Backstage

Ross Petty Presents: Stars of TV’s “THE NEXT STEP” in Peter Pan
September 24, 2015

With this winter’s production of PETER PAN, I’m taking the Biggest Step of my performing career by deciding that Captain Hook will be my final role onstage at the Elgin Theatre.

To help me through the Next Step of this life adventure, I’ve enlisted three extraordinarily talented young performers from the Family Channel TV series THE NEXT STEP to help make my exit that much more palatable.


Jordan_ClarkWhen I first saw JORDAN CLARK win CTV’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA… I saw a young woman who had all the makings of a superstar and I was delighted when Jordan joined me as my slinky evil accomplice in our 2013 production of THE LITTLE MERMAID. As Giselle on THE NEXT STEP, Jordan has become one of the most popular characters on the show and will soon begin shooting her 4th season of the series.


TaliaTAVEETA SZYMANOWICZ plays Thalia on THE NEXT STEP. Another wonderful dancer, Taveeta is often asked about her derivation and proudly replies that she comes from Polish and St. Lucian origins. One TV series isn’t enough for this young woman as she also appears as Valerie on the Nickelodeon show MAKE IT POP.


lamar-online2LAMAR JOHNSON plays the charismatic West on THE NEXT STEP. Amazingly, Lamar is a self-taught dancer and his biggest career thrill has been playing the Apollo Theatre in New York City. His dramatic television credits include appearances on DEGRASSI and ROOKIE BLUE.


I’m really excited about working with Jordan, Taveeta and Lamar and look forward to having all their fans experience their live performances in PETER PAN on the Elgin Theatre stage!group_photo