Jasmyn Fyffe

Award winning choreographer Jasmyn Fyffe is described as “Alvin Ailey meets street dancer,”
(Allan Ferguson – Director: Nelly Furtado Music Video). Her work is created within a movement
style that is an eclectic blend of her versatile training background while maintaining a strong
contemporary foundation. “She’s a young artist whose body of work is developing in a style all
her own.” (Sway magazine – Anya Wassenberg).
She founded her company Jasmyn Fyffe Dance in Sept 2007 “Some of the best dancers in
Toronto” (Fashion Studio 7- Al Mon) and they have produced two successful season shows with
Dance Works CoWorks in 2010 and 2012. They recently received rave reviews for Fyffe’s 40
minute work “Pulse” which premiered at the Montreal Fringe Festival 2013, marking her third
company production. In Montreal, Fyffe was the recipient of the 2013 Frankie Award for most
outstanding choreography/choreographer for “Pulse.” She has created 11 dance works on her
company and has co-created four works with other local choreographers throughout the span of
her career and has presented work in Montreal, New York, Guelph, Atlanta and her hometown
In addition, Fyffe has been on the jury for the Ontario Arts Council Dance Initiatives Program,
Dora Mavor Awards in the dance division and for the Dance Matters Series: From the Frying Pan.
She is the recipient of three travel grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Access and
Career Development Grant from the Ontario Arts Council, and her company has received one
creation and three production grants from the Toronto and Ontario Arts Council’s.
Fyffe has been commissioned by Pivotal Motion Dance Theatre, Wish Opera, Cawthra Park
Secondary School, Agincourt Pentecostal Church, Cathedral Productions, Obsidian Theatre,
Dramatic Change Youth Theatre, Oakwood Collegiate Institute and Copper Coin Arts Association
to name a few. Her Dance Ontario commission of “Pulse” was described as having “all the
elements of a Broadway hit musical.” (audience member Omar Al-Salmadi). Her most recent
commissions were Ballet Jorgen’s solo’s and duets choreographic exchange, Earl Haig Secondary
School (Claude Watson) and Martha Hicks School of Ballet youth company. In addition to this,
she has created 11 dance works on her company and has co-created four works with other local
choreographers throughout the span of her career. She has also co-produced two successful
full length dance concerts She has presented work in “Into the Roots. . .Beyond the Leaves”
Sponsored by TD Bank in collaboration with Vivine Scarlett (2011), “Warfare” a DanceWorks
CoWorks Series Event (2010), Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival (2009), Irie Music Dance
Festival (2009 & 2011), Project Dance Toronto (2009), Bazaar (2010-2012), Dance Ontario
DanceWeekend (2011), Choreographer’s Ball (2011) and Fresh Blood 2009 and 2010 (The
Chimera Project); her solo “Indentity” presented in the 2010 showcase, got her an honorable
mention by Artistic Director Malgorzata Nowacka.
Jasmyn has been teaching dance to youth and adults at varying levels for the past 9 years.
Over the past three years specifically she has been guest teaching at many studios and schools
throughout the GTA, and she is on the faculty at City Dance Corps and Scholarship Dance
Program Toronto. She has worked at East York Collegiate, David Suzuki Secondary School,
Oakwood Collegiate, York Memorial and Downsview Secondary to name a few.
As an independent dancer, Jasmyn has performed in the touring musical UMOJA and has danced
for Grammy Award winning artist Nelly Furtado. In addition she has worked with: Hanna Kiel,
Red Sky Performance, Artists in Motion, Dance Migration, Scott Fordham, KasheDance, Calu
Entertainments, Linda Garneau and international musical sensation Kirk Franklin. In addition,
in the summer of 2011 Fyffe performed in two fringe festival shows (Catalyst and Jasmine
Graham), the Dance made in Canada Festival, and the Labspace art installation “In-Memory.’
She just returned from Japan, NYC and Seattle WA touring with a ‘Pop Idols’ show for the
Booking House Agency. Jasmyn was recently nominated for the first ever Young Center Dance
Awards, she sits on the faculty for the Toronto Pre-professional Scholarship Dance Program
(Lindsay Ritter) and was delighted to be a guest choreographer and Mentor for Dare to Dance
2012. She was very successful with her two most recent productions “Gimme One Riddim”
with choreographer Natasha Powell which will be produced at the Enwave Theatre as part of
NextSteps through Harbourfront Centre and “Pulse” which will be produced in Brooklyn New
York at the Wave Rising Series in Nove 2013. “Fyffe is an indisputably a talented performer and
dancemaker,” Kathleen Smith, The Dance Current