We acknowledge that our offices are on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation. The peoples of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation have lived on this territory for millennia, stewarding the land, the water and all that contributes to life in this region. Today, many Indigenous communities continue to be denied the opportunity and resources to make and experience their traditional art on this land. We pledge to make justice and reconciliation a priority through our work by amplifying Indigenous voices and their experiences.
Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum Blvd, Suite 260
Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1
At the age of 18, Arnaldo Betancourt Silva decided that the time had come to do something artistic or physical. Breaking seems to be the perfect activity because music and dance have always been forms of art that he wanted to do. In 2009 he joined the Deadly Venoms Crew. Since then, he has traveled little through the world. He has won several competitions such as the Canadian Street Dance, Vancouver Street Dance Festival and many more. He’s travelled the world sharing and acquiring knowledge to bring back to his community. He’s currently dedicating himself to helping the next generation.
ARNALDO BETANCOURT SILVA
Alea De Castro began her journey with the classical forms of Ballet and Jazz at the Canadian School of Dance in Ottawa. Throughout her youth, she has been a part of many organizations such as Boss Dance Crew where she began event curating, choreographing and performing. Alea has had the pleasure to showcase her work at Capital Pride 2018, Canada 150, The Grey Cup Festival and Runway for Hope. Aside from performing, Alea also competes in Canada and the US. She is currently working on theatre shows, teaching and working with her community to make Street Dance accessible in the city.
ALEA DE CASTRO
Moov Ottawa Dance specializes in the arts of hip hop and various street dance styles. Through event coordinating, shows, entertainment, dance classes & competition, Moov welcomes beginners and experienced dancers alike. With their international and local presence, Moov offers a bilingual creative outlet and an overall unique experience and guidance to street dance culture.
Street Dance Company
MOOV OTTAWA DANCE
MOOV OTTAWA DANCE
STREET DANCE EDUCATION
In order to aid the transmission of knowledge to the younger generation in the Ottawa street dance community, this program will allow the community to connect through: free mentoring sessions in DJing free online street dance classes, and video interviews of key figures in the Ottawa street dance scene. The program will make use of virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom for all the mentor and mentee sessions. Youtube will be used as the video platform where all the online classes and interviews will be available.