...is a singer, dancer, actor and musician...who just turned 13 years old on Canada Day 2012 (that's July 1st, for those non-Canadians reading this!)
Hailing from a small town in rural Ontario, Canada, Kolton has been involved in music for most of his life. Inspired at a very young age by the likes of Ray Charles & Elton John, he quickly developed a passion for the drums, and began playing by age three. With a natural gift for percussion, Kolton started competing in adult pipe & drum bands by the age of four, and this lead to performances and tours around North America and in Europe. An International Drumming Award and scholarships followed, and then football and hockey piqued his interest and became a priority. One day, at age 8 during football practice, a broken leg caused Kolton to be side-lined - and he once again turned to performing.
Taking a chance at something new, he auditioned for the famed Stratford Shakespearean Festival, and landed the role of Winthrop (Understudy) in The Music Man. The following season at Stratford, Kolton sang the song "Somewhere" from West Side Story and played the role of MacDuff's Son in Macbeth where he got to die each night on stage! Immediately following this season, at age 10, Kolton was hired by Disney to play the role of "Young Simba" in their North American Tour of The Lion King.
Film and Television roles ensued including COBU 3D and a Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) selection for 2012 I Declare War, as did more dance training, performances and competitions in which he has received many accolades. His musical experiences expanded in 2011 too! Adding guitar to his instrument arsenal was Kolton's next move, and with that decision came perfomances with small ensembles and as a solo artist, where he has shared the stage with performers like The DoneFors and JUNO Award Winners the Good Lovelies.
You've heard of a Triple Threat? Kolton is a Quintuple Threat :-) Singer, Dancer, Actor, Musician and Athlete! He loves to venture into any activity with passion. Stay tuned for more about Kolton in the near future!