Dance Authority, Consultant & Leadership Coach Shawn Byfield
As a sought-after dance choreographer, performer, presenter, coach and entrepreneur, Shawn Byfield’s unique perspective is enjoyed by thousands who dance, train and mentor with him every year.
“A dancing veteran of stage and screen, Shawn B teaches with more energy and enthusiasm than can be contained by four walls.” – Jill Murray, TORONTOIST.com
Whether talking about dance classes, choreography, motivation, coaching or marketing, Shawn’s message is fun and energetic: two things that are lacking in today’s world.
Shawn is the recipient of a 2007 DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARD as co-creator and choreographer of the theatre production “I THINK I CAN” and is one of the country’s only dancers to be a 2007 GEMINI AWARD nominee for performance.
Based in Toronto Canada, Shawn is a leading force in Canadian entertainment. He’s a veteran TV & film performer and actor, an internationally renowned dance instructor, and creator of Canada’s #1 dance studio for adults BYFIELD DANCE EXPERIENCE.
Shawn is an engaging and certified public speaker offering actionable tips, advice, motivation and an inspiring message to independent business owners, dance instructors and entertainment professionals.
He’s coached thousands young and old over 20 years and travels nationwide as a highly respected dance choreographer & instructor, entrepreneur coach and outstanding adjudicator for dance competitions and dance festivals.
As an in-demand performer, film & TV credits include: Make Your Move (2013 with Derek Hough and BoA), Turn The Beat Around, HAIRSPRAY, Blues Brothers 2000, Taal, Bojangles, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, The Music Man, The Ladies Man, The Juno Awards, Beauty & The Beast, Slings & Arrows, Royal Canadian Air Farce, Instant Star… TV commercials for Dentyne, Best Buy, The Bay, Got Milk, Rogers Video, McDonalds, Molson Canadian, Joe Fresh… You may have read about him in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Post, Now Magazine, Eye Weekly, Toronto Sun, Canadian Living Magazine, or tuned in to his engaging appearances on CP24, SLICE Network, Much Music, CBC’s The National, Rogers TV, Breakfast Television and numerous radio programs.
“If your idea of tap dancing comes from old black-and-white Fred Astaire movies, you obviously haven’t seen Shawn Byfield. The local tap sensation’s fancy footwork moves to an R&B/soul groove, and his influences come from the contemporary street, not the urbane nightclub.” – Glenn Sumi, NOW MAGAZINE
Many of Shawn’s students worked with artists like Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Aaron Carter and Janet Jackson, star in Canada’s Shaw Festival, Stratford Festival, international shows on Broadway, Las Vegas and London England, and have appeared in hit television shows such as So You Think You Can Dance. Many of Shawn’s dancers have become respected professionals in film, television, cruise ships, music theatre and more.
Shawn Byfield is: An Instructor. A Choreographer/Director. A Photographer. A Motivating Coach & Speaker. A Lifelong Student. An Extremely Fun Dude. A Friend Trying To Make The World A Better Place.
He believes in providing absolutely the most positive, motivating and fun learning environment and continues to encourage our next generation of performers and business leaders. | www.ShawnByfield.com