MING-BO LAM is known, first and foremost, for her love of dance and ability to share that passion with all whom she encounters. Her choreography is rooted in her classical foundations, infused with urban and commercial influences, and guided by strong internal dialogue and emotional undertones.
Lam graduated with an Honours BFA in Theatre Performance Dance, from Ryerson University, as Valedictorian.
Since graduating, she has crossed the line between classical dance genres and the commercial industry, choreographing for theatre productions (SeXT: Sex Education by Theatre; Mixie and the Halfbreeds, produced by fu-GEN Theatre Company) and independent dance projects and commissions (Soulpepper Theatre's Shen Development Series; The Garage TO; Dancestreams Youth Dance Company; Dark Dance Company).
Select performance credits include the Much Music Video Awards, the Toronto Raptors’ Dance Pak, and the NBA All Star Weekend 2016.
Lam has extensive experience working with dance film. Her work has been featured by Canada's dance magazine, The Dance Current, and her film If You Leave was accepted to both the Toronto International Short Film Festival and the Utah Dance Film Festival.
In addition to being on faculty at Toronto's Millennium Dance Complex and the Underground Dance Centre, Lam teaches for Dancing with Parkinson's Canada and is certified by Dance for PD.
Currently, Lam works as a freelance dancer, choreographer, adjudicator, and educator.
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