TEAM (definition) - A group of people who come together to achieve a common goal.
T - Togetherness
E - Engaging
A - Active
M - Memorable
TEAM T&J are a fresh dose of Active and Uplifting Family Entertainment for all ages. They create an environment where kids can explore and express their imaginations through the excitement and freedom of live music interaction.
TEAM T&J focus on diversity and unification. We are all equal but not the same, yet each of us is unique. A team encourages their players to be true to who they are in order for the team as a whole to be their best. Their interactive music promotes an active lifestyle and demonstrates the essence of teamwork. They like to have fun with their audiences by inspiring everyone to be true to who they are, believe in themselves and to follow their dreams.
T & J first met in 2011 when T auditioned for the Children's Entertainment Company Kidomo Inc. that J managed tours for. They toured across Canada representing some of the biggest brands in Children's Entertainment, and had the privilege to perform on some of the largest fair and festival stages such as the Calgary Stampede, and The CNE. Their passion for performing and inspiring audiences of all ages lead them to the creation of TEAM T&J.
T - Tonya
Tonya grew up shy...extremely shy...so shy you would barely get a peep out of her! The stage was the last place anyone would think to find her. She spent her time with Ice Dance and Synchronized Skating. She loved the costumes and makeup she wore when it came time to compete and put on a show, after all...there was a performer in there! After 9 years of skating professionally, representing Team Canada Internationally and at the World Synchronized Skating Championships and completing all of her Gold Level Ice Dances, Tonya decided it was time to hang up the skates and try her hand (and voice) on stage. Once she auditioned for her first show, (her family unaware she could even carry a tune, let alone in key...) Tonya was bit by the performing bug, and the rest is history! Tonya has performed to audiences all across Canada. Tonya can also be seen as the "Mean Girl" Samantha in YTV's first original movie musical King of the Camp. TEAM T&J is the perfect outlet for Tonya to create through music, theatre, film and multiple characters inspiring children to be true to who they are.
J - Jory
Jory is a singer/songwriter, actor and director originally from Vancouver. He began composing music when he was 12 years old. He was a competitive swimmer for 13 years, and was very active in leadership positions within youth organizations in BC. Jory received a Major in Theatre and Minor in Music from Concordia University in Montreal. He was the co-founder of the critically acclaimed theatre company Renegade Productions winning MECCA Awards for Best New Revelation & Best Ensemble two years in a row. Since 2004, Jory has toured across Canada and the U.S. as an actor, sound technician, M.C. and Tour Manager for Mad Science and Kidomo Inc. Jory has produced numerous EP's for local musicians in his home studio as well as jingles for corporate radio ads. TEAM T&J is the perfect outlet for him to feature all of his abilities in one place.