Jamaican Cultural Ambassador + Recording Artiste + Dancer + Choreographer + Dance & Fitness Instructor + Lecturer + Host +Competition Judge + Author
With her appealing curves and equally tantalising dance moves, Latonya Style is undeniably one of Jamaica’s most renowned and distinguished Dance Instructors with more than two decades of experience in teaching all levels and all ages, in various dance genres. Latonya has an undeniable passion for Dancehall and is highly sought after as a Master tutor in this genre. She tours extensively across the globe, spreading the authentic dancehall culture in far away places such as Asia, Australia, Europe and South America. She has been a successful dancehall practitioner since 1999 when she started choreographing and touring with top dancehall Artistes and has performed at every major stage show across Jamaica and some overseas.
Ms. Style is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dance Jamaica (DanceJA) a Talent/Entertainment Organization, which portrays the culture of Jamaica and its vibrant people. In 2006 she launched the first website highlighting Dancers Worldwide with videos of Dancehall Steps from A-Z. She later developed a series of her very own original dance moves, and through these steps, has stamped her signature style on the industry, infusing her classy, sexy movements, with the unapologetically raw, dancehall ideologies, to create what she calls, her “Stylish Moves”. Latonya Style’s flexibility and versatility have made her a fixture on the worldwide stage. In addition she is an inspiration to other female dancers to strive for excellence within the performing arts.
Latonya is more than just a popular dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. She is involved in key aspects of the Entertainment Business, among these: Artiste Management, TV/Event Hosting, Competition Judging and Promotions. Academically she acquired 8 CXC Subjects at the age of 15, holds a Degree in Business Studies and has 8 years work experience in Administration/Human Resources at large establishments in Jamaica and in the Cayman Islands.
In 2012 Latonya recorder her first solo single on the RepJa Riddim entitled – “Hard Fi Get”, She was already doing vocal introductions and features for Artistes such as Tarnado (Jiggle It), Munga (Cologne) and a Full collaborations with Zimbabwe Artiste: The Apprentice (“Boom Pon It”), Burning Kry (Shell / LOL), Tarnado & CD Banging (Viral Wine). However in 2019 she decided to take her music career seriously when she released her solo single on the Ziki Riddim called “Jamaican Culture” and recorder “Cuddle” with the same produce months later.
Latonya Style’s passion to dance and ‘edutain’ (educate/entertain) have become the driving force in her life as she works assiduously to achieve her goals. “The dance experience is always exceptional when you express yourself and be extraordinary” + “Work hard or stay home” + “Dancing is my Passion and my Profession, My Job and my Joy” These are three of her quotes that epitomize her hallmark of excellence in dance and she aims to put the same energy into music. Latonya Style endeavors to become a woman of credit in the entertainment industry, maintaining excellence and professionalism at all times.