Lua Shayenne is a dancer, choreographer, storyteller, artistic director of Lua Shayenne Dance Company, dance instructor and producer of Shayenne Productions.
A 2016/17/18 K.M. Hunter Dance and 2013 TELUS Newcomer artist award nominee, Lua was recently in Brendan Fernandes’ (Us/Canada)In Touch, Lars Jan’s (NYC/LA) Holoscenes - Toronto/ Florida/ Miami/ New York City/ London, UK/ Abu Dhabi tours, Jenn Goodwin’s Should I Stumble (Canada) and Lemi Ponifasio’s (New Zealand) Apocalypsis - Luminato Festival. She has also worked with choreographers Dalia El Abad (Egypt), Christina Towle (USA/France), Mziyanda Mancam (South Africa), Karen Kaeja (Kaeja D’dance) in Porch View Dances, Bakari E. Lindsay (COBA) in Ho's N Head-wraps/Cheque Yo Soul, Kevin Ormsby (Kashedance), De-Napoli Clarke (RJC Dance, UK), Chester Whitmore (L.A) and the late Eleo Pomare (NYC).
She has choreographed for Lua Shayenne Dance Company, the Living Art centre School programming, IFT theatre/Obsidean Theatre, Dusk Dances, Esie Mensah’s Akoma, and Art Starts programs to name a few. She has been commissioned to create dance works for youth by No Man's Land, NIA centre, Artist's Play, Dusk Dances and more. Lua is a community engaged-artist and has produced several projects and facilitated dance and theatre workshops for many organizations and schools such as Prologue for the Arts, Driftwood and Harbourfront Community Centres, Recognize the Real, YAG, Falstaff Girls Club, Daystrom Summer camp etc.