Davis Thurber & Annie TrudeauDavis is a world traveler and loves to spread the culture and joy of Jazz and dance. He grew up in Nashua, NH, learned to dance in Boston, MA, got a degree in Music from Boston College, and now is spending a lot of time in Montreal. Davis Thurber enjoys dancing, choreographing, performing, competing, and playing music. He has won countless competitions and has performed in many shows including the recreation of Hellzapoppin for Frankie95.
She’s since co-founded Studio 88-SWING in Montreal (Canada), where she’s taught swing since 2001. As its artistic director, she also manages and dances in the Montreal Swinging Air Force dance performance troupe, which was the International Lindy Hop Champion in 2010 and 2011.
Annie has won numerous titles in competition including First place in Showcase at the last 4 ILHCs and Winner of the Frankie95 Hellzapoppin Contest. Her storied dance career has also included the following:
- Featured dancer in the recreation of Hellzapoppin at Frankie95 and Camp Jitterbug2011
- Choreographer for Cirque du Soleil’s ''Viva Elvis!'' show
- Dancer with the electro-swing band Caravan Palace at Montreal Jazz Fest