Grand River Academy Of Dance

Payton Carvalho

Payton Carvalho has been dancing since the age of four with consistent training in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pointe, Hip-Hop, Contemporary and Musical Theatre. She credits her training as both a dancer & teacher to the AnnaMarie Oliver School of Dance, mentored by Mrs. Oliver.

As a dancer, Payton has received top marks in all CDTA Tap & Jazz examinations along with all RAD Ballet Examinations.

After high school, Payton moved to New York City to attend The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, on scholarship. While in school, Payton had the opportunity to train with top professionals in the industry at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and various master classes & workshops.

She is also a certified barre fitness instructor, working for barre3 in Toronto.

Payton’s passion for dance translates into her classes and choreography. She is excited to continue to work with the students at GRAD!