Shakeela is twelve years old and in grade 8. You may have seen her playing piano and singing on CHCH’s Tiny Talent Time. Shakeela has been actively involved in theatre more than half her life. Favorite credits include Michael in Elf! The Musical, Beauty And The Beast, Omar in Aladdin and her most exciting credit to date will have to wait until next season to perform as Baby Louise in the Shaw Festival’s 2020 production of Gypsy.

Shakeela is always eager to be learning more in this wonderful world of theatre and music, and this summer has been full of online experiences both training and performing with Shawbiz, Yellow Door Theatre, Performance On Point and many more. The TD Niagara Jazz Festival’s JAZZ 4 THE AGES Competition is her first experience diving into the world of jazz and she’s loving it! Can’t wait to see you all at the finals and be sharing the stage with all the incredible musicians!