DIRECTORS: Jeff Wong, Shawn Byfield
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR: Melissa Nascimento
Bios for: Jeff Wong | Shawn Byfield | Melissa Nascimento
Tha Office 2007 Press Release
is the most unique and most versatile company in Toronto's street dance
scene. The Directors Shawn Byfield and Jeff
Wong combine their creativity to build some of the most exciting and
entertaining choreography in the city.
As choreographers, dance instructors
and show producers, Thrive! Entertainment persistently makes Toronto's
dance scene an inspiring place to be, and they each share a burning passion
and love for Toronto's dance culture.
The directors have extensive
experience in the dance community performing, teaching and choreographing
since 1990. Jeff and Shawn have appeared on numerous television shows
and commercials, live corporate shows and feature films, and have also
traveled North America, the Caribbean and Europe performing, teaching,
and sharing their passion. Individually and together, they have worked
with top artists such as Barry Lather, Sisqo, Gregory Hines, Jon B, Erykah
Badu, James Brown, Vitamin C, Nasri, Amanda Marshall, Snow, Boyz II Men...
just to name a few.
Thrive! Entertainment has
auditions every year for a select group of dancers to participate in the
Thrive! Dance Crews. Dancers receive intense training,
learn fresh choreography, make new friends, improve their dance skills
and have fun performing in one of the top-selling dance showcases in the
city. They also receive and keep cool dance gear as well as many, many
more benefits and perks.
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As choreographers and
producers, they continue to elevate the dance scene with their successful
and well received showcases. They recognize the achievements and diversity
of Canada's urban scene, and enjoy creating opportunities to show off
hot new dance talent.
When it comes to fresh and unique ideas they remain
at the forefront in bringing ideas to life.
We can also create original
Shows - Product Launches - Promotions - Corporate and Fundraising Events
- Conferences - Films - Conventions - Music Videos - Seasonal and Holiday
Entertainment - Television Shows - Commercials - School Events - Concerts
- Dance Studios - Fashion Shows - Community Events
With the unwillingness
for mediocrity, Thrive! Entertainment strives to develop the most creative,
"illest", and entertaining choreography. They enjoy interacting
with the community by producing exciting dance showcases, as well as providing
intense workshops and classes. As a team, they continue to uphold their
reputation for being creative and professional leaders in the entertainment