Our Workshop Series is a sequence of workshops rooted in the dances of the African Diaspora. Canadian and International instructors are invited to be in residence for a period of time to share their knowledge and expertise.
dance Immersion Workshop Series Presents
The Bboyizm African Street Dance workshop
Led by principal dancer Melly Mel
1 DAY ONLY!
Sunday February 24, 2019
Styles includes: Pantsula from South Africa, Azonto from Ghana, Djazzé from Gabon and more.
Sunday February 24, 2019
Children’s Dance 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Adult Dance 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Children's Class $10.00
Single Class $20.00
All activities take place at Canada’s National Ballet School.
400 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2G6
GET TO KNOW Mélissa "Melly Mel" 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, a celebratory production honoring the legacy of the Beatles. This led her to perform on various events such as the 50th Annual Grammy Awards and the Jay Leno Show.
As a strong believer in giving back, Melly Mel took part in the Mosaic Gala for Guy Laliberté’s “One Drop Foundation”; a charitable organization that develops integrated and innovative projects in which water plays a role to fight poverty.
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 recently started training and dancing for Tentacle Tribe a Swedish-Canadian based Dance Company.
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!