In Toronto, where more than half of the population was born outside of Canada, being asked “where are you from?” is a common question. Typically, off the dance floor, I’m mistaken for being from Jamaica. Yet, on the dance floor, I’m mistaken for being from Cuba, Angola or the Dominican Republic.

My latest blog post for AfroLatino Dance Company focusses on how my dance skills have altered people’s perception of my origins: I’m a proud Canadian, but My Nationality is AfroLatino.