About Akira Uchida - Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Akira trained extensively in jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical and ballet. He has numerous credits both commercially and theatrically as a dancer and choreographer. His film and television credits include Canada’s Got Talent, Degrassi, The Next Star, The Strain, Over the Rainbow and Canada’s Smartest Person. He can be seen dancing in the Much Music video for Sam Smith’s hit track “Stay With Me”, the Lifetime film “My Daughter Must Live”, and other music videos for a-list artists such as Dragonette, Young Avz and Blake McGrath. Akira danced for the Canadian Opera Company's “Don Quichotte” at the Four Seasons Centre. As a choreographer, he has also worked on music videos for artists such as Lights, The Lovelocks, Ria Mae and Tyler Shaw. In 2015, he was awarded the Audience Choice Award at the emerging choreographer’s showcase “Fresh Blood,” hosted by the Chimera Project. In the summer of 2016, Mr. Uchida was the choreographer for the indie film “Jazz Hands”. He was chosen to present work as a finalist at the prestigious Capezio Ace Awards in 2016 and 2017. Akira’s creativity as a choreographer is complimented by his passion for teaching. He is currently a faculty member on JUMP Dance Convention. Based in NYC, he continues to train, teach and choreograph across North America. Every day, Akira Uchida continues to thrive and leave his mark on the world as a passionate, driven and innovative artist.
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