Rutherford Movement Exchange


Under the direction of Stephanie Rutherford, Rutherford Movement Exchange is a professional, Canadian-based dance company.   RME focuses on bridging the gap between human performance and technical execution.













Almost 500,000 views! "Bird Girls" Concept Video
Choreographed by : Stephanie Rutherford

Direction by:  Franci Nicassio

Videography by: Dan Wood

Danced by: Tate McRae & Briar Nolet

Stephanie Rutherford



Stephanie Rutherford is an award winning choreographer and teacher based out of Canada.  Having a theatre major from the University of Winnipeg and extensive training in all forms of dance, Stephanie has managed to create an established career in the industry primarily focused in directing and choreographing commercial and contemporary dance . Stephanie is known to create an environment for dancers that demands them to be expressively open and artistically pushed. In turn, she has received much  recognition in both professional, convention and competitive environments for her thought provoking work. She is the artistic director and founder of the professional dance company "Rutherford Movement Exchange" as well, the host of the annual elite dance workshop entitled "The Dance Intensive". Stephanie was selected as a finalist for the Capezio Ace Awards for Choreographic Excellence in New York City this past summer, where she presented her work to an esteemed panel of choreographers and directors. She has traveled to Vietnam as a selected international guest choreographer for HTV's So You Think You Can Dance Vietnam - Season 3, where she choreographed during top 10 and 8 week. On the show,  she also presented an original RME  choreographic work that was performed by  "All Stars" from season 1 and 2 as a guest  performance in the results show.  Stephanie directed and choreographed the show  "Ascension- The act of rising to a higher level " (Rutherford Movement Exchange's company show 2013) as well as her company show "UNREFINED" in 2009.

Other Choreography credits include: Manulife "Stars of Tomorrow" Global Awards Show (Debut), General Motors National Car Show (Diversified Productions), Treasure Island (Diversified Theatre), Puss and Boots (Diversified Theatre), Andrew Austin "Disappear" Music Video, # 1 music video on AUX TV (Director Gary Samson), Lynzie Kent "Whoop De Doo" Music Video (Bull Dog Productions), Melissa Oneil (Canadian Idol Winner), Elana Juatco, Paul McQuilliam (General Motors Show) 

She's worked with networks such as   MTV Canada and  Slice TV . You can check out features on Stephanie's career  on  danceplug.com (Los Angeles),  Sandbox Magazine (Spring 2012 Issue) , bringtheBoss.com (a wizard week feature) and The Dish Segment (Los Angeles). Locally, Stephanie has been a selected choreographer in Toronto Choreographer's Ball , Fever After Dark, Toronto Pride TDand Women In Dance.  Stephanie teaches for various dance conventions across Canada and practices her art through freelance choreography. She continues to share and explore her passion with dancers of all ages and is always looking for inspirational ways to evolve her craft. Keep an eye out for many projects Stephanie will be apart of in the near future!


Capezio ACE Awards in New York City.
"Suffocated In Thought"
Choreography by: Stephanie Rutherford
Dancers / Collaborators : Kelly Shaw, Tori Mehaffey, JT Papendreous, Christine Flores, Julia D'Angelo Rakeem Hardy



At Rutherford Movement Exchange we pride ourselves on running a professional dance intensive designed to challenge, inspire and motivate the intermediate and advanced dancer in a supportive and positive environment. We believe in creating a special and safe place where dancers have room to move, risk take, evolve their skill sets and expand their creative minds. RME classes are taught and guided by many of the industries' top choreographers, master teachers and guest speakers. Come join the movement at RME!    

Thank you so much for you ongoing support! we CAN'T WAIT TO DANCE WITH YOU THIS fall!


OCTOBER 27TH, 2019



Link For Registration: https://rutherfordmovementexchange.eventbrite.ca

* Please note, space is limited in each room.  This workshop typically is Sold Out. We suggest registering early to avoid disappointment *


JUNIOR- 8-11 years old

ADVANCED 1 (Teen)- 12-14 years old

ADVANCED 2 + Pre=Professional - 15+



   Thank you to all the choreographers and teachers who have been a part of RME's Dance Intensives over the years:
Stephanie Rutherford, Hani Ababa, Alvin Collantes, Kosta Karakashan, Tiffany McLachlan, Kevin Howe, Gadfly, Natasha Louis, Shanna Cipressi, Ryan Foley, Colleen Snell, Julia Cratchley, Cora Kozaris, Sheona Bell, Devon Perri, Linda Garneau, Faye Rauw, Jesse Weafer, Courtney Bowman, Bretonie Burchell, Dwayne "Boneless" Gulston, Rodrigo Garcia, Leon Blackwood, Kelly Shaw, Dana Chapman, Danny Lawn, Corey Gorewicz, Melissa Mitro, Teya Wild and Amanda Cleghorn. 





Company Reel




"Ascension- The act of rising to a higher level"

Director | Choreographer: Stephanie Rutherford

Company members: Julia Cratchley, Andrew Kyrzyk, Madeline Wright, Alyssa Petrolo

Apprentices:  Kelly Johnson, Jade Whitney, Andrew Dragert, Darian Mark, Rakeem Hardy


Rutherford Movement Exchange promo video

"Ascension" - The act of rising to a higher level

Videography: Alvin Collantes


RME'S upcoming show date will be released Summer 2017!



  choreographic works, the dance intensive, so you think you can dance (VN)



Latest News


Thank you to everyone who attended RME's Sold Out Fall Dance Intensive. What an incredible day!! See you in the summer!


Summer Dance Intensive:

RME'S Summer Dance Intensive is almost SOLD OUT! We can't wait for the event this summer! August 1-3, 2017!


Team Canada:

Artistic Director, Stephanie Rutherford recently traveled as the Choreographer of Team Canada East- Modern, for the World Championships held in Wetzlar, Germany.. Her team successfully brought home 4 Gold Medals, 3 Silvers and 1 Bronze. Congratulations to all involved. 


We are celebrating our 10th workshop this fall!

Huge thank you to everyone who attended our SOLD OUT Summer Dance Intensive! It was one for the books! See you in the fall.




RME's summer dance intensive was a smashing success! Thank you to all the eager, positive and encouraging dancers that took part in our 7th Sold Out workshop! We were blown away by your creative choices, wonderful spirits and unique talents. Our next one day workshop will be taking place on November 15th 2015. Registration will be open October 1st! We can't wait!








Director Stephanie Rutherford just returned from Vietnam where she was working as an international choreographer on HTV's So You Think You Can Dance- VN. She had an incredible time working with the contestants from top 10 / 8 weekand All Stars from season 1 / 2. We will be posting videos soon!

Picture of an RME original work being performed by All Stars :Lam To Nhu, Pham Ngoc Anh & Nhung Hongvo







RME's Summer Dance Intensive information will be released very soon! We have an incredible faculty lined up for our Summer 2015 intensive. We are happy to announce that we will be adding in seminars to further educate our dancers knowledge on nutrition and health. Stay tuned by checking out our intensive page!




Congratulations to the cast of Diversified Theater's latest hit musical "Puss and Boots" directed by Trudy Moffatt. Stephanie had a great time stepping into her theater shoes and doing the guest choreography. (Show run is now complete)



Stephanie Rutherford recently choreographed artist Andrew Austin's music video "Disappear" directed by Gary Samson. We just found out that the video was rated #1 on AUX TV's December countdown and #24 on AUX TV's videos of the year! Along with that, it was selected as a VIMEO staff pick. Congratulations to everyone involved.





RME presented a piece entitled "Sarajevo" (choreographed by Stephanie Rutherford) at Raise the Rhythm fundraiser show in support of the Panov Program at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Congratulations to everyone involved who took part in this beautiful night.

Dancers | Sean Boutilier Academy of Dance students :Anca Putin, Julia D'Angelo & Rakeem Hardy | LouE. Photography




RME'S Fall Workshop 2014 was a huge success! We had a full house filled with incredible talent, passion and determination. Thank you to every special dancer that was involved. Congratulations to our scholarship winners. See you all in the summer!



For inquiries about :

The Dance Intensive :

Email   rutherfordmovement@gmail.com

Phone  (647) 521-9051


To be considered for future positions within the company or contracted jobs:

Submit your resume and headshot to rutherfordauditions@gmail.com



Stephanie Rutherford Canadian/ US Agent:

The Talent House / Margaret Thompson

Contact margaret@talenthouse.ca





Special thank you to:

Alvin Collantes Photography

Nero Design