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Danny Lawn

Resident Instructor | info@afda.co


Danny Lawn joins Artistic Fusion Dance Academy in the Fall 2018 as resident instructor and choreographer. Danny's love for kids and passion for excellence has instantly earned him as one of the favorite guest choreographers and we are excited to get to work with him on a regular basis moving forward.

Danny began training at the late age of 12, at a small studio in Brockville, Ontario. He jumped right into competitive dance and fell instantly in love. After only one year of training in jazz, ballet, and minimal tap, he knew this was his passion! Danny trained for three years at the Brockville Thrill Dancers before leaving and continuing his training at Denise Smith Dance Studio in Manotick, Ontario. He began to broaden his horizons and train extensively in jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, acro, and hip hop with some of the countries most influential choreographers.

Once Danny had graduated from high school, he immediately accepted a contract as a dancer on board Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas. He spent six months working with some incredibly talented people and travelling the world for free, but it was coming back to reality that made him realize he needed to make the move to Toronto.

Moving out to the big city at the age of 19 was a big step for Danny, one that proved to be very worthwhile. He had the fortunate opportunity of training closely with choreographers Linda Garneau, Tiffany McLean, Faye Rauw, Mikeal Knight, Eryn Waltman, Leon Blackwood and Luther Brown to name a few. During the summer of 2008, Danny was cast as the male lead of a stage production entitled “Red City: Society In Motion” that was a collaborative fusion of different dance styles. He then started back up dancing for the contestants of CBC’s hit summer television show, “How Do You solve a problem Like Maria?” Soon after, he started working on industrial shows and had the opportunity to dance for such artists as Kreesha Turner, Susie McNeill, Shiloh and Katy Perry.

In December 2008, Danny appeared as a company dancer in Helix Dance Project’s annual contemporary production entitled “RAIN: life in full bloom”. During this time, Danny was also assisting choreographer’s Clarence Ford and Sean Cheesman on the first season of CTV’s “So You Think You Can Dance Canada”. In 2009, he took the next step in his career and made it to the Top 14 spot on CTV’s season 2 of “So You Think You Can Dance Canada”. After the show, he had the chance to work closely with Blake McGrath on his new music video “The Night”, and has just finished working with Shawn Desman on his new video “Shiver”, and Keshia Chante on her new video “Table Dancer”. Danny has been assisting numerous choreographers on both SYTYCD Canada and various conventions, including Stacey Tookey, Blake McGrath, Shannon Mather, Tokyo, and Mia Michaels. He went on tour with Blake McGrath promoting his new album, “TIME TO MOVE” and just finished filming two new feature films entitled “Frenemies” and “COBU 3D”.

He has recently been a guest performer at various industrial galas, competitions and fashion events. Currently, Danny assists with NUVO on the weekends.


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