The Dancers

Marie-Reine "M Queen" Kabasha Her interest for every aspect of dance pushes Marie-Reine Kabasha to study and complete a bachelor’s degree in dance at UQAM (2013). Already drawn in the world of dance through Hip Hop, her studies deepen her hunger of knowledge and lead her to train specifically in waacking creating her alias M-Queen. In 2014, this brought her to join promising new street dance companies Forêt Noire, co-directed by Axelle “Ebony” Munezero and Martine “Cherry” Bruneau, and EBNFLOH, directed by Alexandra “Spicey” Lande. Since then, she has been dedicated to both the freestyle scene and theater work. It has brought her to perform in several local festivals such as the OFFta (2015) and 100Lux (2014-2015), but also overseas at International Choreographic Festival in Taroudant Morocco (2014) and, more recently, at Summer Dance Forever Festival in Amsterdam (2016). In addition, 2016 marks her joining the internationally renown company Tentacle Tribe and working on the new creation of Dave St-Pierre.  It is not only the learning and the self-discovering of the process that keeps her in this artistic path, but also the sharing part of it that happens at every showing. This is the reason why she started doing street shows in summer with Montreal Streetdancer Crew in 2014 up until now; to give to those who don’t expect it. Of course, teaching, battling and all forms of performances also nourish that aspect of the process for her.     

Marie-Reine "M Queen" Kabasha

Her interest for every aspect of dance pushes Marie-Reine Kabasha to study and complete a bachelor’s degree in dance at UQAM (2013). Already drawn in the world of dance through Hip Hop, her studies deepen her hunger of knowledge and lead her to train specifically in waacking creating her alias M-Queen. In 2014, this brought her to join promising new street dance companies Forêt Noire, co-directed by Axelle “Ebony” Munezero and Martine “Cherry” Bruneau, and EBNFLOH, directed by Alexandra “Spicey” Lande. Since then, she has been dedicated to both the freestyle scene and theater work. It has brought her to perform in several local festivals such as the OFFta (2015) and 100Lux (2014-2015), but also overseas at International Choreographic Festival in Taroudant Morocco (2014) and, more recently, at Summer Dance Forever Festival in Amsterdam (2016). In addition, 2016 marks her joining the internationally renown company Tentacle Tribe and working on the new creation of Dave St-Pierre.

 It is not only the learning and the self-discovering of the process that keeps her in this artistic path, but also the sharing part of it that happens at every showing. This is the reason why she started doing street shows in summer with Montreal Streetdancer Crew in 2014 up until now; to give to those who don’t expect it. Of course, teaching, battling and all forms of performances also nourish that aspect of the process for her. 

 

 

Victoria "Vic Versa" Mackenzie Victoria began dancing as a child and studied many styles (tap, jazz, ballet, gymnastics) until finding herself situated between the contemporary dance and breaking scenes. A natural mover and music lover, she has danced most of her life. She received her formation in dance from Ecole de Danse Contemporaine de Montreal in 2013 and has been breaking since 2008. She has performed in contemporary dance/hip hop/commercial shows and festivals throughout Canada, performing for companies/artists such as Cirque du Soleil, the Body Slam Collective, Helen Simard, Alias Dance Project; and events such as Breakin’ Convention’s Open Art Surgery,  Panamania for PamAm Games, Street vs. Stage (Summerworks), Festival 100Lux, and Festival Quartiers Danses.  Since 2014 she has been in periodic creation of her first solo, TheStoryProject, which she has performed at Festival 100Lux, TUDS, and Festival Quartiers Danses. Her upcoming solo show, Identity Binding, will be performed as part of Tangente’s 2016/17 season.   Her most recent creation, Hexad Myriad, was the result of a collaboration with Ecole de Danse Contemporaine de Montreal. She was invited as the choreographer for Projet Fly, and worked with 6 graduates from EDCMTL during the summer of 2016. A sometimes teacher, Victoria gives episodic workshops in Toronto and Montreal and continues to build her series called Get Low (a dynamic floorwork class for dancers). She continues to break and compete in battles, recently winning the Concrete Kingz battle at Under Pressure in the Top Rock category. Through her work with KeepRockinYou, she has facilitated breaking workshops, organized community events and battles, and spent time investing in elevating the b-girl scene in Toronto and Montreal. In 2016 she joined the Canadian company Tentacle Tribe.  

Victoria "Vic Versa" Mackenzie

Victoria began dancing as a child and studied many styles (tap, jazz, ballet, gymnastics) until finding herself situated between the contemporary dance and breaking scenes. A natural mover and music lover, she has danced most of her life. She received her formation in dance from Ecole de Danse Contemporaine de Montreal in 2013 and has been breaking since 2008.

She has performed in contemporary dance/hip hop/commercial shows and festivals throughout Canada, performing for companies/artists such as Cirque du Soleil, the Body Slam Collective, Helen Simard, Alias Dance Project; and events such as Breakin’ Convention’s Open Art Surgery,  Panamania for PamAm Games, Street vs. Stage (Summerworks), Festival 100Lux, and Festival Quartiers Danses.

 Since 2014 she has been in periodic creation of her first solo, TheStoryProject, which she has performed at Festival 100Lux, TUDS, and Festival Quartiers Danses. Her upcoming solo show, Identity Binding, will be performed as part of Tangente’s 2016/17 season.  

Her most recent creation, Hexad Myriad, was the result of a collaboration with Ecole de Danse Contemporaine de Montreal. She was invited as the choreographer for Projet Fly, and worked with 6 graduates from EDCMTL during the summer of 2016.

A sometimes teacher, Victoria gives episodic workshops in Toronto and Montreal and continues to build her series called Get Low (a dynamic floorwork class for dancers). She continues to break and compete in battles, recently winning the Concrete Kingz battle at Under Pressure in the Top Rock category.

Through her work with KeepRockinYou, she has facilitated breaking workshops, organized community events and battles, and spent time investing in elevating the b-girl scene in Toronto and Montreal.

In 2016 she joined the Canadian company Tentacle Tribe.

 

Mecdy "Venom" Jean-Pierre Having explosive and energetic qualities lit by the strong flame living inside of him, Mecdy Jean-Pierre, dubbed Venom, started dancing at a very young age. Traditional Haitian dances such as ‘Zouk’ and ‘Konpas’ were cultural dances he learnt early on during his family gatherings and celebrations. Later on in his teens, he became a member and founder of the dancehall crew ‘Kinemon’ in 2001. Mecdy was inspired to take his dance to professional heights once he discovered the timeless street style of popping in 2005. Venom soon became a household name most dancers would recognize in the Montreal street dance community. He went on to winning several battles and larger events such as ‘Festival Bust a Move’ and Juste Debout North America (2012 and 2013). Mecdy is also one of the Symbiotic Monsters crew founders with crew mates MonstaPop and Jigsaw. Symbiotic Monsters has represented Canada for two consecutive at the Juste Debout international competition in France where they were finalists in 2012 and semi-finalists in 2013. Mecdy has worked with many local Quebec artists such as Lukay and Marie-Mai and has been a principle dancer in the Art-Terre company production titled “Temnien”. This show was presented internationally in Haiti as well as in Montreal at the ‘Theatre Gesu’. Venom has recently been offered opportunities that include performing at the 2013 Calgary Stampede as well as teaching workshops in Japan, France, England and Germany. Aside from his accomplishments as a dancer, Mecdy has also been recognized for his choreographic work with Montreal based popping crew, Dead Angle, which he founded back in 2009. Dead Angle went on to winning honorable awards such as the 2012 and 2013 open adult category at the Hit The Floor dance competition in Quebec where they were also awarded a scholarship for their outstanding performance (“Coup de Coeur 2013”). Mecdy aspires to continue pushing his name in the underground while creating choreographic work that can be presented in the theaters as well.

Mecdy "Venom" Jean-Pierre

Having explosive and energetic qualities lit by the strong flame living inside of him, Mecdy Jean-Pierre, dubbed Venom, started dancing at a very young age. Traditional Haitian dances such as ‘Zouk’ and ‘Konpas’ were cultural dances he learnt early on during his family gatherings and celebrations. Later on in his teens, he became a member and founder of the dancehall crew ‘Kinemon’ in 2001.

Mecdy was inspired to take his dance to professional heights once he discovered the timeless street style of popping in 2005. Venom soon became a household name most dancers would recognize in the Montreal street dance community. He went on to winning several battles and larger events such as ‘Festival Bust a Move’ and Juste Debout North America (2012 and 2013). Mecdy is also one of the Symbiotic Monsters crew founders with crew mates MonstaPop and Jigsaw. Symbiotic Monsters has represented Canada for two
consecutive at the Juste Debout international competition in France where they were finalists in 2012 and semi-finalists in 2013.

Mecdy has worked with many local Quebec artists such as Lukay and Marie-Mai and has been a principle dancer in the Art-Terre company production titled “Temnien”. This show was presented internationally in Haiti as well as in Montreal at the ‘Theatre Gesu’. Venom has recently been offered opportunities that include performing at the 2013 Calgary Stampede as well as teaching workshops in Japan, France, England and Germany. Aside from his accomplishments as a dancer, Mecdy has also been recognized for his choreographic work with Montreal based popping crew, Dead Angle, which he founded back in 2009. Dead Angle went on to winning honorable awards such as the 2012 and 2013 open adult category at the Hit The Floor dance competition in Quebec where they were also awarded a scholarship for their outstanding performance (“Coup de Coeur 2013”).

Mecdy aspires to continue pushing his name in the underground while creating choreographic work that can be presented in the theaters as well.

 
Melissa "MellyMel" Flérangile From Contemporary to Street dance, Mélissa "Melly Mel" Flérangile has been devotedly mastering her craft over the years. Her passion and dedication as a dancer has led her to appear in several Hollywood motion pictures including "Sex In The City 2", "Honey", and the Academy Award winner and big screen success "Chicago". From 2005-2008, Melly Mel had the chance to participate in the creation of and perform in “The Beatles LOVE” by Cirque du Soleil. This led her to perform on various events such as the 50th Annual Grammy Awards and the Jay Leno Show. From 2010-2012, Melly Mel has been part of Cirque Eloize’s new creation “iD”. She’s been touring the world performing in prestigious theaters such as “Wang Theater” in Boston, Marina Bay Sands Theater in Singapore, Theatre National de Chaillot in Paris. Furthermore, with iD, she earned the opportunity to perform for one of the most renowned TV show in France, “Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde”; A delight for any performer! Since 2012, Melly Mel has been a strong asset and a key member of the Canadian Dance Company “Bboyizm”, touring nationally with its recent creation “Music Creates Opportunity”, all while doing outreach work in various communities in Canada. In addition she performed on tour with Tentacle Tribe a Swedish-Canadian based Dance Company in Canada and the UK. While touring, Melly Mel started a movement, mellymelinspires.com, to work with youth in different communities around the world.  She uses her passion for dance to motivate & empower the youth to assist them in becoming creators of their lives that transcend the ordinary.   As she aspires to inspire people from different walks of life, she shares her purpose to “Live. Laugh. Love” through dance!

Melissa "MellyMel" Flérangile

From Contemporary to Street dance, Mélissa "Melly Mel" Flérangile has been devotedly mastering her craft over the years. Her passion and dedication as a dancer has led her to appear in several Hollywood motion pictures including "Sex In The City 2", "Honey", and the Academy Award winner and big screen success "Chicago".
From 2005-2008, Melly Mel had the chance to participate in the creation of and perform in “The Beatles LOVE” by Cirque du Soleil. This led her to perform on various events such as the 50th Annual Grammy Awards and the Jay Leno Show.
From 2010-2012, Melly Mel has been part of Cirque Eloize’s new creation “iD”. She’s been touring the world performing in prestigious theaters such as “Wang Theater” in Boston, Marina Bay Sands Theater in Singapore, Theatre National de Chaillot in Paris. Furthermore, with iD, she earned the opportunity to perform for one of the most renowned TV show in France, “Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde”; A delight for any performer!
Since 2012, Melly Mel has been a strong asset and a key member of the Canadian Dance Company “Bboyizm”, touring nationally with its recent creation “Music Creates Opportunity”, all while doing outreach work in various communities in Canada. In addition she performed on tour with Tentacle Tribe a Swedish-Canadian based Dance Company in Canada and the UK.
While touring, Melly Mel started a movement, mellymelinspires.com, to work with youth in different communities around the world.  She uses her passion for dance to motivate & empower the youth to assist them in becoming creators of their lives that transcend the ordinary.   As she aspires to inspire people from different walks of life, she shares her purpose to “Live. Laugh. Love” through dance!