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A Revolution of Love

Esie Mensah Creations in association with Soul Pepper Theatre presents A Revolution of Love.


A Dora-nominated production, re-examining the wound that is shadism & how it inflicts on the Black community.

Award-Winning Choreographer

Movement Director

Keynote Speaker

Dancer & Teacher

Founder of Esie Mensah Creations

Esie is a Multifaceted Artist

Esie Mensah is an award winning choreographer, director, dancer, movement director, educator, and TedX speaker. Her mastery of storytelling is as diverse as her experience. From working with megastars like Rihanna, Drake, Janelle Monae, Nelly Furtado and Arcade Fire to historic brands like Holt Renfrew, Coca-Cola, TIFF, Art Gallery of Ontario, Shaw Festival, Toronto Raptors, and more.

A member of the Canadian Guild of Stage Directors and Choreographers as well as a two-time Dora nominated artist, Esie’s immense knowledge expands across theatre, dance and film allowing her to transform movement into a physical language that propels her as a storyteller and storykeeper. Continue Reading…


If you are attentive enough, God places signs on the horizon for you to see and those signs empower your intuition… if you choose to be attentive to them it can change your life. That’s what happened when I chose to dance… it changed my life

– Esie Mensah, Founder of Esie Mensah Creations & Black Stars Collective

My skin was "too dark" for my profession, so I changed the story!

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Esie Mensah Creations

Esie has produced several productions under company Esie Mensah Creations.  Esie Mensah Creations is a vibrant dance and theatre company committed to creating work that reflects her community. Under the direction of Esie Mensah, this company has been operating for under 2 years and bringing something new to the world of storytelling.

Esie is committed to bringing a new fresh genre of dance into the industry. Afrofusion is her own unique style of dance that includes movements from Traditional and Contemporary African, Commercial, Urban and Contemporary styles.

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Esie Mensah's Zayo wears its ambition a bit more visibly and feels a bit further down the development path.

Kathleen SmithNow Toronto

Mensah blends her personal movement vocabularies of traditional and contemporary African dance with urban and contemporary styles, carving out her own brand of Afrofusion dance.

Kymberley FelthamMy Entertainment World

Mensah has a reputation as one of the city's boldest choreographers... We don't believe a performance [Shades] quite like this has ever been staged in Toronto

She Does The City

The work is a powerful and visually striking exploration into the discrimination between lighter- and darker-skinned people within communities of colour known as shadeism. A stunning piece of dance and theatre

The Dance Current

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Serving Elizabeth

Presented by Theatre Aquarius, Written by Marcia Johnson, Directed by Esie Mensah



Giants of Africa

Giants of Africa

Toronto Raptor’s Halftime show to honour Nelson Mandela’s Birthday


21 Black Futures

CBC Arts

Esie worked as Movement Director for this project


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