Dancer, Choreographer, Actor
Rina’s versatility and artistry has allowed her to learn, perform, and compete across Canada, Asia, and the U.S.A. She began classical ballet at the age of 7, and immersed herself in street dance culture during her teen years. She has received scholarships from SOULdiers Dance company, Vancity Project, and Urban Alchemy, which allowed her to travel and learn from the pioneers and original generation dancers specializing in Waacking, Vogue, and Latin Hustle. She is an active member of the street dance scene in her hometown of Vancouver and is currently adjudicating and judging across Canada, and the U.S.A. She is a key player in the Waacking community, and is devoted to developing dancers through community classes and events through her dance crew, Konichiwaack. Given her choreographic and freestyle background, she has performed with various groups from all different genres, and has worked on commercial projects with companies such as Lululemon, Telus, Goldwell, KMS, Vancouver Art Gallery, Fader Magazine, Mio, and Samsung. Highlighted choreography credits include Dance Allsorts, Cypherfest, New Works (Season Launch Dance Allsorts), Dancing on the Edge, Vancouver International Dance Festival, Body Rock, and Project Soul. She is currently in her third season with OURO Collective, and is focused on pushing her street dance techniques into a different realm, by collaborating with other dancers, and artists of various mediums and genres.