Dance Authority, Trusted Advisor & Leadership Coach Shawn Byfield
As a GEMINI AWARD™ nominated performer and a sought-after DORA AWARD™ winning 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 moves, mindset or marketing, Shawn’s message is fun and energetic: two traits often lacking in today’s world.
From Toronto Canada, Shawn Byfield is a DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARD™ winning choreographer (Canada’s version of a TONY Award™,) a GEMINI AWARD™ nominee, a two-time 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.
Byfield is also the Owner and Director of Hotels For Dancers, a new and wildly disruptive travel service for dance lovers globally.
Shawn is a Certified Public Speaker, as well as a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Trainer and Presenter. Shawn is in partnership with John Maxwell, who sold more books on leadership than anyone in history, and is ranked the #1 leadership and management authority.
As the Author of his own upcoming book, Shawn offers actionable tips, solid advice, and an inspiring message to new and aspiring dance instructors, entertainment professionals and our next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs.
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, and host for fashion events, dance competitions, large festivals, and corporate events.
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, Manulife Financial, Best Buy, The Bay, Got Milk, Rogers Video, McDonalds, Molson Canadian, and Joe Fresh. Shawn has been 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, MuchMusic, CBC’s The National, Rogers TV, Breakfast Television, and numerous radio programs leaving audiences 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 Byfield is a motivating coach, presenter and lifelong student. He believes in providing the most positive and fun learning environment, everywhere he goes. Shawn continues to encourage our next generation of performers and leaders to confidently follow their passion. | www.ShawnByfield.com