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 , Granite Motion Gallery, and Frog In Hand.
One of the primary 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.
As an actor, his interest and expertise lies primarily in using his training and investigation of physicality and movement to portray characters through physical performances. Siddall is happiest when he is covered head to toe in makeup or hidden within a costume bringing inhuman things to life. Siddall has currently performed creatures in short films such as; Kookie, Latched, and The Acrylic; and had his largest role to date in the feature film Making Monsters, which is just starting its festival run with it’s world premier in Berlin and a win for Best Horror Feature at Shriekfest in L.A.
Jarrett is always looking for new challenges and 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.