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CHRISTINA  "HURRICANE TINA" PAQUETTE

Christina "Huricane Tina" Paquette completes a two-year DEC, then immediately feels the desire to deepen her education in dance. She studies in dance at UQÀM as an interpreter. While studying she develops a strong interest for b-girling (breaking). She has participated RUBBERBAN Dance Group intensive two years in a row (2012 & 2013). Finally, in addition to dancing the works of Manon Oligny, Philippe Dandonneau and Emmanuel Jouthe, she regularly participates in ‘battles’ in Montreal, Ottawa and the United States.

Mukoma-K. “J. Style” Nshinga

Mukoma-K. “J. Style” Nshinga

Born in Montreal Mukoma-K. Nshinga, also known under “J. Style”, had his first encounter with urban dance at the age of seven. 

Motivated and inspired by classic movies of the urban culture such as “You Got Served”, he began working diligently towards the goal of eventually being cast in similar productions. In order to hone his craft, J. Style dedicated the past few years to travelling to the United States of America and Europe. 

His dedication to the art benefited his professional career, helping him work with major companies such as “Cirque du Soleil”, “Ebnfloh” and “Forward Movements”.

Nindy Banks Pierre Louis

Nindy “Banks” Pierre-Louis

Nindy Banks has been training in urban dances, especially in hip hop, for about ten years with many of the pioneers of hip hop in Montreal and in the United States. 

In 2015, she completed a training in contemporary dance at UQAM where she learned from internationally renowned contemporary dance choreographers: Victor Quijada, Danièle Desnoyers and Fred Gravel, to name a few. She is also training in krump with Vladimir "7Starr" Laurore and Valérie "Taminator" Chartier and wants to grow in the krump community. 

In 2017, Nindy joins Alexandra "Spicey" Landé’s dance company Ebnfloh in which she continues to explore with these different languages and develop her artistry.

Jonathan J Style Mukoma

Ja James “Jigsaw” Britton Johnson

Jigsaw is an artist with an extensive knowledge of various street styles, with a focus on hip hop and krump. He began to learn hip hop from 2marvelous then ventured to pursue krumping in 2006 after watching the documentary film -rize- which led him to want to learn more about the culture and to help him began his path towards years of dedication and discovery. 
He has 10 years dedicated to his art, and with that hard work and dedication Jigsaw has become one of the new generation of leaders of Krump in Canada, he is a part of MKA (Montreal Krump Alliance) a non-for- profit dance organization, he has been accepted into Ebnfloh dance company led by Montreal’s Hip Hop pioneer Alexandra 'Spicey' Landé. 

For 4 years he has performed in the 100Lux festival, twice for Juxtapose led by Saxon Fraser, Breakin’ Convention in Toronto of the summer of 2017 with Juxtapose. 

Jigsaw's motto is, be confident, be honest with yourself, continuous growth, dedication, research, and elevation.

Nindy Banks Pierre Louis

Elie-Anne "Rawss" Ross

As a young woman evolving in Montreal's urban dance culture, Elie-Anne was introduced to popping in 2006. A style that distinguishes itself by muscle contractions and isolations as well as illusory movement. 

She trained for four years with Montreal’s popping pioneers Fon DeVueno Powell and Handy Yacinthe "MonstaPop". In 2010, she becomes a member of Chaos, a Montreal popping collective. She positions herself as one of the few women in Canada who specializes in this form of urban dance. 

She has worked for Cirque du Soleil and several festivals in Montreal, including the Just for Laughs, the Jazz Festival and the Francofolies. In 2016, she completed her bachelor's degree in contemporary dance at UQAM and became an apprentice at Ebnfloh Company. She continues to push her art form in urban dance community at large.

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