Although dance came late in his life at the age of 19, Julio immediately fell in love with it and started training in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, and hiphop. He has had the privilege of performing, coaching, choreographing and adjudicating all over the USA, Canada, Europe, Guam, and the Philippines. His choreography has garnered him 1st place overall and many choreography awards in competitions across Canada and the United States. His credits include Fashion Rocks Canada, America’s Best Dance Crew Canadian Tour, Two From Galilee, adjudicating for the International Dance Challenge, Dance Olympus, Thunderstruck, Dance Manitoba and many others.
In recent years, Julio has really been motivated to inspire others to be storytellers, both as choreographers and as dancers, and seeks to help others dance beyond what they feel their bodies can do. Julio hopes to continue traveling with his work and be inspired through working with different artists and dancers.
Julio is currently the director and founder of The Aviary, a performance-based company which started in September 2014 and is based out of Harbour Dance Centre.
Watch for Julio in the upcoming production of In The Heights at Arts Club Theatre in the spring of 2015.
While being very busy with NXG Company, Toni made time for her own personal growth as a dancer. She has travelled to Los Angeles and New York numerous times over the years to train with some of the world’s best teachers and choreographers. Toni was 3 months in LA working with Dana Foglia and her talented company. As well she worked closely with Gigi Torres on numerous projects and the “Academy of Villians” (AOV). Taking class is one of Toni’s favourite things to do. She loves working hard to better herself as a dancer every time she steps into a studio. Most recent accomplishment – 1st place at Body Rock “Homecoming” San Diego 2017 with Two Four Seven Company based in Vancouver. She has showcased her own choreography at “The Main Event” in Vancouver. Toni choreographed and was featured in a music video for an upcoming Canadian artist – KNYTE – “Cut Me Open”. She also danced for LA based artist John Dough in his music video “Somebody to Love”.
Toni loves to share, teach and help young dancers grow as well. She has shared her knowledge with many studios and continues to teach and inspire the youth to chase their dreams. Her specialties and where she excels is through Hip Hop/Street and Contemporary styles. She has even experimented with the growing popular “Heels” trend.
Currently Toni lives in Vancouver, BC and is making a name for herself. She is very proud to be partnered with Premiere Talent Management, has a permanent teaching slot at Harbour Dance Centre and is dancing with the well-respected and extremely talented Two Four Seven Company. This is only the beginning for Toni. She still has so many goals and dreams she is working towards accomplishing and will never stop reaching for them.
Jazz funk class is a great mix of new school movement with an old school flare - think Britney Spears meets Paula Abdul. Come get the best of both worlds in this fun class!
See a video of class here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNH8A3t31O4