Shawn Bracke is a versatile Choreographer, Dancer and Visual Artist, creating movements for stage, film and television. His work is story-based and aims to inspire audiences to think critically and feel deeply. His aesthetic stems from his strong technical training and a professional career that's immersed in the commercial and concert dance worlds. His extensive training in Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-hop genres and social dance vernacular have been integral to his unique movement. Shawn draws from experience with improvisational acting techniques to create a heightened emotional state with his work.
Having spent time living in Vancouver, London UK, Milan IT and now in Toronto, Canada. Shawn has gained credits working with major brands.
Shawn's Directorial and Choreographic Dance On Film works have been featured in over 25 International Film Festivals including the Oscar qualifying Hollyshorts Film Festival, Inside Out (TIFF) Film Festival and Canadian Film Fest. Selected Choreography credits include: Macy's, The Hudson Bay, The Abnormal Beauty Company (Deciem), Much Music MMVA's, YTV the Zone, The Next Step (associate chor.), We Day, Universal Music, BBC television, Converse, Bud Light Sensation, ACT Toronto, Freeform Network.
As an instructor he has taught at over 250 locations (studios, conventions and training programs) in Canada, the US, the UK, France and Italy. Prominent institutions and programs include: Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts (UK), York University (ON), Centennial College (ON), The Source Dance Company (BC), Harbour Dance Centre ITP (BC), George Brown (ON) and Randolph College For The Performing Arts (ON). Additionally he's currently a guest faculty member at: Studio North (ON), and has been faculty member at professional drop in centres: Underground Dance Centre (ON), Metro Movement (ON), Millennium Dance Complex (ON), Harbour Dance Centre (BC), Pineapple Dance Studios (UK), Studio 68 (UK) and The Dance Attic (UK).
For continued education for Professional and Pre-Pro Dancers, he created The Workshop Series, workshops designed to help Self Employed Artists hone in on their skills and learn new tools to enhance their business.
Shawn acknowledges the land he is standing on today in Tkaronto is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. He acknowledges that Tkaronto (Toronto) is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.