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Shawn Byfield


As a GEMINI AWARD™ nominated performer and a sought-after dance choreographer, coach and entrepreneur, Shawn Byfield’s unique perspective is enjoyed by thousands who dance, train and mentor with him every year. From Toronto Canada, Shawn Byfield is a 

  • DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARD™ winning choreographer (Canada’s version of a TONY Award™,)

  • GEMINI AWARD™ nominee, a two-time BLACK CANADIANS AWARD™ nominee

  • Leading force in Canadian entertainment.

Shawn is a certified public speaker, and a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Trainer and Presenter. 

Shawn is in partnership with John Maxwell, who has sold more books on leadership than anyone in history, and is ranked the #1 leadership and management authority.

Elena Harrison


With an education cultivated in fashion marketing and a background in the interior design, fashion and beauty industries, Elena has a well rounded, creative approach to every project that she engages. 

Elena has significant experience working front of house, backstage and on the runway at several fashion shows across Canada. She also works with models to build portfolio variability and business branding for local companies.  She has taken these skills and created a platform [ Style Concept Blog ] to share her favourite products, locations and style tips while collaborating with many international brands including YSL, Coach, Lancome and many more.

Elena is constantly striving to push boundaries, drive innovation within the industry and loves collaborating with likeminded businesses. 

Peggi Lepage


In 2005 Peggi Lepage hung up her model heels to become a model scout. Peggi’s unique life experience has made her the perfect role model and a friend to the talent that she scouts and develops. She has since guided Toronto’s brightest new faces and experienced models into successful careers. 

Coming from a background as a successful model, Peggi understands the nuances of the modeling world and offers advice that comes from years of experience in the industry.

With a personal approach and a clear understanding of the difficulties and excitement that a model will feel, Peggi is able to offer insight and management that is unique and personalized to each person she represents. She guides a model’s career with a gracious and artistic flair, drawing on her experience with clients and talent.

Peggi’s strong support system, patience, honesty, and her friendly smile have made the relationships with her models genuine. 

John Ablaza


International Fashion Designer John Ablaza is a graduate of a horticulture degree at De La Salle Araneta University. In 1997, he worked for the former First Lady Imelda Marcos, as a manager of one of her projects, the Aurora Garden in Intramuros, Manila.

He transitioned to interior decoration in 1982 when he landed a job in Taipei, Taiwan as a florist and decorator for Asia-world Plaza Hotel, owned by Filipino Tycoon Tan Yu.

John has been showcasing his works in series of fashion gala called John Ablaza Couture and Culture. It has been presented in the United States including in Phoenix, Arizona, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York Toronto, Canada, and Harare, Zimbabwe. In 2018, he will embark on another series of fashion shows billed John Ablaza Nature & Nurture and showcase his most recent works wherein he incorporated natural and organic materials source all over the Philippines and Africa.

Miriam Mattova


My name is Miriam Mattova, and I am 27 years old. I have been signed by modelling agencies in my teenage years, and since then I have worked in the industry. Thanks to that, I have traveled the world where I have worked as a model while pursuing my university education.

I have walked on runways not only in Europe and New York but also all over Asia. In 2012 I have completed in Miss Slovakia, and in 2013 I have won Miss Universe Bikini 2013 where I have represented my country.

While I was studying and modelling I have worked as a news reporter in Slovakia which gave me a broad view on the world we live in.

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