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Shay Kuebler (Vancouver)

  • Decidedly Jazz Danceworks | Studio 3 111 12 Avenue Southeast Calgary, AB (map)

$15 | Drop-in
Attending | Professional Community
Focus | Technique


Shay's artistic background began in theatre and martial arts, and continues to grow and be influenced through numerous forms of dance and movement techniques. The class will be influenced by martial arts, urban dance and contemporary dance - allowing for the introduction of new learned techniques as well as new personal approaches to movement.


Shay began his artistic development at the age of 5 with dramatic arts at Stage Polaris Theatre Academy, and with martial arts in Shito-Ryu Karate. His early artistic growth would lead to dance and a versatile background in Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary and Ballet. He continues to develop and further his artistic practice through travel and intensive study, which has included study in music, theatre, dance and martial arts in Brazil, Japan and China.

As a performer, he has worked in the fields of Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary Dance, Circus Arts, Film and Theatre. He most recently performed in “Polaris” with Kidd Pivot, in association Sadler’s Wells and NYU, and is currently touring “Monumental” with The Holy Body Tattoo and God Speed! You Black Emperor.

Shay recently completed directing and choreographing the new aqua show “The Fine Line” for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and premiered and toured his company’s pieces “Telemetry” and “Glory” in 2017.

Shay has worked exclusively as an educator and choreographer for Simon Fraser University, L’Ecole Du Danse Quebec and The London Contemporary Dance School. As a choreographer, he’s choreographed for numerous industrials, commercials and films including choreography for Kyocera phones, Bravo television network, Denner grocer in Switzerland, HP computers and The Vancouver Film School.

He has choreographed and directed works for CitieBallet, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, Moment Factory and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. He was co-founder of The 605 Collective, and as the founder and Artistic Director of Shay Kuebler Radical System Art, Shay has produced and directed three full-evening works Karoshi, Glory and Telemetry and will be premiering a new full-eveningsolo performance work “Feasting on Famine” in the fall of 2017.