Trudy Lee Gayle holds a BFA Honours degree in
Dance from York University in Toronto, completed an
Independent Study Program at The Ailey School in
New York, NY and is a certified barre fitness instructor.
She has had the privilege of studying with artists who have
been members of some of North America’s most influential
dance companies such as Philadanco, Martha Graham
Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater,
American Ballroom Dance Theater, Toronto Dance Theatre
and The National Ballet of Canada.
She has choreographed for studios and schools within the
Greater Toronto Area as well as city-wide events and
initiatives for the City of Toronto and beyond.
Trudy Lee works nationally in both recorded and live media.
Some of her live performance works include stage
productions of MAMMA MIA!, Shrek The Musical, The
Wedding Singer, Hairspray, and The Adventures of a Black
Girl in Search of God, for which she is a Montreal English
Theatre Awards winner. Local productions include the most
recent incarnation of Obeah Opera, mounted at the 2019
Luminato Festival and the ska dance-theatre hit, Gimme One
As a vocalist and writer she has performed with Toronto
based reggae band, Reggaddiction, and also recorded a
reggae-dub version of ‘Words’ on their Neil Young cover
album. She also enjoys lending her talents to various tribute
shows both local and afar. Last November, she performed as
'Scary Spice' with Wannabe: A Spice Girls Tribute, on their
nearly sold out Canadian west coast tour.
After an industry hiatus, fall 2020 has included a live outdoor performance workshop of Divine Interventions with
Corpus Dance Projects and also filming a national TV spot.
Next spring Trudy Lee hopes to return to performing in theatre venues with the cast of Legends of Motown and is looking
forward to resuming tour dates across Canada. - Check the 'Performances & Events' tab for upcoming cities and dates.