FLOOR'D is on stage Apr. 25–28 at Winchester Street Theatre.
Natasha Powell is the founding artistic director of Holla Jazz. She has made numerous appearances on film, television and stage, including the: HBO Series The L Word; Nickelodeon movie Spectacular!; and feature film Centre Stage 2. She was the co-director of Catalyst Dance Company and is the co-creator of the acclaimed dance-theatre project, Gimme One Riddim: A Tribute to Ska. After a New York residency period researching vernacular jazz, Natasha created Holla Jazz, where all jazz dances, hip hop, and house intersect to reinvigorate the idea of freedom and expressing one’s own identity through the spirit of jazz.
Ashley "Colours" Perez, is a dancer, choreographer and entrepreneur. Training in funk styles and hip hop, she later specialized in voguing, waacking and house. Ashley was a resident choreographer and performer with the artist collective House of Dangerkat, developing works that allowed her to travel and perform in places such as New York, London and Paris. Along with Emily Law, Ashley is now the Co-Artistic Director of Mix Mix Dance Collective with whom she has co-created two full-length works and represented Canada at the 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie in Abidjan.
Caroline “Lady C” Fraser is known in the international street dance scene for her versatility and multi-disciplinary dance style. She has trained in popping, locking, house, breaking, and hip hop since 2003, and her classical background gives her a deeply rooted understanding of movement and performance that lends to her unique quality as a dancer. Lady C has won many titles in the battle and competition scene and was the 2015 recipient of the Dora Award for Best Female Solo Performance, as well as the Gadfly Award for Dancer of the Year in Canada.
Hollywood Jade has worked in the performing arts for almost two decades. He began his journey as a dancer, supporting many artists on stage and screen including Nelly Furtado, Divine Brown and Rihanna. Hollywood has also been a featured dancer/actor in several films including Save The Last Dance 2, Camp Rock 2, Make Your Move, and the blockbuster Hairspray. As a choreographer, he has secured the positions of Artistic Director and Choreographer to Canada's Queen of R&B - Jully Black, and Entertainment and Artistic Director for Artxperiential Projects and The Black Diamond Ball.
Miha Matevzic has over 15 years of professional dance experience in jazz, hip hop, house, locking. While working in London, England in 2010, he worked with artists such as Rihanna and Mariah Carey, and performed in the London Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies. In 2014, Miha moved to Toronto, and has danced for the Much Music Video Awards and Junos, performed at Breakin’ Convention, and was also part of Gadfly’s full-length production of ‘Klorofyl’ in 2017/18. In 2016, Miha was a company member of Calgary’s Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.
Raoul Wilke’s extensive training in house, hip hop and vernacular jazz has lead him to perform for years with professional companies The Moon Runners, Gadfly Dance and Holla Jazz. He also continues to work on film, choreograph his own work, and establish a name for himself internationally through battle competitions. Raoul continues to travel and study these dance forms to better understand their historical and contemporary contexts, and he aims to share his love of dance by creating a safe space where movement is the primary voice.
Sarah Tumaliuan has a varied arsenal of movement languages, including house, hip hop, and vernacular jazz. She has worked with dance companies such as Mix Mix Dance Collective, Gadfly Dance Company, Alias Dance Projects, and Catalyst Dance Company. She is the co-founder of Parks N' Wreck, a street dance organization dedicated to getting people outside to celebrate music and street dance. She finds delight in sharing dance with others to enhance well-being, build confidence, and explore creativity, leading to her work in community arts and her pursuit of a master’s degree in Public Health.
Tereka Tyler-Davis is an emerging performing artist who has spent four seasons with Kashedance, and worked with various contemporary, musical theatre and burlesque artists, including Jose Carret (DanzaCorpus), Arsenio Andrade (Kashedance), Ronald Taylor (Ronald Taylor Dance), Adrianna Yanuziello (Dance Migration) Victoria MataSoledad (MataDanze Collective), Jasmyn Fyffe, Wind in the Leaves Collective, and Expect Theatre. Her performance highlights include Shades (Esie Mensah), Tribute to Harry Belafonte (Melissa Noventa), White Light Follies, Portrait of a Scandal (High Society Cabaret), Sister Act (at Lower Ossington Theatre), and Child Soldier (Shameka Blake’s Dance Ontario commission).