Episode 16: Abady Alzahrani – Artist/Entrepreneur/Dance Educator

https:// youtu.be/4V854AXXsSk

 

Abady is an artist, entrepreneur, and dance educator in Halifax, Nova Scotia, committed to serving underrepresented communities of dancers, dance educators, and creators. He is the owner of House of Eights Dance Studio, a drop-in dance studio in downtown Halifax. 

Abady has been a dance instructor for over 7 years and currently teaches weekly classes at House of Eights, primarily in the styles of Jazz Funk and Heels. He has lead recreational dance classes and workshops at Dalhousie University and throughout HRM, as well as coached and choreographed for the Halifax Thunderbirds Dance Team, Dalhousie’s Competitive Black & Gold Dance Team, and Maritime Dance’s competitive team and elite performance groups. His choreography has been featured at TedxHalifax, Black & Gold Showcase, Halifax Fuse Festival, DalDance’s Annual Show, Halifax Pride events, and various concept videos and dance competitions throughout Atlantic Canada. While primarily trained in Halifax, he has also trained in Los Angeles, New York, and Vancouver, under the instruction of some of the world’s top choreographers, including Keenan Cooks, Janelle Ginestra, Kaela Faloon, and Yanis Marshall.

As a leader in Halifax’s growing dance community, Abady is committed to providing dance education, community spaces, and mentorship, while constantly striving to spread empowerment, encourage authenticity, and facilitate progress-focused growth in his community.

Learn more about Abady @abadya 

and @houseofeights

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