Cory Beaver started as a self-taught hip-hop dancer who began dancing at the age of four in his parents’ living room imitating the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. As he grew older, Cory started imitating dances off of music videos of some of his favorite music artists; like Janet Jackson, TLC, and Britney Spears, just to name a few. At age 15, Cory entered talent shows where he discovered his love for being on stage. He has also gone to perform at various youth conferences across Canada.
In 2006 he started training extensively in hip hop with Oliver Reyes, and soon after with Tara Wilson of Wilson Dance Projects(now Pulse Studios), where he began his training in popping, locking, and hip hop as well as other urban dance styles. Cory has been privileged to be able to train with; “Popin’ Pete” and “Sugapop” of the Legendary Electric Boogaloos, Greg “Campbellock” Jr. Campbell, whom was an original member of the group; “The Lockers”, and Caleaf Sellers, a house dance legend. He has also been to numerous dance workshops and earned himself a scholarship to Harbor Dance Center at one of them. Cory has been to many dance conventions including “Monsters of Hip Hop” across Canada. He has also travelled to Los Angeles, California, where he trained intensively at world-renowned dance studios: Debbie Reynolds Dance Studios and Millennium Dance Complex.
Throughout the years Cory has been fortunate enough to learn from International renowned Choreographers: Luther brown, Sho-Tyme, and Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo to name a few. Two years after he began his training, Cory started performing in various shows for local choreographers in Calgary and Edmonton, as well as his own work that featured in the “2008 Alberta Dance Explosions”, establishing himself as a dancer in the Calgary dance community.
In 2010, Cory Beaver began training with Calgary’s own renowned choreographer Edgar Gilbert-Reyes that gave him the opportunity to become a dancer for ILLFX Entertainment a year after. To further his repertoire, he stepped out of his comfort zone exploring other styles like jazz and west african. After auditioning for a pre-professional training program, cory was offered a scholarship at Decidedly Jazz Dance works to train in jazz. Currently Cory dances with the hip-hop company and continues to work hard and continue training to his ever-growing full potential.