Joy Amissah-Okubadejo
Actor, Dancer
“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living”
– Nelson Mandela

Joy Amissah is a 12 year old Dancer, Actress and Model of Nigerian and Ghanaian background whose passion for dance and performance landed her on the Toronto Raptors junior dance team the ‘LiL BALLAS’ in 2017 at the age of 9, where she has been performing for crowds of thousands.

She has enjoyed several Television appearances including being a Guest Dancer on the Breakfast Television show on CITYTV and GOOD MORNING AMERICA in New York City. She was recently a guest on CITYTV’S CITYLINE where she shared her views on what Black Joy means to her as a young black girl in North America.

Other TV appearances where you may have seen her are TVO KIDS shows like SUPER MIGHTY MAKER season 1 as a featured guest and IT’S MY PARTY season 2 as well as being featured as a Z-Head Correspondent on “YTV’s The Zone”.

Joy has also been featured in several Social media campaigns for brands including OVO, ADIDAS and REEBOK.

Other select credits include the role of ‘Young Charlie’ in the short film ‘Promise Me’ A new Neorealism short based on true events about a young teenager who has hope and is adamant in caring for her mother against all odds as her health takes a turn for the worse.

Joy is a ‘Good News Kid’ on a YESTV new show ‘HEY MEISHA’ where she shares her love for dance and God’s word with viewers.

Joy continues to hone in on her craft as an actor by studying with Armstrong Acting Studios while also continuing her dance training in various styles including Ballet, Hip Hop, Modem and Jazz.

When Joy is not pursuing her dreams as a performer, she likes to bake and spends time with her friends.