Crazy Smooth

Crazy Smooth

Dancing since 1997, Crazy Smooth is one of Canada’s top street dancers, performers, choreographers, instructors, judges, and community leaders. He is the founder and artistic director of Bboyizm, an award-winning street-dance company that has been instrumental in the preservation and proliferation of street dance in Canada and internationally.

He was the first b-boy to obtain a Canada Council grant to hone his art and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Diamond Jubilee Award (2012). He has performed, taught, coached and judged competitions in cities and events throughout North America and Europe. 

In 2004, Smooth founded Bboyizm and the company has successfully brought authentic street dance into the professional theatre setting. Three of his full-length creations— The Evolution of B-boying, IZM, and Music Creates Opportunity—have toured across Canada. The company has been nominated for a Dora award (2012) and won both the Ontario Presenters Network Emerging Touring Artist of the Year (2012) and the Atlantic Presenters Association Touring Performers of the Year Award (2013). 

Crazy Smooth collaborated with NYCs Shook Ones collective to create SORRY which showcased at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Centre in January of 2016. In the April of that year, Bboyizm performed an excerpt of Music Creates Opportunity during the UK Breakin’ Convention at Sadler’s Wells. Bboyizm has toured their educational show The Evolution of B-boying through MASC (Multicultural Arts for Schools and Communities) and Prologue to the Performing Arts every year since 2014, performing for tens of thousands of students over the last six years. Crazy Smooth was recently selected as the 2019-2021 Long Term Artist in Residence at the Centre de Création O’Vertigo in Montreal. With the support of the CCOV, he will be working on In My Body, a large-scale full-length production exploring the relationship street dancers have with aging.