The Art of Balance: With Rhonda Roberts


Live on CIUT 89.5 FM

Airing Date: July 19, 2023
Hosted By: Nicole Inica Hamilton

Producer: Nicole Inica Hamilton
Assistant Production Manager/ Editor:  Amber Downie-Back

Featured Guest(s): Rhonda Roberts

On this episode, featured guest Rhonda Roberts sits down on the show to reflect upon her career journey, the power of moving through her 50’s, and the art of balance.

About Rhonda Roberts

Rhonda Roberts is an accomplished performer, educator and adjudicator of  dance who has appeared in productions across North America and Europe. She was awarded a full scholarship and later the triple threat award from the acclaimed Randolph Academy in Toronto. Rhonda has performed in numerous stage productions. Most notably she danced in the Broadway show Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, toured with the U.S. National company of the Tony ® Award-winning musical Ragtime, played the role of Shenzi in the Tony Award-winning show Disney’s The Lion King at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre and performed in Guys and Dolls and Anything Goes at the prestigious Stratford Festival. 

On screen Ms. Roberts has appeared in the Academy Award ® -winning film Chicago, the New Line Cinema release Hairspray The Movie, along with a list of other film, commercial work and recurring TV roles. She has been teaching for over 35 years and adjudicating for 20 years. Her résumé includes seven years of instructing at University of Toronto, and recurring posts at McMaster University, O.I.P, Steps Performing Arts Centre in Hamilton, National Dance Theatre and Randolph Academy in Toronto. She has been an adjudicator for Terpsichore Dance Celebration, American Dance Awards, and The World Dance Championships in Orlando, Florida, to name only a few.

Currently, she choreographs at Etobicoke School of the Arts and will begin instructing at Canada’s National Ballet School this summer.  In 2012, Rhonda opened her own studio called The Art of Balance (TAB). Here she is combining the worlds of dance, fitness and other mind–body practices to promote a sense of homeostasis in the body. In 2016 Rhonda was named one of CanFitPro’s Top 3 Fitness Professionals.

Ms. Roberts is also an member of Healthy Dancer Canada, the Professional Adjudicators Alliance and holds a degree in Sociology from McMaster University.