Sep 25, 2021
By creating his own opportunites and opening doors and opportunites for others, George Randolph has carved a winding transformational journey in dance through musical theatre and beyond.
From the hallowed halls of Hampton University to the world-class
stage of the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, George Curtiss
Randolph Jr has always attributed his unwavering self-belief to a
blessed upbringing in Red Bank, NJ.
Upon wrapping his principal role with Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, George pivoted from performance to producing, opening the iconic Randolph Dance Theatre and staging the 'T.O Hot Shoe Show’, a smash featuring an international collection of dance giants from around the world. Beyond celebrating the work of industry masters, George looked to cultivate the skillset diversity of those simply studying to make it. Inspired by what could be, George challenged existing academic modules by introducing Canada to the Triple Threat Training method in 1992, housing its study in his beloved Randolph College for the Performing Arts. To this day, the program remains unrivalled, primarily due to it’s innovative approach and progressive outreach.
More recently, the RCPA founder’s industry achievements have co-produced the CSA award-winning documentary ‘Unsung: Behind the Glee’, national singing competition ‘Show Choir Canada’, and a ground-breaking curriculum collaboration with Middle East arts jewel, Stardust Academy (Amman, Jordan).
And while his efforts and leadership have been honoured by The Ontario Black History Society, Dance Immersion, Harbourfront Centre and Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, George continues to be most humbled by the army of actors, directors, producers, recording artists and choreographers that continue to share his legacy on stage and screen, world wide.