Hollywood Jade was born January 4, 1984. He is a Canadian dancer and choreographer best known for his regular appearances on the reality television series Canada’s Drag Race. He began his career as a choreographer for drag queen Michelle Ross, and as a dancer in many major films. After facing some barriers in his career due to his queer sexual identity and willingness to challenge convention, he started his own dance company in 2011. He has also done music video work for artists such as Snoop Dogg, Keshia Chanté, and Meghan Trainor to name a few. He has in addition been the permanent artistic director and choreographer for Canadian artist Jully Black. Crestwood students were fortunate to meet him in February 2023, when he visited the Social Justice and Equity class, sharing his story and truth, and engaging students on a variety of 21st century topics and issues.
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