Alumni Profile: Adam Lopapa
Performing Dance Arts has produced some of Canada’s finest dancers at our dance studio in Woodbridge, and Adam Lopapa is no exception. Since passing through Performing Dance Arts’ hallowed halls, Lopapa has gone onto dance on both the stage and the screen.
Lopapa learned a variety of dance disciplines when he attended our dance studio in Woodbridge, including jazz, ballet, tap, acrobatics, hip hop, musical theatre, modern, partnering/lifting, and contemporary.
Even after he finished the program at our dance studio on Woodbridge, Lopapa continued to work at Performing Dance Arts as an assistant teacher, passing his knowledge onto a new generation of aspiring dancers and lending his talents as a world-class performer.
Lopapa has racked up an impressive list of awards since leaving our dance studio in Woodbridge including being named both Teen Dancer of the Year and Teen Mr. Show Biz in 2009. He has also received a Clear Talent Group award.
Lopapa is also a star of the stage, dancing in famed Canadian singer John McDermott’s A Time to Remember. He’s also danced in The National Ballet of Canada’s world-famous production of The Nutcracker. His most recent appearance on the stage was the Bell Celebrity Gala in 2010. This is just the beginning of the impressive list of credits that he has racked up since taking lessons at our dance studio in Woodbridge.
When Lopapa turned 19, he made the leap from the stage to the screen with an appearance in Disney’sCamp Rock 2: The Final Jam. He also danced in promos for So You Think You Can Dance Canada andHigh School Musical. Lopapa also recently brought his talents to the finale of YTV’s Next Star, both as a dancer and as an assistant choreographer.
Lopapa has also had roles in other TV movies and shows, such as Come Dance with Me, Curious and Unusual Deaths, and Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars.
In addition to performing in promos for So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Lopapa was also a contestant on season four of the show, making it to the top eight (the semi-finals).
Since graduating from our dance studio in Woodbridge, Lopapa has been highly sought after for his talents as a dancer, working alongside choreographers Blake McGrath, Tyce Diorio, and Luther Brown.
Follow Adam on Twitter @adamichaelopapa.
Performing Dance Arts’ dance studio in Woodbridge consistently produces talented dancers who go on to star on the stage and screen. With talented dancers like Adam Lopapa making a name for themselves, imagine what we can do for your aspiring dancer!
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