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 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; Dancestreams Youth Dance Company).
Select performance credits include the Much Music Video Awards, the Toronto Raptors’ Dance Pak, The Umbrella Academy, Sogand, PSY, and the NBA All Star Weekend 2016.
Lam has extensive experience working with dance film. Her work has been featured by The Dance Current, and her film If You Leave was accepted to film festivals both at home and internationally.
In addition to being on faculty at Toronto's largest drop-in dance studio, 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. She is also the co-founder of OAYSIS Studios: holistic movement lifestyle, offering online classes in dance, yoga, fitness, and meditation.
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