Esie Mensah and The Black Stars

Esie Mensah is a multi-disciplinary professional Canadian dancer and choreographer. She continues to be one of the most sought after artists in the industry and has built an extensive resume that includes appearances in Coca Cola’s “Freestyle” commercial, Walt Disney film “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” and Shawn Desman’s movie Alive. Esie has danced for Jannelle Monae, Marian’s Trench, Nelly Furtado, Estee Lauder, Flo Rida, Jully Black, Fashion Cares, Deborah Cox, Anjulie, Cascada and more.

She recently choreographed a music video for SYTYCDC judge Blake McGrath for his new hit song “Heaven”! She’s performed on stage with the hit South African musical Umoja and spent 4 months in China performing on live on a reality TV music show.

Esie is a member of Lua Shayenne and Co, co-director of Artists in Motion and director of The Black Stars Dance Group. The Black Stars are an Afrofusion company that mixes traditional styles with contemporary movement to create unique and powerful performances.

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This group came to life in 2012 under the visionary direction of Esie Mensah, one of the top professional dancers and choreographers in Canada. The Black Stars is a coalition of afro-influenced dancers committed to becoming nowadays leader group of AfroFusion Dance.

Their pallet of skills combines more than 7 African dance styles including Azonto, Kuduro and  Ndombolo that they talently showcase as one flawless artistic expression.While staying true to the art of African dance, every single dancer involved in this project doesn’t dream about what this dance represent today but what it will be tomorrow.

Each of their previous individual experiences alongside renowned artists such as Janelle Monae, Nelly Furtado, Flo Rida, Jully Black and appearances in popular shows like So You Think You Can Dance Canada complete the puzzle of a bigger picture. The Black Stars tend to set the highest climax you can refer to when it comes to AfroFusion Dance

This group sincerely believes in the power of diversity. Being a cosmopolitan ensemble remembers them how important it is to learn from each other in order to be a better person and dancer. Therefore, they proudly defend the idea that any human being can embrace the African culture. From drop-in classes to workshops, they weekly share their knowledge and strengthen the recognition of AfroFusion internationally.

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Website: www.blackstarsdance.com