Halima Meyers

Halima has been a performer since she was little, starring in school productions to enrolling in a specialized arts high school. Upon receiving her fine arts diploma in theatre, she began to pursue hip hop, jazz funk and heels with Ottawa local dance crews. She represented Canada at Hip Hop International in Phoenix Arizona and performed for countless shows across the National Capital Region alongside local artists within her dance crew. She was featured in Canada’s Drag Race Season 2 winner’s music video, which has amounted over 1 million views on social media platforms. She has worked with several drag queens and local singers as either a backup dancer, choreographer or creative director. She has begun commercial work with most recently the Casino Lac Leamy’s for their nightclub, Alea.

True to her fearless nature, she has fallen in love with freestyling and dance battling. Her concentrations are in Hip Hop, House and Vogue Femme. Her freestyling capabilities allow her to incorporate her Ethiopian and Eastern European roots, her acting experience, and her vibrant personality into her artistry. Shortly after entering the ballroom scene, she joined the Kiki House of Lust, a queer Ballroom house based in Montreal fathered by the Legend Brian Lust. As a biracial, bilingual artist, she is able to mold in a vast array of roles. She is highly adaptable and ambitious, starting her own non-profit organization in Ottawa for emerging street dancers titled “I Dance to Express” (IDTE). She has directed two sold out shows within a year, receiving several artistry grants from the City Of Ottawa, Tontine Awards, and Youth Action Now.

Aside from dancing and acting, she has modeled for numerous Canadian brand such as Little Burgundy Shoes, Pyrado Jewlery and Girl Scout Shoes. She has a fierce runway walk which she has perfected since she was a teen. Halima is a well-rounded, well versed dancer, model and actress that continues to pave the way for others in her footsteps. She dedicates much of her time performing and volunteering for her local Ethiopian Community. She also creates safe spaces and opportunities for fellow emerging BIPOC and Queer artists that are early in their careers.