Johnson Shayne


Contemporary dance / Dancer / Dancer

Shayne began his dance training at the age of five and his professional career at the age of twelve. He studied throughout North America winning numerous scholarships to schools in Canada and the USA including The Banff Centre, The Edge in LA and The Joe Tremaine Academy. At age 15, Shayne won the title of BC Provincial Champion in the category of Stagework and Tap and shortly afterwards, joined the Canadian National Tap Team under the direction of Matthew Clark, which included a performance with Savion Glover’s Bring In The Noise, Bring in The Funk ensemble. Over the next three years, Shayne became a member of the Grizzles Extreme Dance Team for NBA Entertainment, starred as the ‘Rock Star’ in the Pop group XLR-8 for the hit show Cirque Pop 2K2 and appeared on television variety shows and in many fashion industrials. It was during this time he realized his passion for choreographing and teaching. After graduating from high school, Shayne was hired by Norwegian Cruise Lines as a dancer and subsequently was hired for performance contracts, as dance captain, and to choreograph, direct and install new shows on their biggest ships. Shayne is on the faculties of The School of Alberta Ballet and The School of Decidedly Jazz and very excited to be a part of the DJD Company for his third year.

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