Passionate, genuine and welcoming teacher. It was helpful to take time to understand the dance style, movements and song, and then, to learn and let go through a beautiful choreography. Thank you so much!
Kahvontay Willis better known as Kahvontay Slaughter is a
natural performer and
passionate teacher who embraces dance as an expression of life. He is a Toronto
based dance artist. He is known for his expressive performance quality, captivating
stage presence and risk-taking physicality.
At the age of sixteen years old, he obtained his first job and
began to self-fund his
extensive dance training. After graduating high school, he moved to Toronto and
received his Certificate of Dance Performance from George Brown College. He has
trained with Dark Dance Company under the artistic direction of Allison Bradley, in
addition to training with notable instructors including John Ottoman, Niki Wozniak,
Patrizia Ferlisi, and Jami Lynn Harper, among others. Kahvontay was a feature
dancer with Inamorata Dance Collective for both their 2016 and 2017 seasons.
Kahvontay completed his final year of post secondary dance school with Centennial
College under the Artistic Direction of Celestine Eagle, inclusive of mentorship with
Kahvontay Slaughter’s teaching experience includes competitive studio instruction,
guest faculty workshops and intensives, and school settings including Centennial
College. At the age of 21 Kahvontay became the youngest person to ever become
faculty at City Dance Corps, Toronto's leading centre for dance and artistic
movement. As dance artist Kahvontay thinks it's very important to hold himself to the
same standards he instills within his students, so he’s always training and finding
new ways to fall in love with his craft. Over the recent years he has had the pleasure
of expanding his knowledge and performing in Los Angeles, New York City and
When not in the studio, you can find Kahvontay performing in and around Toronto
with his performance company Unapologetic Dance Collective and by invitation with
some of Toronto’s most revered dancers at the industry’s most celebrated events
including Fever After Dark and Choreographers Ball.