Jarrett Siddall is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto, ON. Though primarily trained as a dancer, he works in many different mediums as a creature actor, physical performer, and actor.
Born in Grande Prairie, AB, Jarrett began training in Ukrainian dance at age ten and joined the prestigious Ukrainian Shumka Dancers upon graduating high school. During his time with the company in Edmonton, AB, he began to explore different styles of dance including contemporary and ballet, and eventually began dancing with Citie Ballet under the direction of Francois and Laurence Chevennement. Together, they helped him decide to pursue dance as a career and so he moved to Toronto, ON to attend The School of Toronto Dance Theatre (STDT), where he was awarded the Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artist Grant in Contemporary Dance in his first year. Upon graduating from STDT, Jarrett joined Toronto Dance Theatre as a full time company member where he danced for five seasons under the direction of Christopher House. Siddall now works primarily as an independent artist with many different choreographers and companies including Peggy Baker Dance Projects and Granite Motion Gallery.
One of the main companies Jarrett now works with is Vazari Dance Projects, where he acts as a performer, rehearsal director, and artistic associate. Vazari is a multidisciplinary company, and so Siddall has been able to expand his training into theatre; studying character work, clown, and text analysis; and circus; learning hand to hand, handstands, flips and tumbling.
Jarrett has always loved movies and television, especially when it comes to worlds of fantasy. As an actor, his interests lie primarily in using his training and experience in physicality and movement to portray characters through physical performances. Although he acts in commercials, film, and television as any actor would, he is happiest when he is covered head to toe in makeup or hidden within a costume bringing inhuman things to life. Siddall as currently performed creatures in three short films; Kookie, Latched, and The Acrylic; and had his largest role to date in the feature film Making Monsters, still to be released.
Whether it be dance, theatre, or being a monster, Jarrett is always looking for new challenges, as well as to expand his training and experience. For more info on current and past projects as well as to watch some of the films Jarrett has been in please visit the various pages listed under the PROJECTS heading. Also please feel free to use the contact page if you’re looking to collaborate and thank you for checking out the website.