Movements Dance Ensemble

Meet our Dancers

Kapri Thomas

(Principal Female Dancer)

Kapri's passion for the performing arts was evident at an early age. Performing with the award-winning dance company since she was eight years old, Movements has been a key component in strengthening her ties and zeal for her African and Caribbean roots.

With a background in theatre and musical production, Kapri has earned lead roles in several musicals and dance theatre productions. During her time at the renowned Victoria School for the Performing Arts in Alberta she harnessed her love for the stage and improv. While in her senior years at the prestigious Brentwood College in British Columbia, she continued to represent her cultural heritage from province to province landing opportunities to choreograph in different arts programs.

Based on her outstanding work in B.C she received awards of achievement in Musical Theatre, the coveted title of Dance Captain at Brentwood College, and was the recipient of the Joyce MacLean Cup & Young Choreographers Award for Greater British Columbia.

As a Choreographer and the Principal female dancer for Movements Dance Ensemble, her creative and leadership skills led the company in full length productions across Canada and the Caribbean. Kapri's command performance for Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa and recognition from the National Black Coalition of Canada are but a few of the highlights of her exciting dance career.

Garfield Andrews

(Principal Male Dancer)

Garfield Andrews is a talented dancer. He has trained and excelled in several genres of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Hip-hop, Tap and Modern. He surpassed potentials at the lauded Victoria School for the Performing Arts and has been dancing with Movements since 1991, where he became one of its leading Choreographers. The influences and artistry of the Company helped Garfield effortlessly land a role in the African inspired Broadway production, The Lion King for its Toronto run.

Garfield has graced the stages of some of Canada's most prominent venues from the Vancouver Opera House, to the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and has also danced in the United States and Japan.

His high level of professionalism and artistic prowess has landed him key roles in musical productions such as Power and Passions; the Music Man and Caesar & Cleopatra. While touring in London, England he was also an Ensemble performer of the award-winning production, Riverdance. Andrews is the recipient of the National Black Coalition award for outstanding work in the performing Arts.

Dancers Testimonials

"It has been a rewarding, exciting journey with Movements and one of the greatest opportunities to stay connected to my culture."


"Since joining Movements in 2002, my dance skills have improved tremendously. I have learned so much about other cultures and for this I am truly thankful.This Company has become my second family. What a great experience!!"


"When I first started dancing I had two left feet. I never thought I would be able to do the things I do now . It’s amazing how my confidence and self esteem has grown….thanks to Movements."