Emilio Colalillo

Mr. Emilio is a professional dancer and choreographer. He is the founder, Artistic Director and Choreographer of EMiMOTION. He began his training in Oakville, Ontario, Canada where he trained at an elite level in all disciplines of dance. Mr. Emilio studied classical ballet, modern, jazz and contemporary and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Dance from Ryerson University.

 

As a dancer he has toured the world internationally with Corpus Dance Projects, Creativiva, A2D2 and his own companyemiMOTION to Europe, Middle East, Asia, Caribbean and North America. He has danced for the Canadian Opera Company as a lead dancer in "La Traviata" and performed for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Mr. Emilio has worked and performed for many contemporary & jazz choreographers including: Newton Moraes, William Yong, Hanna Kiel, Colin Connor and Marie Josee Chartier. Dance is his passion which led him to explore his creativity and become a choreographer.

As the founder of emiMOTION, a contemporary based dance company. Mr. Emilio has choreographed 5 full length dance works known for his use of physicality, emotion and avant garde nature. He is the winner of the Paula Citron Award at Fresh Blood 2013 for his choreography of his duet "Avadita". Mr. Emilio is inspired by his Italian culture and incorporates commedia dell'arte in his works.

 

Mr. Emilio also enjoys teaching and inspiring the youth. He has choreographed for Innovative Musical Theatre for their theatre program choreographing Footloose and Shrek The Musical. Colalillo has also choreographed Aladdin, Alice In Wonderland, The Little Prince and Pinnochio which toured internationally with Creativiva. 

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