The dance world is no stranger to the skill and artistry of Akira Uchida. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Mr. Uchida made the move to Toronto at the young age of 18 and has since pursued a successful career as a dancer and choreographer. He is trained extensively in jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical and ballet, and has numerous credits both commercially and theatrically. Mr. Uchida?s film and television credits include programs such as 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 promotional video for Sam Smith?s hit track ?Stay With Me,? as well as in the Lifetime film ?My Daughter Must Live.? Mr. Uchida?s credits also include multiple music videos for a-list artists such as Dragonette, Young Avz and Blake McGrath. As a choreographer, his credits include 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 upcoming indie film ?Jazz Hands?, which is set to be released in the near future. 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 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 young artist.