Originally from Thornhill, Ontario Canada, Shane Simpson began his
professional journey in the performing arts as a young child. By the age of 12, he
portrayed Young Simba in the Mirvish Production of “Disney’s The Lion King”.
Training in Dance, Voice, and Acting throughout junior high and secondary high school
he graduated from Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, achieving the Excellence in
Dance Award. Mr. Simpson then went on to attend Shenandoah University’s
Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia USA, where he studied towards a Bachelor of Fine
Arts in Dance Degree on a Presidential Scholarship. In 2008 & 2009 he was announced
as one of the “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges”.
After returning back home to Canada Mr. Simpson landed a spot on CTV’s hit
show So You Think You Can Dance Canada Season4, where he placed in the Top 3 Male
dancers. Mr. Simpson has been honored to work with many renowned EMMY & TONY
Awarded and Nominated Creative Directors and Choreographers such as Kenny Ortega,
Christopher Gattelli, Sergio Trujilo, Mandy Moore, Luther Brown, Jamal Sims, Travis
Wall, Sean Cheesman just to name a few. Privileged to continue to travel throughout all
of North America and Europe performing, adjudicating, setting choreography, teaching
workshops and master classes, Mr. Simpson is truly appreciative for all for the many
opportunities that have come his way.
You can spot him in several Music Videos, Commercials, Television Shows and
Films; most notably Ontario’s Concerned Children’s Advertisement Campaign
“WHAT’S YOUR THING?”, the musical movie HAIRSPRAY starring John Travolta
and Queen Latifah, Disney’s ZOMBIES & Disney’s DESCENDANTS, Fox network’s
remake of 1975 classic ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW and on ZOEY’S
EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST tv series. Mostly recently GREASE: RISE OF PINK
LADIES, season two of hit show SCHMIGADOON on Apple TV+ and Netflix’s
RIVERDALE season 7. Shane has performed live with Canadian and International
recording artist; Justin Bieber, Jully Black, Serena Ryder, Victoria Duffield, Lady Gaga,
Flo Rida, Arianna Grande, PSY, Aloe Black, the English recording artist James Blunt,
and the Legendary Iconic Janet Jackson.
Truly grateful with the gifts blessed upon him, amidst his love and passion for the
arts Mr. Simpson continues to strive for greatness in all areas of life. Like his idols Gene
Kelly, Sammy Davis Jr, Fred Astaire, and Bob Fosse. Mr. Simpson aspires to further his
career in the Entertainment Industry.