Amy Sylla
“No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”
–Lupita Nyong’o

Born and raised in France with a Senegalese background, Amy (she/her) decided to leave what she considers a comfortable life to challenge herself professionally in North America. After getting her Master’s in Marketing and Management in 2013, her dance American dream began in Boston, MA, in 2014.

Passionate by dance since an early age, she first started to take hip hop and jazz-funk classes for fun. However, she fell in love with the Boston Dance Scene and got inspired by dancers. Therefore, she decided to take dance more seriously by training with several dance teams to perform. Then, she competed with them at several well-known hip hop competitions such as World of Dance New England and Prelude New Jersey. She also opened for Busta Rhymes and Salt & Peppa concert with Static Noyze in 2016.

With a big thirst for learning, this is in Toronto that she decided to pursue her journey in 2017. Training consistently in commercial, urban dance styles and African styles from various teachers and choreographers across the city, she improved her skills in genres such as hip hop, afro-fusion, and samba. Her training first started to pay off with music video opportunities. She was a lead dancer for Grandtheft and danced in the music videos of several African and Caribbean artists such as Nonso Amadi, Sean Paul and Popcaan. She then started to get TV show and Disney movie opportunities.

Passionate by telling stories in front of a camera, she landed several modelling opportunities for the African Fashion week and well-known Canadian brands such as Fortnight Label, Mary Young, Ofuure, and Sirani Fashion.

Hard worker, Amy is determined to make a difference in the dance industry, showing that artists with atypical profiles and stories can also succeed. As Lupita Nyong’o beautifully said: “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”

Dedicated to amplifying marginalized voices, she wants to change the ideas of beauty standards on the screen, proving that dark-skin Black women are also beautiful and deserve the spotlight as much as everyone. Her bubbly personality, combined with her professionalism and French accent, guaranteed you a delightful work experience with her!