Aimee Payne is a professional dancer born just outside of Toronto and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She has trained and made her mark in many genres of dance. Her talent has taken her across Canada, the United States and now to Europe as a professional dancer and choreographer and now resides in London England. Aimee has carved out a dynamic professional dance career that has her in demand in the entertainment industry performing in various professional shows and teaching workshops. Aimee has assisted many of the industry’s best such as, Brian Friedman, NAPPYTABS, Blake McGrath, Dave Scott, Gil Duldulao, Cris Judd, Jillian Meyers and Tessandra Chavez.
Aimee performed “Rhythm Nation” with the iconic Janet Jackson for the kick-off off her most recent “Unbreakable World Tour” at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C. Footage alongside Janet Jackson was captured and shown internationally on Entertainment Tonight, a daily entertainment television news show that is syndicated by CBS Television throughout the United States, in Canada on Global, and in many countries around the world.
On top of working as a professional dancer in film, television and live stage productions, Aimee has emerged herself into the choreography world where she has won choreography awards, as well as making the Final Top 10 for Brian Friedman’s world wide submission for artist Christina Perri’s single “Human”. She has performed with artists such as Janet Jackson, Missy Elliot, Bif Naked, Sharaya J, FeFe Dobson, Big Time Rush, Dallas Smith, Imagine Dragons and Nickelback. She has been a Dance Captain and the lead dancer in various live stage shows. Events include the Queens Royal Visit, Canada’s Got Talent, CARNIVAL based out of Los Angles featuring Missy Elliot, Winter Olympics Opening Gala, Paralympics Opening Ceremonies, Canada’s National Football League’s Grey Cup championship game half time show performances, and The International World Weight Lifting Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
Aimee has been awarded the title of Canadian National Tap Champion, as well as the Provincial Champion for the Performing Arts of British Columbia. She has been awarded numerous awards and scholarships throughout The United States and Canada and include the NYC Broadway Dance Centre International Student Scholarship, Monsters of Hip Hop, JUMP V.I.P, Coastal Dance Rage “Dancer of the weekend”, Dance Educators of America Final Grand Champion, and Triple Threat “Definite Threat”. Her versatility and strong talent was recognized when she was awarded the Protégé award at The PULSE On Tour, a major US dance experience based out of New York City featuring world-renowned choreographers.
Aimee’s passion, perseverance and positive energy has always been a driving force in her career and contributed to her success. She is a true artist. She remains focused on her dream and continues to push towards new heights in a dynamic career within the industry.