Neil Robles
Dancer, Actor
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”
– Charles R. Swindoll

Known for his creative and peculiar movements, Neil has made his way into being one of the up and coming choreographers and dancers in the Toronto dance scene. From performing to a sold-out crowd at the Ricoh Coliseum, to teaching at the Rhythm2Dance Summer Camp with over 150 students, Neil has proven himself versatile in all fields. His most recent credentials include performing at the Toronto Raptors Home Opener, Gadfly’s annual show, “Decode,” and World Vision’s “It Takes a World” campaign in El Salvador. On top of dance, his passion for the art grows fonder through various community work and outreach programs, where he hopes to share positivity and light to the people he meets.

Neil began his dance journey in 2012 where he got connected to The Filipino Channel (TFC), performing and choreographing for well-known Filipino celebrities such as Sam Milby and Maja Salvador. Over time, Neil has competed and directed in various dance competitions such as Prelude New England, Academy Dance Competition, the Beatdown, World of Dance Toronto and Montreal, and the Ontario University Competition for Hip Hop.

Neil is a recent graduate of the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies majoring in Urban Planning. Juggling between school and passion, Neil always knew that dance is a big part of his life. Throughout his University career, Neil has had the privilege to work with well-known choreographers such as Leon Blackwood, Shavar Blackwood, Ofilio Portillo, Apolonia Velasquez, Mark Samuels and Joe Tuliao, to name a few. He was also a member of “The Male Initiative” under the direction of Shavar Blackwood, and worked closely with Gadfly during their annual Aybrid Intensive.

Alongside Neil’s dance career, he has taught numerous, classes, workshops and intensives across Ontario; some cities include Toronto, Kitchener, London, St. Catherine and Ottawa. He has choreographed numerous showcases and competitive pieces for various events and competitions. Currently, Neil teaches 10 drop-in classes a week at the Underground Dance Centre with levels ranging from beginner to advanced.

His passion for the art and seeing his students grow with him is his greatest motivation. He is driven to refine his skills and continue to develop and share as a dancer, choreographer and as an individual within the community.