WHO IS MALCOLM MESSADO?

Malcolm is a professional dancer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada’s top city for the Entertainment Industry. He began his training with Jades Hip Hop Academy where he danced and won competitions all over Canada and even the U.K. He also eventually went on to dance for JHHA’s Professional Dance Company. He attended St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School as a Dance Major where performed in many of their school productions and eventually returned to the high school to teach/perform as an alumnus.

Malcolm is an alumni dancer for OIP Dance Company, which he has trained with for three years and is also the leader of the dance team, 8th Union Crew. 8th Union Crew is a union of dancers who train in a variety of styles, but are also united by their different cultures and backgrounds. Malcolm has qualified to represent Canada at the 2011 UDO championships in the UK. He had previously joined The Cast Dance program directed by Angela Mahoney. Malcolm has trained and worked with Leon Blackwood, Lenny Len, Danny Davalos, Andrew Pyro Chung, Jerome FreshFX Villa, Tre Armstrong, Anthony Patrick Smith and much more.

Malcolm is currently a full member of ACTRA and has worked for artists such as En Vogue, Arianna Grande, Avril Lavigne, July Talk, Anastasia A, Classified, Electric Ave, Rebel Coast, Meaghen Smith, Thugli, Cascada, and Audio Playground. He has worked in TV/Film projects for Disney’s Zombies, YTV, Lifetime, Much Music/M3, CTV, Raptors, Rogers, Spotify, and TIFF. His choreography has been featured in shows like Really Big World by ANU Productions, fever after Dark, Choreographers ball, OIP’s the ring, WOD Toronto, Two Worlds Apart Charity Showcase, Monsters of Hip-Hop, and The Bazaar and has been recognized by choreographers such as Michael Jackson immortal tour director Mike Cameron and Tre Armstrong.

Malcolm has received many awards throughout his career. These awards include scholarships from studios and conventions like OIP Dance Centre and Monsters of Hip Hop, as well as various dance battle victories from TUDS SxS 2013 and the Monsters of Hip Hop Club Stylez battle. He was also awarded with an Industry Representation award, an award given to someone who represents Jade’s hip hop academy through the Toronto dance industry via dance battle, various jobs and auditioning for SYTYCD Canada.

Malcolm is currently a faculty member at Dancelife X and Millennium Dance Complex. He is also the head Hip Hop Choreographer/Teacher At A New Daei’s DAEI Elite program. As a teacher, he instructs both recreational and competitive classes and through many competitions, he received many awards and praise for his choreography. Malcolm has also taught at various studios such as The Underground Dance Centre, Jr Raptor Pak Workshop, OIP Dance Centre, St. Thomas Aquinas S.S., Rhythm Dance Studio, Body Language Academy, CB Dance Studio, YMCA Toronto, and Academy of Dance Arts.

Malcolm currently resides in Toronto where he continues to grow and be inspired as a dancer, while at the same time aiming to inspire other dancers around him.

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