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Routes & Roots

Routes & Roots

Routes & Roots

Greater Toronto Area, Canada

Matthew Jones also known as ‘Testament’ has been using his natural speaking and performance abilities to empower audiences for over 15 years. Testament has performed all across Canada and internationally in South America and Europe. He has appeared on Breakfast Television, CP24, and MTV. He has shared stages with the likes of: Talib Kweli, Naughty by Nature, Biz Markie, GZA of the Wu-Tang clan, Kardinal Official, and more. As an artist and entrepreneur Testament is the co- founder of the P.E.A.C.E. movement, People Everywhere Actually Co-existing Equally. He loves to use his passion for music and art as way to communicate with the world.

Adrian Bernard A.K.A Switch B is one of Toronto’s Top B-Boys and Hip-Hop Arts Educators. Having started dance in 2002, Adrian has travelled to many countries and parts of Canada through Educational, as well as competitive ventures. Some of these countries include Korea, The United States, Italy, Germany, Holland and Belgium. Through Arts Education, Adrian has taught dance in First Nations Reserves such as Janvier, Fort Chip, Fort Vermilion, Fort McKay, Anzac, Lac Seul and Kuggaruk.

Adrian’s dance expertise is not only limited to a dance studio setting. Since 2012 Adrian has taught in Community Centre’s, High school classrooms, Rehabilitation clinics, halfway houses and even at the Roy McMurtry Youth Centre a Youth Prison. Having a background is Social Work, Adrian is familiar with many different personalities and age groups. Adrian hopes to one day open up his own learning facility through the Arts.

Recognized as a household name in Canada, Adrian continues to train and teach his craft. Now becoming an older generation B-Boy in the scene, Adrian has been taking his time to train and educate the next generation of dancers in Toronto.