Hip Hop Instructor
Lineen began dancing in high school taking a high school dance course where he
studied the basics of ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop.
In high school he grew an interest in hip hop self taught himself how to isolate
his body, wave and pop by looking up tutorials on the internet. Freestyling was
his first form of dance in the field of hip hop. In 2005 he really began to take
interest in hip hop choreography where he auditioned for the McMaster dance
company. He was named assistant artistic director in his second year of being in
the company and choreographed many award winning routines and placed top 3 at
many competitions throughout his university career.
Lineen has come a long way since university, he has worked with many
choreographers; Luther Brown, Leon Blackwood, Shavar Blackwood, Lenny Dela Pena,
Romeo Cassellas, Natalie Nesterenko, Tre Armstrong and many more. He has done
work for Rogers, Sony, shops at don mills, and many conventions! Lineen has
danced for Shawn Mendes, Kreesha Turner, the General, EOS, Troy, Lights, and most
recently Trish; where he performed at the America’s Next Top Model fashion show
as a backup dancer. He has choreographed the TB show, Rich Bride Poor Bride and
was also highlighted on So You Think You Can Dance Canada where he made finals
week! He has also choreographed for a contestant in the Miss Perfect 10 pageant
and is a featured dancer in Kreesha Turner’s music video Bounce with Me and in
the video Toes by Lights.
Currently, Lineen is part of the Original Gentlemen all male dance crew which has
competed all over Toronto and is now going to UK to represent Toronto and Canada
at the UK's hip hop championships! The O.G is taking the industry by storm and
performing everywhere, becoming a crowd favorite. Lineen also has a dance
company called DARK (Dance and Rhythm Konnexxions) where he hosts charity events,
dance training programs, and much more.
Lineen is also an aspired choreographer and is an emerging artist showing his
vision on stage and allowing his imagination become reality by training the
dancers more than just how to dance. He is growing everyday and is all about
bringing the community together!