Senyo Akakpo is a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He has worked and studied in multiple styles of dance like contemporary and modern movement, but specializes in the knowledge, history, and techniques of hip-hop and other urban dance styles.
Working with all ages and levels, Senyo has choreographed and taught to children and adults over the last five years, but has been a part of the professional dance industry for over 10 years and is a member and contributor to the Professional Adjudicators Alliance. To bring knowledge and expertise to studios, he has studied hip hop culture and dance all over North America, as well as obtained a degree from Ryerson University in psychology, human biology, and biophysics.
His choreography has been featured in festivals like the Juno’s and Culture Shock in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Senyo has taught for many companies like Dark Dance, Army of Sass, City Dance Corp, The Travelling Artist, Culture Shock Toronto, as well as being enlisted as the chosen representative of Canada by the Cuban government to teach hip hop at the Teade dance Festival in 2019. His knowledge and skill has allowed him the opportunity to work as a dancer for Feist, Jakhoy, the Arkells, and organizations like the CFL’s Argonauts and Tigercats and the Pan Am Games.
His work as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher has allowed him to travel to places all across North America and South America and his work in Saskatchewan has been to build up the Hip-Hop dance community by working with others to host events, battles, and provide paid professional opportunities for local emerging and established artists in the province.
Senyo is so grateful for every opportunity to work with aspiring dancers and to share his knowledge!