Simeon Qsyea (UK)
Prior to founding RubyGirls Dance troupe and BirdGang Dance Company, Simeon Qsyea trained at the Urdang Academy before his acceptance on the BA Hons Dance degree programme at the London School of Contemporary Dance.
Simeon’s 15 year background in acting has lent a helping hand to his way of moving and his method of presenting artists and performers to the audience. His style is a unique style known as Aahehop, which combines the dancing techniques of Hip Hop, ballet, physical theatre, jazz, house, contact improvisation, and contemporary giving him an edge of great versatility, which lends itself to his vast choreography, dancing and teaching credits.
Not to be misunderstood as a combination of styles thrown together, Aahehop blends and captures the core essence of each style and used as a base for his work.
Simeon's commercial success came after choreographing for JLS and is responsible for their (and his) first number one video Beat Again and Everybody in Love. This led on to Simeon choreographing Nigel Lythgoe's hit show So You Think You Can Dance on BBC1 and since the success of the UK series moved on to the Ukraine, Portugal and soon the USA series.
Since then Simeon has been working with Alexander Burke with his third number one video Start Without You and has been working on her forthcoming shows and more.
Simeon also directs films for camera and was asked to produce a short film for The Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Shadow Men was his debut film,which screened in London and New York and he is now in the process of developing more dance and movement related films.
One of Simeon’s biggest dream came true when he had a chance to work with the well establish physical theatre company DV8.
Simeon’s other credits include; BAFTA Awards ceremony, BBC, ITV, Royal Opera House, Breakin' Convention, MTV EMA, SKY TV, Trouble TV, MOBO Awards, T4 on the Beach, Brit Awards, Miss Black Britain, Urban Music Awards, Diva Dance, The O2 and has worked with many established artists such as Pink, 50 Cent, Wade Robson, George Michael, Fundamental 03, Mysteeq, Egypt, Hexstatic and more.