Addy Chan
Actor, Dancer, Choreographer
“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.”
– Danny Kaye

Known for her versatility and passion for creation Addy’s artistic direction and choreography can be seen in music videos, on international stages, TV and film. In demand for her expertise in hip hop, contemporary and jazz she has had the pleasure of choreographing for Canadian artists such as Trish, Thunderheist and Kardinal Official. Most recently Addy choreographed music videos for Universal Music’s current star Andee and Arts & Crafts indie darling Lowell. Over the years Addy’s trademark professionalism and bubbling personality has made her a go to choreographer. This summer she was on the Choreography Team for Disney film’s The Descendants creating the movement and coaching actors under the direction of Paul Becker and the legendary Kenny Ortega. She is currently choreographing the dance film “Full Out” with Carmel Creek Productions.

Addy has choreographed numerous industrials for companies such as The Children’s Aid Foundation, Just For Laughs, Microsoft, Holt Renfrew, Aveda and theater shows such as IMPACT (Massey Hall), CNY (Rogers Arena) and RYOUKO for the Sands Casino in Macau, China. Her range stretches from commercial dance for pop artists, to explosive theatrics and finds its way back to traditional, classic musical theater. As choreographer for children’s theater company Broadway Bound, she has set to stage audience favourites such as Grease and Annie. Regarded for her work ethnic and vision she is sought after as a reliable artist who always delivers. She was an assistant choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance Canada (CTV) working along side Paul Becker, The Next Star (YTV) assisting Dave Campbell and Canada’s Smartest Person (CBC) for Sean Cheesman.

Addy’s knowledge for bringing ideas on paper to life goes beyond choreography and direction. A real “Jill of all trades” she runs Addy Chan Casting and Production. Her network of talent is invaluable and she’s as comfortable in front of the camera, behind it, or sitting in the boardroom going over creative with Art Directors and clients. As a producer for print, her understanding of advertising and creative gives her a unique and well rounded approach to her work. Having produced massive campaigns for brands such as Ford, CIBC, Cineplex and Rolex her perspective and understanding of a project goes far beyond just its movement. She has played every role from talent, to choreographer to producer, and shines in bringing a storyboard from idea to fruition.

Born in Vancouver, BC., Addy’s passion for music and movement started at a young age through her ballet, jazz, hip hop and contemporary training. She can be seen in feature films Step up 5, Jinxed, Kickin it Old School, Caprica, Disney hit Frenemies and also as the body double of Elenor in Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked choreographed by Tabitha and Napoleon. She has also worked extensively in TV as a featured dancer in shows such as CBC’s The Rick Mercer Report, Over the Rainbow and How do you solve a problem like Maria? CTV’s LA Complex and The Listener, YTV’s The Next Star and The Family Channel’s Baxter. Some commercial credits include Pioneer, Bell, Telus, McDonalds, Best Buy, Dove, Crystal Light and So You Think You Can Dance Canada.

With a reputation as a chameleon of dance styles, Addy’s captivating stage presence has lead her to perform for some of Canada’s biggest artists such as Aleesia, Adrian X, Danny Fernandes, TRISH, Cory Lee and Keisha Chante. She was a tour dancer for Massari (Canada/Middle East/Australia), electro-pop band THUNDERHEIST (Canada) and most recently wrapped a Canadian tour dancing for Tyler Medeiros and multi-platinum selling hip hop artist Flo Rida.

A respected artist within the dance community, Addy is resident judge for Toronto’s biggest hip hop competition The Beat Down and for international hip hop competition World of Dance.