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Lenaya Faustman, also known as “Red”- her hair says it all, was born in Vancouver, Canada. Lenaya has been fortunate to land her first professional job at the age of 19 as a Dancer with Celebrity Cruise Lines. As part of Celebrity’s 2015 launch of “The Studio”, unveiling 18 shows in 18 months, Red was selected for 3 inaugural productions – “LIFE” & “ELYSIUM” produced by London-based company Talent Artistic Group and “DESTINY” by the German-based company battleROYAL. Red completed a total of 4 contracts, achieving 2 of those contracts as Dance Captain & Wardrobe Captain.
Continuing her success, she was fortunate to be cast in the first-ever world-class theatrical shows based in the Middle East, Doha, Qatar. She was the designated Dance Captain and part of 6 Production Shows produced by Premium Entertainment Group, Director Brad J Cleary, and Choreographer Kim Willicke. During her time in Doha, Lenaya had the opportunity to choreograph multiple “Vignettes” that were performed daily with the singers & dancers. Lenaya also landed a lifetime dream as Assistant Director & Show Creator for the production “Fantasia”. Following her collaboration with Premium Entertainment Group, Lenaya moved to Berlin, Germany working as a casting director hiring performers for mall entertainment in Doha, Qatar.
In 2018 Red found the stage again, onboard Holland America Line with Step One Dance Company. An elite company of 6 Dancers that tour Holland America Line’s Fleet, blending high-caliber dance with technology to experience unique shows, produced by RWS Entertainment Group. “Humanity”, “Resonance” & “Stages”, directed & Choreographed by John Charron, alongside Melanie Lewis-Yribar, Chip Abbott, Ronnie Todorowski, Brooke Wendel, and Brittany Cherry. Lenaya has been with Step One over the past two years and is proud and honoured to be a part of such an opportunity and company.
Some of her additional credits include:
Lenaya is a force to be reckoned with and will continue her success and passion for performing wherever it may take her.