Toni Grates


The Travelling Stage is an arts education company, offering students and teachers an opportunity to participate in dynamic workshops alongside established guest artists and instructors. In the past year alone, The Travelling Stage has worked with hundreds of thousands of students and teachers all over Ontario.  Their programs were created to support school curriculum, to inspire students to strive for excellence, to increase self-esteem and to cultivate an appreciation for the performing arts.

The Travelling Stage works in educational partnership with the TDSB and is a special service provider for 9 other boards across Ontario.  They are also a special service provider for the YMCA.


The Travelling Stage works in partnership with Mirvish Productions.

The Travelling Stage was nominated for the 2018 Premier’s Award of Excellence through the Ontario Arts Council.

Services Offered:

  • In School Dance & Drama Workshops and Programming for FDK-Grade 12
  • Lunchtime & After School Dance & Drama Clubs
  • Montessori & Child Care Arts Enrichment Programming
  • Musical Theatre, Drama and Production Programs at our Whitby Studios for young performers aged 5-16
  • Musical Theatre & Stage Intensives, in partnership with Mirvish, for young performers aged 12-16 at Mirvish Facilities in Toronto.

Toni Grates has worked professionally as an actor, director, producer, writer and choreographer in film, tv and on stages across North America.  She’s a member of ACTRA, SAG, AFTRA and AEA.  She is committed to continuing to grow the opportunities available to performing artists in the Durham Region.

As a professional artist, business owner and proud mom, she is constantly on the go working mindfully to balance work and family.  She believes in dreaming big and shares that sentiment with her children and students.

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