Choreographer, Actress, Dancer & Permanent Judge on CTVs So You Think You Can Dance Canada Tré Armstrong has channeled her passion for dance into a successful career. A choreographer, actress and TV personality, Tre’ is a proven entity in the industry. Technically trained in ballet, tap and jazz, Tre’ later fell in love with urban dance and hip-hop, bringing out the inner teacher in the artist. She has travelled the world sharing her experience through workshops, seminars and classes in hip-hop, urban and freestyle dance.
Along with her judging duties on CTV’s So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Tré is the choreographer behind MTV’s film ‘Turn the Beat Around’, Breakin’ In: The Making of a Hip Hop Dancer (NFB) and the Sundance Film Festival favourite ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ (ABC). Also performing on Top O’ the Pops (BBC) Saturday Night Live (NBC) and numerous award shows. The versatile choreographer recently showed her acting skills in the film “How She Move” and will appear in the up coming feature film “Sons 2 The Grave” being shot in Toronto.
Tré has worked with various artists, including Jay– Z, Megan Fox, Jessica Alba, Sean Paul, Neyo, Sarah Brightman, Phylicia Rashad, Missy Elliott, Jason Derulo, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Wyclef Jean, Rihanna and Ludacris, having just completed choreography for Ludacris’s new Breakaway music video, directed by Director X.
Tré is actively involved in giving back to the community, supporting local and international charities, encouraging youth to “get active.” She is passionate about the urban dance program she started, called ‘D-Tour’ ( a division of Tre’s foundation “The Tré Armstrong Give Back Foundation.”). D-Tour is a nurturing 12 week program focusing on using urban dance to promote life-skill building in young girls aged 14-20 in the Parkdale community of Toronto. It has now expanded into a program for both girls and boys.
Choreography credits include (but not limited to):
- So You Think You Can Dance Canada Season 1,2
- ‘Turn the Beat Around’ – MTV Film
- ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ (ABC 2008 MOW) – Executively Produced by and starring Sean “Diddy” Combs,
- ‘Repo: the Genetic Opera’ (feature film)
- Canadian Idol
- National commercials
Tré was featured in the 2004 internationally-acclaimed documentary “Breakin’ In: The Making of a Hip Hop Dancer”, which highlighted her as one of Canada’s top rising stars. Her acting debut happened the following year and in 2006 she secured a lead actress role as the character “Michelle” in the feature film “How She Move”. “How She Move” was an official dramatic selectee for the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. It was picked up for distribution by Paramount Vantage with MTV Films, alongside BET Films and was released in theatres in 2008. Although her schedule is busy as a Choreographer, Actres and TV Personality, Tré still finds time to travel worldwide as an instructor to teach dance workshops, seminars and classes. Her new company A New D.A.E.I. is, simply, a new dance academy for the entertainment industry. It was created in 2010 to bridge the gap between the dance community and the entertainment industry. Services the company offers includes audition workshops made specifically for dancers, seminars, an artist development program and of course, a variety of dance classes. Tré is also an avid advocate for youth by supporting and creating international platforms to assist with skill development and life guidance initiatives.
After reaching major plateaus as a dancer, choreographer and actress, Tré continues to grow as an artist herself. Her goal in life is to rise as a philanthropist in order to support and guide youth around the world who need quality, life-empowering engagement through creative arts.