Jade Whitney, Toronto-born artist, has been dancing both professionally and competitively from a young age. She has received extensive training at Vlad’s Dance Company in a variety of styles including contemporary, hip-hop, ballet, acro, tap, and more. She has worked with choreographers such as Luther Brown, The Squared Division, Bobby Newberry, Teddy Forance, Peter Chu, Emma Portner, Hani Abaza, Caroline Torti, Addy Chan, Roberto Campanella and more. Jade is a graduate of Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, where she majored in dance and vocal music. Jade has attended various summer training programs at institutions such as the Quinte Ballet School of Canada and the Ailey School Summer Intensive in NYC.
Jade’s film/television credits include Suicide Squad (David Ayer), The Strain (Guillermo del Toro, Carlton Cuse) choreographed by Roberto Campanella, Make It Pop (Nick Cannon, Tommy Lynch) choreographed by Addy Chan, Aaliyah: Princess of R&B (Bradley Walsh) choreographed by Luther Brown, YTV’s The Next Star (Tricon Films) choreographed by Michael Riccio, Warrior (Phillip Noyce) and the BravoFact film Song For Torah. Jade has danced for artists such as Nick Jonas, FKA twigs, Deborah Cox, Blake McGrath, Lights, Aleesia, Shad, Bobby Bazini, the Smashing Satellites, and Rich Kidd. Jade has danced for corporations such as MAC Cosmetics, General Motors, TD Bank, Staples Telus, the Lion’s Club International, Sony, and Lia Sophia. She has performed live at the World Pride 2014 Closing Ceremony, the One Year Launch of the 2015 Pan-Am Games, the Canadian National Exhibition and more. She has also danced in Toronto-based companies such as Transcendance, Bridge To Artists, and The Girls Club. In 2013, Jade co-directed and choreographed a contemporary dance show entitled Fill Up & Get Out with Emma Portner.