Roster of Performers
Meet the In Tha Groove Dancers...
-- Annie --
Annie Chen is a graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre where she studied under well-established modern artists Allen Kaeja (Kaeja d’dance), Michael Trent (Dance Makers) to name a few. She is an interdisciplinary artist with extensive training and professional experience singing, acting, dancing, choreographing and teaching.
Annie has performed live with artists Lady Gaga at MMVA 2011, PSY at MMVA 2013 and Eric McCormack for Gilda’s Club hosted by Russell Peters. She choreographed and performed an opening number for a T-Pain concert, and choreographed for the Canadian Music Festival, and various music videos for Much Music.
TV/Film credits include ‘Carrie’ (2013), ‘Bomb Girls’ (Global Television), the spectacular series finale for ‘Warehouse 13 ’ (Showcase), and will soon be filming a speaking role on Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming vampire series ‘The Strain’.
Annie has been privileged to work with choreographers such as Laurie Ann Gibson, Luther Brown, Jeff Dimitriou, Lee Joo- Sun (‘Gentleman’, ‘Gangnam Style’), Christopher House (TDT Dance Company), and Elizabeth Auclair (Martha Graham Dance Company). She is a full member of ACTRA, Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists, and the Professional Adjudicators Alliance.
Annie is looking forward to upcoming projects and is very excited to continue her contribution to the world of dance and the performing arts in all mediums.
-- Angela --
Angela Mahoney began dancing when she was old enough to stand on two feet. Following several years of training in ballet, modern, musical theatre, jazz and hip hop in northern New Brunswick, Angela made the move to Toronto to pursue her dreams of becoming a professional dancer.
Since making the move, Angela has had the opportunity to perform in various live shows such as Choreographer’s Ball, The Bazaar, Moto Amore, the NHL Pro-Am Gala and Pencer Brain Trust’s DISCO, among many others. With a focus in hip hop, Angela appeared as a spotlight dancer on BPM TV’s “Get Up & Dance!” and also starred in her own instructional dance DVD. You can spot Angela in music videos for Shawn Desman, Keshia Chante, Mia Martina, Kardinal Offishall, Neverest, JD Era and more! In 2010, Angela achieved one of her biggest accomplishments and was chosen as one of the top 6 among hundreds to perform with Katy Perry at the MuchMusic Video Awards.
Angela currently directs and choreographs for the newly-formed commercial dance company “The Cast”. She continues to work as a professional dancer, choreographer and instructor based in Toronto, Ontario.
-- Suzana a.k.a. Soda --
Born as Suzana Garcia, this POP/R&B artist discovered music at a young age. She began her journey as a dancer, expressing her love for music through movement. It was through dance that she was able to develop her musicality and grow as an artist. Being exposed to popular recording artists, she began to understand how the business works. She knew that singing was her greatest passion, so she began writing and recording her own music. Having such musical influences as Aaliyah, Britney Spears, Faith Evans, Michael Jackson and the Notorious B.I.G., Soda developed a unique perspective on music, which she incorporated in her sound. With an eccentric voice and a sexy style, Soda is finally ready to introduce her music to the world.
-- Kaela --
Kaela is known for her quirky and innovative sense of movement. Her passion and love for dance is easily embraced by dancers and beautifully executed in between the four walls of the studio. Kaela’s twelve years of training in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip Hop proved successful when she was honoured to be one of the very few dancers accepted into Ryerson University's dance program. While at Ryerson University, Kaela trained in Ballet, Jazz and Modern under Nadia Potts, Maureen Consolati, Tanya Evidente, Karen Duplisea, Vicki St. Denys and Derek Sangster. Throughout her years at Ryerson University Kaela continued to attend many dance workshops, exposing her to talented choreographers from all across North America. She was recognized and awarded three years in a row at Triple Threat Dance Convention and in her final year won the overall senior award granting her tuition to Randolph academy for the performing arts. Kaela continued to pursue dance at the professional level following Ryerson University, which lead her to work with many reputable dancers and choreographers in the dance industry. She has had the opportunity to perform in various events such as Choreographers Ball, Women in Dance, Fashion Arts Toronto, Divers Cite Festival, TIFF, Much Music Best Dance Crew, Hollywood presents Urbanesque, opened up for Bow Wow, opened up for Kreesha Turner, opened up for T-Pain as Anjulie's dancer, Summer Rush concert as one of Basshunter’s dancers, Nickelback concert's as one of My Darkest Days dancers and MMVA'S for FLO RIDA and Carly Rae Jepsen. Kaela has also been featured as a dancer in music videos by Shawn Desman's "Nobody Does it Like You", Audio Playground feat Snoop Dogg "Emergency", Snoop Dogg's "La, La, La, "Ten Yards “Twist”, Brian Notices “The One”, Dru’s “Downtown Girl”, Lynzie Kent’s “Whoop Dee Doo” and Kid Famous "All I See" music video. Kaela is currently training in two Hip Hop companies Urbanesque an all female company directed by Hollywood Jade and The Cast directed by Danny Davalos and Angela Mahoney. Kaela is continuously developing as a dancer and innovating as a choreographer. She has a genuine enthusiasm for dance and aspires to grow each and every step of the way.
-- Emily --
Emily Einsmann is a freelance dancer, choreographer, model and instructor based in Toronto. Emily's versatility forges the bonds between technique and artistry, and her co-existing levels of success in both the commercial industry and thhe contemporary dance world set her apart.
EMily, after receiving her B.F.A in Performance Dance from Ryerson University, was immediately launched into the commercial world, and has worked and performed with The Weeknd, MuchMusic, Naughty By Nature, Sugarhill Gang, Rob Base, Salt n Pepa, The Raptors Dance Pak in Shanghai, China and most recently at a private event guest starring Justin Bieber. She has also modelled for WedLuxe Magazine, Fiorio Hair Salon and Bex New York City, to name a few.
Emily is a highly trained technician and a passionate creator/artist. She has performed in works by leading contemporary choreographers including Darryl Tracy, Robert Glumbeck, Valerie Calum, Vicki St. Denys and Louis Laberge-Cote. She currently dances with Miscellum Dance Collective and also choreographs and performs for CMART Worldwide; a European based company for whom Emily casts and creates full length works for tours and performances all throughout the Middle East and Canada.
You can regularyly catch Emily taking the stage with In Tha Groove Productions, a leader in Canada for entertainment, at some of the nations biggest and most high-end events.
Emily's drive and determinations are evident on and off the stage. She seeks perfection, and her ultimate goal is to transport audiences with her performance, and to pass on her passion and knowledge to up and coming artists.
-- Graeme --
Bio coming soon...