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Kafi Pierre

Kafi Pierre began studying dance at the tender age of 4. By the age of 7, her career expanded into television, where she joined the cast of the very successful Canadian children's program, ‘The Elephant Show’, with Sharon Lois and Bram. Then, at 9, she was accepted into the highly acclaimed, Claude Watson School for the Performing Arts (CWSA) in Toronto. Kafi’s arts career continued to flourish on television and on stage. Some credits include CTV’s “The Ramona Series” with Sarah Polley and “That Scatterbrain Booky” at Young Peoples Theater.

With an already successful arts career at age 11, Kafi began studying the ‘Vagonava Technique’ at The Bayview School of Ballet with the late Bella Korvarsky, also teacher of famed dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov. After graduating from CWSA and the CWSA Arts program at Earl Haig Secondary School, Kafi moved to New York City, accepting a scholarship to the very prestigious Alvin Ailey American Dance Center (AAADC).

At AAADC, along with the basic ballet program, Ms Pierre studied various dance techniques, including Graham, Horton, Jazz and West African and earned a certification in dance. During her studies she became an assistant ballet teacher in the AAADC Junior Division and after graduating she was offered a teaching position in the First Steps Program, where she taught for 6 years while building her dance resume. Through her years in New York, Ms Pierre worked with many national and international choreographers and companies, such as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Kevin Jeff, David Parsons, Laura Glenn, Colin Connors and Nathan Trice’s Rituals Dance Company.

Ms Pierre’s immense talent kept propelling her career forward. In 2001 she landed the position of Dance Captain and Swing in Disney’s production ‘The Lion King’ in Toronto, In 2004, Kafi reached another career height, when she accepted a role on Broadway in an Andrew Lloyd Webber production of ‘Bombay Dreams. In 2006 Ms Pierre, accepted a contract with Cirque du Soleil’s “Delirium”. This arena tour was the first of its kind for Cirque. Ms Pierre toured with “Delirium” for 2 years through North America and Europe. In 2008 she was honored to accept another role with Cirque Du Soleil, where she recreated a lead character “Gaya” in the production of “Dralion”, touring Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico.