Performers

Based in Vancouver, Canada, Higher Ground Dance Company, led by founder Natasha Gorrie, is a pre-professional street dance group specializing in Hip Hop, Breaking, and Popping. With a focus on fostering individual artistic voices through group training, Higher Ground is entering its 6th season. This year, the company is journeying to New York to deepen its understanding of Hip Hop culture. Higher Ground's program distinguishes itself by prioritizing personal growth, encouraging dancers to develop their unique identities while building a profound knowledge of street dance history. With a curriculum emphasizing fundamentals and freestyle, Higher Ground offers a transformative experience unlike any other in the Lower Mainland.

North Surrey Dance

North Surrey Dance is a public educational dance program based out of North Surrey Secondary School. As a community, we strive every day to be good-hearted humans, creative artists and dynamic dancers.

Under the direction of Ms. Menelaine Valencia, our program explores the cultures, and techniques of various dance forms such as Hip-Hop, Breaking, Contemporary and Bhangra. Through freestyle and creative movement, we use dance as a tool to express our unique selves while also exploring how it connects us all.

Together, we create dances that we hope inspires, teaches, entertains, and invites our audiences to move with us!

Panorama Youth Company

Panorama Youth Company is a pre-professional youth dance company with aims to teach the qualities needed to be part of a professional company or organization. The dancers are held to high standards and the expectations of their participation and attitudes are of the highest quality.

The company is fast paced, full of fun and high in energy. We pride ourselves on sharing our enthusiasm and passion for dance in the community at various venues and events. Other performances in the past have included schools, the PNE, parades, Disneyland, and Cruise ships.

Stars of The North Drum Group is a family drum group representing their home town Alert Bay, Fort Rupert, Port Hardy Vancouver Island, and Seabird Island Chilliwack BC. They are a drum group on a learning journey, of their First Nations Culture, history, heritage, and Kwakwala Language, through passed down stories from their elders, and their own written songs in english, implementing their Kwakwala Language. They share their journey wearing their own hand made button blanket regalia, Handmade drums, and rattles.

Zumba Troop is composed of Zumba and fitness instructors in the Lower Mainland. They teach regular Zumba, Yoga, and other fitness classes throughout Surrey and surrounding areas and they love to perform at events.

Merlin the Magician

Bruce Hunt is “Merlin the Magician”, a very popular children's magician who regularly performs at school and public functions, birthday parties, festivals and all sorts of special events throughout the lower mainland and BC. 

He has been entertaining children and adults alike for several decades, and has won many awards for his unique style of comedy magic.


A Surrey resident for over 40 years (born and raised in East Vancouver), he now makes his living as a comedy magic entertainer.

Thistlebrook Academy of Highland Dance

Thistlebrook Academy was started in 2014 by Meghan Pike. We are a Scottish Highland Dance studio offering classes for all ages and abilities. The dancers participate in competitions, exams, and performances across the Pacific North West. Our studio motto is "building confidence and community through dance" and we are Celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year! 

Singer/Songwriter Silent St. j, perfectly marries Alternative Folk and ethereal vocals creating an emotional resonance with her music. She has the ability to enchant her listeners with honest and captivating lyrics and her hauntingly soothing voice. Silent St. j sparks a sense of wonder in the hearts of any audience, taking them on a journey through the liminal spaces of her mind.

Silent St. j released her debut full length album “Alexithymia” funded by Canada Council for the Arts and FACTOR. She preformed at the 2023 Canada Music Week as well as the 2023 Khatsahlano Street Party and North Vancouver’s Shipyards Festival. Over the past year Silent St. j has performed the Root Dwellers Showcase, Vancouver Mural Festival, Vancouver Winter Arts Festival, The Vines Art Festival. Recently Silent St. j was a semi finalist of the MRG Group's 2024 Elevate Music Project.

At only 14 years old she already had a long resume of performances, including  Fvded In The Park, The Vancouver Canucks, Abbotsford Canucks, Adidas Canada and much more, helping to establish her as the premier kid Dj in all of Canada.