“As an artist I am committed to shedding light on currents events and issues of social justice.”
In 2007, Shameka Blake decided to pursue her passion for dance professionally at George Brown College.While attending George Brown Ms. Blake received technical training in various dance genres including jazz, ballet, and contemporary and developed her avidskill as a choreographer. In 2008 Ms. Blake founded Artists in Motion (AIM), a multidisciplinary dance company based in Toronto, Ontario. Artists in Motion consists of a myriad of gifted professional dancers/choreographers who are dedicated to elevating the art of urban dance to new heights. AIM’s repertoire includes Hip Hop, African, Dancehall, Jazz, and Contemporary.
Ms. Blake is also the 2015 Black Canadian Award recipient for Best Urban Dance Act. Her work has been featured at the Association for the Performing Arts Presenters (APAP)Convention in New York City, as well as Toronto's Fringe, Pride and TIFF Festivals. In addition, Ms. Blake was co-choreographer for The Victory Celebration of the 2015 Pan Am Games held in Toronto. Furthermore, “1234 DanceArts"is an annual performing arts festival curated by Ms. Blake to encourage collaboration among fellow artists and explore different avenues of artistic expressionism; a platform for artistic unification across the GTA.