Intensive workshop for performers and athletes in Toronto
Motivational Speakers, Q & A Panelists and Session Leaders for CONTACT & CONTACT Youth.
Owner - Director
Mercedez De Castro
Mercedez was a casting director, actor, gymnastics and fitness instructor and is now a performance coach with over 20 years combined experience in the sports and entertainment Industry. She has made it her business to coach, audition and match talented performers with intriguing roles for CBC, NBC, Global, The Food Network, HGTV, Bravo! and beyond. Mercedez has cast for National and International TV shows, media projects and development pitches and knows how to help you prepare and shine for your moments in the spotlight. She will help you make 'contact' with your audience and with the lens!
Andre is a former NCAA Football player and has been a CSCS Certified Training Specialist and an International Model for over 15 years. As a personal strength and lifestyle coach, he has used his industry insight to help prepare others for modeling and performing opportunities. He's no stranger to the long hours and dedication that goes into getting and maintaining relationships in fitness and entertainment. Andre Agate is the co-creator of The Battle Bar, Sledbarrow and the CrossBell. His training sessions are designed to challenge and inspire you to be a better you.
SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
SESSION LEADERS & PANELISTS
Stunt Performer / Actor and "The Contactor"
15 years experience as an ACTRA Toronto Stunt Performer and Actor. Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts graduate, studying Radio & Television Arts at Ryerson University, and actively involved in the Toronto Film and Television Industry.
Athlete and "The Contactor"
4-Time National Kickboxing Champion. 2011 BBPA Woman of Honour Award for achievements and accomplishments that have paved the path for others in the community.