Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Akira Uchida made the move to Toronto at the young age of 18 and has since pursued a successful career as a dancer and choreographer. Akira Uchida’s film and television credits include programs such as Canada’s Got Talent, Degrassi, The Next Star, The Strain, Over the Rainbow and Canada’s Smartest Person. He can be seen dancing in music videos for artists such as Sam Smith, Dragonette and Blake McGrath. As a choreographer, he has also worked on music videos for artists such as Lights, Ria Mae and Tyler Shaw. He was chosen to present work as a finalist at the prestigious Capezio Ace Awards in 2016 and 2017. Akira is currently a faculty member on JUMP Dance Convention and has taught as a guest at 24 Seven Dance Convention and Radix Dance Convention. He has taught and created work for the Joffrey Ballet School. Now based in NYC, he continues to train, teach and choreograph across North America.