Joy of Dance is pleased to support and be home to professional dance companies Artists In Motion (AIM) and Urbanesque. Each company brings a unique style with world-class dancers and choreographers to each performance.


AIM (Artists In Motion)

Artists In Motion Dance Company (AIM) is a multidisciplinary Toronto dance company featuring extraordinary and experienced dancers, performers and choreographers. This unique fusion of dance genres combines Lyrical, Modern, Ballet, Hip Hop, and African to convey the unique story performed through sheer artistry. AIM dancers have performed in award winning shows, movies, and music videos such as Make Your Move, Walt Disney’s Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam with the Jonas Brothers, and Hairspray.  AIM is the winner of MuchMusic’s New.Music.Live.’s Best Dance Crew and has been featured in Xbox’s Dance Central commercial. They have worked the stage with international artists such as Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, Divine Brown, Deborah Cox, Hilary Duff, Nelly Furtado, Flo Rida, Jully Black, Victoria Duffield and Hedley, and have participated as a dance group at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Toronto’s Taste of the Danforth, World Partnership Walk, Toronto International Film Festival, and the Toronto Pride Festival.

  • Director/Founder/Choreographer - Shameka Blake
  • Co- Director/Dancer/Choreographer - Esie Mensah

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Urbanesque is more than a dance company; it is a unique dance style that is becoming a movement. Urbanesque, created by Hollywood Jade, is the physical expression of urban music and culture. It is inspired by Musical Theatre, Cabaret, Urban Dance and Burlesque and is presented in a modern day style. Urban dance has been male dominated since inception. Urbanesque embraces and features some of Toronto’s strongest and dynamic female dancers and performers in all their amazing diversity and strength. Urbanesque invites all generations, especially the 20 to 30 something’s, to experience the old made new and to enjoy, celebrate, and experience the visual and musical sensation that is Urbanesque.  

Information and bookings can be made through Joy of Dance.  Please contact us or call us at 416-406-3262.

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