Emilio Colalillo

Emilio Colalillo is a Toronto based professional dancer and choreographer. Colalillo studied classical ballet, modern, jazz and contemporary and received his BFA degree in Dance from Ryerson University. As a dancer he has toured the world internationally with Corpus Dance Projects, Creativiva, A2D2 and his own company emiMOTION to Europe, Middle East, Asia, Caribbean and North America. He has danced for the Canadian Opera Company as a lead dancer in "La Traviata" and performed for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Colalillo has worked and performed for many contemporary & jazz choreographers including; Newton Moraes, William Yong, Hanna Kiel, Colin Connor and Marie Josee Chartier. He has back up danced for Nick Jonas and Jason Derulo. In 2017, he danced the role of Tybalt in “Romeo and Juliet” a contemporary ballet version performed in Los Angeles with Contempo Arts Productions. He dances for various film and television shows.

Dance is his passion which led him to explore his creativity and become a choreographer. He is the founder of emiMOTION, a contemporary based dance company. Colalillo has choreographed 5 full length dance works known for his use of physicality, emotion and avant garde nature. Colalillo is the winner of the Paula Citron Award at Fresh Blood 2013 for his choreography of his duet "Avadita". Colalillo is inspired by his Italian culture and incorporates commedia dell'arte in his works. Colalillo also enjoys teaching and inspiring the youth. He has choreographed for Innovative Musical Theatre for their theatre program choreographing Footloose and Shrek The Musical. Colalillo has also choreographed Aladdin, Alice In Wonderland, The Little Prince and Pinnochio which toured internationally all over the UAE and Asia.