Esie Mensah

As a dancer, choreographer, and movement director, Esie brings her mastery in storytelling to audiences as diverse as her experience. For her own work, Esie has committed to using Afrofusion to explore more personal narratives of her Ghanaian heritage, blackness, and belonging, and has created works ZAYO and the Dora Award-nominated Shades, a piece that uncovers the process of healing from shadeism in the Black community. Recently Esie was chosen to be one of Tedx Toronto's keynote speakers, further bringing the discussion of shadeism on a global scale to the live stage.