GILLES ROY - owns and operates four dance studios, teaches at
stepdance camps and festival workshops and performs around the world - agent, dance instructor, choreographer
and principal dancer for the "Stepping Ambassadors".
GASTON NOLET - most renowned diatonic accordion player in Quebec - recorded 5
top-selling cd's - his playing is very dynamic, energetic and precise - June 2003 Gaston performed at 15th European Accordion
Festival in Chartres, France - lives in Trois Rivieres, Quebec.
TERRILYNN MAHUSKY - champion fiddler and stepdancer - recorded 1st cd "A Touch
of Tradition" in 2003 - finalist at Grand Masters Fiddle Championships in 2002 & 2003 and placed 8th in 2005 - demonstrates
her "Ottawa Valley" stepdancing style in her solo spots - teaches fiddle and stepdance in Renfrew, Ontario.
DON McCURDY - student of Gilles' from 1971 to 1978 during which time he won numerous
stepdance competitions - he appeared on the "Tommy Hunter Show" in 1978 - has been with the group since 1998 - lives in Richmond,
MARTINE BILLETTE - one of the most respected Quebecois stepdancers
- former member of "Menage a Trois", "Manigance", and the "Pierre Schryer Band" - has toured Canada, U.S., England,
Japan and France - great credentials as a piano player and is in high demand for both recording and performing engagements
- graduated from University of Montreal with a Masters in Music Therapy.
JEREMY KEDDY - former member of Irish band "A Fig for a Kiss" - former head piper
for the Irish dance show "Spirit of Ireland" - took pipe lessons in Toronto from Debbie Quigley and Joe Kennedy - performed
with pipers Ronan Browne, Robbie Hannan and Cillian Valley - born in Nova Scotia and now living in Ottawa, Ontario.
PAUL HAWTIN - founding member of Vancouver folk-roots band "Cleia" - perform
at folk festivals in Ottawa, Vancouver and Mission - featured musician on a number of independent recordings - he enjoys the
freedom, equality and joy of informal session play and the enthusiasm and dedication it encourages.