Festivals, and had four seasons at Toronto’s prestigious Premiere Dance Theatre.

Early in his dance career, Randy was invited to join the world famous Pilobolus Dance Company in the US but declined in order to continue working in Canada. In 1988 he won the Clifford E. Lee Award for Choreography and since the his numerous dances have been performed by companies in Canada, the US, and Ireland. He has taught and choreographed at York, Ryerson, and Concordia Universities, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Dance Theatre of Ireland, and the Compañía Nacional de Danza in Costa Rica. While with the Grossman Company, Randy was instrumental in staging dances on Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and the National Ballet of Canada at the Met in New York. For two years he was artistic coach for the Canadian National Freestyle Ski team, choreographing for competitive skiers on the slopes of Whistler and Austria.

In 1998, Randy and his wife, dancer/director Pamela Grundy, started the Granville Ferry Summer Dance Program based on a unique one-on-one training format developed by Randy. The internationally recognized school, which ran for eight years, attracted students from such places as The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Concordia, York, and Ryerson Universities, and Juilliard.

In 2008 he was invited to Berlin to direct a Circus Cabaret Show called MyLife. The successful show, which ran at the Chamaeleon Theatre in the heart of Berlin for a year, was seen by over 100 000 people. In the summer of 2013, Randy created a full evening piece called Dancing in the Third Act on twelve untrained seniors in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. The success of this remarkably moving dance grows daily as it garners both national and international attention.

Randy, his partner Pamela, and their two children Sam and Maggie-Rene split their residence between Toronto and Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia. Randy, an avid amateur vintner, also grows his own grapes and makes “passable” wine.