Shartoya Jn. Baptiste
To touch, to move, to inspire: this is the true gift of Dance.- Aubrey Lynch” and is the motto that Shartoya Jn. Baptiste lives by. Born and raised in Castries, Saint Lucia, Shartoya’s spark for the performing arts ignited at the age of seven and burnt brighter at twelve when she joined the Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy family. As a lead dancer and Deputy Captain of the senior Main Company of the Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy, she has represented St. Lucia and Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy at numerous regional and international Cultural Dance Exchanges and Dance Exposés. Her dance training extends to styles such as Afro-Caribbean, Contemporary, Traditional/Folk and Modern dance. Shartoya plans on furthering her education in Theatre Studies, Dance and Film Animation, in hopes of becoming a Professional Choreographer or Film Animator, so that she can continue to touch, move and inspire youth.