Jun 29, 2011

Catalyst "The 5th Element" AIR

Jennifer Simic breezes though Air in The 5th Element. A Randolph Academy graduate and International Student Alumni of Broadway Dance Centre (New York), Jenn’s credits include Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company’s Encore (New York Musical Theatre Festival), The Wizard of Oz (Fallen Rock Productions), The Shift (Toronto Fringe Festival), Footloose, Into the Woods, Lion in the Streets, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruise Lines. Film/TV: A&E Biography, MTV Canada, and Bravo!FACT.

You can see Jennifer transform from the struggle she encounters in Water to the flying freedom of Air. She thanks Catalyst for the opportunity to share and explore movement with a refreshed focus and intention in The 5th Element.

Featured in Air and Earth, Esie Mensah’s refreshing performance lights up the stage in The 5th Element. Esie performed in the original premier in May 2010 and Catalyst is happy to welcome her positive energy, presence, and thrilling dance moves back to the production at The Toronto Fringe Festival.

A dance vocabulary ranging from Hip Hop, African, AfroHouse, World Pop, Jazz, Dancehall and Stepping., Esie is a graduate of Commercial Dance Studies at George Brown College. With an extensive and growing resume, she has appeared in the Walt Disney film “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam”, shows for Divine Brown opening up for Backstreet Boys, Deborah Cox, Anjulie, and Flo Rida at the Much Music Video Awards,. She has also been featured in videos by Cascada, Lauren Pritchard, Divine Brown, Carl Henry, Addictiv, Dru, and Grammy Award winner Nelly Furtado.

She has competed and placed within the top 100 dancers on SYTYCD Canada Season 1 and 2, has performed on stage with the hit South African musical Umoja! , and is also the choreographer for World Vision Canada’s “The Other Side of the River” a new youth musical emerging across Canada.

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