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Akin Mponjika


Akin is passionate about performance and loves to embody ideas and emotions through acting, dance, acrobatics, singing, and music. He has been actively learning and developing these skills since he was 4. In 2021, Akin was the Host for How Do You Feel? a show nominated for a 2022 Canadian Screen Award. He played Jagger on Sort Of, a 2022 Canadian Screen Award winning sitcom. He also had comedic actor roles on Odd Squad Mobile Unit and TallBoyz.

Akin plays Young Marvin in Pattern, a dramatic feature film released in 2022. Akin was an actor in Work It!, a dance feature film on Netflix. He played Wild Boar in Radioactive Spyder, a 2019 Toronto Fringe Kidsfest musical theatre play that won the Patron’s Pick Award. This play was mounted for another short run at Crow’s Theatre later that year.

Akin got to sing, dance, play the ukulele and act in a demo/promo for Ukulele U. He was also featured in a Black History Month PSI for the Disney Channel in 2019. Akin was the principal actor in Earthworm, a short film shown at the 2017 Ryerson University Film Festival.

Akin won a coveted spot and scholarship to further his dance training at The Canadian School of Contemporary Dance Theatre’s Sundance 2022 summer intensive. He is in the Performing Arts program (Musical Theatre and Dance) at Wexford Collegiate School of the Performing Arts. He trains in tumbling and gymnastics at the Children’s Fitness Centres of Canada along with private lessons at Beach Cheer Athletics. He practiced aerial sling, trapeze and hoop with the Hercinia Arts Collective at the Circus Fix, and acrobatics and contortion at the Toronto Circus Centre. He was part of the Melanie Doane USchool Ukulele Ensemble. He attended the Children’s Peace Theatre summer camp for 3 years.

In his spare time, you will find Akin practicing tricks on his skateboard, dancing, or being creative on the guitar, keyboard, or ukulele. Akin knows what he loves, goes for it, and owns it!