Dance Styles / Fusion, Heels, Jazz Funk


Chenlu is a dancer and choreographer residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She started training in jazz funk as an adult dancer in 2010. She has since trained extensively in numerous styles including hiphop, heels, house, waacking, dancehall, etc. Chenlu believes in life-long learning and embracing challenges, and that has led her to train with many great choreographers of different styles such as Kaela Faloon, Jun Quemado and Kyle Hanagami. Chenlu has been a member of the House of Eights faculty since 2019 and loves the safe space where everyone shares their passion for dance.

What do you want people to get from your class?

I want people taking my class to feel strong, beautiful, and fearless.

What motivates you to dance?

My passion for dance. Dancing makes me feel joy and life. Dancing also helps me build great friendships. Working hard days and nights to put on a great performance for an audience of 1,000 people really brings us together.

What are some highlights of your career as a dancer/choreographer?

Every time people come to me saying how much they enjoy the class is a highlight to me as a choreographer. It’s such a proud moment to see people overcome the obstacles, slay my choreography and shine as beautiful dancers on stage.

Classes with Chenlu Shao