Founded by JD De Mesa in 2020, JD DANCE is a dance company based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada with expanding reach across the Greater Toronto Area.
We offer classes, workshops, private lessons, open studio space, and performance opportunities for dancers of all ages, levels, and backgrounds with a growing selection of dance styles taught by some of the best choreographers and instructors in Ontario. We are a safe and inclusive space where anyone can create, teach, learn, share, and connect, and are always looking to build community by collaborating with local businesses, organizations, clubs, and creatives.
JD DE MESA
Mississauga-native JD De Mesa grew up watching world-renowned dance crews like the Jabbawockeez, Quest Crew and the Kinjaz. He developed a passion and love for dance and hip hop culture and was inspired to create and share his artistry and creativity.
JD only started dancing at 15 when he joined the dance club at his high school. He performed at every school event he could and would lead the dance club for two years. JD also taught dance workshops at other schools while performing at local showcases, art galleries, shops, and other events in and around his community. He has danced with ProviDance, Indivisuals, competed with his own established crew, Waves, and battled against elite Ontario dancers. JD currently choreographs for the UWFSA Hip Hop Dance Team, Kasama Kollective, Vybes, and the OG Muses.
After representing UWFSA for the first time and leading their Hip Hop Dance Team at FILCASA's Superskillz 2020, JD was motivated to turn his love for dance and teaching into a career and founded JD DANCE with the hope of inspiring others through dance to impact people in a positive way.