Connie Rotella

Connie Rotella is a professional dancer, choreographer and director with over three decades of experience working in the industry. Since 2006, she has been the artistic director of Danse 1…2…3 Montreal’s triple threat performing arts studio. Connie is also the author of Amazon’s #1 New Release “Becoming One: A Journey of Self-discovery and Reconnection from Within” and the host of the hit podcast “Industry Talk”.

Connie’s insatiable thirst for learning led her from Montreal to Toronto, New York and Los Angeles. All while touring, earning a business degree, raising her family and managing her studio.

With her inexhaustible energy and creativity, Connie is known by her students to “make things happen” by bridging the gap between maximizing their creative potential and being career savvy. She encourages artists to dream big and then to back it up with a meaningful action plan, in order to create results.

Many of her students have gone on to perform in large professional productions, play lead roles in films and television series’, and book professional touring gigs. One artist she mentored described Connie’s guidance as “the best investment of her career”.

Connie believes that if you step up and bring your whole self on set, you will not only thrive in today’s industry, but achieve your biggest dreams! This philosophy, combined with hard work, persistence and a passion for making the impossible possible have led Connie to achieving many wonderful milestones including: working closely with many well-known French artists to prepare for tours, video and television appearances; casting, directing, choreographing and performing in various commercials, films and music videos; as well working with international touring productions (including “Danse-Sing” and “Il était une fois un Cabaret” as an assistant director, choreographer and performer for over a decade.

Recognized as an expert in the entertainment industry, Connie has been asked to participate as a guest judge on “Le Match Des Étoiles” on Radio-Canada, as well as on “Dancing with the Stars”. She was the first Canadian to teach the contestants of “So You Think You Can Dance” Poland, on Season 3. She has choreographed scenes in hit movies and television such as “White House Down”, “Judy Garland, la fin d’une Étoile” (Linda Sorgini), Judith Bérard’s “For Your Eyes Only” and Bruno Pelletier’s music video “Loin de la Ville”.

Connie has also directed and produced successful stage productions including “Forever Broadway”, “Musical Show Off” and “Panto” with her company BronCon, since 2010. She is also the creator of “The Heart of Life Production”, a touching autobiographical story expressed through voice and movement, about her experience giving birth to a son with heart malformation.

Despite her flourishing career and professional achievements, Connie faced heartbreak when her son was born with a heart condition, requiring open heart surgery. Today, he thrives in his passions for acting, singing, dancing, and playing the piano, making him a quadruple threat.

Through this, she became stronger with a deeper zest for life and creativity which led to a major success in Connie’s career that holds a special place in her heart, ‘The Heart of Life Production,’ a story expressed in voice and movement, inspired by the miracle that saved her son’s life. A production that brought together an entire community of people going through the same situation, giving them a sense of hope.

"Having found this treasure in life, I want you all to find yours. It’s my goal.” ~Connie Rotella

Most recently, Connie choreographed and directed scenes in "The Venery of Samantha Bird" , where she worked closely with actors Katherine Langford and Finn Jones. She also recently directed a video clip for internationally renowned composer Romano Musumarra’s 1st of 6 movements from “oceanbook fantasia for piano and virtual instruments.”

In 2024, she will be working alongside director, Alexis Pitkevitcht, on the next musical production “Tootsie”. Connie continues to grow her studio, as well as share her passion for the arts with as many aspiring artists as possible, nurturing their own unique possibilities of making their dreams a reality.

Believe. Become. Be Ready.

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