At the age of 17 Onija’s love and appreciation for the arts began to bloom into a passion for dance. With no prior dance experience he started educating himself by watching dance videos from YouTube and watching his friends dance. His love for dance grew and he moved to Toronto to pursue a career in dance.
After dancing for a year Onija was convinced that this was the path he wanted to follow and he began to explore the opportunities of the dance community in Toronto, which eventually brought him to DARK dance company where he joined both the hip-hop company headed by Lineen Doung and the Contemporary company headed by Allison Bradley.
Now at twenty three years old, Onija has had time to grow and develop as an industry professional which has in turn provided him many opportunities to share and express his these include production titles such as Akoma, Ashes, Child Soldier, Iceberg Principle aswell a many community performances such as Choreographers Ball, Fever After Dark,