Dance Authority, Trusted Advisor & Leadership Coach Shawn Byfield
As a GEMINI AWARD™ nominated performer and a sought-after dance choreographer, coach and entrepreneur, Shawn Byfield’s unique perspective is enjoyed by thousands who dance, train and mentor with him every year.
Whether talking about dance classes, choreography, motivation or marketing, Shawn’s message is fun and energetic: two things that are lacking in today’s world.
Based in Toronto Canada, Shawn is a DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARD™ winning choreographer (Canada’s version of a TONY Award™,) a GEMINI AWARD™ nominee, a 2014 BLACK CANADIANS AWARD™ nominee and 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 a certified public speaker offering actionable tips, advice, motivation and an inspiring message to business owners, dance instructors, entertainment professionals and our next generation of leaders.
Not only has he worked directly with Adam Sandler, Andrea Martin, Barry Lather and Jason Priestley, he’s coached thousands of dancers and artists nationwide. Shawn travels as a highly respected dance choreographer & instructor, entrepreneur coach and outstanding adjudicator for dance competitions and dance festivals.
Film & TV credits include: Working The Engels, Make Your Move (with Dancing With The Stars champion Derek Hough and international recording artist 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. Featured in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Post, Now Magazine, Eye Weekly, Toronto Sun, Canadian Living Magazine, and his engaging appearances on CP24, SLICE Network, Much Music, CBC’s The National, Rogers TV, Breakfast Television and numerous radio programs left listeners and viewers delighted and entertained.
“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
“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
Shawn trains his students with the discipline needed to achieve greater success. His students have worked with 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 Canada.
As a motivating coach, presenter and lifelong student Shawn believes in providing absolutely the most positive and fun learning environment. He continues to encourage our next generation of performers and business leaders to confidently follow their passion. | www.ShawnByfield.com