About Brooklyn



A person’s strong suit, or most highly developed characteristic, talent,or skill; something that one excels in.
Our Forté is bridging talented individuals with opportunities in all things related to the entertainment industry.

Synonyms: talent, skill, strength, strong point, specialty, knack.

Our team at Forté is composed of industry veterans that are ready to make waves with Canada’s talent – you! The minds behind Forté have a history of exceeding expectations and adding value in everything they do. This is best seen in their involvement with the dance industry, creating and delivering some of the most fresh and professionally run dance competitions and conventions in Canada, the team presents MOVE, as well as being one part of a spectacular dance nationals event like no other, ONE National Dance Finals.

We offer a boutique-inspired environment with first class professional management, as well as providing our talent with resources to help them grow their craft and build their brand with nothing but the best. Our Forté is bridging talented individuals with opportunities in all things related to the entertainment industry.

About Brooklyn
Our Service

Who We Represent

As one of Canada’s newest talent agencies, we’re proud to
represent a wide range of talent. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Union and Non-Union
    members of all ages
  • Dancers
  • Theatre Performers
  • Commercial and Print Models
  • Principal Film & Television Actors
  • ACTRA, Equity and S.A.G.
  • Choreographers
Our Service

The Team

Fresh, professional, one-of-a-kind… It’s our Forté.


Shawn Desman


Shawn has been in the entertainment business for over 20 years as a recording artist, dancer, songwriter, music producer and actor. He is a JUNO and MMVA Award winning recording artist with several chart-topping Platinum & Gold singles, #1 videos, and movie roles. Shawn is passionate about his roots in the entertainment community and strives to bring a passionate & positive atmosphere to the Forté community.


Beatriz Leonardo


As a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), Beatriz brings over 20 years in the event management business with an expertise in logistics, on-site management, supplier liaison, client management and registration. Beatriz is excited to introduce her team at Forté, who she believes will offer the highest level of customer service and satisfaction, with each detail handled in a professional and timely manner.


Tia Huffman

Office Manager

With an Advertising & Marketing Communications degree, and a love for Social Media Management, Tia is excited to join the team at Forté on this new adventure. She has over 5 years of experience in event work in the entertainment industry, and 10 years in customer service. Tia now looks forward to her new home at Forté as Office Manager, utilizing her strong attention to detail, creative outlook and enthusiastic passion for the industry.